NFL Network and NFL.com program highlights for 1/12-1/18

NFL NETWORK and NFL.COM PROGRAMMING NOTES (1/12 - 1/18)


NFL GAMEDAY HAS THE DIVISIONAL ROUND COVERED WITH MORE THAN 20 HOURS OF PROGRAMMING


Sanders, Theismann, Mariucci and Mayock on No Huddle: The Road to Dallas Presented By Mercedes-Benz Thursday, Jan. 13 at 8:00 PM ET


Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck & Pittsburgh Safety Troy Polamalu Featured on "The Rich Eisen Podcast" on NFL.com


THIS WEEK ON NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: Special Divisional Round Editions of NFL GameDay Morning on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 12:00 PM ET and Sunday, Jan. 16 at 9:00 AM ET

With more than 20 hours of live NFL GameDay programming, NFL Network is the destination for the most comprehensive coverage of the Divisional round of the playoffs. NFL GameDay Morning airs twice this weekend to provide you with all of the information and analysis you need to prepare for the second round of the playoffs. Host Rich Eisen joins Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp beginning Saturday, Jan. 15 at 12:00 PM ET. The crew previews the two Divisional matchups on Saturday - Ravens-Steelers and Packers-Falcons - as well as the two remaining games on Sunday.

NFL GameDay Morning also features contributing coverage of the Saturday Divisional games from FOX NFL Sunday and CBS' The NFL Today pregame shows. Host Curt Menefee and analysts Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson comprise Fox's coverage of the NFL, while host James Brown and analysts Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Sterling Sharpe and Boomer Esiason preview the games for The NFL Today pregame show.

Below is a segment from last week's NFL GameDay Morning with supplemental coverage from The NFL Today on CBS:

Ravens vs. Chiefs preview

On Sunday, Jan. 16 at 9:00 AM ET, the NFL GameDay Morning crew recaps the previous day's action, previews Seahawks-Bears and Jets-Patriots, and looks ahead to both conference championships.

On Saturday and Sunday, NFL Network reporters provide reports from the following locations:
» Scott Hanson reports Pittsburgh on Ravens-Steelers
» Steve Wyche reports from Atlanta on Packers-Falcons
» Kara Henderson reports from Chicago on Seahawks-Bears
» Albert Breer reports from New England on Jets-Patriots

Capping off each day of the playoffs is NFL GameDay Final, providing the definitive exclamation point on the day's action with unlimited highlights of the games, post-game press conferences, interviews from the field and locker room and expert analysis. On a special Saturday edition, Jan. 15 at 9:30 PM PT, former head coach Jim Mora joins host Fran Charles and analyst Deion Sanders to recap Ravens-Steelers and Packers-Falcons, as well as look ahead to Sunday's games. On Sunday, Jan. 16 at 8:30 PM ET, host Rich Eisen joins Sanders, Steve Mariucci and Michael Irvin for NFL GameDay Final to provide the final analysis of the Divisional round and look ahead to both the NFC and AFC conference championship games.

No Huddle: The Road to Dallas Presented by Mercedes-Benz Returns on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 8:00 PM ET

No Huddle: The Road to Dallas Presented by Mercedes-Benz, a new weekly roundtable show in which NFL Network analysts discuss and debate the hot topics throughout the playoffs, returns with a new episode on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 8:00 PM ET. This week's analysts include former Super Bowl winners Deion Sanders and Joe Theismann, former head coach Steve Mariucci and analyst Mike Mayock.

Below are video links to segments from Thursday's show:

Wild Card weekend revisited: Wild Card video

Preview of Baltimore-Pittsburgh:  Ravens vs. Steelers video

Preview of Green Bay-Atlanta: Packers vs. Falcons video

Here are select quotes from Thursday's show:

"Basically everybody insulted the Seattle Seahawks." - Joe Theismann on the Seattle Seahawks prior to their win over the New Orleans Saints

"He made a couple throws that were as good as any throw that Peyton Manning and Tom Brady has ever made." - Mike Mayock on Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck

"This is my favorite game of the year when these guys play two or three times." - Mike Mayock on the Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers matchup

"You've got to find a way to get him the ball. He's a matchup nightmare for a linebacker. … He single-handedly destroyed the Kansas City Chiefs." - Deion Sanders on Baltimore tight end Todd Heap

"I'm looking at Michael Turner not as the running back, not as the hammer; I'm looking at him more to be a personal protector for Matt Ryan." - Joe Theismann on Atlanta RB Michael Turner

No Huddle airs every Thursday throughout the playoffs at 8:00 PM ET featuring discussion, debate and answering fan questions via Twitter.

