Monday Night Football

Monday Night Football on ESPN- Jets at Titans

TheNew York Jets are at the Tennessee Titans for tonight’s ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast.  Kick-off is 8:30p.m. ET with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters.

Pre-game action begins at 6:30p.m. ET with Monday Night Countdown.  Chris Berman will host with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. On-site host Stuart Scott, analysts Trent Dilfer and Steve Young, contributor Rick Reilly and Salters will add to the show.

From ESPN PR, here are the anticipated highlights for the show:

  • “Showdown Sunday” Recap: Countdown will recap Sunday’s NFL games with highlights, in-depth analysis, the latest news and reactions focusing primarily on the six matchups between teams with winning records.
  • “Gruden Extra” with Jake Locker:  Second-year Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker, who participated in Gruden’s QB Camp before the 2011 NFL Draft, joins Jon Gruden in the MNF bus to discuss his first season as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
  • Soundtracks – Jets Season:  In this week’s “Soundtracks,” Countdown will feature key in-game audio from head coach Rex Ryan and the New York Jets throughout the 2012 season.
 
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Monday Night Football on ESPN- Texans at Patriots

The Houston Texans are at the New England for tonight’s ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast.  Kick-off is 8:30p.m. ET with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters.

Pre-game action begins at 6:30p.m. ET with Monday Night Countdown.  Chris Berman will host with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. On-site host Stuart Scott, analysts Trent Dilfer and Steve Young, contributor Rick Reilly and Salters will add to the show.

From ESPN PR, here are the anticipated highlights for the show:

  • “Gruden Extra” with Tom Brady: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is having one of his best seasons with 25 touchdown passes and four interceptions.  The three-time Super Bowl champion joins Mike Tirico on the MNF bus to discuss his season.  (Tirico is sitting in for Jon Gruden, who will be in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday for the reunion of his Super Bowl XXXVII-winning team.)
  • Soundtracks – Bill Belichick:  Arguably, no head coach makes better in-game adjustments than Bill Belichick of the Patriots.  In Soundtracks, Countdown relives key in-game audio with Belichick on the sidelines during the Patriots week 11 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Rick Reilly Feature – J.J. Watt:  The Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is making a major impact on and off the field.  Watt befriended two brothers in Houston after they were paralyzed in a car crash that killed their parents. ESPN.com columnist and Countdown essayist Rick Reilly reports how Watt has impacted the lives of a Houston family following a tragedy.

Monday Night Football on ESPN- Giants at Redskins

The Carolina Panthers are at the Philadelphia Eagles for tonight’s ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast.  Kick-off is 8:30p.m. ET with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters.

Pre-game action begins at 6:30p.m. ET with Monday Night Countdown.  Chris Berman will host with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. On-site host Stuart Scott, analysts Trent Dilfer and Steve Young, contributor Rick Reilly and Salters will add to the show.

From ESPN PR, here are the anticipated highlights for the show:

  • “Gruden Extra with Robert Griffin III:  Several months after visiting with former head coach Jon Gruden in his pre-2012 NFL Draft QB Camp, Robert Griffin III returns to share his experiences as a rookie quarterback.
  • Rick Reilly Feature – Giants Fan and Hurricane Sandy:  During the height of Hurricane Sandy, 28-year-old Giants fan Mike Iann was swept out of his grandparents’ flooded New Jersey home, into the raging waters of a nearby bay.  Treading water for hours, Iann sought refuge in a neighbor’s vacant house, where he composed a goodbye letter to his father, fearing the worst.  ESPN.com columnist and Countdown essayist Rick Reilly reports.
  • Soundtracks” – RG3:  In Soundtracks, Countdown relives key in-game audio and goes inside the huddle and on the sidelines with the Redskins captain and first year quarterback.

Monday Night Football on ESPN- Panthers at Eagles

The Carolina Panthers are at the Philadelphia Eagles for tonight’s ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast.  Kick-off is 8:30p.m. ET with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters.

Pre-game action begins at 6:30p.m. ET with Monday Night Countdown.  Chris Berman will host with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. On-site host Stuart Scott, analysts Trent Dilfer and Steve Young, contributor Rick Reilly and Salters will add to the show.

From ESPN PR, here are the anticipated highlights for the show:

  • “Gruden Extra” with Dick Vermeil:  Arguably, no one understands the pressure of coaching in Philadelphia quite like former Eagles head coach Dick Vermeil, who retired as Eagles head coach after seven seasons citing burnout.  Vermeil joins Jon Gruden in the MNF bus to discuss the Eagles and coaching in Philadelphia.
  • Rick Reilly Feature – Eagles Long Snapper Magician Jon Dorendos:  Jon Dorenbos turned to magic after enduring a childhood tragedy.  He has continued his love for magic to this day as a professional magician.  Dorenbos’ main job is as Eagles long snapper, but as Rick Reilly reports, magic helped him overcome childhood trauma.
  • “Soundtracks” – Cam Newton:  After a record-setting rookie season, Cam Newton’s sophomore campaign hasn’t lived up to expectations he set after a record rookie season.  In Soundtracks, Countdown relives key in-game audio from the quarterback’s first 26 career NFL games.

