The Emmy-winning "Inside the NFL" series has been going strong for well over 30 years, even after moving from HBO to Showtime before the 2008 NFL season. The cast may change every few years, with various hosts and analysts offering their take on football action, but the content has remained fairly consistent since its 1977 debut. In-depth highlights of that week's games, feature segments, and predictions are still the core of the show airing weekly during the NFL season and through the postseason. In 2014 wide receiver Brandon Marshall became an analyst, the first active player to serve in the role in the program's history.
aired 70 days ago
Highlights and analysis of all the action from Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.
aired 78 days ago
Examining matchups and storylines heading into Super Bowl LII.
aired 85 days ago
Highlights from the Conference Championships and a first look at the Super Bowl LII matchup.
aired 92 days ago
A preview of the weekend's AFC and NFC Championship games; the keys to success for each team.
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A preview of the divisional round games; a discussion on the immediate future of the Patriots' franchise.
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Highlights from the 17th week; a preview of the AFC and NFC wild card games; Bills superfan Jeff Glor.
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Highlights from the 16th week; a possible Baltimore Ravens playoff run; the future of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis.
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Highlights from the 15th week; a breakdown of the Patriots-Steelers big finish; Jimmy Garoppolo's start with the 49ers.
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Highlights from the 14th week.
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Highlights from the 13th week; the situation with the Giants; teams that peak at the right time, including the Chargers, Ravens and Seahawks.
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Highlights from the 12th week; finding silver linings for struggling franchises; stories about Bill Belichick.
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Highlights from the 11th week; Sean McDermott's decision to bench Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor; the current state of the AFC.
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Highlights from the 10th week; playoff chances for AFC South rivals Jacksonville and Tennessee; Jerry Jones' battle with Roger Goodell.
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Highlights from the ninth week; Mark Wahlberg discusses his hometown Patriots; considering whether Ben McAdoo has lost control of the Giants.
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Highlights of the eighth week; the Jimmy Garoppolo trade; the continued impressive play of the Eagles; Houston's late game play-calling.
aired 176 days ago
Highlights of the seventh week; the success of first-year NFL coaches Sean McVay and Sean McDermott; the Super Bowl chances of AFC teams.
aired 182 days ago
Host James Brown and analysts Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason and Ray Lewis discuss Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins' decision to forgo a long-term deal, the replay rule and the NFC playoff chase.
aired 189 days ago
Highlights from the fifth week; Joe Namath talks about the Jets' strong start; a discussion about the Kansas City Chiefs sustaining their dominance.
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Highlights of the fourth week; the New England defense and Dallas offense struggle; assessing quarterbacks.
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Highlights of the third week; NFL protests; Ray Lewis discusses his actions during the national anthem the previous Sunday.
aired 211 days ago
Highlights of the second week; AFC West powerhouses; what lies ahead for the Giants, Saints, Chargers and Bengals; low-scoring games.
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.
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.