Special Playoff Programming: Playoff-themed Sound FX and Re-Air of Top 10 Pittsburgh Steelers

Heading into the Divisional round of the playoffs, NFL Network gets you ready with special playoff-centered programming.

On Thursday, Jan. 13 beginning at 9:00 PM ET, watch episodes of Sound FX featuring prominent figures from the remaining playoff teams. Below is a listing of the episodes which will be shown:

9:00 PM ET: Sound FX: Wild Card Weekend - the on-field sights and sounds from the weekend's thrilling games

9:30 PM ET: Best of Sound FX: Jets' Rex Ryan - compilation of the best sights and sounds of current New York Jets head coach and former Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan

10:00 PM ET: Best of Sound FX: Ravens' Ray Lewis - enjoy the best of Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis as a preview of the Ravens game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here is a video link to a preview of the episode:

Wired for Greatness video

10:30 PM ET: Best of Sound FX: Patriots' Bill Belichick - the best on-field sights and sounds of current New England head coach and former Cleveland head coach Bill Belichick

On Friday, Jan. 14 at 9:00 PM ET, the Top 10 Pittsburgh Steelers episode of the popular Top 10 series will re-air in anticipation of the Steelers game against the Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional round of the playoffs. The hour-long episode reveals the greatest Pittsburgh Steelers of all-time, counting down from 10 to 1, and includes interviews with former NFL players and media personalities.

Below are video links to a few of the players included on the list:

Hines Ward:  Ward video

Joe Greene:  Greene video

Terry Bradshaw:Bradshaw video

Rod Woodson:Woodson video

Latest Edition of "The Rich Eisen Podcast" Features Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck, Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu, Al Michaels and Adam Carolla now available on NFL.com and iTunes

After a thrilling week of Wild Card games, "The Rich Eisen Podcast" is back with a lineup of guests with Divisional round ties. The first guest on the episode is Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, fresh off a win over the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints in the opening round of the playoffs. Hasselbeck and the Seahawks now move onto Chicago to face the Bears, a team Seattle defeated 23-20 at Soldier Field in Week 6 this season. Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu calls in to preview the Steelers' matchup with the Baltimore Ravens and to talk about Twitchange.com - an organization focused on helping make dreams come true for returning and fighting veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Sunday Night Football on NBC play-by-play announcer Al Michaels joins the podcast to discuss the upcoming playoff matchups and the NFL television ratings, as well as to offer advice for all up-and-coming play-by-play announcers. Wrapping up the podcast is Adam Carrolla to discuss what he would do if he were NFL Commissioner for a day.

Below are select quotes from this week's episode:

"There was a part in that game where they all of a sudden just looked like another team instead of looking like the world champs." - Matt Hasselbeck on the New Orleans Saints

"I'll say this for all athletes, that while you're still playing you rarely have time to really sit back and look back at your career while you're in the midst of it. - Troy Polamalu on his thoughts on the impact he has on his team

"I'm still pretty much a kid at heart in that regard and I get excited every time I show up at a stadium and the stadium begins to fill up."- Al Michaels on the excitement of going to live games

For more information on "The Rich Eisen Podcast," please visit richeisen.nfl.com or go to iTunes to download the latest episode.

