40th anniversary of most-honored annual Sports special
One-hour special culled from 1.7 million feet of game film
and 400 hours of game audio from 133 coaches and players
"For those who love football, this show is red meat," said NFL Films president Steve Sabol. "No interviews, no talking heads, all action."
"Road to the Super Bowl" celebrates its 40th anniversary this year as the longest-running and most honored (28 Sports Emmys) annual sports special. "Road to the Super Bowl," which debuted following the 1969 season, was culled by NFL Films producers from more than 1.7 million feet of game footage to 980 feet for the one-hour special. In addition, more than 400 hours of audio were captured from 133 exclusive coach and player on-field wirings. Original orchestral music, including a 60-person choir, was used in producing the show.