NFL.com: NFL Network to air 55 games in 25 days
NFL Network to air 55 games in 25 days
NEW YORK (June 20, 2005) -- NFL Network will televise 55 games during the NFL's four-week preseason -- all but the 11 televised nationally by the NFL's four network partners (ABC, CBS, ESPN and FOX).
NFL Network will use the television feeds of local broadcasters and make use of both sets of announcers. For example, if Oakland is playing at San Francisco, NFL Network will use the announcers from the 49ers (home team) for the first half, and then switch to the Raiders' (away team) crew for the second half.
In addition to 55 preseason games, NFL Network will present NFL Total Access: No Huddle, a live look-in show that whips around to NFL preseason games in progress. Seven No Huddle shows will air during the preseason featuring action from four to nine games taking place simultaneously.
Of the 55 games NFL Network will carry nationally during the preseason, six will air live. NFL Network's live games each carry an interesting storyline.
Oakland at San Francisco (Saturday, Aug. 13, at 10 p.m. ET)
Fans get their first glimpse of Randy Moss wearing the Raiders silver and black, plus the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, Alex Smith, takes his first snap as a pro. Also, 49ers new head coach Mike Nolan makes his NFL head coaching debut.
Cleveland at Detroit (Saturday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. ET)
Two of the premier rookie wide receivers -- Cleveland's Braylon Edwards and Detroit's Mike Williams -- are featured, plus a look at first-year Browns coach Romeo Crennel.
St. Louis at San Diego (Sunday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. ET)
A look at Rams rookie right tackle Alex Barron, plus San Diego's young talent -- including 2004 top pick Phillip Rivers and this year's first-rounders Shawne Merriman and Luis Castillo -- looks to impress.
Tennessee at San Francisco (Friday, Aug. 26, at 10 p.m. ET)
Top rookies are on display in Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones and new offensive coordinator Norm Chow along with 49ers quarterback Alex Smith and running back Frank Gore.
San Francisco at San Diego (Thursday, Sept. 1, at 10 p.m. ET)
The preseason winds down as Smith and Nolan get their last tune-up against the Chargers and their All-Pros Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates.
Denver at Arizona (Friday, Sept. 2, at 10 p.m. ET)
A look at two rookie running backs, Maurice Clarett (Denver) and J.J. Arrington (Arizona), in addition to Cardinals top pick Antrel Rolle and free-agent acquisition Kurt Warner.
NFL Network air times for 2005 preseason games
Friday, Aug. 12
No Huddle -- Live whip-around show featuring action from six games 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 13
1. Detroit at N.Y. Jets Noon
2. New England at Cincinnati 3 p.m.
No Huddle -- Live whip-around show featuring action from six games 7 p.m.
3. Oakland at San Francisco (LIVE)
(IN OAKLAND/SF MARKETS, VIEWERS WILL SEE DALLAS AT ARIZONA LIVE) 10 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 14
4. Chicago at St. Louis 10 a.m.
5. Seattle at New Orleans 1 p.m.
6. Miami at Jacksonville 4 p.m.
7. Kansas City at Minnesota 7 p.m.
8. N.Y. Giants at Cleveland 11 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 15
9. Dallas at Arizona 7 a.m.
10. Denver at Houston 1 p.m.
11. Washington at Carolina 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
12. Tampa Bay at Tennessee Noon
Wednesday, Aug. 17
13. Baltimore at Atlanta Noon
14. Buffalo at Indianapolis 3 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 20
15. Cleveland at Detroit (LIVE) 1 p.m.
16. Tennessee at Atlanta 4 p.m.
No Huddle -- Live whip-around show featuring action from nine games 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21
17. Philadelphia at Baltimore 1 p.m.
18. St. Louis at San Diego (LIVE) 4 p.m.
19. Carolina at N.Y. Giants 8 p.m.
20. Chicago at Indianapolis Midnight
Monday, Aug. 22
21. Arizona at Kansas City 10 a.m.
22. San Francisco at Denver 1 p.m.
23. Green Bay at Buffalo 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
24. Jacksonville at Tampa Bay Noon
25. Miami at Pittsburgh 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
26. Cincinnati at Washington Noon
27. Oakland at Houston 3 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26
No Huddle -- Live whip-around show featuring action from eight games 7:30 p.m.
28. Tennessee at San Francisco (LIVE) 10 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 27
29. Baltimore at New Orleans 10 a.m.
30. Buffalo at Chicago 1 p.m.
31. New England at Green Bay 4 p.m.
No Huddle -- Live whip-around show featuring action from four games 8 p.m.
32. Carolina at Cleveland 11 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 28
33. N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants 8 a.m.
34. Tampa Bay at Miami 12:30 p.m.
35. Arizona at Oakland 4 p.m.
36. Houston at Dallas 7 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 29
37. Cincinnati at Philadelphia 9 a.m.
38. San Diego at Minnesota Noon
39. Seattle at Kansas City 3 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1
No Huddle -- Live whip-around show featuring action from nine games 7:30 p.m.
40. San Francisco at San Diego (LIVE) 10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2
41. Houston at Tampa Bay Noon
42. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia 3 p.m.
No Huddle -- Live whip-around show featuring action from four games 7:30 p.m.
43. Denver at Arizona (LIVE) 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 3
44. Green Bay at Tennessee 10 a.m.
45. Cleveland at Chicago 5 p.m.
46. Pittsburgh at Carolina 9 p.m.
47. N.Y. Giants at New England 12 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 4
48. Indianapolis at Cincinnati 8 a.m.
49. Jacksonville at Dallas 11 a.m.
50. Detroit at Buffalo 2 p.m.
51. Kansas City at St. Louis 7 p.m.
52. Minnesota at Seattle Midnight
Monday, Sept. 5
53. Atlanta at Miami 9 a.m.
54. New Orleans at Oakland Noon
55. Washington at Baltimore 3 p.m.
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