THIS WEEK ON AROUND THE LEAGUE and NFL TOTAL ACCESS: Green Bay CB Charles Woodson, Pittsburgh LB James Farrior and Chicago LB Lance Briggs

Wednesday, January 12
Around the League:
» Albert Breer reports from New England
» Lindsay Soto reports from Chicago
» NFL Insider with Michael Lombardi

NFL Total Access:
» Packers CB Charles Woodson via Team Cam
» Albert Breer reports from New England
» Lindsay Soto reports from Chicago
» NFL Insider with Jason La Canfora

Thursday, January 13
Around the League:
» Steelers linebacker James Farrior via Team Cam
» NFL Insider with Jason La Canfora

NFL Total Access:
Bears linebacker Lance Briggs via Team Cam
NFL Insider with Jason La Canfora

Friday, January 14
Around the League:
» NFL Insider with Jason La Canfora
» Steve Wyche reports from Atlanta
» Scott Hanson reports from Pittsburgh

NFL Total Access:
» NFL Insider with Jason La Canfora
» Scott Hanson reports from Pittsburgh

THIS WEEK ON PLAYBOOK

Wednesday 6:30 PM ET - Playbook with Brian Baldinger, Solomon Wilcots and Michael Lombardi:
» How the Packers defense was able to stop Michael Vick
» How the Seahawks offense was able to overpower the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints

Thursday 6:00 PM ET - Divisional Sunday Playbook with Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann and Brian Billick:
» Why the Jets won't be able to stop the Patriots offense
» Why Mark Sanchez will struggle against New England's defense
» How Jay Cutler can have success against the Seahawks defense
» Why the Seahawks offense won't get off the ground against the Bears defense

Friday at 6:00 PM ET - Divisional Saturday Playbook with Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann and Brian Billick:
» How the Ravens can have success passing the ball against the Steelers defense
» Why the Steelers will struggle to score against the Ravens defense
» How the Falcons offense can take off against the Packers defense
» Why the Packers can run the ball against the Falcons defense

Philadelphia QB Michael Vick and Offensive Coordinator Marty Mornhinweg Featured on the Latest Installment of 'The NFL Season' on NFL.com

The latest installment of 'The NFL Season' is now available on NFL.com. Despite a disappointing loss in the playoffs to the Green Bay Packers, the 2010 NFL season for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was one of re-birth and tremendous success. Starting the season as the backup to Kevin Kolb, Vick - the quarterback known more for his legs than his arm - was called into action in the Eagles' first game and never looked back. With a more focused determination to the details of the position, Vick electrified the NFL with his dynamic play. The man behind Vick's evolution as a quarterback was Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who through his tutelage of quarterbacks such as Brett Favre, Steve Young and Jeff Garcia has been given the nickname of "Quarterback Guru." Through a dedication to drills before and after practice, Mornhinweg helped reinvent Vick into a pocket-passer, and the results were felt across the league. The success that both Vick and Mornhinweg had this season will lead to bigger and better things for each. For Vick, it will be a new contract. For Mornhinweg, it may be another shot at a head coaching position.

The latest episode can be found at:QB Guru video

THIS WEEK ON NFL.COM

Thursday, January 13
» CHAT: Bucky Brooks (2:00 PM ET)
» CHAT: Rod Woodson (4:30 PM ET)

Friday, January 14
» CHAT: Vic Carucci (12 NOON ET)
» CHAT: Pat Kirwan (1:00 PM ET)
» CHAT: Steve Wyche (2:00 PM ET)

DAY-BY-DAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (all times listed are ET)

Wednesday, January 12
4:00 PM - Around the League (HD) - LIVE
6:00 PM - Up to the Minute (HD)
6:30 PM - Playbook (HD)
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access (HD)
8:00 PM - NFL Replay: New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts (HD)
9:15 PM - NFL Replay: Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (HD)
10:30 PM - Sound FX: Wild Card weekend (HD)
11:00 PM - NFL Total Access (HD)
12 MIDNIGHT - Up to the Minute (HD)

