NFL

Citytv brings sports fans closer to the action Sunday by kicking off the highly-anticipated Buffalo Bills vs. Washington Redskins game at Rogers Centre with the Boston Pizza Tailgate Show on Citytv.

Hosted by CityNews sports anchor Hugh Burrill and Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Barb DiGiulio stationed live at the Rogers Centre, the Boston Pizza show will feature pre-game preps from CityNews sports anchor Kathryn Humphreys from Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo.

Fans are invited to get into the action and join Breakfast Television’s Jennifer Valentyne, along with football Hall of Famer’s Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas, at the Boston Pizza at Front St and John St during the pre-game show, airing Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3:30pm – 4:00pm ET live on Citytv.

The Bills vs Redskins games will broadcast live on Citytv and Sportsnet immediately following the pre-game special.

Live, multiplatform coverage of the Bills vs. Redskins match-up on Sportsnet East and Citytv on Sunday, Oct. 30 begins at 4pm ET. Sportsnet 590 The FAN gives fans an hour-long pre-game show hosted by Greg Brady and Jim Lang at 3pm ET, followed by live coverage of the game. David Alter will have updates throughout the day, including a full post-game report. In addition, sportsnet.ca feeds poolies with a day-long fantasy NFL chat with Sportsnet 590 The FAN’s Zach Cosby, and recaps the Bills and Redskins tilt right after Sunday’s game with columnist Stephen Brunt. Wrapping up the action, Sportsnet Connected reporter Tony Ambrogio has full post-game reaction on the primetime edition of Connected.

With the fan frenzy raising to a fever pitch to gain access to the once a year experience, Radio stations like Kingston, Ont.’s KRock 105.7 jumped in on the growing excitement for the game with the“Cut The Crap”contest that invited listeners to dig through a pool of Buffalo dung for a chance to win a VIP experience of theBills vs. Redskins game. Showing her willingness to go whatever it takes for football, contest winner Nicole Norman – a Kingston-native and mother of three – has gained international attention as the video as gone viral across North American.

Tailgaters looking for great music, food, prizes, giveaways and interactive elements – including the Bills Toronto Series mechanical buffalo – can also tap into the Budweiser Tailgate, headlined by Juno award-winning Canadian rockers Finger Eleven. The Budweiser Tailgate begins at 11am and runs until 3:30pm on game day and provides an experience that stretches from east to west, north to south in the area surrounding Rogers Centre.

NFL On CTV

6:30pm – Sunday, January 23 on CTV

American Football Conference championship game. NFL Today begins at 6 p.m. ET.

NFL On CTV

3:00pm – Sunday, January 23 on CTV

National Football Conference game. Pre-game show begins at 2 p.m. ET.

NFL On CTV

1:00pm – Sunday, January 16 on CTV

American Football Conference divisional game: Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears. Pre-game show begins at noon.

NFL On CTV

8:00pm – Saturday, January 15 on CTV

National Football Conference divisional game: Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons.

NFL On CTV

4:30pm – Saturday, January 15 on CTV

American Football Conference divisional game: Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers. Pre-game show begins at 3:30 p.m.

From kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 9 in New Orleans to the final whistle at SUPER BOWL XLV in February in Arlington, CTV, TSN and TSN2 will bring Canadian fans the best match-ups the NFL has to offer as the networks today confirmed plans for their most comprehensive schedule yet for the 2010-11 NFL season.

Together, CTV, TSN and TSN2 boast the biggest – and most prestigious – NFL schedule in Canada, with exclusive Canadian coverage of the Sunday early-afternoon game package (1 p.m. ET), SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, every NFL playoff game and the coveted SUPER BOWL.

New for this season is TSN2’s schedule of games complementing CTV’s package of early afternoon match-ups with a marquee national game – giving viewers in most Canadian markets a choice between two different NFL games every Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. In addition, TSN has exclusive Canadian coverage of the NFL DRAFT and special gridiron-themed segments on SPORTSCENTRE and TSN.ca.

The 2010-11 NFL season gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET on TSN with the highly-anticipated NFL Kickoff Game from the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA, featuring a rematch of last season’s thrilling NFC Championship game between the eventual SUPER BOWL XLIV champion New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.

