ESPN NFL Content Update – Week 3


ESPN NFL Content Update – Week 3

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Sunday NFL Countdown: A Day in the Life of Travis Kelce; Von Miller’s Pass Rush, Jameis Winston, and more

Host Sam Ponder with Sunday NFL Countdown analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan and Charles Woodson will preview NFL week 3 on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. ET. The three-hour show will include contributions from NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter, and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry.

Reporter game assignments for week 3:


  • A Day in the Life of Travis Kelce: Reporter Josina Anderson captures a day in the life of the Kansas City Chiefs tight end and leading receiver since 2016.
  • Von Miller’s Pass Rush: Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller demonstrates the art of the pass rush to reporter Jim Trotter.
  • Jameis Winston – Transition to Team Leader: Jameis Winston has transitioned from a highly-touted young quarterback to a team leader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jeff Darlington reports on Winston’s maturation and the leadership role he now has with the resurgent Bucs franchise.
  • NFL Films – Kitrick Taylor’s Historic Touchdown: Retired journeyman receiver Kitrick Taylor is best known for catching Brett Favre’s first winning touchdown in a game against the Bengals on Sept. 20, 1992. Coincidentally, that was Taylor’s only receiving touchdown in a five-year NFL career with 414 catches. NFL Films relives Taylor’s touchdown catch on its 25th Louis Riddick narrates.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football: Cowboys vs. Cardinals

In an NFC showdown on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals on September 25 at 8:15 p.m. ET. MNF play-by-play voice Sean McDonough and analyst Jon Gruden will call the game from University of Phoenix Stadium with sideline reporter Lisa Salters.

The game will also be streamed live on the ESPN App, which is available to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from affiliated providers. Additionally, Cowboys-Cardinals will be presented in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and ESPN2 with commentators Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and John Sutcliffe.

ESPN will televise more than five hours of football programming leading into MNF:

Time (ET) Program Network
1:30-2:30 p.m. NFL PrimeTime ESPN
2:30-3 p.m. The Fantasy Show ESPN
3-4:30 p.m. NFL Live ESPN
6-8:15 p.m. Monday Night Countdown served by Applebee’s ESPN

Preceding Monday Night Football, Suzy Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown at 6 p.m. from University of Phoenix Stadium with analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young. The MNF announce team will also appear on the show as will Bristol, Conn.,-based insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick , Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry. Countdown highlights:

  • Gruden’s Chalk Talk with Patrick Peterson: MNF analyst and Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden interviews Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson.
  • Michelle Beisner-Buck Feature – Anquan Boldin’s Life Purpose: On August 20, two weeks after joining the Buffalo Bills on a one-year deal, wide receiver Anquan Boldin announced his retirement from professional football. In his retirement statement, Boldin wrote: “At this time, I feel drawn to make the larger fight for human rights a priority. My life’s purpose is bigger than football.” In his first extensive interview since the announcement, the 36-year-old shares his new life’s purpose with Countdown’s Michelle Beisner-Buck .
  • Boomer’ Vault: Monday will mark the Cowboys’ 79th Monday Night Football game in franchise history – second all-time behind the Miami Dolphins. In this week’s “Boomer’s Vault,” Chris Berman looks back at the Cowboys’ memorable moments on Monday Night Football.
  • 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 2017 NFL Sunday Schedule with Doubleheader

ESPN Radio continues its weekly 2017 Sunday NFL schedule on Sept. 24 with a doubleheader – Miami Dolphins at New York Jets (noon), followed by Seattle Seahawks at Tennessee Titans (4 p.m.). Marc Kestecher and analyst Chris Canty call the early game, while Adam Amin and Bill Polian have the second game.

ESPN Digital

  • Bill Barnwell’s “verdict on NFL players on pace for greatness – and failure.”
  • Kevin Van Valkenburg writes an ESPN The Magazine feature where “Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy opens up about his public struggle with weight.” (Story appears on the Oct. 2 issue)
  • The Undefeated’s Jason Reid – “NFL players challenge the league to get off the sidelines.”
  • In a special contribution to, Aaron Schatz names the “best NFL coordinators of the past 25 years.”

Other Key NFL on ESPN studio shows: 


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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