The modern musical introduction to the regular NFL season showcased Underwood’s talents with a futuristic flare. Bringing fans together through the power of pre-recorded Zoom recordings and video tapings, the promo provided the new innovative way to tailgate from coast to coast. Underwood’s vocals remained unmatched, as she welcomed in the first SNF match-up of the season between the Los Angeles Rams and the Chicago Bears.
“The wait is finally over. Sunday Night is here. Take us away, @carrieunderwood,” stated the official SNF on NBC Instagram caption for the new intro.
Every year, the network tries to switch up how it pumps up the upcoming football season with Underwood always at the top of the roster. This marked her ninth year with the organization, and she gets just as excited as she did in year one to re-shoot what the crew has in mind.
“Shooting the new show open for Sunday Night Football is one of the highlights of my year. I just love the fact that we get to reinvent it every year. The team behind these shoots is incredible and it’s always a really fun day, especially this year getting to work with such amazing state-of-the-art technology,” Underwood previously said.
Underwood will appear each week before the game, with the intro changing slightly to match the two teams vying against one another.
Fans can take a look at the Sunday Night Football schedule below to see when their favorite teams face off against each other this fall.
|2021 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Thurs. Sept. 9||NFL Kickoff||Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Sun. Sept. 12||Week 1||Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams|
|Sun. Sept. 19||Week 2||Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens|
|Sun. Sept. 26||Week 3||Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers|
|Sun. Oct. 3||Week 4||Tampa Bay Bucs at New England Patriots|
|*Sun. Oct. 10||Week 5||Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs|
|*Sun. Oct. 17||Week 6||Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Oct. 24||Week 7||Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers|
|*Sun. Oct. 31||Week 8||Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings|
|*Sun. Nov. 7||Week 9||Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Rams|
|*Sun. Nov. 14||Week 10||Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders|
|*Sun. Nov. 21||Week 11||Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers|
|**Thurs. Nov. 25||Week 12||Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints|
|*Sun. Nov. 28||Week 12||Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens|
|*Sun. Dec. 5||Week 13||San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Dec. 12||Week 14||Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Dec. 19||Week 15||New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|*Sun. Dec. 26||Week 16||Washington Football Team at Dallas Cowboys|
|*Sun. Jan. 2||Week 17||Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Jan. 9||Week 18||TBD|