Sunday NFL Countdown: Doug Baldwin One-on-One with Keyshawn Johnson; Jameis Winston’s Postgame Preparation: and more
Chris Berman will host with analysts Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Charles Woodson end preview week 4 games on Sunday NFL Countdown October 2 at 11 a.m. Wendi Nix will host select segments, NFL Insider Adam Schefter will report the latest league news and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry will share insights on the day’s matchups.
Reporter game assignments for week 4:
- Seahawks vs. Jets (Josina Anderson)
- Bills vs. Patriots (Sal Paolantonio)
- Panthers vs. Falcons (Ed Werder)
- Raiders vs. Ravens (Britt McHenry)
- Chiefs vs. Steelers (Jeff Darlington)
- Doug Baldwin One-on-One with Keyshawn Johnson: Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin sits with ESPN’s Keyshawn Johnson to discuss a range of topics including the perception of some across the league that Baldwin is a pedestrian wide receiver.
- Jameis Winston’s Postgame Preparation: Countdown reporter Jim Trotter went to Tampa to learn why the Buccaneers quarterback’s film study extends all the way to watching retired quarterback Peyton Manning’s press conferences.
- Matthew Berry: Up to the minute fantasy football news and analysis, including Berry’s Loves and Hates for the week and the actives and inactives as they are announced.
Monday Night Football Returns to Minnesota: Sam Bradford and the 3-0 Vikings Host the Giants
Sam Bradford and the 3-0 Minnesota Vikings host Eli Manning and the New York Giants on October 3 in the first Monday Night Football game in Minneapolis since 2010, and ESPN’s first NFL game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. Sean McDonough will call the game at 8:15 p.m. with analyst and Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters. Giants-Vikings will also be available on ESPN Deportes and streamed live on WatchESPN for fans with video subscriptions from affiliated providers. ESPN’s MNF marketing ad for Giants-Vikings.
Leading into the game, Suzy Kolber will host MNF’s pregame show, Monday Night Countdown (6 p.m., ESPN) from Minneapolis with analysts Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young. Joining Kolber from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn., are: Chris Berman, guest analyst and Washington Redskins Super Bowl champion Joe Theismann, who joins the show as part of ESPN’s weekly NFL legends initiative, and insider Adam Schefter. Additionally, NFL features reporter Michelle Beisner-Buck and the MNF announce team will also contribute to the show.
Monday Night Countdown highlights:
- Bobby Johnson’s Super Bowl Ring: On the 30th anniversary of the Giants’ Super Bowl XXI victory, Countdown’s Michelle Beisner-Buck tells the story of wide receiver Bobby Johnson – his legendary 4th and 17 catch, his even bigger fall from grace and how his Super Bowl ring ended up in a pawn shop.
- C’Mon Man – Monday Night Countdown’s weekly look at the moments and blunders that had our analysts saying, “C’Mon Man!”
ESPN Radio Continues 2016 NFL Sunday Schedule with Doubleheader
ESPN Radio will continue its 2016 Sunday NFL schedule on Oct. 2, with a doubleheader –Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears at noon, followed by Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals at 4 p.m. Adam Amin, analyst Bill Polian and reporter Dave Shore will call the early game, with Marc Kestecher, analyst Mark Schlereth and reporter John Clayton working the second game.
E:60 Profiles Redskins Josh Norman and Patriots Nate Ebner
On Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., ESPN’s award winning newsmagazine E:60 will include in-depth profile of two NFL players. Highlights:
- E:60 correspondent and MNF’s Lisa Salters reports an all-access look at how Redskins cornerback Josh Norman became one of the league’s best at his position and among its most outspoken stars.
- Last summer, Patriots safety Nate Ebner put his NFL career on hold to chase his Olympic dream with the U.S. rugby team and honor the memory of his father, the biggest influence in his life. Jeremy Schaap
Other key NFL on ESPN studio shows:
- NFL Matchup: Host Sal Paolantonio and analysts Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge preview the weekend’s NFL matchups via film-room X’s and O’s analysis Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8:30 a.m. on ESPN2, and Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4 a.m. on ESPN (re-air on ESPN at 6:30 a.m.).
- Fantasy Football Now: Michael Smith, SportsCenter’s Sara Walsh, Berry, injury analyst Stephania Bell, NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck and reporter Field Yates, present the two-hour, live program on ESPN2, Sunday at 11 a.m., with up-to-the-minute news, injury reports and analysis tailored to better inform fantasy football players leading into kickoff.
Fantasy Focus Helps Drive ESPN Podcasts to Record Numbers
ESPN Audio’s originally produced podcast business is enjoying unprecedented success, with the “Fantasy Focus Football Show” hosted by Matthew Berry, Field Yates and Stephania Bell leading the list in August when overall downloads set an ESPN record for the sixth consecutive month. Release.