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Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers visit Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos in historic battle of unbeatens on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'


Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:35 pm

NBC Sports presents the first-ever primetime game featuring opponents with records of 6-0 or better, as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (6-0) visit Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (6-0) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins with "Football Night In America" - the most-watched weekly studio show in sports - at 7 p.m. ET this Sunday, Nov. 1.

Rodgers and Manning are the only two quarterbacks in NFL history to average at least two touchdown passes per game, with Rodgers leading (2.08; 241 touchdowns in 116 games) and Manning second (2.05; 537 touchdowns in 262 games). Defensively, the Packers have allowed a league-low 16.8 points per game, while the Broncos defense ranks second at 17 points per game. The teams also rank first and second in quarterback sacks, with the Broncos racking up 26 and the Packers close behind with 23.

Manning and Rodgers have faced each other just once before in their careers, with Green Bay winning 24-14 against the Manning-led Indianapolis Colts at Lambeau Field in 2008. The two quarterbacks have combined to win five of the past seven NFL MVP awards.

Packers-Broncos concludes a stretch of three consecutive "SNF" matchups featuring at least one undefeated team - a first this late in the season in the 10 years of NBC's coverage. The 6-0 Patriots defeated the Colts 34-27 Oct. 18, and the 6-0 Panthers defeated the Eagles 27-16 Sunday.

Calling Packers-Broncos are seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 30th season as the voice of the NFL's premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his six seasons in the "SNF" booth; and two-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

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