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Aaron Rodgers & Green Bay Packers visit Patrick Mahomes-less Kansas City Chiefs in first-place showdown this week NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'

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Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 04:55 pm

Packers-Chiefs Super Bowl I rematch featured as ‘NFL100 Game of the Week’

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (6-1) visit the Kansas City Chiefs (5-2) in a first-place showdown between leaders of the NFC North and AFC West, respectfully, on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” this week. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

This “SNF” game is designated as the “NFL100 Game of the Week,” as Packers-Chiefs marks the rematch of Super Bowl I, which took place Jan. 15, 1967, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It was broadcast on NBC with Curt Gowdy doing play-by-play and Paul Christman as analyst. The Packers won 35-10.

Calling Packers-Chiefs is Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his record 34th season as the voice of the NFL’s premier primetime package; 16-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth; and three-time Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya. Three-time Super Bowl referee and “SNF” rules analyst Terry McAulay joins Michaels and Collinsworth in the booth.

Rodgers ranks third in the NFC with 2,019 passing yards this season and comes off his first-ever perfect 158.3 quarterback rating last weekend in the Packers’ 42-24 rout of the Oakland Raiders. He recorded a season-high five passing touchdowns and added a rushing TD. Packers leading rusher Aaron Jones ranks sixth in the NFC with 399 yards and eight touchdowns, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling tops the team in yardage (416) and leads the NFL in catches of 40 yards or more (5).

Chiefs’ backup QB Matt Moore will make his home debut this weekend at Arrowhead Stadium after taking over for Patrick Mahomes during last week’s 30-6 victory over the Denver Broncos. Mahomes remains out with a knee injury. TE Travis Kelce leads the Chiefs’ high-scoring offense, ranking fourth in the AFC in receiving yards (541). The Chiefs’ offense ranks third in the NFL in yards per game (400.4) and points per game (28.9).

Mike Tirico will host “Football Night in America” at 7 p.m. alongside Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison, “NFL Insider” Mike Florio and former NFL quarterback Chris Simms. Liam McHugh will co-host “FNIA” on-site from Arrowhead Stadium.

Ahead of this “SNF” matchup, Mahomes and Brett Favre join Peter King for a 30-minute special, “The Film Session,” following “Wednesday Night Hockey” at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The special features a catch and conversation between Favre and Mahomes, and a private film session with Favre, Mahomes, and Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid focusing on clips of the two QBs’ best plays.

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