For the first time, NFL Wild Card weekend will feature two games on Saturday, three games Sunday, and a Monday Night Football game on ESPN.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – Sat., 8:15 p.m. ET
The game of the weekend, perhaps featuring the two teams best suited to make a run to the AFC Championship Game.
Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET, the NFC Wild Card game between the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys will kickoff on CBS, despite the fact that FOX has held the rights to the NFC since Madden and Pat Summerall called CBS’ final NFL game on Jan. 24, 1994.
It was the NFC Championship Game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers at Texas Stadium.
Much has been written in recent weeks about Madden’s impact on the sport of football, and there might not be a singular figure who has done more to advance the popularity of the game from his Super Bowl winning coaching career to pioneering broadcasting style, and of course the lasting popularity of EA Sports’ Madden video game franchise.