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Friday, June 5th, 2020

JOE MONTANA, JERRY RICE & BILL WALSH: WEEK OF CLASSIC SUPER BOWLS CONTINUES WITH SUPER BOWL XXIII FEATURING 49ERS-BENGALS TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN

Super Bowl XXIII MVP Jerry Rice Speaks with NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh Throughout Game

Two Super Bowls to Air Sunday, June 7 (3 p.m. ET on NBC & 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN)

Encores Feature Unforgettable Moments and Historic Performances in Super Bowl Lore, Ranging from Joe Namath’s Guarantee in Super Bowl III to Malcolm Butler’s Game-Winning Interception in Super Bowl XLIX

Content to Stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 5, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Super Bowl Week in America — reliving seven of the most memorable NBC Super Bowls over seven days — continues tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Super Bowl XXIII, featuring the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals.

In what is regarded as one of the best Super Bowls ever played, Super Bowl XXIII from Miami’s Joe Robbie Stadium on January 22, 1989 features 49ers quarterback Joe Montana capping an 11-play, 92-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining, giving San Francisco a 20-16 win and sending head coach Bill Walsh into retirement on top. Super Bowl XXIII MVP Jerry Rice, who set a Super Bowl record with 215 receiving yards in the game, will speak with NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh throughout tonight’s broadcast.

Super Bowl XXIII is also the final NFL game for NBC Sports SNF analyst Cris Collinsworth, who caught three passes for 40 yards for the Bengals.

NBC’s broadcast team of Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen called the game from Joe Robbie Stadium.

Ranging from Joe Namath’s guarantee in the Jets’ Super Bowl III victory to Malcolm Butler’s game-winning interception in Super Bowl XLIX, Super Bowl Week in America’s encores include unforgettable plays and historic performances from the likes of Tom Brady, the Chicago Bears’ 1985 defense, and more.

The original broadcasts on NBC featured the current Sunday Night Football booth of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, Hall of Fame coach John Madden, and legendary broadcasters Curt Gowdy and Dick Enberg, among others.

McHugh will introduce each night’s matchup on NBCSN and NBC. Throughout each game, McHugh will also speak with former players from each Super Bowl, including Davis, Super Bowl MVPs Joe Namath and Jerry Rice, and Pro Football Hall of Famers Mike Singletary and Dan Hampton.

Below is each day’s content:

    • Tonight: Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco vs. Cincinnati
    • Sunday, June 7: Super Bowl XX: Chicago vs. New England (NBC)
    • Sunday, June 7: Super Bowl III: New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts

Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

TONIGHT – SUPER BOWL XXIII

Tonight, NBCSN presents Super Bowl XXIII from Miami’s Joe Robbie Stadium between the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals on January 22, 1989. In what is regarded as one of the best Super Bowls ever played, Joe Montana caps an 11-play, 92-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining, giving the San Francisco 49ers a 20-16 win and sending head coach Bill Walsh into retirement on top. Super Bowl XXIII is also the final NFL game for NBC Sports SNF analyst Cris Collinsworth, who caught three passes for 40 yards for the Bengals.

McHugh will speak with Jerry Rice throughout the broadcast.

NBC Broadcast Team: Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen

GAME TIME (ET) NETWORK
Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco vs. Cincinnati 8 p.m. NBCSN

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 7 – SUPER BOWL XX & SUPER BOWL III

NBC Sports presents two classic Super Bowls on Sunday, as Super Bowl XX between the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots airs at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Super Bowl III between the New York Jets and Baltimore Colts airs at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

In Super Bowl XX from the Louisiana Superdome, the Bears, led by head coach Mike Ditka and their vaunted defense, defeat the Patriots, 46-10, on January 26, 1986. Defensive end Richard Dent is named MVP as the game reaches more than 127 million viewers, replacing the final episode of M*A*S*H* as the most-viewed television program (total reach) in history at the time.

McHugh will speak with Mike Singletary and Dan Hampton throughout the broadcast.

NBC Broadcast Team: Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen and Bob Griese

Super Bowl Week in America concludes on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Joe Namath making good on his guarantee to upset the NFL’s Baltimore Colts in what many have called the most important game in pro football history and the first NFL Championship to officially bear the name “Super Bowl.”

McHugh will speak with Namath throughout the broadcast.

NBC Broadcast Team: Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis and Kyle Rote

GAME TIME (ET) NETWORK
Super Bowl XX: Chicago vs. New England 3 p.m. NBC
Super Bowl III: New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts 8 p.m. NBCSN

 

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