Special Time: 1 p.m. ET; In-Studio Guest: Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce
Postseason NFL Countdown (ESPN, Sunday at 1 p.m. ET)
Chris Berman hosts with analysts Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Charles Woodson; plus, co-host Wendi Nix and NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce will join Countdown as a guest analyst.
Reporters covering the Conference Championships:
- NFC: Packers (Ed Werder) at Falcons (Britt McHenry)
- AFC: Steelers (Josina Anderson) at Patriots (Sal Paolantonio)
- Opening Tease: The Contenders: Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather voices Countdown’s opening tease themed “The Contenders” – a notation on how the journey to being a champion requires an athlete to first be a contender.
- Bill Belichick – Part II: More of Chris Berman’s conversation with Bill Belichick, who discusses his coaching philosophy and how the Patriots have reached six of the seven AFC Championship games this decade.
- Soundtracks – Matt Ryan: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, wired for in-game audio during last Saturday’s Divisional Playoff win over the Seahawks, will be featured in Soundtracks.
- The Secret of a Sideline Catch: Randy Moss and Travis Kelce demonstrate the secrets to a successful sideline catch following the improbable Aaron Rodgers 36-yard throw and sideline catch by Jared Cook that set up the Packers’ game-winning field goal to beat the Cowboys last week.
ESPN’s Sunday NFL Schedule:
|Sun, Jan 22||5 & 6:30 a.m.||NFL Matchup||ESPN and WatchESPN
(re-air, ESPN2 at 7:30 a.m.)
|12 p.m.||NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition||ESPN and WatchESPN|
|1 p.m.||Postseason NFL Countdown||ESPN and WatchESPN|
|10 p.m.*||NFL PrimeTime||ESPN and WatchESPN|
*Time is approximate.
More NFL Coverage on Championship Sunday Studio Shows:
- NFL Matchup (5, 6:30 and 7:30 a.m.) – Sal Paolantonio, Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski offers Xs and Os preview of the 2016 NFL Conference Championship games.
- In addition to Travis Kelce on Countdown, New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram and Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will be in-studio at ESPN on Sunday morning to preview the Conference Championship games on SportsCenter with Hannah Storm (8 a.m.).
- NFL Insiders: Championship Sunday Edition (12 p.m. on ESPN) – Trey Wingo hosts with Mark Dominik, Louis Riddick and Schefter.
- NFL PrimeTime (10 p.m., ESPN) – Berman and Herm Edwards review the day’s games.