The 2008 NFL schedule looks great, especially for NBC which doesn’t look to have a bad game on their schedule. Let’s take a look at some NFL TV schedule highlights for the 2008 season.
NFL TV schedule action will focus on a few main teams. The Dallas Cowboys are in primetime a total of six times on the NFL TV schedule while the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears are featured on the NFL TV schedule in primetime a total of five times.
For some reason the television executives love the Cleveland Browns. The NFL TV schedule has the Browns playing three times on Monday Night football, plus a Sunday night and a Thursday night game. It is the most times the Browns have ever been involved in primetime NFL TV schedule games. They haven’t even been on Monday Night Football since 2003. “We are excited for our fans, the City of Cleveland and the Browns organization that we will have the opportunity to be showcased in front of a national audience on several occasions”, Browns coach Romeo Crennel said. The 2008 NFL schedule is not an easy one for the Browns as they have only four teams on the schedule that finished below .500 last season.
The NFL TV schedule begins on Thursday, September 4th on NBC with the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants hosting the Washington Redskins. The opening of the NFL TV schedule for week one also has Chicago at Indianapolis on NBC, plus Minnesota at Green Bay and Denver at Oakland on ESPN.
Other highlights on the NFL TV schedule include the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants on FOX on November 2nd. It will be the first time the teams play on the 2008 NFL schedule since last season’s Giants upset win in the playoffs.
The postseason NFL TV schedule begins on Saturday, January 3rd with Wild Card games on NBC. FOX and CBS have the rest of the coverage until Super Bowl XLIII on Sunday, February 1st which will be televised by NBC. The 2008 NFL schedule concludes with the Pro Bowl the following week.