On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 at 8:00 PM ET, with an encore at 10:00 PM PT, NFL Network will televise for the first time since its original airing the 1981 NFC Championship Game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. While the 49ers have had plenty of historic moments, this game really put them on the map in the Bill Walsh era.
In a matchup of teams with the best regular-season records in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers hosted the Dallas Cowboys in the 1981 NFC Championship Game on January 10, 1982. In one of the most iconic plays in NFL history, San Francisco receiver Dwight Clark caught the game winning six-yard scoring pass from Joe Montana with 51 seconds remaining as the 49ers won 28-27. It was the sixth and final lead change in this back-and-forth game.
This NFL Classic Games telecast features the complete CBS broadcast with announcers Vin Scully and Hank Stram calling the action along with all of the network's original graphics.
I'll make sure and re-post this a couple times in case people miss this post, but make sure and set your DVRs. I think I'll be setting this on "Save until I delete" status. I'll also be posting a game thread for the game, followed by a recap that night or the next morning, since we'll be getting the game in its entirety. That might seem kind of lame to some people, but I actually think it'll be a lot of fun.