Sunday NFL Countdown: Darren Woodson Interviews Cowboys’ Sean Lee, In-Game Audio of the Eagles, E:60 Profiles Kam Chancellor, and more
Host Sam Ponder and analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan and Charles Woodson will preview NFL week 8 on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown on October 29 at 10 a.m. ET. The program will also include NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter, and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry.
Reporter game assignments for week 8:
- Raiders at Bills (Josina Anderson)
- Bears at Saints (Dianna Russini)
- Chargers at Patriots (Sal Paolantonio)
- Cowboys at Redskins (Jeff Darlington)
- Steelers at Lions (Jeremy Fowler)
- Darren Woodson with Sean Lee: Three-time Super Bowl champion and ESPN NFL analyst Darren Woodson visits with Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee to discuss the keys to the All Pro’s ability to anticipate and read opposing offenses.
- Philadelphia Eagles – Under the Helmet: The Eagles have the best record in the NFL (6-1), and Countdown goes under-the-helmet to feature some of the best in-game audio from quarterback Carson Wentz, safety Malcolm Jenkins and head coach Doug Pederson.
- E:60 Profile – Kam Chancellor: E:60, ESPN’s award-winning newsmagazine, tells the story of Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor – his journey from Norfolk, Va., to become one of the hardest-hitting safeties in the NFL. Mina Kimes reports.
ESPN’s Monday Night Football: AFC West Rivals – Broncos vs. Chiefs at Arrowhead
Quarterback Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs will host All Pro linebacker Von Miller and the Denver Broncos in a key AFC West rivalry game on ESPN’s Monday Night Football (8:15 p.m. ET) – the Chiefs’ second home MNF game in October. MNF commentator team of play-by-play voice Sean McDonough, analyst Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters will call the game from Arrowhead Stadium.
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Leading into Monday Night Football, Suzy Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown at 6 p.m. with analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young. The MNF announce team – McDonough, Gruden and Salters – will appear on the show, and Bristol, Conn.,-based insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick , Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry will also be featured. Countdown highlights:
- Gruden’s Chalk Talk with Andy Reid: MNF analyst and Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden interviews Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. (Gruden and Reid both coached on the Green Bay Packers staff as offensive assistants under Mike Holmgren from 1992-’94.)
- Broncos Assistant Turf Manager Luke Kellerman: 34-year old Denver Broncos assistant turf manager Luke Kellerman is battling stage 4 colorectal cancer. The lifelong Broncos fan’s plight led to the creation of the team’s Fight Like a Bronco campaign – a partnership now in its second year with the American Cancer Society that recognizes all forms of cancer survivors and encourages early detection screenings for men and women. Kellerman was recently honored at halftime of a Broncos home game. Earlier this week, Kellerman made one last visit to the Broncos practice facility where the players gave him a game ball, reports Chris Connelly.
- Boomer’ Vault: Chris Berman looks back at the Chiefs-Broncos MNF game on Oct. 17, 1994, a classic duel between Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana (Chiefs) – in what would be his final NFL season, and John Elway (Broncos). Berman revisits the key plays that helped Montana and the Chiefs reverse an 11-game losing streak at Mile High Stadium for a thrilling 31-28 victory.
- C’Mon Man: Monday Night Countdown’s weekly look at the moments and blunders that had our analysts saying, “C’Mon Man!”
ESPN Radio: Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots
ESPN Radio will continue its NFL Sunday broadcasts with Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers at the New England Patriots, led by five-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, Sunday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. Adam Amin and analyst Bill Polian will call the game.
- Bill Barnwell argues the Colts should shutdown injured quarterback Andrew Luck for the year.
- NFL Nation Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley explores Joe Flacco’s fall from Super Bowl MVP to 31st-ranked passer in the NFL.
- Senior writer Kevin Van Valkenburg reveals the roots of Kirk Cousins’ uneasy marriage with the Redskins (part of ESPN The Magazine’s Nov. 3 QB Issue).
- In “Misery knows no borders for devoted Browns fans across the globe,” special contributor Ian Chadband writes about long-suffering Cleveland Browns fans in countries like Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Australia.
- The Undefeated: Senior NFL writer Jason Reid, in the Black Quarterbacks series, profiles Warren Moon and his journey to become the only African American quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Other Key NFL on ESPN studio shows:
- NFL Matchup: Host Sal Paolantonio and analysts Louis Riddick and Greg Cosell of NFL Films preview the weekend’s key NFL matchups via film-room X’s and O’s analysis on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4 and 6:30 a.m. (ESPN).
- Fantasy Football Now: SportsCenter anchor Lisa Kerney joins analysts Matthew Berry, Tim Hasselbeck, Field Yates and injury analyst Stephania Bell at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on ESPN2.