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    <span>              <span style="text-decoration: underline;">UNBEATEN COLTS AND SAINTS HEADLINE TWO NIGHT FOOTBALL MATCHUPS</span>                   
            <span style="">Colts-Jaguars Thursday at 8:00 PM ET</span>                
            <span style="">Cowboys-Saints Saturday at 8:00 PM ET</span>                   
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  • Chargers QB Philip Rivers on NFL GameDay Morning's
  • Sunday Sitdown at 9:00 AM ET
  • Saints QB Drew Brees Meets Music Legend Harry Connick Jr. on Saturday Pregame at 5:00 PM ET
  • Debut of Path to Perfection: 2009 Indianapolis Colts & Path to Perfection: 2009 New Orleans Saints: Friday Starting at 8:00 PM ET
    THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF PRESENTED BY SEARS – THURSDAY 6:00 PM ET

• On The Marshall Plan, Marshall Faulk examines Colts QB Peyton Manning's playing style
• TE Jason Witten on Cowboys Cam
• Highlights from Colts QB Peyton Manning sound bites over the years
• An encore of Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew's Super Bowl Journey where he discusses "the list" that he keeps at his agent's office containing the names of all the people who have doubted his abilities. One day, after he proves them all wrong, Jones-Drew hopes to thank all of the naysayers for motivating him.

THURSDAY NIGHT KICKOFF ON LOCATION PRESENTED BY SEARS – SATURDAY 5:00 PM ET

• Show expands to three live hours and goes on the road to the Superdome.
• New Orleans music legend and Saints fan Harry Connick Jr. meets Saints QB Drew Brees and the two talk about life after Hurricane Katrina and what the Saints mean to the city.
• The best of Michael Irvin's interview with Cowboys QB Tony Romo. The two discuss the Cowboys in December and Romo's leadership role on the team.
• On The Marshall Plan, Marshall Faulk examines Saints QB Drew Brees' playing style

NFL GAMEDAY MORNING – SUNDAY 9:00 AM-1:00 PM ET

• On Sunday Sitdown, Chargers QB Philip Rivers talks about how head coach Norv Turner has played a role in having a career quarterback rating second to Steve Young, whether he prefers to stay "under the radar" when elite quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are discussed, what it was like to learn from Drew Brees during his first two years in the NFL and what he believes a successful 2009 season would look like for the Chargers.
• On Sidney Rice's Super Bowl Journey, the Vikings WR talks about growing up in Gaffney, South Carolina. In keeping with the holiday spirit, Rice takes a group of underprivileged children shopping in the Minneapolis area.
• On Vernon Davis' Super Bowl Journey, he demonstrates what it takes to develop from a good tight end into a great one: tough weight workouts, catching 200-plus balls every day and spending extra time studying film.
• Steve Sabol talks about the sound captured while Titans RB Chris Johnson was wired during Week 14's Titans-Rams game
• Kara Henderson reports from Patriots-Bills matchup
• Michael Lombardi reports from Dolphins-Titans matchup
• Lindsay Soto reports from 49ers-Eagles matchup

PATH TO PERFECTION

  • Friday at 8:00 PM ET – 2009 Indianapolis Colts – A recap of the Indianapolis Colts' exciting run to an undefeated record including the memorable come-from-behind win against the New England Patriots in Week 12.
  • Friday at 8:30 PM ET & Saturday 3:00 PM ET – 2009 New Orleans Saints – A recap of the New Orleans Saints' unexpected run to a perfect record behind the leadership of QB Drew Brees and a stifling defense.
  • Path to Perfection features award-winning NFL Films behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive sound from the Colts' and the Saints' memorable 2009 seasons.
            <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Friday, December 18</span>                  

9:00 PM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins (Week 7, 2009) – The Saints score 22 points against the Dolphins in the fourth quarter to keep their perfect record intact. A pick-six from CB Tracy Porter with less than two minutes remaining seals the victory in Miami.

Saturday, December 19

10:30 PM ET – Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints (Week 9, 2009) – The Saints score 24 points in the second half to rally past the Panthers in New Orleans. Saints QB Drew Brees passes for 330 yards and a touchdown.

12 NOON ET – New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints (Week 12, 2009) – In a battle of two of the top offenses, New Orleans outlasts the Patriots for a 38-17 victory. QB Drew Brees passes for 371 yards and five touchdowns in the win.

1:30 PM ET – New Orleans Saints vs. Washington Redskins (Week 13, 2009) – After Saints WR Robert Meachem scores on a fumble return and a game-tying touchdown catch at the end of regulation, New Orleans kicks the game-winning field goal in overtime to clinch the NFC South title.

NFL Replay exclusively re-airs the best NFL games in a fast-paced, 90-minute format with bonus NFL Films footage, wired sounds from the field, and coaches' commentary.

