Preview of NFL Network’s Week 16 Saturday and Sunday Programming

‘Good Morning Football: Weekend’ Airs Saturday at 9:00 AM ET & Sunday at 7:00 AM ET

Steve Smith Sr. Joins ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ In-Studio Sunday at 9:00 AM ET

‘NFL GameDay Kickoff’ Airs Saturday at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM ET

This week, NFL Network provides more than 22 hours of live coverage, beginning with Good Morning Football: Weekend on Saturday, December 22 at 9:00 AM ET. Colleen Wolfe, Reggie Bush, Michael Robinson and Mike Garafolo host the three-hour show from NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ.

NFL Network’s coverage on Saturday continues with NFL GameDay Kickoff at 2:00 PM ET ahead of Washington Redskins-Tennessee Titans and at 7:30 PM ET ahead of Baltimore Ravens-Los Angeles Chargers.

On Sunday, December 23, a two-hour edition of Good Morning Football: Weekend airs at 7:00 AM ET with Wolfe, Robinson, Garafolo and DeAngelo Hall from NFL Films. 

At 9:00 AM ET, the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning airs from Los Angeles with host Rich Eisen, Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Kurt Warner, former head coach Steve Mariucci, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, analytics expert Cynthia Frelund and various NFL Network reporters stationed across the league. This season, NFL GameDay Morning celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

NFL Network’s GameDay coverage continues at 1:00 PM ET with NFL GameDay Live – the ONLY show on television providing in-progress NFL highlights and analysis of the day’s games – and at 7:30 PM ETwith NFL GameDay Highlights, which recaps the entire afternoon. 

At 11:30 PM ET on NFL Network and 11:30 PM ET/PT and 10:30 PM CT/MT on FOX affiliates, a revamped NFL GameDay Prime airs with Hall of Famers Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson and Shannon Sharpe, and host Charissa Thompson recapping the weekend’s games.

NFL RedZone hosted by Scott Hanson whips around the league providing all of the exciting plays and touchdowns as they happen starting at 1:00 PM ET.

 Saturday, December 22 on Good Morning Football: Weekend – 9:00 AM ET

Hosts: Colleen Wolfe, Reggie Bush, Michael Robinson & Mike Garafolo

  • Reports from Tiffany Blackmon in Nashville, Steve Wyche in Los Angeles and Omar Ruiz in Seattle
  • Will the Washington Redskins be able to contain Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry?
  • How will quarterback Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers offense attack the Baltimore Ravens’ top-ranked defense?
  • Will the New Orleans Saints offense get back on track this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers?
  • Good Morning Football: Weekend examines the missing ingredients for the teams in the NFC Wild Card hunt
  • Are the Philadelphia Eagles better off with Nick Foles at quarterback?
  • “Reality Shek” – Dave Dameshek explains what the last 10 teams to play in the Super Bowl have in common, and what it means for this year’s playoff teams
  • Fantasy expert Adam Rank has must-hear advice and projections for your fantasy playoffs

Sunday, December 23 on Good Morning Football: Weekend – 7:00 AM ET

Hosts: Colleen Wolfe, Michael Robinson, DeAngelo Hall & Mike Garafolo

  • Good Morning Football: Weekend examines how the Washington Redskins-Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens-Los Angeles Chargers games on Saturday impact the playoff picture 
  • Why is the Philadelphia Eagles offense hitting its stride with Nick Foles at quarterback?
  • Which Dallas Cowboys team shows up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
  • Good Morning Football: Weekend discusses how the New England Patriots will adjust without wide receiver Josh Gordon
  • Who has the edge in the Pittsburgh Steelers-New Orleans Saints matchup?
  • Fantasy expert Adam Rank has last-minute advice for your fantasy championship
  • NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest news from around the league 
  • Reports from Mike Giardi in New England, James Palmer in Philadelphia, Jane Slater in Dallas, Tom Pelissero in Detroit, Aditi Kinkhabwala in New Orleans, Stacey Dales in Indianapolis and Omar Ruiz in Seattle

