ESPN has provided a preview for this weekend’s NFL action with Sunday NFL Countdown this Sunday beginning at 10:00a.m. ET. The highlight of the show iwll be Merril Hodge’s interview of Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh
Chris Berman hosts with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson. They will be joined by Suzy Kolber, Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and senior analyst Chris Mortensen will report the day’s news and updates. Comedian Frank Caliendo will also be on set.
Correspondents Bob Holztman (Minnesota at Green Bay), Rachel Nichols (Pittsburgh at Baltimore), Ed Werder (Philadelphia at Dallas), Josina Anderson (Seattle at Chicago) and Sal Paolantonio (New England at Miami) will report from game sites.
From ESPN PR, here are some other anticipated show highlights:
- The 49ers Quarterback Controversy: After sitting out two games with a concussion, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith lost his starting role to Colin Kaepernick. Is the right guy starting for the 49ers?
- NFC Wild Card Spots: Which teams have the edge in the muddled chase for NFC Wild Card spots?
- The Packers Struggling: Coming off a stunning 38-10 loss last Sunday night at the New York Giants, what should fans expect from the Packers against division rival Minnesota?
- Your Choice Dallas or Philadelphia?: Both NFC East teams are struggling and performing below expectation as their head coaches are squarely on the hot seat. The Countdown crew discusses, where would you rather coach?
- 4th and 29: In the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Baltimore at San Diego game, the Ravens, down by three points, faced a fourth down 29 yards to go. Quarterback Joe Flacco passed the ball short to running back Ray Rice, who ran for more than 20 yards to continue the drive. Sal Paolantonio sits with Rice as he discusses what has become one of the greatest plays in recent memory.
- Frank Caliendo: The comedian will play the role of ESPN’s award-winning host Bob Ley interviewing Cowboys owner, president and general manager Jerry Jones.