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06.24.2020

CBS SPORTS AND NFL PARTNER AGAIN TO BRING CLASSIC “NFL ON CBS” GAMES TO CBS AND CBS SPORTS NETWORK

Games Highlighted Include Super Bowl XLIV, Super Bowl XLVII, AFC Championships and 
Other Memorable Games Beginning June 25

Broadcasts to Raise Awareness for Covid-19 Relief Efforts

CBS Sports announces its updated programming schedule with its second edition of re-airing classic NFL ON CBS games on CBS and CBS Sports Network from Thursday, June 25 through Sunday, July 5. The broadcasts on CBS and CBS Sports Network will help raise awareness of COVID-19 relief through the efforts of the American Red Cross, United Way and the CDC Foundation which are battling the spread of COVID-19 and delivering relief to millions in need.

Some of the games featured are Super Bowl XLIV and Super Bowl XLVII, as well as many of the great AFC Championship Games in the past 15 years, including this past year’s AFC Championship Game, Tennessee vs. Kansas City, to be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, July 5 (1:00-3:00 PM, ET).

CBS Sports' broadcast coverage will be available to stream live on the CBS All Access subscription service.

Below is the broadcast schedule on CBS (July 5 – 1:00-3:00 PM, ET) and for 10 consecutive nights on CBS Sports Network (June 25-July 4 – 7:00-9:00 PM, ET):

 

Thursday, June 25 – Manning vs. Brady

  • 2013 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 19, 2014): Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – Peyton Manning and the Broncos got the best of Tom Brady and the Patriots in this classic Brady-Manning duel, 26-16. Manning was on fire, passing for 400 yards on 32-of-43 passing with two touchdowns while Denver held Brady to only one touchdown and 277 yards passing.

Friday, June 26 – Mile High Miracle

  • 2012 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF (Jan. 12, 2013): Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – Joe Flacco and the Ravens defeated the Peyton Manning-led Broncos in this double-overtime thriller, highlighted by the “Mile High Miracle” connection between Flacco and receiver Jacoby Jones, a 70-yard touchdown pass with under a minute to play in regulation. In the biggest moment of his young career, rookie kicker Justin Tucker kicked a 47-yard field goal to secure the 38–35 victory.

Saturday, June 27 – Super Bowl XLVII was a family affair

  • SUPER BOWL XLVII (Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans): Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – In a brotherly battle between head coaches Jim and John Harbaugh, John and the Ravens staved off a second-half comeback by the 49ers to clinch a 34-31 Super Bowl win. Ravens QB Joe Flacco earned MVP honors with three touchdowns and 287 yards on 22-of-33 passing.

Sunday, June 28 – Second half comeback started with the kick

  • SUPER BOWL XLIV (Feb. 7, 2010 in Miami): New Orleans Saints vs. Indianapolis Colts (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – In a match-up of two of the greatest quarterbacks of their generation, Drew Brees and the Saints took down Peyton Manning and the favored Colts, 31-17. Down 10–6 at halftime, in what many consider the turning point of the game, New Orleans recovered a surprise onside kick on the second half kickoff, then took their first lead of the game on Pierre Thomas’s 16-yard touchdown reception. Brees completed 32-of-39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns to tie the Super Bowl record for completions on his way to winning the game's MVP honors.

Monday, June 29 – Road warriors

  • 2005 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 22, 2006): Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – Ben Roethlisberger threw for 275 yards and two passing touchdowns as the Steelers became the first team since the 1985 Patriots to win three postseason road games en route to the Super Bowl. The Steelers defense forced four turnovers and held the Broncos offense to 17 points in the 34-17 victory.

Tuesday, June 30 – AFC North rivalry for trip to Super Bowl

  • 2008 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 18, 2009): Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – The Steelers defeated the Ravens, 23–14, in a hard-fought AFC Championship game at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh opened the fourth quarter with a 16-7 lead. Baltimore scored a touchdown with 9:32 left, pulling the Ravens to within two, 16-14. But Troy Polamalu intercepted a Joe Flacco pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown with 4:39 remaining, sealing the victory for the Steelers.

Wednesday, July 1 – Steelers thwart Jets comeback to advance to Super Bowl

  • 2010 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 23, 2011): N.Y. Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – The New York Jets' magical season came to an end when they lost the AFC Championship game to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-19. The Jets had trailed 24-0 at one point, but their comeback effort came up just short.

Thursday, July 2 – Heavyweight Match-Up

  • 2004 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 23, 2005): New England Patriots vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – This game was an NFL heavyweight match-up in all its glory as the 15-1 Steelers took on the 14-2 defending Super Bowl champion Patriots for a trip to Super Bowl XXXIX. It was Tom Brady vs. the league's reigning No. 1 defense; defensive genius Bill Belichick vs. record-breaking rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. And for so many of them from both locker rooms, it was a rematch of the 2001 AFC Championship Game. In the end, there was no split-decision in this one as New England knocked out Pittsburgh, 41-27.

Friday, July 3 – Blount a Force

  • 2014 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 18, 2015): Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount rushed for 148 yards and three touchdowns in leading New England to a dominant, 45-7, win over the Colts and a berth to Super Bowl XLIX.

Saturday, July 4 – Clinching victory

  • 2019 WEEK 14 (Dec. 8, 2019): Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots (7:00-9:00 PM, ET) – Kansas City clinched the AFC West when Bashaud Breeland knocked away Tom Brady's fourth-down pass attempt to Julian Edelman in the end zone and the Chiefs beat New England, 23-16. After building a 20-7 lead, the Chiefs survived a series of mistakes to hold off a late rally by the defending Super Bowl champions.

Sunday, July 5 – Mahomes Leads Chiefs to Super Bowl LIV

  • 2019 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 19, 2020): Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1:00-3:00 PM, ET) – Kansas City’s young quarterback Patrick Mahomes passed for three touchdowns and added another with a rushing TD in leading his team to a 35-24 win over Tennessee in the 2019 AFC Championship Game and a trip to Super Bowl LIV.

 

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CBS Sports Contacts: Jerry Caraccioli 212/975-7466 gwcaraccioli@cbs.com

Randall Liu 212/975-5936 randall.liu@cbs.com

 

 

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Jerry Caraccioli
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