Sunday, December 23 on NFL GameDay Morning – 9:00 AM ET

Steve Smith Sr. Joins In-Studio

Host: Rich Eisen

Analysts: Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin & Steve Mariucci

NFL Media Insider: Ian Rapoport

Analytics Expert: Cynthia Frelund

  • Steve Smith Sr. joins NFL GameDay Morning in-studio
  • Feature on how Kansas City Chiefs radio play-by-play announcer Mitch Holthus is helping a blind Chiefs fan see the game
  • Shek on a Shelf  Dave Dameshek gives out NFL gifts for the 2018 season
  • Players Only  Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin and Steve Smith Sr. discuss what it is like rallying around a backup quarterback like the Philadelphia Eagles are doing with Nick Foles 
  • Warner’s Corner  Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin break down the matchup between Kansas City Chiefs Patrick Mahomes and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson
  • Receiving Attention  Michael Irvin and Steve Smith Sr. debate which division leader should be most concerned 
  • Mooch’s Minute  Steve Mariucci looks at why Indianapolis Colts rookie linebacker Darius Leonard has been so successful  
  • Game Theory  Cynthia Frelund projects the winner of the Kansas City Chiefs-Seattle Seahawks game
  • Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the New England Patriots’ dynasty?
  • Are the Pittsburgh Steelers back in contention following their big win over the New England Patriots?
  • Who are the real Dallas Cowboys?
  • Will the Seattle Seahawks defense be able to slow down quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs offense?
  • Ian Rapoport provides the latest news and reports from the around the NFL
  • Cynthia Frelund gives her lock of the week and her upset picks for Week 16
  • Live reports 
    • Stacey Dales from Indianapolis for Giants-Colts
    • Mike Giardi from New England for Bills-Patriots
    • Aditi Kinkhabwala from New Orleans for Steelers-Saints
    • James Palmer from Philadelphia for Texans-Eagles
    • Tom Pelissero from Detroit for Vikings-Lions
    • Omar Ruiz from Seattle for Chiefs-Seahawks
    • Jane Slater from Dallas for Buccaneers-Cowboys

NFL GameDay Kickoff – Saturday at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM ET

On Saturday, December 22, NFL GameDay Kickoff airs at 2:00 PM ETon NFL Network, with Rich Eisen, Willie McGinest and Maurice Jones-Drew in Los Angeles, and Amber Theoharis and DeAngelo Hall at Nissan Stadium taking viewers up to kickoff between the Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans. At halftime, Eisen, McGinest and Jones-Drew break down the first half.

At 7:30 PM ET, NFL GameDay Kickoff airs with Chris Rose, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Smith Sr. from StubHub Center in Los Angeles taking viewers up to kickoff of Baltimore Ravens-Los Angeles Chargers. Rose, Irvin, Tomlinson and Smith Sr. also provide halftime and postgame coverage from Los Angeles.

For further details on NFL Network’s doubleheader of Week 16 games on Saturday, visit: 

NFL GameDay Live, NFL GameDay Highlights and NFL GameDay Prime Conclude Sunday Coverage 

At 1:00 PM ET, NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis, as well as live fantasy football updates for all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games. Hosts Rhett Lewis and Marc Istook are joined by analysts Terrell Davis, Rod Woodson, James Jones and Dwight Freeney providing 6.5 hours of coverage. NFL GameDay Live is the ONLY in-progress NFL highlights show on television.

At 7:30 PM ET, Cole Wright and Chris Rose host NFL GameDay Highlights, providing a recap of the day’s action thus far with highlights, postgame press conferences and commentary leading up to kickoff of the Sunday night matchup.

At 11:30 PM ET on NFL Network and FOX, NFL GameDay Prime airs with Hall of Famers Deion Sanders, LaDainian Tomlinson and Shannon Sharpe, and host Charissa Thompson providing highlights and analysis of the day’s games, and perspective on what Sunday’s action means heading into the next week.

NFL RedZone Hosted by Scott Hanson

Every Sunday starting at 1:00 PM ET, NFL RedZone hosted by Scott Hanson whips around the league, providing all of the touchdowns and exciting action from the day’s games. To order NFL RedZone, visit


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