ESPN NFL Content Update – Week 4


ESPN NFL Content Update – Week 4

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Sunday NFL Countdown: LeSean McCoy, Soundtracks – Carson Wentz; Cam Newton’s Hats, and more

Sunday NFL Countdown host Sam Ponder and analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan and Charles Woodson will preview week 4 in the NFL on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. ET. The three-hour program will feature NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter, and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry.

Reporter game assignments for week 4:


  • LeSean McCoy Demo: Countdown’s Jac Collinsworth visits with Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who shares the intricacies of being a scat-back in the NFL.
  • Tom Brady in China: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady visited China for the first time during the offseason. In a special E:60 presentation, SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi chronicles the trip where five-time Super Bowl champion’s new experiences included sumo wrestling and walking the Great Wall.
  • Soundtracks – Carson Wentz: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was mic’d up during his team’s 27-24 victory over the New York Giants last Sunday. Soundtracks will have Wentz‘s in-game audio, including offering his game check to teammate Jake Elliott if the rookie kicker made his 61-yard game-winning field goal.
  • Cam Newton’s Hats: Ever wonder who makes the hats Panthers quarterback Cam Newton wears during his pregame arrival and postgame press conferences? Countdown reveals the shop that makes Newton’s hats and the ideas behind the styles.

Monday Night Football: Washington at Kansas City       

ESPN’s Monday Night Football will cap off Week 4 in the NFL when Alex Smith and the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs host Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins on October 2 at 8:15 p.m., live from Arrowhead Stadium. MNF play-by-play voice Sean McDonough will call the game with analyst Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters.

Redskins-Chiefs 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, the game will be presented in Spanish on ESPN Deportes, and simulcast on ESPN2, with commentators Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and John Sutcliffe.

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
8:15 p.m. Monday Night Football – Redskins at Chiefs ESPN, ESPN Deportes


Monday Night Countdown: Michelle Beisner-Buck on Marty Schottenheimer’s Struggles with Alzheimer’s

Host Suzy Kolber and analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young will be on Monday Night Countdown from Arrowhead Stadium beginning at 6 p.m. and leading into live presentation of Monday Night Football. The first hour will originate from outside the stadium (parking lot D) to capture the tailgating experience with fans before the crew moves to the set on the field. Bristol, Conn.,-based insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick, Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry will contribute, as will the MNF announce team.


  • Gruden’s Chalk Talk with Alex Smith: MNF analyst and Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden sits with Chiefs quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is enjoying his best season with the team this year.
  • Michelle Beisner-Buck Feature – Marty Schottenheimer: Last January, former Chiefs and Redskins head coach Marty Schottenheimer revealed he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Schottenheimer and his wife, Pat, share how the disease has impacted their lives with Countdown feature reporter Michelle Beisner-Buck. Preview. Note: ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards, who began his NFL coaching career as a member of Schottenheimer’s Chiefs staff in the early 1990s, will be on-set in Kansas City to discuss his coaching mentor.
  • Boomer’s Vault: Chris Berman looks back at one of the games that helped shape the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry – a 14-7 Redskins home victory on October 8, 1973, sealed by a game-saving tackle by safety Ken Houston on Cowboys fullback Walt Garrison.

ESPN Radio: Doubleheader Sunday – Panthers at Patriots and Giants at Buccaneers

ESPN Radio continues its weekly 2017 Sunday NFL schedule on Sunday, Oct. 1, with a doubleheader – Carolina Panthers at New England Patriots (noon), followed by New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4 p.m.). Adam Amin and analyst Chris Canty will call the early game, while Marc Kestecher and Bill Polian have the second game.

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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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