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Friday NFL Network will air " NFL Films Presents : Touchdown In Israel " tonight at 8:00pm ET. The show follows the journey of Patriots Owner Robert Kraft and 18 Pro Football HOFers to Israel. Saturday MSG Networks will roll out its fall programming lineup, including the return of "T...

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