NFL Network and Program Highlights for 12/1 -12/7

Philadelphia Eagles Host Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football at 8:00 PM ET

Deion Sanders One-on-One Interview with Eagles QB Michael Vick on Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears Pregame Show at 6:00 PM ET

Pregame Show Also Features Charles Barkley on Vick and Philly Fans Plus Preview of Interview with Matt Ryan and Roddy White

Sunday on NFL GameDay Morning Michael Irvin Interviews Falcons QB Matt Ryan and WR Roddy White

Patriots QB Tom Brady and Actor Hank Azaria Featured on 'The Rich Eisen Podcast' on


Thursday Night Football coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears. Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders and Kara Henderson are live on the scene at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, while Fran Charles, Kurt Warner, Sterling Sharpe, and Jay Glazer are live from Los Angeles. Jason La Canfora provides NFL news reports. The two-hour pregame show features:

» Deion Sanders' sit down interview with Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick

» Preview of Michael Irvin's interview with Atlanta's Matt Ryan and Roddy White

» Special edition of "The Coaches Show" with Michael Vick's former coach Jim Mora and Brian Billick discussing Vick's interview with Mora earlier this season, as well as how the quarterback's work habits have changed from his time with the Atlanta Falcons to now with the Philadelphia Eagles.

» Charles Barkley interview about Michael Vick and playing in Philadelphia

» Bob Papa (PxP), Matt Millen and Joe Theismann (analysts) with Alex Flanagan (sideline reporter)

The Sprint Halftime Show will air live from Lincoln Financial Field. Eisen, Faulk, Mariucci and Sanders will discuss and analyze the first half of Texans-Eagles, while Henderson and Flanagan provide halftime reports.

THIS WEEK ON NFL GAMEDAY MORNING: Michael Irvin Interviews Atlanta Falcons' QB Matt Ryan and WR Roddy White/Interview with Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin

Sunday is NFL GameDay on NFL Network, starting at 9:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay Morning. Host Rich Eisen joins Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp for the first and most comprehensive pregame show every Sunday.

Riding a five-game winning streak, the Atlanta Falcons sit atop the NFC tied for the best record in the league at 9-2. Leading the Falcons to the success they've had so far are quarterback Matt Ryan and wide receiver Roddy White. The two young stars have accounted for 1,066 yards and seven touchdowns this season, and both joinMichael Irvin to discuss the high-flying Falcons.

Also on Sunday morning, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin joins the GameDay Morning crew for an interview from the team's hotel before they face the Baltimore Ravens in a battle for first place in the AFC North.

» Kara Henderson reports from Cincinnati for Saints-Bengals

» Jason La Canfora reports from Green Bay for 49ers-Packers

» Michael Lombardi reports from Kansas City for Broncos-Chiefs

» Bob Papa reports from New Meadowlands Stadium for Redskins-Giants

THIS WEEK ON AROUND THE LEAGUE and NFL TOTAL ACCESS: NFL VP of Officiating Carl Johnson, Texans RB Arian Foster, Ravens QB Joe Flacco, Bears QB Jay Cutler

Wednesday, December 1

Around the League:

» 'Official Review' with NFL VP of Officiating Carl Johnson

»*Steve Wyche* reports from Philadelphia

»*Albert Breer* reports from New England

» NFL Insider with Michael Lombardi at NFL Films

»Saints S Roman Harper interview via Team Cam

NFL Total Access:

» NFL Insider with Jason La Canfora

»Texans RB Arian Foster interview via Team Cam

Thursday, December 2

Around the League: Thursday Night Football preview

»Ravens QB Joe Flacco interview via Team Cam

»Thursday Night Football game analysts Joe Theismann and Matt Millen preview Texans-Eagles from Lincoln Financial Field

»*Rich Eisen, *Marshall Faulk, Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders preview Texans-Eagles from Lincoln Financial Field

»*Kara Henderson* reports from Lincoln Financial Field

» NFL Insider with Jason La Canfora

Friday, December 3

Around the League:

»*Albert Breer* reports from New England

NFL Total Access:

»*Albert Breer* reports from New England

»Bears QB Jay Cutler interview via Team Cam


Wednesday 6:00 PM ET - Playbook with Sterling Sharpe, Mike Mayock and Solomon Wilcots:

» Can Michael Vick lead the Eagles to a deep post-season run?

» Will Arian Foster be able to rack up yards against the Eagles run defense?