On CTV and TSN2, the new NFL season kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. ET with a full slate of marquee NFL match-ups. This weekend’s games on CTV and TSN2 are as follows:

 

• Cincinnati @ New England – airing on CTV HD West, CTV British Columbia, CTV Saskatchewan, CTV Winnipeg, CTV Northern Ontario, CTV Ottawa, CTV Montreal and CTV Atlantic

 

• Miami @ Buffalo – airing on CTV HD East, CTV Toronto and CTV Southwestern Ontario

 

• Carolina @ New York Giants – airing on CTV Alberta and TSN2

 

CTV and TSN2 will announce their remaining schedules of NFL games on a week-by-week basis. All regular season NFL match-ups on CTV and TSN2 will be immediately followed by a special post-game edition of SPORTSCENTRE with anchor Jay Onrait.

In addition to CTV’s NFL regular season Sunday early-afternoon game package (1 p.m. ET), the network also features every NFL Playoff game and the SUPER BOWL – the single most-watched sporting event in North America. Last year, CTV and RDS attracted a record combined audience of 6.7 million viewers for SUPER BOWL XLIV in Canada, as game MVP Drew Brees led his New Orleans Saints to an impressive victory over the Indianapolis Colts and NFL MVP Peyton Manning.

TSN will televise 34 NFL games this season, delivering back-to-back nights of appointment television with exclusive Canadian coverage of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. On Sunday, Sept. 12, SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL showcases Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys visiting Donovan McNabb and the new-look Washington Redskins at 8:15 p.m. ET, while MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL features doubleheader action on Monday, Sept. 13 with Baltimore @ New York Jets at 7 p.m. ET, immediately followed by San Diego @ Kansas City at 10:15 p.m. ET. All games on TSN are available in High Definition. 

TSN’s jam-packed NFL lineup also features the popular preview/wrap-up shows SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN, FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA, NFL PRIMETIME and MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN, as well as the NFL DRAFT and special gridiron-themed segments on SPORTSCENTRE and TSN.ca.

 

NFL on TSN Broadcast Campaign:

 

Sundays

• SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN – 11 a.m. ET

TSN gets viewers primed for Sunday afternoon NFL action with the two-hour preview show SUNDAY NFL COUNTDOWN, every Sunday at 11 a.m. ET leading into CTV and TSN2’s 1 p.m. ET game coverage. Host Chris Berman is joined on the program by analysts and former NFLers Keyshawn Johnson, Cris Carter and Tom Jackson, former head coach Mike Ditka, Chris Mortensen and NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Emmy Award-winning show previews the upcoming week in the NFL and provides analysis, team news, weekly features and timely updates.

 

• FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA – 7 p.m. ET

Leading into TSN’s weekly coverage of SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA. The one-hour preview show airs every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET and features highlights, interviews and game analysis from some of the most respected NFL journalists and former players.

 

• SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – immediately following FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is back for another season on TSN with coverage of all regular season Sunday night games. The broadcast team includes Al Michaels handling play-by-play duties alongside game analyst Cris Collinsworth, and Andrea Kremer reporting from the sidelines. Action gets underway on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 8:15 p.m. ET with the Dallas Cowboys visiting the Washington Redskins in a classic NFC East match-up.

 

Mondays

• NFL PRIMETIME – 4 p.m. ET

NFL PRIMETIME returns to TSN’s Monday afternoon lineup at 4 p.m. ET for the 2010-11 season. Trey Wingo hosts the one-hour program from the site of each week’s MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL game and is joined by analysts Merrill Hoge and Trent Dilfer in studio. NFL PRIMETIME offers a recap of all the NFL action from the weekend as well as a preview of the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL contest.

 

• MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN – 7 p.m. ET

The MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN preview show returns to TSN beginning Monday, Sept. 13, featuring host Chris Berman in the ESPN studios alongside Mike Ditka, Cris Carter, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson and Chris Mortensen. Complementing the in-studio coverage is host Stuart Scott, who will be on location in the MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL host city with analysts Matt Millen and Steve Young, and reporters Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya. The show, which leads into TSN’s coverage of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, also provides viewers with interviews, highlights and up-to-the-minute news from around the NFL.

 

• MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL – immediately following MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN

The most-watched series in U.S. cable television history, MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL returns to TSN for an exciting fifth season on Monday, Sept. 13 with a doubleheader featuring Baltimore @ New York Jets at 7 p.m. ET immediately followed by San Diego @ Kansas City at 10:15 p.m. ET. TSN’s MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL broadcast schedule features exclusive Canadian coverage of all 17 regular season Monday night match-ups. ESPN’s Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and former SUPER BOWL-winning coach Jon Gruden will call the action from the broadcast booth with Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.

