ESPN will open the 2018 NFL Wild Card Weekend on Saturday, January 6, at 4:20 p.m. ET with the Tennessee Titans (9-7) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (10-6). The AFC matchup will air on ESPN and be simulcast on ABC. The game will also be available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes and streamed live on the ESPN App, including mobile phones. Kickoff is 4:35 p.m. ET. (ESPN’s NFL Wild Card marketing spot.) Monday Night Football’s Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden will call the game with reporters Lisa Salters (covering the Chiefs) and Adam Schefter (Titans) from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. MNF producer Jay Rothman and director Chip Dean – working their 27th season together (12th on MNF) – will produce the Wild Card game. The ESPN Deportes team includes Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega and reporter John Sutcliffe.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit and play-by-play commentator Chris Fowler discussed the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T, featuring Alabama and Georgia, this morning. Fowler and Herbstreit, along with Maria Taylor and Tom Rinaldi, will call the title game, to be played on Monday, January 8, at 8 p.m. ET in Atlanta on … Read More
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Host Samantha Ponder and analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Rex Ryan and Charles Woodson will preview the final weekend of the NFL regular-season on Sunday. The three-hour program will include contributions from NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen, Louis Riddick, Adam Schefter and senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry. Countdown correspondents will report from the key games with playoff implications, providing the latest league news, including coaches and team executives on the hot seat.
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ESPN Televises Two Highest-Rated College Football Bowl Games on Wednesday, Dec. 27