Super Bowl XLIII MVP Santonio Holmes, Who Had the Game-Winning Touchdown Catch, Speaks with NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh Throughout Game
John Madden Works Final Broadcast of Legendary Career on Super Bowl XLIII
Daily Super Bowl Encores Through Friday, June 5 on NBCSN; Two Super Bowls to Air Sunday, June 7 (3 p.m. ET on NBC & 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN)
Encores Feature Unforgettable Moments and Historic Performances in Super Bowl Lore, Ranging from Joe Namath’s Guarantee in Super Bowl III to Malcolm Butler’s Game-Winning Interception in Super Bowl XLIX
Content to Stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 3, 2020 – NBC Sports’ Super Bowl Week in America — reliving seven of the most memorable NBC Super Bowls over seven days — continues tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Super Bowl XLIII, featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals.
In the final game of John Madden’s historic broadcasting career, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23, on February 1, 2009 to become the first team to win six Super Bowls. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completes a game-winning six-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes — who was named Super Bowl XLIII MVP and will speak with NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh throughout tonight’s broadcast — with 35 seconds remaining to win the game. As the first half expires, Steelers linebacker James Harrison completes the longest play in Super Bowl history at the time, returning an interception 100 yards for a touchdown.
Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner passed for 377 yards and three touchdowns, while wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had 127 receiving yards and two touchdown catches.
NBC’s broadcast team of Al Michaels, Madden, Andrea Kremer and Alex Flanagan called the game from Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.
Ranging from Joe Namath’s guarantee in the Jets’ Super Bowl III victory to Malcolm Butler’s game-winning interception in Super Bowl XLIX, Super Bowl Week in America’s encores include unforgettable plays and historic performances from the likes of Tom Brady, Terrell Davis, John Elway, Joe Montana, the Chicago Bears’ 1985 defense, and more.
The original broadcasts on NBC featured the current Sunday Night Football booth of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, Hall of Fame coach John Madden, and legendary broadcasters Curt Gowdy and Dick Enberg, among others.
McHugh will introduce each night’s matchup on NBCSN and NBC. Throughout each game, McHugh will also speak with former players from each Super Bowl, including Holmes, Super Bowl MVPs Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, and Terrell Davis, and Pro Football Hall of Famers Mike Singletary and Dan Hampton.
Below is each day’s content:
- Tonight: Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Arizona Cardinals
- Thursday, June 4: Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers
- Friday, June 5: Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco vs. Cincinnati
- Sunday, June 7: Super Bowl XX: Chicago vs. New England (NBC)
- Sunday, June 7: Super Bowl III: New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
TONIGHT – SUPER BOWL XLIII
In the final game of John Madden’s historic broadcasting career, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23, on February 1, 2009 to become the first team to win six Super Bowls. Ben Roethlisberger completes a game-winning six-yard touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes with 35 seconds remaining to win the game.
McHugh will speak with Holmes throughout the broadcast.
NBC Broadcast Team: Al Michaels, John Madden, Andrea Kremer and Alex Flanagan
|Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh vs. Arizona||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
THURSDAY, JUNE 4 – SUPER BOWL XXXII
Thursday’s coverage on NBCSN features Denver’s first Super Bowl victory as the Broncos defeat the Green Bay Packers, 31-24, after four previous Super Bowl losses. Terrell Davis rushes for 157 yards and scores a Super Bowl-record three rushing touchdowns to garner MVP honors in his hometown at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium on January 25, 1998. At the postgame Lombardi Trophy presentation, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dedicates the win to quarterback John Elway: “This one’s for John.”
McHugh will speak with Davis throughout the broadcast.
NBC Broadcast Team: Dick Enberg, Phil Simms, Paul Maguire, Jim Gray, and John Dockery
|Super Bowl XXXII: Denver vs. Green Bay||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
FRIDAY, JUNE 5 – SUPER BOWL XXIII
On Friday, NBCSN presents Super Bowl XXIII from Miami’s Joe Robbie Stadium between the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals on January 22, 1989. In what is regarded as one of the best Super Bowls ever played, Joe Montana caps an 11-play, 92-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds remaining, giving the San Francisco 49ers a 20-16 win and sending head coach Bill Walsh into retirement on top. Super Bowl XXIII is also the final NFL game for NBC Sports SNF analyst Cris Collinsworth, who caught three passes for 40 yards for the Bengals.
McHugh will speak with Jerry Rice throughout the broadcast.
NBC Broadcast Team: Dick Enberg and Merlin Olsen
|Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco vs. Cincinnati||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
SUNDAY, JUNE 7 – SUPER BOWL XX & SUPER BOWL III
NBC Sports presents two classic Super Bowls on Sunday, as Super Bowl XX between the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots airs at 3 p.m. ET on NBC and Super Bowl III between the New York Jets and Baltimore Colts airs at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
In Super Bowl XX from the Louisiana Superdome, the Bears, led by head coach Mike Ditka and their vaunted defense, defeat the Patriots, 46-10, on January 26, 1986. Defensive end Richard Dent is named MVP as the game reaches more than 127 million viewers, replacing the final episode of M*A*S*H* as the most-viewed television program (total reach) in history at the time.
McHugh will speak with Mike Singletary and Dan Hampton throughout the broadcast.
NBC Broadcast Team: Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen and Bob Griese
Super Bowl Week in America concludes on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN with Joe Namath making good on his guarantee to upset the NFL’s Baltimore Colts in what many have called the most important game in pro football history and the first NFL Championship to officially bear the name “Super Bowl.”
McHugh will speak with Namath throughout the broadcast.
NBC Broadcast Team: Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis and Kyle Rote
|Super Bowl XX: Chicago vs. New England||3 p.m.||NBC|
|Super Bowl III: New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts||8 p.m.||NBCSN|