Special Show To Air During Week Before Super Bowl
The Green Bay Packers' 1966 championship team that won the first Super Bowl is among the Top 10 Super Bowl champions of all time, according to the special TV series entitled "America's Game: Super Bowl Champions."
A special one-hour documentary on the 1966 Packers will air on NFL Network or CBS sometime between Saturday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 3, depending on where the team is ranked among the other nine remaining (see list below). Fans can currently cast their vote at www.nfl.com/americasgame.
NFL Network has been counting down the Top 20 Super Bowl champions with the one-hour documentaries in its "America's Game" series since November, with the top two selections to be aired the day before Super Bowl XLI on CBS.
The Top 20 and their subsequent rankings were selected by a 53-member blue ribbon panel of experts. The entire "America's Game" series includes a one-hour special on each of the 40 Super Bowl champions crowned thus far. The shows take NFL fans inside the locker rooms of every Super Bowl winner by interviewing at length three or four individuals strategically selected to tell the team's story through their eyes.
The episode on the 1996 Packers, who ranked 16th in the countdown, aired on Dec. 22. A show on the 1967 Packers, who did not make the Top 20, is scheduled to air April 2 on NFL Network.
Here are the other nine teams the 1966 Packers, who went 14-2 and defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in Super Bowl I, are up against in the contest to be crowned the best in history. (Teams are listed in reverse chronological order, followed by their record and Super Bowl result.)
2004 New England Patriots (17-2)
def. Eagles 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX
1992 Dallas Cowboys (16-3)
def. Bills 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII
1989 San Francisco 49ers (17-2)
def. Broncos 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV
1985 Chicago Bears (18-1)
def. Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
1984 San Francisco 49ers (18-1)
def. Dolphins 38-16 in Super Bowl XIX
1978 Pittsburgh Steelers (17-2)
def. Cowboys 35-31 in Super Bowl XIII
1976 Oakland Raiders (16-1)
def. Vikings 32-14 in Super Bowl XI
1975 Pittsburgh Steelers (15-2)
def. Cowboys 21-17 in Super Bowl X
1972 Miami Dolphins (17-0)
def. Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII
The broadcast schedule for the Top 10 is as follows (all times CT):
No. 10: Saturday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m. (NFL Network)
No. 9: Sunday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
No. 8: Monday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
No. 7: Monday, Jan. 29, 8 p.m. (NFL Network)
No. 6: Tuesday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. (NFL Network)
No. 5: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. (NFL Network)
No. 4: Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. (NFL Network)
No. 3: Friday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m. (NFL Network)
No. 2: Saturday, Feb. 3, 1 p.m. (CBS) (re-airs on NFL Network on Monday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.)
No. 1: Saturday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m. (CBS) (re-airs on NFL Network on Monday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m.)