ESPN has a change to its NFL Week 2 schedule to pass on to audiences. Broadcast of the network’s weekly Sunday NFL Countdown will air this week Sunday, September 15th beginning at 10am on ESPN. Chris Berman will anchor the broadcast. He will be joined by NFL analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, and Ray Lewis. Also on board for this week’s three-hour pre-game show will be senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry, NFL analyst Ron Jaworski, and NFL insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Berry brings to the table this week the discussion of a rather unique punishment instated by one fantasy league. The story is just one of many stores shared in Berry’s new book.
Berman and company will focus on five more matchups in week two with insight from reporters at each game. The first of those games is a matchup of the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers. Reporter Suzy Kolber and NFL analyst Merril Hoge will have all the latest information on that matchup. In coordination with coverage of the game, ESPN will also have a special feature on the Redskins’ team name and the controversy surrounding it Sunday morning on Outside The Lines. Bob Holtzman will have the story. Audiences can catch the special edition of Outside The Lines at 8am on ESPN2.
Something else to watch for in week 2 is the annual “Manning Bowl.” Eli and brother Peyton face off as the Broncos take on the G-Men this week. ESPN reporter Josina Anderson will have all the latest from that game. Leading up to the game, Sunday NFL Countdown will feature a sneak peek at ESPN’s new documentary on the brothers, The Book of Manning. The documentary kicks off the third season of ESPN Films’ SEC Storied series. It focuses on the legendary Manning family, from father Archie to his equally famed sons. Veteran actor John Goodman (Monsters University, Monsters, Inc., Roseanne) narrates the special, which will feature home movies of the Manning brothers in their youth, interviews with those closest to the Manning family and more. It airs Tuesday, September 24th at 8PM ET on ESPN.
The third of the matchups on which NFL Sunday Countdown will focus is the week two matchup of the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. Dominguez and company will look at the pump fake of Seattle QB Russell Wilson. Audiences will get to hear from Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as he discusses how he helped the former NC State University QB on the use of the technique.
Also planned for coverage in week 2 are matchups between the Cowboys and Chiefs, and the Eagles and Chargers. More information on all of this week’s coverage from NFL Sunday Countdown is available online at http://www.facebook.com/ESPN and http://espn.go.com/nfl/notebook/_/page/sundaycountdown11/your-weekly-nfl-guide.
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