Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN- December 30, 2012

ESPN has provided a preview for this weekend’s final NFL slate of games on Sunday NFL Countdown this Sunday beginning at 10:00a.m. ET.

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 (Green Bay at Minnesota), Rachel Nichols (Houston at Indianapolis), Ed Werder (Dallas at Washington), Josina Anderson (Chicago at Detroit) and Sal Paolantonio (Dallas at Washington) will report from game sites.

From ESPN PR, here are some other anticipated show highlights:

  • Mike Shanahan Conversation: Countdown’s Adam Schefter goes one-on-one with the Redskins head coach, who after a loss against Carolina in early November, was ready to start evaluating players for 2013. Six straight wins later, the Redskins are a victory away from their first division title since 1999.
  • Quarterback Soundtracks – Romo and RG III: Last week, the Cowboys lost a thriller but a heartbreaker in a 34-31 overtime home loss to the Saints. Hear inside-the-game audio from quarterback Tony Romo’s perspective. Plus, soundtracks highlights Robert Griffin III’s sensational rookie season.
  • Vignettes and teases: Countdown will produce special vignettes and teases using Cowboys and Redskins players from the 1970s and 1980s, when both franchises were perennial playoff contenders and the rivalry was red hot.
  • DJ Porter’s Spins the Sounds of the Season: In a segment taped in New York’s Times Square, DJ Porter spins the sounds and stories from the 2012 season, from the stellar rookie quarterback class, to the remarkable comebacks of Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning and more.
  • Greg Olsen update: This feature updates the Chris Connelly piece from earlier this season on Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, whose twins were born in the middle of the season. One of his twins, TJ, was born with a heart defect and required surgery shortly after birth. ESPN catches up with the Olsen family to see the progress their young son has made and how the family is coping with what has been a difficult few months.
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