Thursday, May 13, 2010

2010 NFL on FOX schedule officially released

from Fox Sports
Updated May 12, 2010 7:58 PM ET

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Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints Featured 11 Times Including Thanksgiving Day Showdown with the Dallas Cowboys

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Season Culminates with the Exclusive Presentation of Super Bowl XLV from State-of-the-Art Cowboys Stadium

The 17th season of the NFL on FOX premieres Sunday, Sept. 12 with doubleheader coverage of six games including the regular season debut of New York football’s epicenter when Eli Manning and the Giants christen their new facility against John Fox’s Carolina Panthers. Week 1 doubleheader action of FOX’s Super Bowl Season is anchored by a clash between last season’s NFC Wild Card winners when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers travel to the City of Brotherly Love to face the Philadelphia Eagles at the Linc in the late afternoon.

At present, FOX Sports is scheduled to broadcast 106 regular-season games, including nine doubleheader Sundays and the traditional Thanksgiving Day game this year featuring an exciting rematch between the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys. Last season, the Cowboys put an end to New Orleans’ quest of an undefeated season in Week 15.

NFL fans will have Sunday, Oct. 3 circled on their calendars when FOX Sports presents Donovan McNabb’s highly-anticipated return to Philadelphia wearing a division rival’s uniform when Mike Shanahan’s Washington Redskins clash with Andy Reid’s Eagles to anchor FOX’s Week 4 doubleheader coverage.

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Viewers can look forward to many exciting matchups on the NFL on FOX schedule including Sunday, Oct. 17 when the NFC North Champion Minnesota Vikings host the Cowboys as Dallas looks to avenge their Division Playoff thrashing. Other key dates include Sunday, Oct. 31 as Adrian Peterson and the Vikings march into Foxboro to take on Tom Brady and the Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 14 when the Cowboys get their first taste of the Giants’ new home-field and Tony Romo and the Cowboys visit Peyton Manning and the Colts in Indianapolis on Sunday, Dec. 5. Week 17 (Sunday, Jan. 2) features at least seven divisional showdowns that could prove pivotal to the NFC playoff picture as part of FOX’s doubleheader coverage including Dallas at Philadelphia, Giants at Washington, Chicago at Green Bay and Tampa Bay at New Orleans.

Each week, coverage begins with FOX NFL SUNDAY (12-1 p.m. ET/9-10 a.m. PT), America’s most-watched pregame show for 16-straight seasons. Terry Bradshaw, last year’s Emmy-Award winner for Outstanding Studio Analyst, and Curt Menefee return as co-host alongside Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson, Michael Strahan, insider Jay Glazer and comedian Frank Caliendo. Since its premiere in September 1994, FOX NFL SUNDAY has won 20 Emmy Awards for its production and personalities, including four for Outstanding Studio Show.

The 2009 NFL season was one for the record books for FOX Sports. The regular season averaged 19.1 million viewers, surpassing the previous NFL on FOX record of 18.2 million set in 1995 by almost one million viewers. NFL on FOX NATIONAL GAMES had a remarkable 2009 season, averaging an enormous 15.5/28 and over 26.2 million viewers, both new NFL on FOX records. FOX Sports once again out-rated all other NFL rightsholders including the league’s prime-time over-the-air package and the NFC package on FOX out-rated the AFC package for the 15th straight season.

All NFL on FOX games are produced and broadcast in state-of-the-art HD beginning with three preseason broadcasts in August straight through coverage of the NFC’s postseason including Super Bowl XLV in Texas.

The 2010 NFL on FOX season includes 54 games featuring last season’s NFC playoff teams, including 11 games featuring the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints while the NFC North Champion Minnesota Vikings play 10 games on FOX. The New York Giants, along with the Philadelphia Eagles, appear 10 times apiece while their division rival Dallas Cowboys are scheduled for nine games.

Once the playoff teams are determined, the NFL on FOX presents exclusive live postseason coverage, including an NFC Wild Card Game on Sunday, Jan. 9, the NFC Divisional Playoffs, Saturday, Jan. 15 and Sunday, Jan. 16, the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 23, the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl from Honolulu on Sunday, Jan 30 and SUPER BOWL XLV on Sunday, Feb. 6 from state-of -the-art Cowboys Stadium.

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The NFL on FOX’s 17th season of coverage begins with three prime-time preseason contests including back-to-back nights of NFL action under the lights. On Thursday, Aug. 19 (8 p.m. ET) Tom Brady and the AFC East-winning New England Patriots visit the Georgia Dome to take on Matt Ryan, Michael Turner and the exciting Atlanta Falcons. On Friday, Aug. 20, (8 p.m. ET) Andy Reid and his Philadelphia Eagles travel to Cincinnati to take on Chad Ochocinco and the Bengals, who last season dominated the AFC North. FOX Sports’ last preseason broadcast comes Sunday, Aug. 29 (8 p.m. ET) at INVESCO Field in Denver when the most decorated franchise in the NFL, the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers square-off against the Denver Broncos, who could find themselves in the midst of a quarterback controversy between last season’s starter Kyle Orton and off-season acquisition Brady Quinn.

