NFL Content for Wild Card Weekend on ESPN and ABC


NFL Content for Wild Card Weekend on ESPN and ABC

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  • Third NFL Playoff Game on ESPN Networks – Raiders at Texans on Saturday

Two Postseason NFL Countdown Shows on Saturday (12 p.m. ET on ESPN / 3 p.m. on ESPN and ABC)

Reporters at Saturday’s games:

Saturday’s Postseason NFL Countdown features:

  • Angry Doug Visualization (12 p.m.):Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin shares his private technique of visualizing plays and in-game situations with ESPN’s Prim Siripipat.
  • Woodson’s Way (3 p.m.): Countdown’s Charles Woodson, who retired from the Raiders following the 2015 season and played a key role on the 2002 Raiders team who made the playoffs, delivers a personal message to rally the team.
  • Mack Attack(3 p.m.): Before the Raiders first playoff game since 2002, defensive end Kahlil Mack goes one-on-one with ESPN’s Keyshawn Johnson.
  • Gruden’s Grill with Whitney Mercilus: Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus sits for a one-on-one interview with MNF’s Jon Gruden.
Time (ET) Show Networks
3 & 5:30 a.m. NFL Matchup

Sal Paolantonio, Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge

ESPN and WatchESPN

(re-air, ESPN2 at 9:30 a.m.)

11 a.m. NFL Championship Chase: Wild Card Weekend ESPN2 and WatchESPN
12 p.m. Postseason NFL Countdown

Wendi Nix, Tim Hasselbeck, Herm Edwards and Hoge

ESPN and WatchESPN
2 p.m. NFL Championship Chase: Wild Card Weekend ABC
3 p.m. Postseason NFL Countdown

Suzy Kolber, Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson, Adam Schefter (Houston); Chris Berman (Bristol)

4:20 p.m. Raiders-Texans

Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters and Schefter


Eduardo Varela, Pabl Viruega and John Sutcliffe

ESPN Deportes
7:25 p.m.* SportsCenter

Hosts Sage Steele (Tampa) and Steve Levy (Houston) with Dilfer, Hasselbeck, Moss and Woodson


ESPN and WatchESPN
12 a.m.* NFL PrimeTime

Trey Wingo, Tim Hasselbeck and Hoge

ESPN and WatchESPN

*Time is approximate.

2016 NFL Wild Card Weekend Kicks Off with Raiders-Texans on ESPN and ABC (Saturday at 4:20 p.m. ET)

The Oakland Raiders visit the Houston Texans to kick off the 2016 NFL Wild Card Weekend. The matchup will air on ABC and ESPN as well as in Spanish on ESPN Deportes at 4:20 p.m. Click here for highlights of extensive coverage of Raiders-Texans across ESPN and ABC.

Sunday’s Postseason NFL Countdown (11 a.m. on ESPN)

Chris Berman hosts with analysts Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss and Charles Woodson; plus, co-host Wendi Nix and NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Features include:

  • Olivier Vernon – The Sack Artist:Giants defensive end Olivia Vernon, the team’s leader in sacks, shares his passion for art, showing his own pieces and giving reporter Josina Anderson a tour of his favorite New York arts studio.
  • Bell and The Bus: Steelers running back LeVeon Bell hits the demo field with Hall of Fame running back and ESPN analyst Jerome Bettis as they both take viewers inside the cutback lane.
  • Countdown Cam – Annie Apple: ESPN NFL contributor Annie Apple, mother of Giants rookie Eli, gives viewers an all-access pass to her first visit to Lambeau Field as her son prepares for his first playoff game versus the Packers.

Reporters at Sunday’s wild card games:

More NFL Coverage on Sunday Studio Shows:

  • Sunday morning SportsCenter (8 a.m. on ESPN) – Analysts Ryan Clark and Ron Jaworski join Hannah Storm as she hosts in Tampa, site of the College Football Playoff National Championship, to preview Sunday’s wild card games.
  • NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition (10 a.m. on ESPN) – Trey Wingo hosts with Mark Dominik, Louis Riddick and Schefter.
  • NFL PrimeTime (8 p.m., ESPN) – Berman and Herm Edwards review the day’s games.
Time (ET) Show Networks
8 a.m. SportsCenter

Hannah Storm, Ryan Clark and Ron Jaworski

ESPN and WatchESPN
10 a.m. NFL Insiders: Sunday Edition

Trey Wingo, Mark Dominik, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter

ESPN and WatchESPN
11 a.m. Postseason NFL Countdown

Chris Berman, Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson, Wendi Nix and Schefter

ESPN and WatchESPN
8 p.m. NFL PrimeTime

Berman and Herm Edwards

ESPN and WatchESPN


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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