ESPN NFL Content Update – Week 6


ESPN NFL Content Update – Week 6

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Sunday NFL Countdown Week 6: Eagles Zach Ertz on “Countdown Cam,” E:60 Profiles Derek Carr, and more

Chris Berman will host Sunday NFL Countdown with analysts Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Charles Woodson as they preview week 6 NFL games October 16 at 11 a.m. Wendi Nix will host segments in the show, NFL Insider Adam Schefter will report the latest league news and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry will share his insights.

“Countdown Cam” – a recurring segment featuring a behind-the-scenes look at one player each week preparing for an early afternoon game – will feature tight end Zach Ertz as he takes viewers inside the Eagles locker room for a look at his and some aspects of his team’s pregame rituals ahead of the team’s divisional matchup against the Redskins.

Sunday NFL Countdown is preceded by NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition (10 a.m., ESPN) with host Trey Wingo, Mark Dominik (filling in for Chris Mortensen), Louis Riddick and Schefter.

Reporter game assignments for Week 6:


  • E:60 Profile – Derek Carr: After 13 straight seasons without a winning record the Raiders are off to a 4-1 start and sit atop the AFC West. E:60’s Jeremy Schaap sits down with the Raiders young quarterback, Derek Carr, to discuss his journey to the NFL.
  • Frank Caliendo’s NFL Debate: Countdown comedian and impressionist Frank Caliendo puts an NFL twist on the presidential debate as “Donald Trump” and “Hillary Clinton” – played by actress Leeann Dearing – square off on First Take with moderator Molly Qerim. (Ed note – This feature was initially
  • Matthew Berry: Up-to-the-minute fantasy football news and analysis throughout Countdown as Matthew Berry dives deeper into his fantasy “Loves” and “Hates” for the week as well as the latest information regarding active and inactive players.

Cardinals vs. Jets on ESPN’s Monday Night Football; Joe Namath Appears on Countdown 

Larry Fitzgerald and the Arizona Cardinals host the New York Jets on ESPN’s Monday Night Football on October 17 at 8:15 p.m. Sean McDonough will call the game from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., with analyst and Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters. Jets-Cardinals will also be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and on WatchESPN for fans with video subscriptions from affiliated providers.

Preceding the game, Suzy Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown (6 p.m., ESPN) from Glendale with Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young. The MNF announce team and NFL features reporter Michelle Beisner-Buck will also add to the show. Additionally, Chris Berman, NFL insider Adam Schefter and NFL legend and former Jets quarterback Joe Namath will contribute to Countdown from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

Monday Night Countdown highlights:

  • Chris Berman and Broadway Joe: Hall of Famer Joe Namath joins Chris Berman in Bristol to preview the Jets at Cardinals matchup – a continuation of the NFL legend series on Monday Night Countdown featuring Berman and football legend each week.
  • The Peterson Agreement: Before Patrick Peterson was the Cardinals star cornerback, he was a sophomore in Pompano Beach, Fla., sitting out games because his parents demanded he’d have better than average grades to play football. They demanded higher standards that the grades required by the school to be eligible to play. Countdown’s Michelle Beisner-Buck reports on how those moments and lessons from his parents in high school changed Peterson’s focus forever.
  • Gruden’s Grill Session with Carson Palmer:­ Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, back after sitting out a game due to concussion, visits with MNF’s Jon Gruden to discuss his career year in 2015 and what Arizona must do to get back on track after a slow start to the season.
  • C’Mon Man: Monday Night Countdown’s weekly look at the moments and blunders that had our analysts saying, “C’Mon Man!”

ESPN Radio: Andy Dalton and the Bengals vs. Tom Brady and the Patriots

ESPN Radio will continue its 2016 Sunday NFL schedule October 16 at noon as the Cincinnati Bengals, led by quarterback Andy Dalton, visit the New England Patriots for Tom Brady’s first home game of the season. Adam Amin and analyst Bill Polian will call the game.

SportsCenter on the Road: Hannah Storm in Foxborough, Mass., for Bengals at Patriots

On Sunday, anchor Hannah Storm will be in Foxborough, Mass., for SportsCenter on the Road (8-10 a.m.) previewing of that afternoon’s New England Patriots vs. Cincinnati Bengals game, quarterback Tom Brady’s first home appearance since returning from his four-game suspension. Storm will be joined by analyst Tedy Bruschi and reporter Sal Paolantonio.


Mac Nwulu

I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties over the years. I am currently focused on soccer and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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