Get ready for all of Sunday's game action on CBS with "The NFL Today." Hosted by James Brown, the hourlong show presents a mix of features, highlights, predictions and the latest news from across the league. Analysts alongside Brown include former players Boomer Esiason, Phil Simms and Nate Burleson, and onetime Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher.
This Sunday pregame staple debuted in 1985 and soon became a signature ESPN series behind host Chris Berman, who was at the helm for three decades. Taking over that role is Samantha Ponder, a one-time college football reporter and contributor. She introduces the features and directs the storylines associated with the day's games, joined by a roster of analysts highlighted by ex-NFL players. Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter deliver breaking news and injury updates, while reporters at game sites set the scenes.
Mike Tirico is joined by Dan Patrick on this primer for NBC's Sunday night NFL telecast, along with the announcing crew of Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, and Patrick holds down the studio fort by presenting highlight packages of the day's games and soliciting input from analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison. Sports Illustrated football writer Peter King provides the insider's view.
Host Suzy Kolber and a cast of thousands preview the Monday night NFL matchup, which, not coincidentally, also airs on ESPN. Kolber is joined by, among others, former NFL stars Randy Moss, Steve Young and Charles Woodson to analyze every last morsel of information pertaining to Monday night's combatants, plus discuss the latest news that developed out of Sunday's action. Also contributing are NFL information men Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Louis Riddick.
An NFL Films production, "NFL Matchup" is definitely a show for football junkies. Unlike traditional football preview programs, this one gives fans an in-depth look at some of Sunday's games by breaking down the strategy and tactics -- the Xs and Os -- through the exclusive use of team-supplied footage. That type of film study is a forte of former NFL player and executive Louis Riddick and NFL Films producer Greg Cosell, whose work is featured here alongside host Sal Paolantonio.
Trey Wingo, Wendi Nix and Suzy Kolber take turns at the helm of this weekday show, directing a rotating cast of analysts who break down the latest NFL news and offer views on the players, coaches, teams and even front-office personnel. In the end, you'll know who's hurt, who's hot and who may be making headlines.
Fall Sunday mornings on ESPN are football-filled, with a smorgasbord of programming to prepare fans for a day's worth of NFL action. Adding to the lineup is a weekly edition of "NFL Insiders." Host Trey Wingo is joined by former NFL safety and scout Louis Riddick and veteran reporters Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen to present up-to-the-minute reports on the day's matchups, including roster transactions and injuries. Firsthand knowledge of breaking league news is also an insider's specialty.
The NFL is a 24/7 business. There's an offseason built into the league's calendar, of course, but the news cycle never seems to stop, and fan interest remains high all year. In that light, ESPN presents "NFL Insiders," a weekday program that not only airs both in-season as well as when the stadiums are dark, but also is unique in that its cast includes nary an ex-NFL player. Hosted on a rotating basis by Suzy Kolber and Wendi Nix, the hourlong episodes feature daily contributors, such as reporters Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter and former NFL executive Bill Polian, who have insiders' access to breaking league news and firsthand knowledge of how teams go about their business. ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton and NFL insider Ed Werder also weigh in at times with news and views, as do a roster of other journalists and former front office executives.