Friday 6:00 PM ET - NFC Playbook with Solomon Wilcots, Michael Lombardi and Brian Baldinger:

» How the Giants can ground and pound their way to a win against the Redskins

» Why the Buccaneers offense can have success against the Falcons

» How the Rams have evolved beyond being a one-dimensional team on offense

» Why Leslie Frazier might not pick up his second win as Vikings head coach on Sunday

Saturday at 6:00 PM ET - AFC Playbook with Solomon Wilcots, Michael Lombardi and Brian Baldinger:

» How the Chargers' running game will lead the way for a fifth straight win

» How the Ravens offense can stretch out the Steelers defense

» Why the Jets will struggle to slow down the Patriots offense

» How the Colts can snap out of their slide

Episode #12 of 'The Rich Eisen Podcast' Features Guests New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and Actor Hank Azaria

Equipped with a new official announcer, NFL Network's Rich Eisen hosts yet another exciting episode of 'The Rich Eisen Podcast.' In preparation for Monday night's massive showdown between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, Eisen talks with someone who will be right in the middle of that matchup at Gillette Stadium: Patriots QBTom Brady. The two discuss Jets vs. Patriots, New York vs. Boston, New England post-Randy Moss, and of course, Brady's well-publicized hair. Eisen also talks with actor and long-time Jets fan Hank Azaria to get the other side of this week's big matchup and New York's outlook for the rest of the season. Finally, the Most Interesting Man in the World, Jonathan Goldsmith, joins Eisen in the studio to lend his voice as the official announcer of the podcast and to discuss the popular Dos Equis commercials.

For more information on 'The Rich Eisen Podcast,' please visit here or go to iTunes to download the latest episode.

Episode Nine of 'The Season' on Chronicles New York Giants Offensive Tackle Shawn Andrews' Long and Painful Journey Back to the NFL

The ninth episode of 'The Season' is now available on This week's episode takes a look at the unexpected way which Shawn Andrews' career in the NFL has unfolded. Selected in the first round with the 16th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, Andrews quickly emerged as one of the top offensive linemen in the league, earning Pro Bowl honors in 2006 and 2007. However, in the summer of 2008, Andrews was diagnosed with depression and missed most of training camp that year because of it. Matters only became worse when he injured his back in Week 2 of the 2008, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. In 2009, Andrews reinjured his back in training camp, yet it was his battle with depression that caused outsiders to sincerely doubt his commitment to playing football. The Eagles sent Andrews to Los Angeles for physical therapy, where he met therapist Heather Milligan and, driven by a desire to prove all of his critics wrong, worked tirelessly to rehab his injured back. After he was released by the Eagles in March 2010, Andrews signed with the New York Giants in August, eventually earning a starting spot in November. However, Andrews' back flared up yet again, forcing him to the sideline indefinitely. While his desire remains unquestioned, his status for the season is in doubt.

Episode nine can be found here.

Every week on, a new webisode of 'The Season' will premiere, opening a new window into professional football to which fans and observers are usually not privy. The characters that will emerge over the next 12 weeks will spread across a broad spectrum -- from quarterbacks to coaches, general managers to scouts, beer vendors to executives. 'The Season' is a project that's not so much the story of the 2010 NFL season, but the tale of an NFL season -- an important distinction. While who wins and who loses, who starts and who fumbles are all part of the story, they're more incidental to the greater purpose of the piece -- to provide a single, all-encompassing biography of a season.

THIS WEEK ON NFL.COM: Thursday Night Football Presented by Applebee's

Wednesday, December 1

» CHAT: Mike Mayock (11:30 AM ET)

» CHAT: Jason La Canfora (1:30 PM ET)

Thursday, December 2

» CHAT: Steve Wyche (12 NOON ET)

» CHAT: Bob Papa (1:00 PM ET)

» CHAT: Albert Breer (2:00 PM ET)

» 8:00 PM ET - Thursday Night Football Presented by Applebee's:

A live show throughout Texans vs. Eagles with "live look-ins" of the action, reports from Kara Henderson and Steve Wyche on the field covering both teams, in-game highlights and analysis from Paul Burmeister,Jamie Dukes and Bucky Brooks in Los Angeles, plus 'Instant Playbook' from NFL Network's Mike Mayock at NFL Films.

Friday, December 3

» CHAT: Fantasy Focus (12 NOON ET)

» CHAT: Vic Carucci (2:00 PM ET)

Sunday, December 5

» CHAT: Fantasy Live (10 AM ET)

» 11:30 AM ET - NFL Fantasy LIVE with Michelle Beisner, Michael Fabiano and Dave Dameshek delivers the most up-to-date information for your fantasy team to have a record-setting day.

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