NBC will host two video games below its ‘Sunday Evening Soccer’ presentation in Week 1, beginning with the Payments-Rams NFL Kickoff Sport on Thursday evening.
LOS ANGELES — NFL Week 1 is formally right here and in just some brief hours, you will be listening to that signature NBC Sunday Evening Soccer intro as NBC will broadcast the Payments vs. Rams recreation in L.A. to begin the NFL season.
It will likely be the everyday Sunday Evening Soccer presentation on Thursday for the NFL kickoff recreation, however the crew will look a bit completely different than it has in yr’s previous, after play-by-play commentator Al Michaels did not renew his contract to stay with NBC and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya left the business within the offseason.
Mike Tirico will now be a part of Cris Collinsworth within the sales space, and Melissa Stark will take over sideline reporting.
Then, NBC will broadcast Sunday Evening Soccer at its typical time Sunday evening as Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs play in Dallas in opposition to the Cowboys.
Thursday Evening’s ‘Sunday Evening Soccer’ Matchup
Thursday evening’s NFL Kickoff Sport matchup is between the defending champion Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Payments.
The Rams will host the sport at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the place they received the Tremendous Bowl in February.
The Payments are hoping to get off to a scorching begin after falling within the AFC Divisional Spherical within the playoffs to the Chiefs, a second-straight yr Josh Allen and the Payments misplaced to Kansas Metropolis within the playoffs.
In the meantime, the Rams wish to decide up the place they left off, after they received 11 of their ultimate 12 video games of the yr (together with playoffs), to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Matthew Stafford returns at quarterback with major goal Cooper Kupp seeking to construct on an All-Professional 2021-22 season.
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How To Watch Thursday Evening’s NFL Kickoff Sport
Pregame protection of the competition will start at 7 p.m. ET on NBC with the community’s “NFL Kickoff 2022” program.
Week 1 would be the solely time that NBC’s “Sunday Evening Soccer” broadcast workforce televises a recreation on Thursday evening.
Sunday Evening Soccer Matchup
On Sunday evening, for the everyday Sunday Evening Soccer time slot, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go to the Dallas Cowboys. The Bucs and Cowboys performed in NBC’s Thursday evening NFL Kickoff Sport in 2021, when the Bucs defeated the Cowboys 31-29 in Tampa.
Tom Brady returns after briefly retiring this offseason, solely to return to the workforce. Bruce Arians stepped down as head coach and it is now Todd Bowles main the Bucs workforce. The Bucs return a powerful protection, in addition to playmakers Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Leonard Fournette.
The Cowboys come into the sport hoping to keep away from regression after they received the NFC East with a 12-5 document final season earlier than falling to the 49ers at dwelling within the NFC Wild Card playoffs. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott return for the offense in addition to younger receiver CeeDee Lamb, who’s poised for a giant yr after Dallas traded away Prescott’s prime goal in Amari Cooper to the Browns.
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How To Watch Sunday Evening Soccer Week 1
Pregame protection will start at 7 p.m. E.T. with NBC’s ‘Soccer Evening in America.’
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