NFL AND CBS SPORTS PARTNER TO BRING CLASSIC “NFL ON CBS” GAMES TO CBS AND CBS SPORTS NETWORK LEADING UP TO THE 2020 NFL DRAFT
Games Highlighted Include Super Bowls, AFC Championships with Brady-Manning Match-Ups, Patrick Mahomes and Other Memorable Games Beginning April 16
Broadcasts to Raise Awareness for COVID-19 Relief Efforts
CBS Sports announces its updated programming schedule leading into the 2020 NFL Draft highlighted by re-airs of classic NFL ON CBS games on CBS and CBS Sports Network from Thursday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 22. The broadcasts on CBS and CBS Sports Network will help raise awareness for COVID-19 relief efforts and promote the "Draft-A-Thon" – a three-day virtual fundraiser being held during the NFL Draft to support charities that are battling the spread of COVID-19 and delivering relief to millions in need.
Some of the games featured include Tom Brady and Peyton Manning leading their respective teams to Super Bowl victories, classic AFC Championship Games in which the two rivals matched up against each other; memorable games in Patrick Mahomes’ career including the 2019 AFC Championship Game victory and 2018 AFC Championship Game against Brady; as well as the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoff game known as “The Tuck Rule” game, and games featuring the NFL’s next generation of brightest young stars.
CBS Sports' broadcast coverage will be available to stream live on the CBS All Access subscription service.
Below is the broadcast schedule on CBS (April 18 – 1:00-3:00 PM, ET) and CBS Sports Network (April 16-22 – 8:00-10:00 PM, ET and 10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET):
Thursday, April 16 – NFL’s Next Generation of Young Stars Shine Bright
- 2019 WEEK 3 (Sept. 22, 2019): Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) – Two of the NFL’s brightest young stars matched up in this one as Patrick Mahomes threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns, and the Chiefs’ defense corralled Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson most of the rain-soaked afternoon allowing the Chiefs to squeak out a 33-28 victory.
- 2019 WEEK 4 (Sept. 29, 2019): Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens (10:00-12:00 Midnight, ET) – In another match-up of two of the NFL’s brightest young star quarterbacks, Baker Mayfield threw for 342 yards and a touchdown, while Nick Chubb ran for an 88-yard score as Cleveland beat Lamar Jackson and Baltimore, 40-25, to earn a share of first place in the AFC North. Chubb finished with 165 yards and three touchdowns against the league's third-ranked rushing defense.
Friday, April 17 – Iconic Game Forever Remembered
- 2009 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 24, 2010): N.Y. Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) – Peyton Manning leads his Colts team past the Jets, 30-17, and back to the Super Bowl.
- 2001 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF (Jan. 19, 2002): Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots (10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET) – After this AFC Divisional Playoff game on a snowy Saturday night in Foxborough, Mass. in which the Patriots beat the Raiders, 16-13, this classic forever became known simply as “The Tuck Rule” game.
Saturday, April 18 – Mahomes and Chiefs Come Back; Tebow and Broncos Win Shocker
- 2018 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 20, 2019): New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1:00-3:00 PM, ET) – Tom Brady and the New England Patriots out-dueled Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in this overtime thriller, 37-31, for a trip to Super Bowl LIII.
- 2019 AFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF (Jan. 12, 2020): Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Chiefs (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) – This AFC Divisional Playoff game shootout saw Patrick Mahomes lead his Chiefs team to a wild comeback from being down 24-0 to a 51-31 win over the Texans.
- 2011 AFC WILD CARD (Jan. 8, 2012): Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos (10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET) – Overtime in this AFC Wild Card playoff thriller lasted exactly 11 seconds as Tim Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas for an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime as the Broncos defeated the stunned Steelers, 29-23.
Sunday, April 19 – AFC Championship Game: Brady-Manning II & IV
- 2006 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 21, 2007): New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) – The NFL’s two premier quarterbacks squared off in their second AFC Championship Game meeting and it was the Colts and Peyton Manning getting the best of Tom Brady and the Patriots, 38-34, for a berth into Super Bowl XLI.
- 2015 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 24, 2016): Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots (10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET) – For the fourth time in their illustrious careers, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning led their teams to the AFC Championship Game against each other. Manning and the Broncos topped Brady and the Patriots, 20-18, for a berth into Super Bowl 50.
Monday, April 20 – Tom Brady on His Way to Super Bowl XXXVIII and Becoming the G.O.A.T.
- 2003 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 18, 2004): Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) – The first playoff meeting between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning is featured in this 2003 AFC Championship Game as the Patriots defeated the Colts, 24-14.
- SUPER BOWL XXXVIII (Feb. 1, 2004 in Houston): Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots (10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET) – Adam Vinatieri kicked a 41-yard field goal with 0:04 seconds left in the game as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won their second Super Bowl title, 32-29, over the Carolina Panthers.
Tuesday, April 21 – Two for Tuesday Highlights Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl Wins
- SUPER BOWL XLI (Feb. 4, 2007 in Miami): Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears: (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) – Despite a thrilling start to this game with Chicago’s Devin Hester returning the opening kickoff for a 92-yard touchdown, Peyton Manning won his first Super Bowl title by leading the Colts to a 29-17 win over the Bears.
- SUPER BOWL 50 (Feb. 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif.): Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos (10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET) – In this Super Bowl celebration of its 50th title game, Peyton Manning won his second Super Bowl championship playing in his last game and leading the Broncos to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Wednesday, April 22 – Changing of the Guard as Mahomes Learns from Losing and Wins
- 2018 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 20, 2019): New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs (8:00-10:00 PM, ET) – Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs learn from losing in this AFC Championship overtime thriller, 37-31, to Tom Brady and the Patriots.
- 2019 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Jan. 19, 2020): Tennessee Titans vs. Kansas City Chiefs (10:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET) – Lesson learned. The Chiefs 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 the Titans in the 2019 AFC Championship Game and a trip to Super Bowl LIV.
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