Sunday NFL Countdown: Schefter’s Anatomy of a Trade; Jaguars Receiver Allen Hurns on “Countdown Cam”; and more
Sunday NFL Countdown host Chris Berman previews week 7 in the NFL with analysts Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Charles Woodson on October 23 at 11 a.m. Wendi Nix will host segments, NFL Insider Adam Schefter will report the latest league news and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry will provide insight on the day’s key matchups.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns is the subject of this week’s “Countdown Cam” – offering viewers a behind-the-scenes look as he prepares to face the visiting Oakland Raiders.
Reporter game assignments for week 7:
- Vikings vs. Eagles (Sal Paolantonio)
- Redskins vs. Lions (Britt McHenry)
- Bills vs. Dolphins (Jeff Darlington)
- Patriots vs. Steelers (Josina Anderson)
- Anatomy of a Trade: The blockbuster trade in August that sent quarterback Sam Bradford to the Vikings and made Carson Wentz the Eagles starting quarterback sent shockwaves across the NFL that are still reverberating. Before the teams meet Sunday, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter went to Minnesota and Philadelphia this week to uncover the inside story of how the trade happened.
- Antonio Brown’s Snapchat: Countdown feature reporter Michelle Beisner-Buck dives into the world of Snapchat with Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown – one of the social media platform’s most prolific users.
- Matthew Berry – Up to the minute fantasy football news and analysis throughout Countdown as Berry dives deeper into his fantasy Loves and Hates for the week and breaks down the news as active and inactive players are announced.
ESPN’s Monday Night Football: Von Miller and the Broncos Host Brock Osweiler and the Texans
Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller and the Denver Broncos host their former quarterback Brock Osweiler and the Houston Texans on ESPN’s Monday Night Football on October 24 at 8:15 p.m. ET. Play-by-play announcer Sean McDonough will call the game from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver with analyst and Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters. ESPN marketing spot.
This is the 25th consecutive season (1992-2016) the Broncos have appeared on MNF – the longest active streak among all 32 NFL teams.
Texans-Broncos will also be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and streamed live on WatchESPN for fans with video subscriptions from affiliated providers.
Leading into the NFL’s week 7 finale, Suzy Kolber will host the more than two-hour Monday Night Countdown (6 p.m., ESPN) with analysts Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young. NFL features reporter Michelle Beisner-Buck and the MNF announce team will also contribute to the show, as will host Chris Berman and NFL insider Adam Schefter from ESPN headquarters.
Monday Night Countdown highlights:
- Chris Berman’s NFL Legend: Chris Berman will be joined in-studio on Monday by former NFL head coach Mike Shanahan, who led the Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 1998 and 1999.
- From the Ashes: After fire destroyed the home of a young Texans super fan, the most unlikely of items survived – a pair of tickets to JJ Watt’s charity softball game. Beisner-Buck tells the story of how Watt made sure the fan received a once-in-a-life time experience.
- Brock Osweiler Conversation: Brock Osweiler was expected to take over the quarterback position in Denver after Peyton Manning retired, but he surprisingly signed with the Texans during free agency. MNF’s Lisa Salters sits with the Texans signal-caller as he returns to Denver to face his former team.
- Gruden’s Grill Session with Von Miller: Super Bowl 50 MVP and NFL Defensive Player of the Year candidate Von Miller sits with MNF’s Jon Gruden to discuss the secrets to his pass rush and what it will be like chasing down former teammate Brock Osweiler on Monday night.
- C’Mon Man: Monday Night Countdown’s weekly look at the moments and blunders that had our analysts saying, “C’Mon Man!”
ESPN Radio: Drew Brees and New Orleans Saints vs. Kansas City Chiefs
ESPN Radio continues its 2016 NFL schedule on Sunday, October 23, at noon as the New Orleans Saints, led by quarterback Drew Brees, visit quarterback Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs. Adam Amin, analyst Bill Polian and reporter John Clayton will call the game.
ESPN The Magazine 2016 Ultimate Standings: Panthers, Packers and Cardinals Ranked Top-Five
Three NFL teams – the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals – rank among the top-five sports franchises in ESPN The Magazine’s 14th annual Ultimate Standing survey. Results are featured in The Mag’s “NBA Preview” issue on newsstands Friday, Oct. 21. Every year, The Magazine compiles the results of fan surveys and conducts financial analyses to determine which professional sports franchises in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined to offer the greatest rewards for the emotion, money and time invested by fans. The rankings factor in feedback in 25 categories from more than 60,000 fans nationwide, as well as teams’ efficiency in generating on-field performance from fan dollars.
E:60 Special on Tuesday, Oct. 25
ESPN’s award-winning newsmagazine E:60 will air back-to-back 30-minute football specials on Tuesday, October 25, beginning at 9 p.m.
- Josh Norman: Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, one of the most colorful, theatrical and polarizing players in the NFL, sits with MNF reporter and E:60 correspondent Lisa Salters for an extensive interview about his rise to stardom in the league, his rivalry with Giants receiver Odell Beckham, and more.
- E:60 Pictures: “Silent Night Lights” – An emotional journey inside the huddle and hearts of the California School for the Deaf football team, where the athletes don’t just compete against hearing teams, they win.