Episodes
In the opinion of one of our two hosts, this is the best NFL weekend of the season. Championship weekend routinely brings together at least three of the four best teams in the league, if not all four, and this season is no exception. The Packers and Buccaneers get things going on Sunday in the NFC Championship Game, and then the Chiefs and Bills cap off the night in the AFC Championship Game. Start your Championship Weekend prep with Michael Beller and Vic Tafur on The Athletic Football Show....
Published 01/22/21
Is Philip Rivers a Hall of Famer? The Athletic’s Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones look back on the quarterback’s 17-year career as they discuss his retirement. Then, they talk about the latest with Patrick Mahomes and if he will be cleared to play on Sunday. Plus, to get you ready for conference championships, Nate Tice joins the show to preview the Chiefs-Bills and Packers-Buccaneers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/21/21
First up, The Athletic’s Mike Sando joins the show to run through a number of headlines, hirings, rumblings, and general goings-on around the NFL over the last week or so, including Deshaun Watson’s tenuous relationship with the Houston Texans, the possibility he forces a trade to another team, potential landing spots, and more, Brandon Staley’s new gig as Los Angeles Chargers head coach, the Sean McVay-Jared Goff marriage on the rocks, Eric Bieniemy getting left off the head coaching...
Published 01/20/21
An exciting weekend of NFL divisional round action has wrapped up with some huge storylines leading the way. What do the Chiefs do about Patrick Mahomes? What's next for Drew Brees and the Saints? How do the Browns move ahead? Robert Mays and Nate Tice review all of the games and look ahead to the conference titles on The Athletic Football Show. 0:00- 20:42 - Bucs/Saints 20:42-45:06 - Browns/Chiefs 45:06-1:04:25 - Ravens/Bills 1:04:25- Rams/Packers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 01/18/21
The NFL is down to its final eight teams, which means we're running out of opportunities to bet on the league this season. Michael Beller and Vic Tafur have you covered on this week's precious few games with our latest episode of The Athletic Football Show. Can the Rams keep rolling, or will Aaron Rodgers and the Packers cover the 6.5-point spread. Who comes away with the win and cover in Ravens-Bills? Can the Browns at least keep things close against the Chiefs? And can the Saints topple the...
Published 01/15/21
Before diving into a divisional round preview, The Athletic’s Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones discuss the latest organizational moves across the NFL. Robert gives his thoughts on the Bears decision to keep Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy and Lindsay weighs in on the Broncos new GM, George Paton. They also talk about Brian Schottenheimer and the Seahawks parting ways as well as Robert Saleh’s interest from the Jets and Eagles. Then, Nate Tice is back to get you ready for the divisional round with a...
Published 01/14/21
First, Robert is joined by the legendary Peter King to discuss the already-underway NFL Coaching Carousel, as teams start to fill the vacancies on their respective staffs, including the Eagles, looking for Doug Pederson’s replacement, the Texans, and the Jaguars, as well as some of the names in play, like Arthur Smith, Robert Saleh, Joe Brady, Brandon Staley, and Urban Meyer. Then, The Athletic’s own Sheil Kapadia returns to the show to do a Wild Card Weekend postmortem on the teams that were...
Published 01/13/21
Wild Card weekend wraps with a Browns victory over the favored Steelers as Cleveland moves on to face Kansas City. Robert Mays and Nate Tice go game-by-game through the best moments of the weekend, from Josh Allen's victory over the Colts, Lamar Jackson showing his footwork to outlast the Titans, Sean McVay out-dueling Pete Carroll, the Saints' solid win over the Chicago Bears and more on The Athletic Football Show. 0 - Browns / Steelers 13:20 - Colts / Bills 32:57 - Rams / Seahawks 52:58 -...
Published 01/11/21
The most wonderful time of the year may be behind us, but the most wonderful time of the NFL season is just beginning. The playoffs are here, with Saturday kicking the first ever six-game Wild Card weekend. Michael Beller and Vic Tafur are back to dive into their top plays against the spread. The guys get into all six games this weekend, discussing leans for all six, while highlighting the ones on which they'll actually be placing wagers. They also discuss their favorite futures bets for the...
Published 01/08/21
The Athletic’s Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones bring you the latest with the Browns’ COVID-19 situation ahead of the playoffs. They also discuss the Texans decision to hire Nick Caserio as well as John Elway’s new role with the Broncos. Plus, they play a game of matchmaker with the top head coach candidates across the league. Later in the show, Nate Tice joins Robert to break down all six wild-card matchups. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/07/21
Robert welcomes ESPN’s Bill Barnwell to the show to take a look back at the 2020 NFL season and discuss the lessons we’ve learned along the way, and what we should take with us into the future. Plus, The Athletic’s Jeff Zriebec stops by for a Baltimore Ravens Team Visit to discuss how the current version of the team differs from the version they were during the first half of the season, Lamar Jackson settling in after returning from injury, playoff expectations, needs heading into next...
Published 01/06/21
After a tumultuous 2020 (to put it lightly) we got through the NFL regular season, the playoffs are set, and we're looking to the postseason. The Athletic's Robert Mays and Nate Tice put a bow on week 17 by celebrating the Browns' playoff drought coming to an end, the Washington Football Team backing their way in, what we should expect from the Titans and Rams, whether or not to believe in Kliff Kingsbury, Coach of the Year candidates and more. Get full access to The Athletic over at...
Published 01/04/21
Week 17 is finally here and there is plenty at stake in both the AFC and NFC. The Athletic’s Robert Marys and Lindsay Jones break down all of the playoff implications. First they discuss the quarterback situation in Washington and what a Sunday Night Football loss means to the Cowboys and Giants. Then they dive into the Rams-Cardinals showdown, the absence of Jared Goff and Cooper Kupp and why the Bears are rooting for Los Angeles. Later in the show, they discuss the latest with the Browns’...
