ESPN Classic will continue its theme weeks with a Classic Field Generals Week from Monday, Jan. 6 - Fri., Jan. 10. Classic Field Generals will profile and feature some of the best signal callers ever in the game of football. Big numbers, unbelievable comebacks and legendary performances made these quarterbacks some of the best ever. Here's our complete schedule:
All times Eastern
Classic "Field Generals" Week
|Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas delivered Baltimore its first NFL championship.|
Monday-Friday, Jan. 6-10
Monday, Jan. 6:
8 p.m. - SportsCentury: Johnny Unitas
9 p.m. - NFL's Greatest Games: 1958 Colts vs. Giants
The Colts kicked a 20-yard field goal to force the first ever overtime in a championship game. Led by Johnny U., the Colts won, 23-17.
10:30 p.m. - Super Bowl XIII: Steelers vs. Cowboys
Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31. MVP: Terry Bradshaw (QB). Bradshaw passed for a record four touchdowns to lead the Steelers to victory. The Steelers became the first team to win three Super Bowls. Bradshaw completed 17 of 30 passes for 318 yards.
Tuesday, Jan. 7:
8 p.m. - SportsCentury: Jim Plunkett
9 p.m. - Super Bowl XV: Raiders vs. Eagles
Oakland 27, Philadelphia 10. MVP: Jim Plunkett (QB). Jim Plunkett and the Raiders become the first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl despite the efforts of Ron Jaworski and the Eagles. Plunkett (13-for-21, 261 yards) passed for three touchdowns, including an 80-yard pass to Kenny King.
9:30 p.m. - Super Bowl XVIII: Raiders vs. Redskins
Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington 9. MVP: Marcus Allen (RB). The Raiders dominate the 'Skins behind the running of Allen, who rushed for a Super Bowl-record 191 yards on 20 carries. Allen had a 74-yard TD run.
10 p.m. - Super Bowl XVI: 49ers vs. Bengals
San Francisco 26, Cincinnati 21. MVP: Joe Montana (QB). Both teams were making their Super Bowl debut. It was the legendary Montana, though, who would help San Francisco capture their first NFL championship by getting out to a 20-0 lead at halftime.
Ray Wersching's kicked a Super Bowl record-tying four field goals. Montana completed 14 of 22 passes for 157 yards.
10:30 p.m. - Super Bowl XXXIV: Titans vs. Rams
Mike Jones tackled Kevin Dyson at the 1-yard line as time expired, preserving the Rams' 23-16 win and first-ever Super Bowl title. Rams QB Kurt Warner was 24 of 45 for a Super Bowl-record 414 yards and two touchdowns. Isaac Bruce caught six passes for 162 yards, and Torry Holt had seven for 109 yards.
Wednesday, Jan. 8:
|Jim McMahon led the Chicago Bears to a 46-10 win over New England in Super Bowl XX.|
8 p.m. - SportsCentury: Jim McMahon
9 p.m. - Super Bowl XX: Bears vs. Patriots
The Bears '46' defense tied a Super Bowl record with seven sacks and limited the Patriots to a record-low seven rushing yards in the Bears' 46-10 victory. Defensive end Richard Dent was named MVP. Jim McMahon completed 12 of 20 passes for 256 yards and wide receiver Willie Gault caught four passes for 129 yards as the Bears set a record for most points in the Super Bowl.
10:30 p.m. - 1981 NFC Championship: 49ers vs. Cowboys
49ers win, 28-27; this in-depth look includes post game celebration and interviews.
Thursday, Jan. 9:
8 p.m. - SportsCentury: Brett Favre
9 p.m. - 1997 Green Bay Packers Yearbook
Favre leads the '97 Packers back to the Super Bowl, where they eventually came up short to the Broncos in Denver's 31-24 win in Super Bowl XXXII. Favre was 25 of 42 for 256 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Antonio Freeman had nine receptions for 126 yards in the final game.
9:30 p.m. - NFL's Greatest Games: 1981 Chargers vs. Dolphins
The Chargers win 41-38 in overtime on a 29-yard field goal.
Friday, Jan. 10:
|John Elway is the only player to amass 50,000 yards passing and 3,000 rushing.|
8 p.m. - SportsCentury: John Elway
9 p.m. - NFL's Greatest Games: "The Drive"
1986 AFC Champ. Game: Broncos at Browns
Elway's incredible drive down the field with under two minutes left ties the score and the Broncos eventually win on the road in overtime.
10:30 p.m. - Super Bowl XXXII: Packers vs. Broncos
John Elway finally won a Super Bowl ring. The AFC finally got a Super Bowl victory. Elway, a loser in his three previous Super Bowl appearances, passed for just 123 yards, but Terrell Davis ran for 157 yards and a Super Bowl-record three touchdowns as the Broncos upset the defending Super Bowl champion and heavily favored Packers, 31-24.