Sunday Countdown: Smiths, Brady, more

"Sunday NFL Countdown" airs from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET on ESPN. Below are some of the features you can see this week.

Also, check out our experts’ picks.

Boomer with the Smiths: Together, the 49ers’ Aldon Smith and Justin Smith are one of the toughest tandems to handle in the league. The Smiths work together to make life miserable for offensive lines and quarterbacks. Chris Berman traveled to San Francisco to talk to these stellar defenders to get the secrets behind their success.

Tom Brady Soundtracks: Tom Brady passed his childhood hero, Joe Montana, in playoff wins with his 17th last weekend against the Texans. Hear what that game sounded like from this future Hall of Famer’s perspective. It’s Brady wired -- an all-access, exclusive look at the three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback as he led the Patriots to another AFC title game.

Evans remembers: As we learned once again last Saturday night in Denver, one mistake can define a player’s career. Last year, with time winding down in the AFC Championship Game, Joe Flacco hit Lee Evans for what would have been the go-ahead touchdown and a trip to the Super Bowl. Instead, Evans had the ball stripped, and after a missed field goal, the Ravens’ season was over. Fast-forward exactly one year, and we revisit that moment with Evans to find out why that missed opportunity has become such a focal point of his life.


  • Field Pass to the 49ers and Falcons: All the on-field, last-minute news and notes you need to know. We’ll feature Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Roddy White, Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore.

  • Frank Caliendo returns as Coach Ditka and a well-known sports host.

  • From containing Kaepernick to dissecting Ryan’s clutch drive, Jaws and Merril Hoge take you inside games in this week’s “Eye in the Sky.”

  • Mort and Adam Schefter with news and notes from the coaching carousel and the latest on Manti Te’o.

  • Our guys pick who they think is going to the Super Bowl.