Published 12/31/20
Robert is joined by The Athletic Football Show’s Nate Tice, former NFL cornerback and co-host of The Man to Man Pod, Darius Butler, and Trench Warfare Newsletter’s Brandon Thorn, to give their expert opinions on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, respectively, and help fill out this season’s NFL First and Second All-Pro Team rosters, handing out some honorable mentions along the way. And, from now through December 31, you can get an annual subscription to The Athletic and give one...
Published 12/30/20
The 2020 NFL Playoff seedings look a little more clear following week 16. Join The Athletic's Robert Mays and Nate Tice for full reaction to the biggest stories, including why Aaron Rodgers should be seriously considered for MVP, the Steelers and Seahawks winning their divisions, what the Rams, Colts, and Browns need to do to make the postseason, the possibility of the Bears making minimal changes in the offseason and much more. Remember to sign up for The Athletic with our discount at...
Published 12/28/20
It's a special Holiday edition of The Athletic Football Show with Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones. First, they discuss the 3 biggest games with playoff implications this weekend, Titans vs. Packers, Seahawks vs. Rams and Steelers vs. Colts. Then Lindsay and Robert dive into the AFC and NFC playoff scenarios, who needs to win, which borderline teams could sneak their way in and more as Linds puts on her Kornacki pants. Finally, they play Santa and hand out some gifts to NFL teams who could...
Published 12/24/20
First up, Robert welcomes the host of Late Night with Seth Meyers, and avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Seth Meyers to the show to discuss the emotional arc of this Steelers season, his expectations for where the team actually ends up this year, the three acts of Ben Roethlisberger, the best and worst moments of the last decade of Steelers football, how COVID-19 has changed the creative process for Late Night, and more. Next, The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia helps Robert map out future plans for...
Published 12/23/20
It was a weekend of NFL football that will impact the league this season and possibly for seasons to come. How big of a deal is it that the Jets won a game? What should we make of the Chiefs' victory over the Saints? The Athletic's Robert Mays and Nate Tice dive into the week 15 headlines, their Wild Card Threat Index, Jalen Hurts, scheming to stop the Bills and Packers, Rams woes, the Bears figuring it out offensively and much more. Get 2-for-1 access to The Athletic over at...
Published 12/21/20
On this episode of The Athletic Football Show, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper break down the Week 15 DFS slate. They discuss the high-priced players who should be at the center of your lineups, the abundance of $6,000ish receivers who look good this week, love for rookie running backs, and more. Later, Beller runs through the slate from a gambling standpoint, highlighting his favorite picks against the spread. Can the Bills and Packers get off to good starts on Saturday? Can the Patriots...
Published 12/18/20
In what looked to be a Super Bowl preview a few weeks ago, Saints vs. Chiefs presents big questions in Week 15. The Athletic’s Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones preview the game and break down why New Orleans is all-in this season. They also talk about how Washington’s defense squares up against Russell Wilson and what the Cardinals need to do to contain Jalen Hurts. Next, they examine what’s at stake for the Raiders’ defense and the latest playoff scenarios. Later in the show, The Athletic UK’s...
Published 12/17/20
First up, Robert welcomes ESPN’s Matthew Bowen to the show to give his thoughts on the best play designers and play callers in the NFL this season, including perennial favorites like Kyle Shanahan, Andy Reid, and Bill Belichick, as well as some under the radar coaches who deserve some credit. = Plus, The Athletic’s Stephen Holder and Zak Keefer stop by for an Indianapolis Colts Team Visit to discuss the team’s potential to win the AFC South, the job Matt Eberflus has done with the defense,...
Published 12/16/20
After a crazy week 14 in the NFL, we now have a clearer picture of which teams have a chance to make a postseason run. Could the Bills give the Chiefs a run for their money? Join The Athletic's Robert Mays and Nate Tice as they cover all the biggest headlines of the weekend, including the Colts win over the Raiders, Jalen Hurts providing the Eagles with a spark, Chase Young and the Washington defense dominating, losing faith in the Vikings, Saints talk, analyzing Aaron Rodgers and more. Get...
Published 12/14/20
On this episode of The Athletic Football Show, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper break down the Week 14 DFS slate. They discuss an abundance of attractive players across the three major positions priced between two $7,000 and $7,700, Dalvin Cook vs. Derrick Henry vs. Davante Adams, the lack of cheap pivots at quarterback, and more. Later, Beller and Vic Tafur run through the slate from a gambling standpoint, highlighting their favorite picks against the spread. The guys are going head-to-head...
Published 12/11/20
The Athletic’s Robert Mays and Lindsay Jones break down a stacked week 14 slate in the AFC as the playoff race heats up. Should we have concern about the Steelers? Is Monday night a must-win for the Ravens? What do we really know about the Raiders? They answer those questions and more.  Later in the show, they discuss how the Dolphins’ defense squares up against the Chiefs’ offense and how much is at stake for Doug Pederson. Finally, Ted Nguyen joins the show to dissect the Bills’...
Published 12/10/20
First up, Robert is joined by The Athletic’s own Mike Sando to look ahead to next season’s quarterback carousel and give percentage chances of teams kicking off 2021 with a new starting QB, including the Lions, Colts, Eagles, 49ers, Patriots, Saints, Falcons, Broncos, and Bears. Then, to close things out, The Athletic’s Michael-Shawn Dugar stops by for a Seattle Seahawks Team Visit to discuss the “Let Russ Cook” movement, how it’s had diminishing returns as the season’s worn on, what opposing...
Published 12/09/20