Television networks are looking for ways to be creative for sports content during the COVID-19 pandemic, with literally zero sports going on. One easy solution is going to the archives for classic sporting events. CBS has been doing this for March Madness classic games (with no NCAA Tournament going on), and MLB classic games were shown on across various platforms on Thursday (what would’ve been Opening Day).

And on Thursday, Fox Sports and ESPN announced that they will air classic NFL games in the coming weeks.

Fox, FS1, and Fox Deportes will show classic NFL postseason games (and a 2010 Eagles-Giants regular season game), including five Super Bowls. That begins on Sunday, March 29 (3 p.m. ET) with Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons on Fox (and Fox Deportes), and ends on Friday, May 1 (7 pm. ET) with Super Bowl XXXI between the Patriots and Green Bay Packers.

ESPN will show Monday Night Football classics every Monday from March 30-April 27. The 2018 shootout between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams (the first game in NFL history in which each team scored 50+ points) will kick off the five-game schedule on March 30 (8 p.m. ET).

Update: Two Sunday Night Football classic games will air each night on NBCSN during the week of March 30-April 5. And the final three Sundays of April (the 12th, 19th, and 26th) will feature one SNF classic on NBCSN.

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