NBC Sports Group's Josh Elliott reports
Tomorrow's "Together We Make Football" segment on "Today," narrated by NBC Sports Group's Josh Elliott, tells the story of New England Patriots fan and breast cancer survivor Beth Steele. Elliott will report the segment live between 8 and 9 a.m. ET.
Steele, a 36-year-old mother of four and Patriots fan, attended last season's Patriots-Bengals game with her husband during the NFL's annual "A Crucial Catch." The campaign, focused on the importance of annual breast cancer screenings, motivated Steele to conduct a self-exam that night, during which she found a lump. At her first mammogram appointment, the radiologist discovered Steele had massive and aggressive breast cancer, and needed to be treated immediately. A year later, after undergoing chemotherapy, she has a good prognosis and is inspired to educate women of all ages about the importance of annual screenings.
Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, to take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots this weekend on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins with "Football Night In America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC Sports teams with "Today" to present weekly "Together We Make Football" segments, telling the most compelling stories of football fans, players, teams and families across the country. The segments air on "Today" each Friday during the NFL season and feature a profile vignette produced by NFL Films and narrated by Elliott.
The NFL's "Together We Make Football" campaign invites anyone who has been touched by the game of football - whether as a player at any level, a fan, a group, a team or a community - to share a story of why they love the game. Select "Together We Make Football" stories will be featured on NBC's "Football Night In America" studio show.
Those wishing to submit a story can visit TogetherWeMakeFootball.com, a digital community where fans can share their story and see thousands of others. Stories submitted through Sunday, Oct. 19, will be entered into a contest where one "individual" submission and one "group" submission will win a trip to Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona. At the end of the season, NFL Films will produce a "Together We Make Football" special that will air on NBC Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.