LIVE NFL COMMENTARY
NFL on Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Radio 90s is the brand new home of NFL. Every Sunday night from 9pm you'll be able to hear live commentary of one of the week's biggest games in American Football. We'll also be broadcasting live from Wembley Stadium when the NFL comes to London in September and October. Absolute Radio will also be the only place on British radio where you'll be able to hear the XLVIII Super Bowl from the Metlife Stadium.
Across the season the Christian O'Connell Breakfast show will be giving you chances to win your way to some of the biggest games including trips to Florida and Hawaii plus the Wembley spectacular between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the San Francisco 49ers.
The 2012 season saw the return of Peyton Manning to the League after a season long injury ruled him out for the Colts. We also saw the biggest introduction of starting rookie quarter-backs since 1983 (John Elway, Jim Kelly & Dan Marino) with Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson & RG3 all becoming starters in the NFL.
Adrian Peterson ran a massive 2,097 yards for the Minnesota Vikings, which was the second highest of any player since the franchise began, only 6 other players have ever reached this accolade to join the 2,000-yard club.
In Super Bowl XLVII Jacoby Jones scored a record breaking 109-yard touchdown, helping to seal the perfect ending to legend Ray Lewis' career as he led his Ravens to beat the favourites, the San Francisco 49ers.
What will happen in season 2013-14? The only place on British radio where you'll be able to find out is on Absolute Radio 90s.
Meet the team
Sports broadcaster Adam Hunt regularly covers football of the round ball variety for Sky Sports, FOX Sports and the Premier League's official news channel.
But, having spent the best part of 5 years living in the US, Adam is also a fan of the American kind of football. He's delighted to be a part of the Absolute team and is looking forward to following the progress if his 'home' franchise, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Let's just hope they can win more than 2 games this season!
One of the BBC's top football commentators, Darren Fletcher can be heard regularly on Radio 5 live and BBC 1's Match of the Day as well as top Football Phone-In show 606 along with his close mate Robbie Savage.
He is one of the fastest growing names in sports broadcasting having recently called his first NFL Super Bowl.
Our Upcoming Fixtures
Absolute Radio 90s is the new home for the NFL on UK radio, and if you're new to the sport we thought we'd explain some of the basics.
Players - Each side can only have 11 players on the field during a play, but they have up to 46 eligible players for a game. Each side has 3 sub-teams within it, an Offensive Team (in possession), a Defensive Team (not in possession), and a Special Team (for a play involving kicking).
Scoring - Ultimately teams are trying to score a touchdown (6 points) by either running the ball into, or catching/receiving the ball from a pass, in the end zone. The end zone is located at the opposite end of the field and marked with a white line. After scoring a touchdown the kicker has the chance to earn an extra point by kicking the ball through the posts. Finally, a player can score a field goal (3 points) by kicking the ball through the posts in open play.
Advancing - There are two main ways for the offense to advance the ball: throwing plays, which are high-risk but will usually achieve more yards and progress up the field, and running plays, which are lower risk but normally result in fewer yards gained.
Downs - The attacking team have four chances, or downs, to move the ball at least 10 yards. Achieving this results in a new set of downs. Failing to achieve a 'first down' results in the opposition taking possession of the ball. During a game you will regularly hear this referred to as the attempt number followed by the minimum yards left to gain. For example: 2nd & 8 means it's the offensive team's 2nd attempt to gain at least 8 yards.
Time - The clock is separated into 15 minute quarters. The clock stops when the ball goes out of bounds for incomplete passing plays, or if a penalty is called. Each team has three time-outs they can call in each half; these can be called at any point to stop the clock for at least 40 seconds and allow the team to plan their next play. Failure to have a winner at full time results in sudden death: the first team to score wins.
Win Game Tickets
To celebrate our brand new partnership with the NFL, we've got a pair of tickets for you to be at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 27 October to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars host the San Francisco 49ers. It's the second big Wembley game of this season, which sold out really quickly, and it's going to be huge!
See other competitions you can enter now!