SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL to Feature Broncos-Colts Game, 10/20
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos travel to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., to take on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts as Manning, who spent 13 years as the Colts quarterback, returns to Indianapolis for the first time on Sunday Night Football.
On Sunday, Manning will play his first game as a visiting quarterback in Indianapolis after setting all major Colts passing records, earning 11 playoff berths and winning a Super Bowl in 13 seasons with the club (1998-2010).
Tony Dungy on Manning: "I never thought I would see him in a different uniform and certainly wouldn't think he would be coming back playing maybe the best football of his career - undefeated and putting up such gaudy numbers. But it's going to be an emotional night, a fun night and a night where we're going to see great quarterbacking I think on both sides of the field."
Cris Collinsworth on Luck: "There's going to be a great tribute [to Peyton Manning], but there's also going to be a great passing of the torch. Andrew Luck, if you watched him play at all, you know what a fantastic player he is - his mobility, his brainpower, his ability to do so many other things that Peyton did early in his career, and arguably even at a better level."
Rodney Harrison on Manning: "He is truly the best quarterback that I've faced in my career and I've had the privilege of going against so many great Hall of Fame quarterbacks. But Peyton Manning is something special. You can't game plan around Peyton Manning. You just kind of hold your breath, try to do a few things right and hopefully you don't get beat. Just to see the type of football that he's playing at this stage of his career is absolutely amazing."
Calling Broncos-Colts is seven-time Emmy Award-winner Al Michaels (play-by-play), in his 28th season as The Voice of the NFL's premier Primetime package; 14-time Emmy Award-winner Cris Collinsworth, who has won the Emmy for Outstanding Event Analyst in each of his four seasons in the Sunday Night Football booth; and Emmy Award-winning sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.
NBC's coverage of Sunday Night Football is led by Emmy Award-winning coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli and Emmy Award-winning director Drew Esocoff. Sunday Night Football has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series for five consecutive years.
Football Night In America, the most-watched pre-game show in sports, is hosted by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas, who will report from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Costas will be joined on-site by Michaels, Collinsworth and two-time Super Bowl winner Hines Ward.
Dan Patrick co-hosts Football Night from NBC's famed Studio 8H at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Patrick will be joined by Super Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy, two-time Super Bowl winner Rodney Harrison, Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN and NBCSports.com, and longtime NFL front office veteran and former NFL Executive of the Year Scott Pioli. Carolyn Manno will report from Arrow Head Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on the Texans-Chiefs game.