‘Thursday Night Football’ on NFL Network — Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams Thursday, Dec. 11 at 8:25 PM ET
‘Thursday Night Football’ Lives on NFL Network
Dick Vermeil & Orlando Pace On-Set With Marshall Faulk & Kurt Warner on ‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’ at 6:00 PM ET
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians with Marshall Faulk
Thursday Night Football on NFL Network continues this week with an NFC West divisional matchup with playoff implications on the line. Defensive end Robert Quinn and the St. Louis Rams look to remain in playoff contention when they host wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and the first-place Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, December 11 at 8:25 PM ET. The Cardinals look to maintain homefield advantage throughout the playoffs in the NFC, while the Rams are coming off back-to-back shutout wins.
Play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and analyst Phil Simms call the game, and Tracy Wolfson provides reports from the sidelines.
Coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with NFL Total Access Kickoff on NFL Network. Host Rich Eisen and analysts Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk and Kurt Warner are live outside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis to provide analysis of Cardinals-Rams and highlight the atmosphere and festivities outside the stadium.
At 7:30 PM ET on NFL Network, James Brown, Deion Sanders and Bill Cowher host NFL Thursday Night Kickoff from inside the stadium. Eisen, Irvin, Faulk and Warner will join the show.
Featured on the pregame shows this week:
- The Greatest Show on Turf Reunion – Dick Vermeil and Hall of Fame semifinalist Orlando Pace join Marshall Faulk and Kurt Warner on-set
- Marshall Faulk sits down with Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians
- What are the keys for the Cardinals to win the NFC West?
- NFL Total Access Kickoff takes to the field to demonstrate the Cardinals blitz packages
- How the St. Louis Rams defense has become one of the best in the league in the second half of the season
- NFL Total Access Kickoff breaks down the playoff picture in the NFC
- How will the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in a rematch of the Thanksgiving Day game?
- What to expect from Johnny Manziel in his first career start for the Cleveland Browns
During halftime, Brown, Sanders and Cowher host the Lexus Halftime Show, providing first half highlights and analysis. Following the game, Eisen, Irvin, Faulk, Warner and Sanders host the Mazda Postgame Show, which features complete game highlights and analysis, as well as on-set interviews with players from the winning team. Additionally, hosts Dan Hellie and Amber Theoharis, and NFL Network analysts Willie McGinest and Heath Evans deliver a postgame edition of NFL Total Access live from NFL Network’s studios in Los Angeles, California.
Week 14’s Thursday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears delivered a 6.69 US HH rating and 11.2 million viewers (including over-the-air stations). Through twelve games of the 2014 schedule, viewership for Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network (and over-the-air stations) is up +70 percent compared to last year’s games on NFL Network and the over-the-air stations in participating markets.
NFL Media also offers fans several different ways to watch Thursday Night Football live on digital platforms:
- NFL Mobile from Verizon (smartphone* & tablet**)
- Watch NFL Network (tablet + PC)**
- NFL on Xbox (Xbox One & Windows 8 devices)**
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TNF Storylines Presented by Mazda
For every Thursday Night Football game, NFL.com presents TNF Storylines Presented by Mazda.
NFL Media analyst Solomon Wilcots provides instant analysis moments after every key play from the game. TNF Storylines will use devoted camera angles such as the All-22 coaching tape to provide expert commentary and analysis. Additionally, TNF Storylines will show fans how the teams playing each week are implementing and executing numerous styles, formations and strategies for every critical play in the game.
Throughout the entire game, fans can interact with Wilcots as he will be answering fan questions via Twitter and providing further analysis.