Rodney Harrison celebrated his 45th birthday on the day of the show.
Studio Analyst Tony Dungy celebrated his 58th birthday on the day of the show.
The show included two songs by Keith Urban, who was on a floating stage in Baltimore. Michelle Beadle hosted coverage of the kickoff party.
Bob Costas' interview segment features Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco.
Rodney Harrison sits down with New England tight end Rod Gronkowski.
This game is a rematch of the winner-take-all final game of the 2011 season in which the New York defeated Dallas 31-14 to win the NFC East Championship and eliminate the Cowboys from the post-season.
This is Detroit's first appearance on NBC's Sunday Night Football, making them the 31st different team to appear on the program. The only team that hasn't appeared is the Houston Texans.
Jimmy Roberts profiled legendary high school football coach John McCissick, who has been coaching Summerville High School in Green Wave, South Carolina since 1952. During that time, he has compiled 591 wins and won 10 state championships.
Bob Costas interviews New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and Alex Flanagan interviews New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees.
The game originally scheduled for Sunday Night Football was the San Diego Chargers at the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tonight marked the first time that a Sunday Night Football game was broadcast directly across from a World Series game. Sunday Night Football outdrew Game 4 of the 2010 Series by 18.1 million viewers to 15.5 million viewers.
This game was the most-watched and highest-rated game in the history of NBC's Sunday Night Football.
Bob Costas interviewed New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and quarterback Mark Sanchez for tonight's show.
Al Michaels talks to Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre about the last time he was in New Orleans, walking off the field after losing the NFC Championship Game.
Tony Dungy interviews New Orleans quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees.
NBC Nightly News' anchor Brian Williams presents a story on the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Bob Costas interviews Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.
Bob Costas interviewed New York quarterback Eli Manning and Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid.
The original game scheduled for tonight was the New England Patriots vs. the Miami Dolphins.
Bob Costas interviews Baltimore tackle Michael Oher and Pittsburgh wide receiver Hines Ward.
Bob Costas interviews Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning.
Andrea Kremer interviews the 20 living Hall of Fame quarterbacks asking who is better, New England's Tom Brady or Indianapolis' Peyton Manning. The result was 13.5 votes for Manning, 2.5 for Brady and four abstentions
The game originally scheduled for tonight was the San Diego Chargers vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from Tampa.
The game originally scheduled for tonight was the New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks from Seattle.