Usually announced on the Tuesday before game day but sometimes before , the game typically highlights a situation in which the winner advances to the playoffs while the loser does not; the winner of this flex game wins its division, although the Redskins would still advance to the playoffs as a wild card team — even if the team lost — if certain other teams lost. Archived from on November 10, 2011. The , which will run before each of this season's games, features archive videos and computer generated players to highlight some of the greatest plays and playmakers in the history of the broadcast. Not excited to see Tom Brady throw Touchdowns, but will be happy if he sets the interception record! The Eagles won 24-22, thus advancing to the playoffs, eliminating the Cowboys. The song was written by , , and. However, the game wound up being scheduled opposite the fifth and final game of the between the and the that night. The game's teams and, by extension, its location was announced after most week 16 games it was filled by the and.
For the last week of the season, the — game was moved, switching places with the — game that was originally scheduled in the Sunday night slot; the Titans needed a win to secure the final playoff spot. However this game wound up being scheduled opposite the fifth and final game of the , between the season and the that night. This game aired opposite Game 5 of the between the and the. Additionally, the play clock appeared directly above the game clock throughout the entire game. The song also debuted at No.
Though the company had retained the rights to the song a decade previously, they used it and didn't make it an official theme until '89. Yeah, we're definitely ready for some. Street and Smith's Sports Group. Hitparáda — Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. In addition, Joel Beckerman, who had orchestrated the main theme since , reorchestrated the main theme, for the first time since. Archived from on July 6, 2014.
Initially, the stars presented were , Packers , , , , , , , , , and Eli Manning. The 2014 game, between the Packers and Saints in New Orleans, was scheduled against Game 5 of the , which under the seven-game format would be played only if necessary a split in the first two games between the and assured the series would need at least five games to determine a champion. Then the banner returns to normal and show the change in the team's score. Michele Tafoya sideline reporter also appears in the open, as does product placement by Verizon. The game's teams and by extension, its location was announced after most Week 16 games. The song made its debut on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on May 18, 2014 with a performance by Lambert and Underwood. This was the fourth straight year that a World series game competed against a Sunday night game.
On November 21, the matchup between the and New Orleans Saints was flexed into the Sunday night slot. And as the Jets and Colts warm up for tonight's kickoff, fans will know it's game time when they hear four distinct, descending notes. Eastern Time, averting any conflict. Underwood will return, and this year, the open will feature , and her band. While the Saints won both games, the former matchup featuring a in the Steelers, combined with the latter matchup against the Colts being a 62—7 blowout while Game 4 of the between the and was a more closely contested game, caused the ratings to slip in 2011. Those games could be replaced under flexible scheduling if the need arose.
It was filled by the at. As of 2019 , serves as the announcer for the broadcasts, with as the and as the. Big thanks to the Rocket Surgeons for helping write and produce the song! It was filled by the at. Its highest rated game telecast was the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts on October 20, 2013, which was watched by 26. Cris Collinsworth was the initial color commentator for these broadcasts, doing so until 2008 when he replaced John Madden as lead analyst in 2009. Once again, Verizon returned to provide product placement. This would be one of two cases of a team playing on consecutive Sunday nights due to one of the games being moved into the Sunday night slot as the Broncos would play the the following Sunday night ; the Philadelphia Eagles, the other team to play on consecutive Sunday nights, played at home against the on December 22 and played in Dallas on December 29.
Eastern Time instead of the normal 8:30 p. Sprint returned for more product placement, as a branded cell phone appeared to give an alert that the game was about to start. It will also place a game against a Sunday night game for the tenth year in a row with the against the. The feature received mixed reviews from critics and viewers, who considered it distracting and redundant to the existing yellow that had historically been a standard feature of U. This game replaced the game featuring the Steelers against the. Archived from on December 11, 2013. The — game on December 30, 2012 was the highest-rated Sunday Night Football broadcast ever, earning 30.
The final Sunday night game of the season — January 3, 2016 — likewise was a flex game; the slot was left vacant when the schedule came out as has been the practice over the past seven seasons. The Week 16 game, between the and , originally scheduled for December 26, was moved to December 28 due to a that affected most of the. Louis in 2016 were in contention for the through Week 8 of the 2017 season meanwhile, Los Angeles' other team, the , who moved from San Diego in 2017, were struggling at that same point of the season while the , who had reached the playoffs the previous two seasons, also struggled. . The league considered flexing the — game into the Sunday night slot as it decided the while the loser is eliminated, but the division being historically weak it was assured to have a division winner with a losing record by the end of Week 16 , combined with the Steelers being a major draw, led to the league's decision. The pattern of the 2007 and 2008 schedules was continued, as the slot for the final Sunday night of the season — January 3, 2010 — was left vacant. Archived from on July 1, 2014.