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Thursday Night Football - Dec. 9, 8 p.m. ET

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Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans on NFL Network



Steve Mariucci sit down interview with Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher on Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears pregame show



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  • "The Colts have been in a tailspin and they need to perk up pretty quickly. If the Colts win out, they will win that division so it's in their hands." - NFL Network analyst STEVE MARIUCCI on the second place Colts who are a game behind the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC South

  • "Even Wolfgang Puck doesn't like this many appliances in his kitchen and Peyton Manning has been having too- many appliances in the kitchen and it rattles even the great ones." - NFL Network analyst MICHAEL IRVIN on the recent struggles of Indianapolis QB PEYTON MANNING

  • NFL Network analyst STEVE MARIUCCI sits down for a one-on-one interview with Tennessee head coach JEFF FISHER, the longest tenured head coach in the NFL, during the Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears pregame show at 6 p.m. on NFL Network.

COLTS (6-6) at the TITANS (5-7)

ANNOUNCERS: Bob Papa (play-by-play), Matt Millen and Joe Theismann (game analysts); Alex Flanagan (sideline)

PREGAME: (6 p.m.) Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears - In Nashville: Rich Eisen, Deion Sanders, Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kara Henderson (on-site reporter); In Los Angeles: Fran Charles, Kurt Warner, Sterling Sharpe, Jim Mora, Jay Glazer, Jason La Canfora (remote)

PRE-KICK: (8:00 PM ET) Lexus Pre-Kick Show - Bob Papa, Matt Millen, Joe Theismann, Alex Flanagan, Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, Kara Henderson

HALFTIME: The Sprint Halftime Show - Rich Eisen, Deion Sanders, Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kara Henderson, Alex Flanagan

POSTGAME: Kay Jewelers Postgame Show - Rich Eisen, Deion Sanders, Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kara Henderson, Alex Flanagan NFL Total Access Postgame Show- Fran Charles, Jamie Dukes, Rod Woodson

WHERE TO WATCH: DirecTV - Channel 212 (SD/HD), DISH Network - 154 (SD/HD), Verizon - Channel 88 (SD) 588 (HD), AT&T U-Verse - 630 (SD) 1630 (HD). Check your local cable listings. NFL.com LIVE - live "look-ins" at select moments of game. NFL Mobile Live on Verizon Wireless. Local OTA Simulcast on FOX Ch. 59 (WXIN) and NBC Ch. 4 (WSMV)

Thursday Night Football

This week on Thursday Night Football on NFL Network, the Indianapolis Colts (6-6) travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans (5-7) at LP Field in a crucial AFC South matchup. Quarterback PEYTON MANNING will look to make a late-season push to the playoffs while running back CHRIS JOHNSON and the Titans hope to get back to their winning ways from earlier this season.

This season marks the debut of new game analyst JOE THEISMANN, who returns to the broadcast booth after a successful stint with ESPN from 1988 - 2006. Alongside Theismann in the booth will be BOB PAPA, who returns for his third year as the play-by-play announcer for NFL Network, and second-year game analyst MATT MILLEN. ALEX FLANAGAN enters her first season as a sideline reporter on Thursday Night Football, and her fifth season with NFL Network. Additional newcomers include producer ED FEIBISCHOFF and director ARTIE KEMPNER.

RICH EISEN hosts NFL Network's Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears from the stadium. Eisen, a two-time Sports Emmy nominee in the Studio Host category, is joined by fellow Sports Emmy nominee STEVE MARIUCCI, a former NFL head coach with the San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions who also served as Brett Favre's quarterback coach in Green Bay; MARSHALL FAULK, a recently named Hall of Fame semifinalist who won a Super Bowl XXXIV ring with the Rams, earned 2000 NFL MVP honors and three Offensive Player of the Year awards (1999-2001) and has been selected to seven Pro Bowls; and DEION SANDERS, a recently named Hall of Fame semifinalist, a two-time Super Bowl winner who was 1994 Defensive Player of the Year and an eight-time Pro Bowler who holds the NFL record with 19 career return touchdowns. Coverage also includes on-site reports from Flanagan and KARA HENDERSON, who begins her eighth season with NFL Network.

Additional coverage will be provided from NFL Network studios in Los Angeles with host FRAN CHARLES and analysts KURT WARNER, a two-time NFL MVP and a Super Bowl MVP quarterback; STERLING SHARPE, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a 16-year veteran NFL broadcaster; JIM MORA, former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks; and JAY GLAZER, FOX Sports NFL insider and senior writer for FOXSports.com. NFL Network insider JASON LA CANFORA will also provide the latest updates.

NFL.com LIVE at 8 p.m. features live programming including live "look-ins" of Thursday Night Football, game highlights and instant analysis from NFL Network talent. From the NFL Network studios in Los Angeles, PAUL BURMEISTER, JAMIE DUKES, BUCKY BROOKS and MIKE MAYOCK provide expert analysis, commentary and fantasy information with contributions from Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders. Henderson and STEVE WYCHE will provide live reports from the stadium, while Mayock will return for a second season with 'Instant Playbook' from the NFL Films studios exclusively for NFL.com/LIVE: Thursday Night Football, which provides instant X & O analysis of key plays right after they happen.

Following the game at midnight, NFL Network analyst and Hall of Famer ROD WOODSON will join Charles and Dukes for a postgame edition of NFL Total Access Live.

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