Thursday, January 13
12 NOON - Sound FX: Wild Card weekend (HD)
12:30 PM - Playbook (HD)
1:00 PM - NFL Replay: New York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts (HD)
2:15 PM - NFL Replay: Green Bay Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (HD)
3:30 PM - Sound FX: Wild Card weekend (HD)
4:00 PM - Around the League (HD) - LIVE
6:00 PM - Playbook: Divisional Sunday (HD)
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access (HD)
8:00 PM - No Huddle: Road to Dallas Presented by Mercedes-Benz (HD)
9:00 PM - Sound FX: Wild Card weekend (HD)
9:30 PM - Best of Sound FX: Rex Ryan (HD)
10:00 PM - Best of Sound FX: Ray Lewis (HD)
10:30 PM - Best of Sound FX: Bill Belichick (HD)
11:00 PM - NFL Total Access (HD)
12 MIDNIGHT - Playbook: Divisional Sunday (HD)

Friday, January 14
11:00 AM - Sound FX: Wild Card weekend (HD)
11:30 AM - NFL Films Presents: USA Football Episode 4 (HD)
12 NOON - Playbook: Divisional Sunday (HD)
1:00 PM - Best of Sound FX: Rex Ryan (HD)
1:30 PM - Best of Sound FX: Ray Lewis (HD)
2:00 PM - Sound FX: Wild Card weekend (HD)
2:30 PM - NFL Films Presents: USA Football Episode 4 (HD)
3:00 PM - No Huddle: Road to Dallas Presented by Mercedes-Benz (HD)
4:00 PM - Around the League (HD) - LIVE
6:00 PM - Playbook: Divisional Saturday (HD)
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access (HD)
8:00 PM - NFL's Top 10: Quarterbacks of the 80s (HD)
9:00 PM - NFL's Top 10: Pittsburgh Steelers (HD)
10:00 PM - Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players: #20-11 (HD)
11:00 PM - NFL Total Access (HD)
12 MIDNIGHT - Playbook: Divisional Saturday (HD)

Saturday, January 15
9:00 AM - No Huddle: Road to Dallas Presented by Mercedes-Benz (HD) 10:00 AM - Playbook: Divisional Sunday (HD)
11:00 AM - Playbook: Divisional Saturday (HD)
12 NOON - NFL GameDay Morning (HD)
4:30 PM - NFL Follies: Festival of Funnies
5:30 PM - NFL Follies: 21st Century Follies
6:30 PM - NFL Follies: Super Duper Football Follies
7:30 PM - NFL GameDay Scoreboard (HD)
12 MIDNIGHT - NFL GameDay Overtime (HD)
12:30 AM - NFL GameDay Final (HD)

Sunday, January 16
8:00 AM - Playbook: Divisional Sunday (HD)
9:00 AM - NFL GameDay Morning (HD)
1:00 PM - NFL Films Presents: USA Football, Episode 1 (HD)
1:30 PM - NFL Films Presents: USA Football, Episode 2 (HD)
2:00 PM - NFL Films Presents: USA Football, Episode 3 (HD)
2:30 PM - NFL Films Presents: USA Football, Episode 4 (HD)
3:00 PM - NFL Follies: Legends of the Follies
4:00 PM - NFL GameDay Scoreboard
8:00 PM - NFL GameDay Overtime (HD)
8:30 PM - NFL GameDay Final (HD)

Monday, January 17
3:00 PM - NFL's Top 10: Controversial Calls
4:00 PM - Around the League (HD) - LIVE
6:00 PM - Up to the Minute (HD)
6:30 PM - The Coaches Show (HD)
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access (HD)
8:30 PM - TBD
10:00 PM - TBD
11:30 PM - The Coaches Show (HD)
12 MIDNIGHT - NFL Total Access (HD)

Tuesday, January 18
12 NOON - NFL's Top 10: Overtime Finishes (HD)
1:00 PM - NFL's Top 10: Quarterbacks of the 80s (HD)
2:00 PM - NFL's Top 10: Backfield Tandems
3:00 PM - NFL's Top 10: Tight Ends
4:00 PM - Around the League (HD) - LIVE
6:00 PM - Up to the Minute (HD)
6:30 PM - Playbook (HD)
7:00 PM - NFL Total Access (HD)
Field Pass Block (8:00-11:00 PM ET)
8:00 PM - NFL Replay (HD)
9:15 PM - NFL Replay (HD)
10:30 PM - Best of Sound FX: John Harbaugh (HD)