"Sunday NFL Countdown" airs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. Below are some of the features you can see this week.
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Ray’s speeches: We’ve all seen Ray Lewis fire up the Ravens with his locker room and pregame speeches, but the Ravens’ all-world linebacker inspires more than his team. Lewis goes to high schools, colleges and other organizations to give passionate and motivational speeches. We look at Lewis’ non-NFL orations and how he helps to inspire thousands all around the country.
Texans QBs: Everything may not be bigger in Texas, but one thing that is big is the impact of Lone Star State quarterbacks in the NFL. One quarter of all NFL starting quarterbacks are from Texas, and Sunday afternoon, two of the eight go head to head as the Dolphins’ Ryan Tannehill faces the Bengals’ Andy Dalton. Adam Schefter examines what makes Texas such a breeding ground for NFL arms.
Matt Ryan: It would be hard to find a better quarterback in the NFL right now that the Falcons’ Matt Ryan. He’s thrown an NFC-best 11 touchdowns and he’s led Atlanta to a perfect start. Hannah Storm visits with Matty Ice to talk about his red-hot start, his outstanding receiving tandem of Roddy White and Julio Jones, and the pressure to win in the playoffs this season.
Keystone State showdown: We head to the middle of Pennsylvania to gauge the pulse of the Keystone State in anticipation of the Eagles-Steelers showdown. Cheesesteaks or Primanti Brothers, the Three Rivers or the Delaware, City of Brotherly Love or the Steel City? We know Pennsylvania loves football, and we see firsthand the heated passions in the center of the state. Then after the piece, our resident Steeler and Eagle have a Keystone State debate as Jaws and Merril Hoge go head to head for Pennsylvania bragging rights.
Mayne Event: For years, NFL offenses and defenses have fought over a crucial piece of ground on any play that went wide ...“the corner.” These days, "the corner" has somehow transitioned into "the edge," and NFL cornerbacks aren't happy about losing their namesake. They've drummed up tons of support. The Mayne Event heads to our nation’s capital to uncover one of country's most pressing debates ..."the corner" versus “the edge.”