‘Thursday Night Football’ Pregame Show Game Cast Unveiled

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‘Thursday Night Football’ Pregame Show Game Cast Unveiled

The complete pregame and postgame talent roster for Thursday Night Football on NFL Network and CBS is set. Joining the previously announced set featuring host James Brown and analysts Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher will be an additional set featuring host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci.

Every Thursday at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, Eisen will kick off the NFL week with Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci live from outside the stadium on NFL Total Access Kickoff. The cast will provide news and analysis of the upcoming matchup, as well as highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium as fans arrive for every Thursday Night Football game on CBS and NFL Network.

At 7:30 PM ET, Brown, Sanders and Cowher anchor NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. The show will air on CBS and be simulcast on NFL Network during Weeks 2-8 and air exclusively on NFL Network during Weeks 9-12 and 14-16. During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show on CBS and NFL Network.

Brown, Sanders and Cowher also will appear on NFL Total Access Kickoff in the 6:00-7:30 PM ET window, while Eisen, Irvin, Faulk and Mariucci will appear within NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from 7:30 PM ET to kickoff.

Additionally, throughout the course of the 2014 Thursday Night Football schedule, NFL Network and CBS analysts such as Tony Gonzalez, Kurt Warner, LaDainian Tomlinson, Willie McGinest, Terrell Davis and more will appear on-location on both the NFL Total Access Kickoff and NFL Thursday Night Kickoff pregame shows.

Immediately following each game, the Mazda Postgame Show airs live from the stadium on NFL Network and CBS. Eisen, Irvin, Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders reprise their wildly entertaining postgame show, providing highlights, analysis and live interviews. Each week, a player or coach from the winning team will join the crew on-set to discuss the victory, receive a gift bag which will vary each week and leave their handprints on the Winning Hands wall.

The full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday Night Football games will be produced by CBS with its broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson. The Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore.

2014 Thursday Night Football Schedule

Kickoff times are 8:25 PM, ET unless otherwise noted

Sept. 11 (Week 2): Steelers at Ravens – Nov. 6 (Week 10): Browns at Bengals

Sept. 18 (Week 3): Buccaneers at Falcons – Nov. 13 (Week 11): Bills at Dolphins

Sept. 25 (Week 4): Giants at Redskins – Nov. 20 (Week 12): Chiefs at Raiders

Oct. 2 (Week 5): Vikings at Packers – Dec. 4 (Week 14): Cowboys at Bears

Oct. 9 (Week 6): Colts at Texans – Dec. 11 (Week 15): Cardinals at Rams

Oct. 16 (Week 7): Jets at Patriots – Dec. 18 (Week 16): Titans at Jaguars

Oct. 23 (Week 8): Chargers at Broncos – Dec. 20 (Week 16): Eagles at Redskins*

Oct. 30 (Week 9): Saints at Panthers – Dec. 20 (Week 16): Chargers at 49ers*

Weeks 2-8 and one of the Saturday games from Week 16 will be broadcast by CBS and simulcast on NFL Network. Weeks 9-12 and 14-16, including one of the Saturday games during Week 16 will be televised on NFL Network.

*The kickoff times for each of the Saturday games – Philadelphia at Washington and San Diego at San Francisco – will be determined at a later date.

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The above press release was issued by CBS Sports.

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