NFL FILMS PRESENTS

Friday at 1:00 PM ET – Tough Guys – This week features Redskins LB London Fletcher who is the leading tackler in the NFL over the last decade. Despite his statistics and the role he played in helping the Rams win Super Bowl XXXIV, Fletcher has never been to a Pro Bowl – maybe this is his year. Also in this episode, wired for sound, QB Matthew Stafford's courageous performance in the final seconds of the Lions' thrilling victory over the Browns is shown uncut. Finally, NFL Films catches up with former sack specialist Kevin Greene who is now a first-year linebackers coach in Green Bay.

Saturday at 7:00 AM ET – Triplets – An encore of Steve Sabol's interview of "the triplets." RB Emmitt Smith, QB Troy Aikman, and WR Michael Irvin talk about their careers and their impact on the Cowboys dynasty during the 90's.

NFL Films Presents, hosted by Steve Sabol, explores the depth of the NFL Films archive – the world's largest sports film library – with unique perspectives on football's greatest heroes and personalities as well as its history, humanity and humor.

THIS WEEK ON NFL TOTAL ACCESS: Cowboys TE Jason Witten Thursday

Thursday, December 17
• Michelle Beisner reports from Cowboys training facility

Monday, December 21 – 90-minute Monday Night Football edition
• Kara Henderson reports from Giants-Redskins game
• Michael Lombardi goes 'Around the League'

Tuesday, December 22
• Jason La Canfora goes 'Around the League'
• A look at the top 10 plays from Week 15
THIS WEEK ON AROUND THE LEAGUE: Packers LB Clay Matthews Friday

Thursday, December 17
• LB Joey Porter on Dolphins Cam
Friday, December 18
• LB Clay Matthews on Packers Cam
• Cowboys play-by-play radio announcer Brad Sham and Saints play-by-play radio announcer Jim Henderson debate the Cowboys-Saints game
Tuesday, December 22
• Colts president Bill Polian on Colts Cam

THIS WEEK ON PLAYBOOK: Special edition of Playbook Thursday and Saturday

Thursday at 4:30 PM ET – Colts-Jaguars Playbook – Mike Mayock, Solomon Wilcots and Brian Billick discuss:
• Why the Jaguars offense will struggle against the Colts defense
• Who will have the biggest impact on the Colts-Jaguars game – QB Peyton Manning, QB David Garrard, RB Joseph Addai or RB Maurice Jones-Drew?
• Michael Lombardi explains how the Colts built their team from the inside out

Friday at 6:00 PM ET – NFC Playbook – Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann discuss:
• How the Eagles can beat the 49ers and take another step toward clinching the NFC East
• How the Vikings defense shut down the Panthers passing game
• How the Giants can keep their playoff hopes alive for one more week

Friday at 11:00 PM ET – AFC Playbook – Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann discuss:
• How the Patriots can move closer to clinching the AFC East
• How the Chargers can use their passing game to shut down the Bengals and lock up a spot in the playoffs
• How the Dolphins can block Titans RB Chris Johnson's pursuit of a 2,000-yard season

Saturday at 5:30 PM ET – Cowboys-Saints Playbook – Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann discuss:
• Why the Cowboys offense might not be able to keep pace with the Saints offense
• Who will have the biggest impact on the game – QB Tony Romo, QB Drew Brees, the Cowboys running backs or the Saints running backs?
• Michael Lombardi discusses Cowboys WR Miles Austin's future

THIS WEEK ON NFL.COM: 'Official Review' online segment Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell chat Thursday

Wednesday, December 16
• In bonus content from 'Official Review,' NFL VP of Officiating Mike Pereira discusses Giants QB Eli Manning's fumble during the Eagles-Giants game and Browns WR Chris Jennings' touchdown during the Steelers-Browns game.

Thursday, December 17
• 12 NOON ET – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell chat
• 1:00 PM ET – NFL.com columnist Bucky Brooks chat
• 8:00 PM ET – NFL.com/Live: From Los Angeles, host Fran Charles along with analysts Jamie Dukes and Bucky Brooks provide expert analysis, commentary and live "look-ins" of Thursday Night Football. Fantasy expert Michael Fabiano provides fantasy-related insight and Solomon Wilcots contribute live reports from Jacksonville.
Friday, December 18
• 11:00 AM ET – NFL.com fantasy editor Michael Fabiano chat
• 12 NOON ET – NFL.com columnist Vic Carucci chat

Saturday, December 19
• 8:00 PM ET – NFL.com/Live: From Los Angeles, host Paul Burmeister along with analysts Jamie Dukes and Bucky Brooks provide expert analysis, commentary and live "look-ins" of Thursday Night Football. Fantasy expert Michael Fabiano provides fantasy-related insight while Brian Baldinger and Steve Wyche contribute live reports from New Orleans.
Sunday, December 20
• 12 NOON ET – NFL.com fantasy editor Michael Fabiano chat
• 7:00 PM ET – NFL.com columnist Bucky Brooks chat

