Peyton Manning and 8-1 Broncos host Alex Smith and 9-0 Chiefs on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'by jmaloni
Coverage begins with 'Football Night In America' at 7 p.m. on NBC
Four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (8-1) host Alex Smith and the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs (9-0), at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, in Denver on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins with "Football Night In America" at 7 p.m. on NBC.
Sunday night's matchup between two of the best teams in the NFL, led by quarterbacks who have a combined 36-6-1 record since the start of the 2012 season, will mark the first time in 44 years that clubs with records of 9-0 and 8-1 or better have faced each other. The game features a clash between Denver's offense, which leads the league in scoring, and Kansas City's defense, which has allowed the fewest points through nine games this season.
Calling Chiefs-Broncos is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 28th season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 14-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the "Sunday Night Football" booth; and Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
"Football Night In America," the most-watched pre-game show in sports, is hosted by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Sports Authority Field. He will be joined on-site by Michaels, Collinsworth and former NFL Executive of the Year, Scott Pioli, who from 2009-12 served as GM of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Dan Patrick co-hosts "Football Night" from NBC's famed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Patrick will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, two-time Super Bowl winner and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com. Carolyn Manno will report from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on the 49ers-Saints game.