Earlier this summer, we launched Baseball Extras for the X1 Sports app which helped baseball MLB fans get closer to the game with stats and insights into their favorite teams and players – directly on the TV, side-by-side with the action on the big screen.

For the NFL and NCAA football season, we’re making the X1 Sports app the ultimate football companion. We are dramatically enhancing the experience for football fans, providing more data, real-time stats and visualizations, than ever before: pre-game player and team comparisons, injury reports, fantasy stats and leaders, win/loss probabilities to full post-game analysis including drive chart summary.

The best part is you don’t have to distractedly fumble with multiple screens to check your fantasy stats, player match-ups or the out of town scoreboard. Everything you want and need is on the right side of your TV screen all updating in real-time with every down.

And if you’re in a household where not everyone wants to watch hours of football each week – you can keep the X1 Sports app up on the screen regardless of what’s on to stay connected to your favorite team.

This is just the latest of several sports enhancements we’ve made to X1 recently, including an option that automatically extends live sporting event recordings by 30 minute increments if we detect the game is running over the scheduled time. We’re also testing in Comcast Labs a feature called DVR In-Game Highlights which allows you to jump to key plays within recorded football and soccer games.

Whether you’re a fantasy football player, a die-hard alumnus, or just live with one of them – the entire X1 Sports experience will be your best teammate all season long.

Troy Brown, Scott Zolak and Marc Bertrand helped Comcast celebrate recent enhancements to its X1 sports app just in time for the start of the football season at the Newton Xfinity Store near Boston. Kids from the West Roxbury YMCA also joined in on the fun to learn more about the importance of statistics.