 

NFL on SPORTSCENTRE

SPORTSCENTRE boasts a massive lineup of football coverage each week during the NFL season featuring extensive news and highlights from every NFL game, as well as weekly NFL segments, providing fans with more NFL analysis and insight than ever. On Mondays, Jesse Palmer returns with his popular Monday Morning Quarterback segment, where the former NFL pivot provides analysis and commentary on the weekend’s games. On Thursdays, TSN football analyst Chris Schultz is back for another expert season of Risky Business, as the Big Man offers his four weekly picks against the spread. And on Saturdays, the always entertaining Chris Berman returns to SPORTSCENTRE with his 2-Minute Drill, where the ESPN football host gives viewers his predictions for head-to-head match-ups for the upcoming week in the NFL.

 

NFL on TSN.ca

Fans can enjoy highlights of their favourite NFL teams on TSN.ca with the TSN Video Player, along with on-demand viewings of Jesse Palmer’s Monday Morning Quarterback segments. Fans can also sound off on the latest hot topics around the NFL in the weekly Audibles forum available on TSN.ca. Fans can also follow the NFL on TSN with the TSN iPhone app featuring the latest news and up-to-the-minute scores and stats from around the league.

Schultz’s popular TSN.ca column, Schultz Against the World, returns for another season and fans are invited to go head-to-head against TSN’s NFL expert by picking the winners of each game. The Big Man’s column is complemented by a weekly video that wraps up his picks for the week. 

Palmer’s weekly column is also back this season on TSN.ca with his thoughts from the week-that-was in the NFL. In addition to all of the up-to-the-minute stats, scores, news and information from each and every NFL game, TSN.ca has a comprehensive season preview that includes team-by-team breakdowns, pre-season power rankings, a fantasy football primer, and Schultz’s predictions and pre-season SUPER BOWL pick for the upcoming NFL season.

 

The 2010-11 NFL on TSN broadcast schedule is as follows:

September

• Thursday, Sept. 9 – Minnesota @ New Orleans at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Sept. 12 – Dallas @ Washington at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Sept. 13 – Baltimore @ New York Jets at 7 p.m. ET

• Monday, Sept. 13 – San Diego @ Kansas City at 10:15 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Sept. 19 – New York Giants @ Indianapolis at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Sept. 20 – New Orleans @ San Francisco at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Sept. 26 – New York Jets @ Miami at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Sept. 27 – Green Bay @ Chicago at 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October

• Sunday, Oct. 3 – Chicago @ New York Giants at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Oct. 4 – New England @ Miami at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Oct. 10 – Philadelphia @ San Francisco at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Oct. 11 – Minnesota @ New York Jets at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Oct. 17 – Indianapolis @ Washington at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Oct. 18 – Tennessee @ Jacksonville at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Oct. 24 – Minnesota @ Green Bay at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Oct. 25 – New York Giants @ Dallas at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Oct. 31 – Pittsburgh @ New Orleans at 8:15 p.m. ET

 

November

• Monday, Nov. 1 – Houston @ Indianapolis at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Nov. 7 – Dallas @ Green Bay at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Nov. 8 – Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Nov. 14 – New England @ Pittsburgh at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Nov. 15 – Philadelphia @ Washington at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Nov. 21 – New York Giants @ Philadelphia at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Nov. 22 – Denver @ San Diego at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Nov. 28 – San Diego @ Indianapolis at 8:15 p.m. ET*

• Monday, Nov. 29 – San Francisco @ Arizona at 8:30 p.m. ET

 

December

• Sunday, Dec. 5 – Pittsburgh @ Baltimore at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Dec. 6 – New York Jets @ New England at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Dec. 12 – Philadelphia @ Dallas at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Dec. 13 – Baltimore @ Houston at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Dec. 19 – Green Bay @ New England at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Dec. 20 – Chicago @ Minnesota at 8:30 p.m. ET

• Sunday, Dec. 26 – San Diego @ Cincinnati at 8:15 p.m. ET

• Monday, Dec. 27 – New Orleans @ Atlanta at 8:30 p.m. ET

*On TSN2