NBC’s Sunday Night Football Heads to Las Vegas

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Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and the NFC South first-place Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) visit Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) this week on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

The game marks NBC’s Sunday Night Football’s first trip to the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.

Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with Football Night in America on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. ET from Allegiant Stadium.

The Buccaneers and Raiders will meet for the 10th time, with the Raiders holding a 7-2 series advantage. Las Vegas head coach Jon Gruden previously coached the Raiders from 1998-2001 and the Buccaneers from 2002-08.

In his first season with Tampa Bay, Gruden led the Bucs to a Super Bowl XXXVII victory over his former Raiders team.

Brady and Gruden rekindle a rivalry that dates back 19 years to the 2001 Divisional playoffs, when Brady’s Patriots won a 16-13 overtime thriller over Gruden’s Oakland Raiders.

That game is known for the ‘tuck rule,’ which was used by instant replay to overturn a late fourth-quarter Brady fumble. The Patriots tied the game with a field goal later on that drive.

Calling Buccaneers-Raiders is Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 35th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and three-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

Three-time Super Bowl referee Terry McAulay is the Sunday Night Football rules analyst.

NBC’s coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by executive producer Fred Gaudelli and director Drew Esocoff. SNF is the only show to win 10 Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Live Sports Series.

Tampa Bay topped Green Bay, 38-10, last week, handing the previously 4-0 Packers their first loss of the season, while the Raiders, who had a bye in Week 6, defeated the then-4-0 Chiefs in Week 5, 40-32. Sunday’s game marks the first time teams enter a Sunday Night Football matchup having beaten a team that was 4-0 or better in the previous game.

Mike Tirico will host Football Night in America at 7 p.m. ET alongside Hall of Fame head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, and NFL Insider Mike Florio. Liam McHugh will co-host FNIA on-site from Allegiant Stadium.

Football Night is produced by Rob Hyland and directed by Mike Sheehan.