Oklahoma Sooner Landry Jones was picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is currently inactive as a QB for the Steelers.
Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears (2-0) travel to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., to take on Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers (0-2) on Sunday Night Football. Coverage begins with Football Night In America at 6 p.m. CT on NBC.
Calling Bears-Steelers is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels, in his 28th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier prime time package; 14-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff.
Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for five consecutive years.
Football Night in America, the most-watched pre-game show in sports, is hosted by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. Costas will be joined on site by Michaels, Collinsworth, and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC’s famed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Patrick will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and longtime NFL front office veteran and former NFL Executive of the Year Scott Pioli. Alex Flanagan will report from Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif. on the Colts-49ers game.
In addition to Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America, NBC Sports Group’s NFL coverage also includes digital content and social media extensions that are available online, as well as NFL-related shoulder programming on NBCSN.
Al Michaels to call 25th primetime game in Pittsburgh with Bears – Steelers on NBC’s “Sunday night football”
When NBC’s Sunday Night Football kicks off this week with the Chicago Bears visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers, Al Michaels will be at the microphone for his 25th primetime Steelers game in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers are the seventh NFL team to host at least 25 primetime games called by Michaels. (Note: Michaels has also called 25 Hall of Fame Games at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio).
In his record 28th season as the play-by-play voice for the NFL’s premier prime time package, Michaels joined NBC’s Sunday Night Football when the network acquired the package in 2006. Previously, he called ABC’s Monday Night Football for 20 seasons (1986-2005). Michaels’ former Monday Night Football colleague Frank Gifford was in the MNF booth for 27 seasons (1971-97).