DAY-BY-DAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (all times listed are ET)

Thursday, December 17
12 NOON – Playbook: Wednesday recap edition
1:00 PM – Sound FX: Week 14 (HD)
1:30 PM – NFL Replay: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts (Week 3, 2008) (HD)
3:00 PM – NFL Films: Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears (Super Bowl XLI) (HD)
3:30 PM – America's Game: 2006 Indianapolis Colts (HD)
4:30 PM – Playbook: Colts-Jaguars preview edition
5:00 PM – Around the League (HD)
6:00 PM – Thursday Night Kickoff Presented by Sears (HD) – LIVE
8:00 PM – Thursday Night Football: Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (HD) – LIVE
11:30 PM – Kay Jewelers Post-Game Show (HD)
12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access (HD)

Friday, December 18
12 NOON – Sound FX: Week 14 (HD)
12:30 PM – NFL Weekly Countdown: Week 14 (HD)
1:00 PM – NFL Films Presents: Tough Guys (HD)
1:30 PM – NFL Films: New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Super Bowl XXXIX) (HD)
2:00 PM – NFL's Top 10: Top 10 Quarterback Controversies
3:00 PM – NFL's Top 10: Top 10 Players Not in the Hall of Fame
4:00 PM – NFL's Top 10: Top 10 Defenses
5:00 PM – Around the League (HD)
6:00 PM – Playbook: NFC edition
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)
8:00 PM – Path to Perfection: 2009 Indianapolis Colts (HD)
8:30 PM – Path to Perfection: 2009 New Orleans Saints (HD)
9:00 PM – NFL Replay: New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins (Week 7, 2009) (HD)
10:30 PM – Game of the Week: Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints (2006) (HD)
11:00 PM – Playbook: AFC edition
12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access (HD)

Saturday, December 19
7:00 AM – NFL Films Presents: Triplets
7:30 AM – America's Game: 1992 Dallas Cowboys (HD)
8:30 AM – America's Game: 1993 Dallas Cowboys (HD)
9:30 AM – America's Game: 1995 Dallas Cowboys (HD)
10:30 AM – NFL Replay: Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints (Week 9, 2009) (HD)
12 NOON – NFL Replay: New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints (Week 12, 2009) (HD)
1:30 PM – NFL Replay: New Orleans Saints vs. Washington Redskins (2009) (HD)
3:00 PM – Path to Perfection: 2009 New Orleans Saints (HD)
3:30 PM – NFL's Top 10: Top 10 Dallas Cowboys
4:30 PM – Playbook: Cowboys-Saints preview edition
5:00 PM – Thursday Night Kickoff On Location Presented by Sears (HD) – LIVE from Superdome
8:00 PM – Thursday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints (HD) – LIVE
11:30 PM – Kay Jewelers Post-Game Show (HD)
12 MIDNIGHT – NFL Total Access (HD)

Sunday, December 20
7:00 AM – Playbook: AFC edition
8:00 AM – Playbook: NFC edition
9:00 AM – NFL GameDay Morning (HD)
1:00 PM – NFL GameDay StatZone (HD)
4:00 PM – NFL GameDay Scoreboard (HD)
7:30 PM – NFL GameDay Highlights (HD)
11:30 PM – NFL GameDay Final (HD)

Monday, December 21
4:00 AM – NFL RedZone (HD)
11:30 AM – NFL GameDay Final (HD)
4:00 PM – NFL Replay Real-Time: Week 15 (HD)
5:00 PM – Around the League (HD)
6:00 PM – Up to the Minute (HD)
6:30 PM – The Coaches Show (HD)
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD) – 90-minute Monday Night Football edition
8:30 PM – The Coaches Show (HD)
9:00 PM – NFL Follies: Phenomenal Follies (1990)
10:00 PM – The Coaches Show (HD)
10:30 PM – NFL Follies: Best of Football Follies (1984)
11:30 PM – NFL Total Access (HD) – updated with postgame press conferences and analysis
1:00 AM – NFL GameDay Final (HD)

Tuesday, December 22
6:00 AM – NFL Total Access (HD)
1:00 PM – NFL Replay Real-Time: Week 15 (HD)
2:00 PM – NFL's Top 10: Top 10 Characters
3:00 PM – NFL's Top 10: Top 10 Elusive Runners
4:00 PM – NFL's Top 10: Top 10 Draft Trades
5:00 PM – Around the League (HD)
6:00 PM – Playbook: Tuesday recap edition
7:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)
8:00 PM – NFL Replay: Matchup TBD (HD)
9:30 PM – NFL Replay: Matchup TBD (HD)
11:00 PM – NFL Total Access (HD)
12 MIDNIGHT – Playbook: Tuesday recap edition
1:00 AM – NFL Replay Real-Time: Week 15 (HD)

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