ESPN NFL Content Update – Week 10


ESPN NFL Content Update – Week 10

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  • Sunday NFL Countdown Features: Marvin Jones Jr., Patriots Fan Aaron Cortese and JuJu Smith-Schuster
  • Quarterbacks Jay Cutler vs. Cam Newton on Monday Night Football
  • Monday Night Countdown Features: Luke Kuechly, Former NFL Linebacker Will Witherspoon and the 2013 Quarterback Duel Between Newton and Tom Brady

Sunday NFL Countdown (Nov. 12, 10 a.m. ET)
Host Sam Ponder and analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan and Charles Woodson will preview the NFL’s week 10 games. NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry will also be featured.

Reporter assignments:


  • Marvin Jones Jr. – The American Idol: Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. has been singing since he was four years old. He honed his voice singing in church growing up in San Bernardino County in California. During the Lions bye week, Jones took his singing talent in front of American Idol judges – Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan – as he auditioned for a chance to compete next year in the hit ABC Network series. Jac Collinsworth and the Sunday NFL Countdown crew were granted an interview with host Ryan Seacrest and exclusive access to Jones’ audition at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.
  • Patriots Fan Aaron Cortese: 20-year-old Patriot fan Aaron Cortese lives in Broncos country. On Saturday, Cortese, who suffers from chiari malformation of the spine and is confined to a wheelchair, will meet some Patriots players. Cortese will also be on the sidelines for the game Sunday night, reports Jim Trotter.
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster: 20-year-old rookie Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been riding his bicycle to work. This week, as captured by NFL Films, Smith-Schuster obtained a driver’s license in Pittsburgh after passing his driving test. Louis Riddick narrates.
  • Delanie Walker – Veterans Day: In this first-person account, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker details his USO tour experience — the US missile strike on Syria occurred in the midst of his visit — and shares his appreciation for service members.

Monday Night Football (Nov. 13, 8:15 p.m. ET)
Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins face Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. This will be the 83rd MNF game for the Dolphins, more than any other NFL franchise. Play-by-play voice Sean McDonough and analyst Jon Gruden will call the action from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Lisa Salters will provide updates from the sidelines. MNF will also be streamed live on the ESPN App and presented in Spanish with commentators Alvaro Martin, Raul Allegre and John Sutcliffe on ESPN Deportes.

Monday Night Countdown (Nov. 13, 6 p.m. ET)
Prior to the Dolphins at Panthers game, Suzy Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown with NFL analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young. Kolber will also be joined by the MNF commentator team, insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick and Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry. Highlights:

  • Gruden’s Chalk Talk with Luke Kuechly: Super Bowl-winning coach and MNF analyst Jon Gruden visits with Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly.
  • Will Witherspoon: Former NFL linebacker Will Witherspoon bought a ranch in 2007 in Owensville, Mo., as home for his two Shire horses. Following his retirement from professional football after the 2013 season, Witherspoon has grown Share Gate Farm into a 680-acre farm that specializes in grass-fed beef cattle, reports Michelle Beisner-Buck.
  • Boomer’s Vault: Chris Berman looks back at the Patriots-Panthers MNF game on November 18, 2013, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. – a 24-20 home win for Carolina in a quarterback duel between Tom Brady and Cam Newton.

ESPN Radio:
The Chicago Bears will host the Green Bay Packers in an NFC North divisional game on Sunday, Nov. 12. Jason Benetti will call the action on ESPN Radio with analyst Bill Polian. Coverage begins at noon ET.

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Allie Stoneberg

I advance ESPN’s communications and publicity efforts for NFL studio programming, Monday Night Football, the NFL Draft and our coverage of the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League. I enjoy meeting journalists in person at games and events and delight in showing them around our Bristol, Conn., campus.