Monday Night Football on ESPN- Bears at 49ers

The Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers is tonight’s ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast.  Kick-off is 8:30p.m. ET with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters.

Pre-game action begins at 6:30p.m. ET with Monday Night Countdown.  Chris Berman will host with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. On-site host Stuart Scott, analysts Trent Dilfer and Steve Young, contributor Rick Reilly and Salters will add to the show.

From ESPN PR, here are the anticipated highlights for the show:

  • “Gruden Extra” with Alex Smith and Justin Smith:  Two of San Francisco’s best players on each side of the ball – quarterback Alex Smith and defensive end Justin Smith – sit down for an interview with Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden in theMNF bus.
  • Rick Reilly Feature – 49ers Banjo Man:  There may be no bigger San Francisco 49ers’ fan than Stacy Samuels, the team’s Banjo Man. In his 60s, Samuels has been patrolling Candlestick Park on game days with his banjo for 30 years – bringing passion and performing for the 49ers faithful, reports Reilly.
  • Soundtracks – Brian Urlacher:  In-game audio of Brian Urlacher, one of the most-feared linebackers in the game and the leader of the Chicago Bears defense, will be featured in this week’s “Soundtracks.”

Monday Night Football on ESPN- Chiefs at Steelers

The Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers is tonight’s ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast.  Kick-off is 8:30p.m. ET with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters.

Pre-game action begins at 6:30p.m. ET with Monday Night Countdown.  Chris Berman will host with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. On-site host Stuart Scott, analysts Trent Dilfer and Steve Young, contributor Rick Reilly and Salters will add to the show.

From ESPN PR, here are the anticipated highlights for the show:

  • “Gruden Extra” with Mike Tomlin:  Steelers Mike Tomlin is one of the most successful, charismatic coaches in the NFL and was recently voted by players as the coach they’d most like to play for.  As the Steelers start their playoff push, Tomlin sits down with fellow Super Bowl-winning head coach Jon Gruden in the MNF bus.
  • Rick Reilly Feature – America’s Veterans:  As the nation honors its military on Veteran’s Day, ESPN.com columnist and Countdown essayist Rick Reilly reports the story of a father and son from Chicago, who are going to all 32 NFL stadiums this season and taking wounded veterans along to each game.
  • Soundtracks – Eric Berry:  After missing most of the 2011 season with a knee injury, safety Eric Berry has played in all eight Chiefs games in 2012.  Soundtracks will feature Eric Berry’s in-game audio during the recent game against the Raiders.

Monday Night Football on ESPN- Eagles at Saints

ESPN’s Monday Night Football returns tonight as the New Orleans Saints host the Philadelphia Eagles.  Kick-off is 8:30p.m. ET with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters.

Pre-game action begins at 6:30p.m. ET with Monday Night Countdown.  Chris Berman will host with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. On-site host Stuart Scott, analysts Trent Dilfer and Steve Young, contributor Rick Reilly and Salters will add to the show.

From ESPN PR, here are the anticipated highlights for the show:

  • ‘Gruden Extra’ with Jonathan Vilma:  Suspended for his role in the Saints bounty program, linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who is appealing the process, has rarely been on the field for his team.  While preparing for only his third game of the season, Vilma sits down with Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden in the MNF bus.
  • Drew Brees Conversation with Lisa Salters:  After an off-season filled with the Saints bounty scandal and his tense contract negotiations, quarterback Drew Brees has 20 touchdown passes in seven games and is on-track for a second straight season with more than 5,000 passing yards.  Brees sits for a candid conversation with MNF reporter Lisa Salters.
  • Rick Reilly Feature – Steve Gleason’s Block:  After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Superdome served as a shelter for those displaced by the storm.  When the Superdome reopened in 2006, Steve Gleason’s blocked punt against Falcons sparked a memorable win for the Saints in their first game back at the Superdome.  A statue commemorating the moment now stands outside the Superdome and Gleason’s battle with ALS has inspired many.  Gleason’s block has become a signature moment in the rebirth of New Orleans, reports Rick Reilly.
  • Soundtracks – LeSean McCoy:  Eagles running back LeSean McCoy in-game audio last week vs. the Falcons will be featured in this week’s ‘Soundtracks’ on Monday Night Countdown.