David Hill and Ed Goren are the Executive Producers of the NFL on FOX. Bill Brown is Senior Producer and George Greenberg is Creative Director. Scott Ackerson is the Coordinating Producer of FOX NFL SUNDAY.

Following is a complete list of games on the 2010 NFL on FOX regular and postseason broadcast schedules.

The 2010 NFL on FOX schedule (all times are ET)

Week 1, Sept. 12

1 p.m. ET
Carolina at NY Giants
Detroit at Chicago
Atlanta at Pittsburgh

4:15 p.m.
Green Bay at Philadelphia
San Francisco at Seattle
Arizona at St. Louis

Week 2, Sept. 19

1 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas
Philadelphia at Detroit
Arizona at Atlanta
Tampa Bay at Carolina

4:05 p.m.
Seattle at Denver
St. Louis at Oakland

Week 3, Sept. 26

1 p.m.
Detroit at Minnesota
Atlanta at New Orleans
Dallas at Houston
San Francisco at Kansas City

4:05 p.m.
Philadelphia at Jacksonville
Washington at St. Louis

Week 4, Oct. 3

1 p.m.
Detroit at Green Bay
San Francisco at Atlanta
Carolina at New Orleans
Seattle at St. Louis

4:15 p.m.
Washington at Philadelphia
Arizona at San Diego

Week 5, Oct. 10

1 p.m.
Green Bay at Washington
St. Louis at Detroit
Chicago at Carolina
Tampa Bay at Cincinnati
Atlanta at Cleveland
NY Giants at Houston

4:05 p.m.
New Orleans at Arizona

Week 6, Oct. 17

1 p.m.
Detroit at NY Giants
Atlanta at Philadelphia
Seattle at Chicago
New Orleans at Tampa Bay

4:15 p.m.
Dallas at Minnesota

Week 7, Oct. 24

1 p.m.
Washington at Chicago
San Francisco at Carolina
St. Louis at Tampa Bay
Philadelphia at Tennessee

4:05 p.m.
Arizona at Seattle

Week 8, Oct. 31

1 p.m.
Washington at Detroit
Carolina at St. Louis
Green Bay at NY Jets

4:15 p.m.
Minnesota at New England
Tampa Bay at Arizona
Seattle at Oakland

Week 9, Nov. 7

1 p.m.
Chicago at Buffalo (Toronto)
Arizona at Minnesota
Tampa Bay at Atlanta
New Orleans at Carolina

4:05 p.m.
NY Giants at Seattle

Week 10, Nov. 14

1 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago
Carolina at Tampa Bay
Detroit at Buffalo

4:15 p.m.
Dallas at NY Giants
Seattle at Arizona
St. Louis at San Francisco

Week 11, Nov. 21

1 p.m.
Detroit at Dallas
Green Bay at Minnesota
Washington at Tennessee
Arizona at Kansas City

4:05 p.m.
Atlanta at St. Louis
Tampa Bay at San Francisco
Seattle at New Orleans

Week 12, Nov. 28

4:15 p.m.
New Orleans at Dallas

1 p.m.
Minnesota at Washington
Philadelphia at Chicago
Green Bay at Atlanta
Tampa Bay at Baltimore
Carolina at Cleveland

4:15 p.m.
St. Louis at Denver

Week 13, Dec. 5

1 p.m.
Washington at NY Giants
Chicago at Detroit
San Francisco at Green Bay
Atlanta at Tampa Bay
New Orleans at Cincinnati

4:15 p.m.
Dallas at Indianapolis
St. Louis at Arizona
Carolina at Seattle

Week 14, Dec. 12

1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Washington
Green Bay at Detroit
NY Giants at Minnesota
Atlanta at Carolina

4:05 p.m.
St. Louis at New Orleans
Seattle at San Francisco

Week 15, Dec. 19

1 p.m.
Washington at Dallas
Philadelphia at NY Giants
Arizona at Carolina
Detroit at Tampa Bay
New Orleans at Baltimore

4:05 p.m.
Atlanta at Seattle

Week 16, Dec. 26

1 p.m.
Minnesota at Philadelphia
Seattle at Tampa Bay
San Francisco at St. Louis
Detroit at Miami
Washington at Jacksonville

4:15 p.m.
NY Giants at Green Bay

Week 17, Jan. 2, 2011

1 p.m.
Dallas at Philadelphia
NY Giants at Washington
Minnesota at Detroit
Chicago at Green Bay
Carolina at Atlanta
Tampa Bay at New Orleans

4:15 p.m.
Arizona at San Francisco
St. Louis at Seattle
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