Grand opening of Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium Features Matchup of NFC North rivals
NBC Sports continues its presentation of "Sunday Night Football" this week as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (1-0) visit Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (1-0) at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Sunday's matchup of NFC North rivals is the first regular-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Both teams captured victories in Week 1, with the Packers beating the Jaguars 27-23, and the Vikings defeating the Titans 25-16. In the last meeting between the two teams, Minnesota bested Green Bay 20-13 on "Sunday Night Football" in Week 17 at Lambeau Field to take the division title - the Vikings' first since 2009. Since the 2006 season, including playoff games, the Packers hold a 15-5-1 record against the Vikings.
Calling Packers-Vikings are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 31st season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
"Football Night in America" is hosted by Mike Tirico, who reports on-site from U.S. Bank Stadium, and Dan Patrick, who will host from NBC Sports Group's International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Patrick is joined by Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, and Mike Florio of "Pro Football Talk" on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and NBC Sports Radio. NFL insider Peter King will contribute stories and information throughout the season. Paul Burmeister will report from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, on the Colts-Broncos game.