BBC to broadcast NFL's Monday Night Football

The BBC is to broadcast the NFL's Monday Night Football for the 2012 season.

Coverage starts on 10 September, with Cincinnati Bengals playing Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers facing Oakland Raiders.

The games will be live on the BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website, while Radio 5 live sports extra will also have at least one commentary per week.

The season finishes with the Super Bowl  on 3 February 2013.

There will also be BBC coverage of the Wembley clash between the New England Patriots and St Louis Rams  on Sunday, 28 October, as well as weekly play-off highlights in January.

Radio 5 live sports extra's first game will be the match between Super Bowl champions New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.

Coverage of the Giants v Cowboys game begins at 01:30 BST on Thursday, 6 September.

Barbara Slater, the BBC's director of sport, said: "We look forward to bringing Monday Night Football to our audience, who this summer have shown a great appetite for sport content via our Online and Red Button streams.

"We're delighted that our relationship with the NFL continues to grow and we look forward to a great season."