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Bills, Giants kick off preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on 'Sunday Night Football'

by jmaloni


Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:15 pm
NFP file photo
NFP file photo

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast team of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya will call game from Canton, Ohio

Live interviews with NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 throughout telecast, including former Giant Michael Strahan and former Bill Andre Reed

"Sunday Night Football," television's No. 1 primetime program, kicks off the NFL's 2014 preseason schedule with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game this Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC, as two-time Super Bowl-winning QB Eli Manning and the New York Giants face 2014 fourth-overall pick Sammy Watkins and the Buffalo Bills.

Calling Bills-Giants from Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 29th season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 15-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his five seasons in the "Sunday Night Football" booth; and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya, who won her second Emmy for Outstanding Sports Reporter for her work during the 2013 "SNF" season. Last summer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Gold Jacket Dinner, Michaels was honored with the Pete Rozelle Radio & Television Award for "long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football."

Sunday night's telecast will also feature live interviews with members of the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2014, including DE Michael Strahan, who spent his entire 15-year NFL career with the Giants, and WR Andre Reed, who played 15 of his 16 NFL seasons with the Bills. The NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 also includes LB Derrick Brooks, P Ray Guy, DE Claude Humphrey, T Walter Jones and DB Aeneas Williams.

NBC's second preseason game will air Sunday, Aug. 24, also at 8 p.m., and features Andy Dalton and the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals against Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals. The game will take place at University of Phoenix Stadium, the site of Super Bowl XLIX, which will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

NBC Sports Live Extra will live stream the NFL/Hall of Fame Game to tablets and desktop computers. 

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