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2011 NFL on FOX broadcast schedule

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The 18th season of the NFL on FOX premieres Sunday, Sept. 11 with doubleheader coverage of seven games including an NFC East showdown between Eli Manning’s New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.

Week 1 action begins with a clash between last season’s NFC South champion Atlanta Falcons led by Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan traveling to Soldier Field to face the reigning NFC North Champion Chicago Bears.

At present, FOX Sports is scheduled to broadcast 108 regular-season games, including nine editions of AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK (NFL on FOX’s national doubleheader window) and the traditional Thanksgiving Day game this year featuring Aaron Rodgers and the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers against the Detroit Lions.

On Sunday, Oct. 23, FOX Sports heads to the United Kingdom for a special presentation as the Bears take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This is the fifth time an NFL game has been played in London, and the second time FOX Sports has broadcast a game overseas. The 4:00 p.m. ET game anchoring the doubleheader coverage features the Packers traveling to Minnesota to face the Vikings in an NFC North rivalry game.

Viewers can look forward to many exciting matchups on the NFL on FOX schedule including the Sunday, Sept. 25 rematch of the NFC Championship game between the Packers and the Bears. Other key dates include two clashes in Foxboro beginning on Sunday, Oct. 16 with Tony Romo and the Cowboys taking on Tom Brady’s Patriots followed by a Week 9 matchup on Sunday, Nov. 6 between the Giants and New England. As the regular season reaches its final stretch, FOX Sports heads to New Meadowlands Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 4 as the Packers visit the Giants followed by a Week 16 marquee doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 24 starting with a New York showdown between the Giants and Jets followed by Michael Vick leading the Philadelphia Eagles into Dallas in a game that could have a pivotal impact on the NFC playoff picture.

Each week, coverage begins with FOX NFL SUNDAY (12:00-1:00 PM ET/9:00-10:00 AM PT), America’s most-watched pregame show for 17-straight seasons. Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee return as co-hosts alongside analysts Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan, NFL insider Jay Glazer and comedian Frank Caliendo. Since its premiere in September 1994, FOX NFL SUNDAY has won 20 Emmy Awards for its production and personalities, including four for Outstanding Studio Show.

The 2010 NFL season was one for the record books for FOX Sports. The regular season averaged 20.1 million viewers, surpassing the previous NFL on FOX record of 19.1 million set in 2009 by a million viewers. In household ratings, the NFL on FOX 2010 season averaged an 11.8/24, its best rating in 15 years (12.5/29 in 1995). FOX Sports once again out-rated all other NFL rightsholders including the league’s prime-time over-the-air package. FOX Sports holds the distinction of being home to the No. 1 television program in the country (AMERICA’S GAME OF THE WEEK) and the NFL’s top pregame (FOX NFL SUNDAY) and postgame (THE OT) shows.

All NFL on FOX games are produced and broadcast in state-of-the-art HD beginning with three preseason broadcasts in August straight through coverage of the NFC’s postseason.

The 2011 NFL on FOX season includes 70 appearances of last season’s playoff teams, including 10 games featuring the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. The NFC West Champion Seattle Seahawks and the NFC Wild Card New Orleans Saints each play 11 games on FOX, while the Bears and Giants play 10 and the Falcons, Eagles and Cowboys are each scheduled for nine games.

Once the playoff teams are determined, the NFL on FOX presents exclusive live postseason coverage, including an NFC Wild Card Game on Sunday, Jan. 8, the NFC Divisional Playoffs, Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15, and the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22.

The NFL on FOX’s 18th season of coverage begins with three prime-time preseason contests beginning on Friday, Aug. 12 (8:00 PM ET) with the defending AFC West Champion Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That game is followed up by back-to-back night coverage in Week 2. Michael Vick and the Eagles travel to Heinz Field on Thursday, Aug. 18 (8:00 PM ET) to take on Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. FOX Sports keeps it rolling the next night with Matt Ryan and the reigning NFC South Champion Atlanta Falcons heading to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars on Friday, Aug. 19 (8:00 PM ET).

Following is a complete list of games on the 2011 NFL on FOX regular and postseason broadcast schedules.
 

2011 NFL ON FOX BROADCAST SCHEDULE
(ALL TIMES ET)

Sunday, Sept. 11
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM
Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles at St. Louis Rams

4:15 PM
New York Giants at Washington Redskins
Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers
Minnesota Vikings at San Diego Chargers

Sunday, Sept. 18

1:00 PM
Arizona Cardinals at Washington Redskins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings
Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints
Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers

4:05 PM
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, Sept. 25
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings
San Francisco 49ers at Cincinnati Bengals

4:15 PM
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday, Oct. 2

1:00 PM
Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys
San Francisco 49ers at Philadelphia Eagles
Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears
Washington Redskins at St. Louis Rams
New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars
Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs

4:05 PM
New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, Oct. 9

1:00 PM
Seattle Seahawks at New York Giants
Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota Vikings
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
Philadelphia Eagles at Buffalo Bills

4:05 PM
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, Oct. 16
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons

4:15 PM
Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sunday, Oct. 23
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM
Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions
Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers
Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (London)
Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns

4:15 PM
St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

Sunday, Oct. 30

1:00 PM
Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints at St. Louis Rams
Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens

4:05 PM
Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos
Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills (Toronto)

Sunday, Nov. 6
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM
Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys
San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons at Indianapolis Colts

4:15 PM
New York Giants at New England Patriots
Green Bay Packers at San Diego Chargers
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, Nov. 13*
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Washington Redskins at Miami Dolphins
St. Louis Rams at Cleveland Browns

4:15 PM
New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, Nov. 20*

1:00 PM
Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers

4:05 PM
Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams


Thursday, Nov. 24 (THANKSGIVING DAY)

12:30 PM
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions

Sunday, Nov. 27*

1:00 PM
Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams
Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans

4:05 PM
Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks
Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders

Sunday, Dec. 4*
(FOX NFL SUNDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints
Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Atlanta Falcons at Houston Texans

4:15 PM
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals
St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers

Sunday, Dec. 11*

1:00 PM
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers
Philadelphia Eagles at Miami Dolphins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars
New Orleans Saints at Tennessee Titans

4:05 PM
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
Chicago Bears at Denver Broncos

Sunday, Dec. 18*

1:00 PM
Washington Redskins at New York Giants
Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears
New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings
Carolina Panthers at Houston Texans
Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs

4:05 PM
Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders

Saturday, Dec. 24
(FOX NFL SATURDAY Doubleheader)

1:00 PM
New York Giants at New York Jets
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers
Arizona Cardinals at Cincinnati Bengals
St. Louis Rams at Pittsburgh Steelers

4:15 PM
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

Sunday, Jan. 1*
(FOX NFL SUNDAY & CBS Doubleheader)

1:00 PM
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams

4:15 PM
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012
NFC Wild Card Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012
NFC Divisional Playoff Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012
NFC Divisional Playoff Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012
NFC Championship Game (teams, site & time to be determined)

*NFL on FOX games scheduled in Weeks 10-15 and Week 17 are part of the NFL’s flexible schedule plan. After consultation with FOX Sports, the NFL will determine start times on these dates, with a game or games likely moving to the late afternoon broadcast window. Week 16 (Christmas Eve) is not part of this year’s flexible schedule plan.

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