'NFL 100 Greatest Series' Premieres Friday September 13 at 8 PM ET with 'NFL 100 Greatest Plays,' Parts 1 and 2


NFL Network's Friday night slate of NFL 100 programming kicks off this week with the premiere of the NFL 100 Greatest series at 8:00 PM ET with back-to-back one-hour episodes of NFL 100 Greatest Plays, Parts 1 and 2.

Over the two-hour block, numbers 100 through 31 of the greatest plays in NFL history are unveiled through NFL Films video and sound, intermixed with memories and recollections from celebrities, NFL Legends, coaches and current players on what made each moment one for the ages.

The NFL and the Associated Press (AP) came together to select the 100 greatest across five categories – Plays, Games, Characters, Game Changers and Teams. The 80-person blue-ribbon panel was comprised of experts selected by the AP and NFL Media.

Among the notable plays featured in the countdown 100-31:

  • Tony Dorsett's record-setting 99-yard run against the Minnesota Vikings in the final regular season game of the 1982 season on Monday Night Football (January 3, 1983)

  • Bears TE Mike Ditka's 63-yard run on 3rd and 35 versus the Steelers in 1963, one day after President Kennedy's assassination

  • Titans RB Derrick Henry's 99-yard run against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football (December 6, 2018)

  • Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger makes a touchdown-saving tackle on Colts CB Nick Harper following a goal-line fumble by Steelers RB Jerome Bettis in the 2006 AFC divisional playoff game

  • Broncos S Steve Atwater's tackle of Chiefs RB Christian Okoye on Monday Night Football in 1990

  • QB Dan Marino's fake spike against the New York Jets (November 27, 1994)

  • Vikings' Jim Marshall runs the wrong way on fumble recovery against the 49ers (October 25, 1964)

  • Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' Hail Mary touchdown pass to TE Richard Rodgers versus the Lions on December 3, 2015

  • Bills WR Don Beebe's stops Cowboys DT Leon Lett from a touchdown Super Bowl XXVII

  • Oilers RB Earl Campbell runs out of his jersey against the Rams

For the NFL 100 Greatest series, NFL Films conducted more than 400 interviews with celebrities, current NFL stars and Legends that will air across 20, one-hour episodes with four episodes dedicated to each topic.

Parts 1 and 2 of NFL 100 Greatest Plays features interviews with the following personalities:

Erin Andrews

Champ Bailey

Bill Belichick

Kobe Bryant

Cris Carter

Tom Coughlin

Bryan Cranston

Randall Cunningham

Tony Dorsett

Rich Eisen

John Elway

Brett Favre

Dan Fouts

Bob Griese

Dante Hall

Evander Holyfield

O'Shea Jackson, Jr.

Freddie Kitchens

Taylor Lewan

Ronnie Lott

Dan Marino

Christopher McDonald

Karl Mecklenburg

Method Man

Offset & Quavo of Migos

Randy Moss

Jack Nicklaus

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Adrian Peterson

Ed Reed

Deion Sanders

Rickey Smiley

Dan Soder

Eric Stonestreet

Nick Swardson

Tim Tebow

Kenan Thompson

Milo Ventimiglia

Phil Villapiano

Mike Vrabel

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Bruce Arians

Carl Banks

Jerome Bettis

Calais Campbell

Harlan Coben

Bill Cowher

Kevin Cronin

Mike Ditka

Kenyan Drake

Carl Eller

Melissa Etheridge

Larry Fitzgerald

Joe Greene

Luis Guzman

Steve Harvey

Michael Irvin

Keegan Michael Key

Matt LaFleur

Ray Lewis

Joe Manganiello

Marlee Matlin

Duff McKagan

Shawn Merriman

Al Michaels

Von Miller

Chad Michael Murray

Jerry O'Connell

Sean Payton

Patrick Peterson

Rob Riggle

Tiya Sircar

Emmitt Smith

Bart Starr

Michael Strahan

Maria Taylor

Joe Thomas

James Van Der Beek

Michael Vick

Lindsay Vonn

Shane West

NFL 100 Greatest serves at the lead-off series for the slate of NFL 100 original programming headlining NFL Network's primetime lineup on Friday nights this season. The remaining 30 of the NFL 100 Greatest Plays will be unveiled across Parts 3 and 4 Friday, September 20 starting at 8:00 PM ET.

As the official site for all things NFL 100, NFL.com/100 is the primary destination to stay up to speed with all the initiatives, activities and content happening across the league and at the club level. Additionally starting Friday, NFL.com/100Greatest offers a companion experience to the series where fans will be able to relive their favorite moments from the show with clips and bonus content from the celebrities and influencers who shared their favorite NFL memories from the series.

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