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The Athletic’s flagship football podcast covers the NFL like only The Athletic can. Robert Mays is joined by a team of world-class NFL writers and analysts including Mike Sando, Nate Tice, Diante Lee and more. They’ll break down the biggest stories throughout the world of football. Whether it’s happening on the field or behind-the-scenes, you’ll get an in-depth look at the NFL season and NFL Draft on The Athletic Football Show.

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The Athletic’s flagship football podcast covers the NFL like only The Athletic can. Robert Mays is joined by a team of world-class NFL writers and analysts including Mike Sando, Nate Tice, Diante Lee and more. They’ll break down the biggest stories throughout the world of football. Whether it’s happening on the field or behind-the-scenes, you’ll get an in-depth look at the NFL season and NFL Draft on The Athletic Football Show.

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    NFL Week 5 preview — Bengals-Ravens, Rams O vs. Cowboys D, curious offenses, picks, and more

    NFL Week 5 preview — Bengals-Ravens, Rams O vs. Cowboys D, curious offenses, picks, and more

    Week 5 of the NFL season has arrived, and with it comes a whole new slate of questions. Who will take the early lead in the AFC North when the Bengals and Ravens get together? What will the sputtering Rams offense do with a tough test against the top-flight Cowboys defense? How are the Giants and Seahawks doing what they're doing on offense? Robert Mays, Nate Tice and Diante Lee are here to provide answers to those questions on this episode of The Athletic Football Show.
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    1:15 Game of the Week: Bengals-Ravens
    17:35 Gameplan of the Week: Rams offense vs. Cowboys defense
    41:16 The oddities of the Giants offense
    50:30 Is the Seahawks offense...good?
    59:40 Chargers-Browns
    70:20 Under the Hood: The Falcons offense
    81:10 Win my Fourth Screen
    85:40 Week 5 picks
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Two fantasy QB surprises & two QB debuts of significance before week 5

    Two fantasy QB surprises & two QB debuts of significance before week 5

    Michael Beller and Brandon Funston return for the week 5 fantasy football conversation as they bring you two QBs who have surprised so far, including one in Seattle, plus two QBs taking over for teams that might have fantasy significance soon. All that and more, presented by KFC!

    0:00 Jared Goff
    5:30 Geno Smith
    11:40 Zach Wilson
    17:10 Kenny Pickett
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    • 23 min
    Patrick Mahomes and Rashan Gary takes, state of the Raiders, and Are You Buying This? with Jeff Howe; Plus, QB therapy with comedian and Colts fan Megan Gailey

    Patrick Mahomes and Rashan Gary takes, state of the Raiders, and Are You Buying This? with Jeff Howe; Plus, QB therapy with comedian and Colts fan Megan Gailey

    The Athletic NFL insider Jeff Howe joins Robert Mays to go over the biggest news and stories across the league heading into Week 5. The guys discuss the latest on Tua Tagovailoa, take stock of the Raiders, and revisit some takes they wouldn't mind having back on Patrick Mahomes and Rashan Gary. Then, comedian and Colts fan Megan Gailey joines Robert to plead for an exorcism—and perhaps the lifting of a curse?— for her favorite team.
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    1:05 The latest news — Tua Tagovailoa, more issues for the Broncos, and more OL injuries
    19:15 Where and what are the Raiders?
    34:42 Take Two: Patrick Mahomes and Rashan Gary
    46:51 Are you Buying This?
    54:28 Colts QB therapy with comedian Megan Gailey
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Prospects to Pros: Bryce Young’s shoulder injury, top college RB’s to watch & early NFL All-Rookie team

    Prospects to Pros: Bryce Young’s shoulder injury, top college RB’s to watch & early NFL All-Rookie team

    Andy Staples and Dane Brugler discuss Bryce Young’s shoulder injury and how it will impact the QB’s stock. Then, they examine what they’ve seen from the top running backs in college football as well as Ohio State’s draft prospects. Plus, The Athletic’s Nick Baumgardner joins the show to talk about the NFL All-Rookie team through Week 4. They break down each position, who has impressed them most and which rookie they are looking to see more from as the season continues.

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    0:50-10:31 Bryce Young’s shoulder injury
    10:32-24:15 Top RBs to watch (Bijan Robinson, Jahmyr Gibbs, Devon Achane)
    24:16-31:57 Ohio State prospects (Miyan Williams, Dawand Jones, Zach Harrison, Steele Chambers)
    32:20-54:24 NFL All-Rookie team through Week 4
    54:28-58:21 What to watch this weekend
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    NFL team tiers check-in with Mike Sando

    NFL team tiers check-in with Mike Sando

    We've played one-quarter of the 2022 NFL season. What better time to plant some flags and make some tiers. Robert Mays and Mike Sando do just that on this episode of The Athletic Football Show. The guys break all 32 teams into tiers, from Super Bowl Favorites to the Shadow Realm.
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    1:00 Contenders!
    5:30 Contenders?
    12:45 Lightning in a bottle
    25:00 Frisky upstarts
    35:10 What's the plan here?
    37:30 This isn't the plan!
    40:55 The Shadow Realm
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    • 54 min
    NFL Week 4 Monday Hangover — Vikings beat Saints, Kenny Pickett debuts, and more

    NFL Week 4 Monday Hangover — Vikings beat Saints, Kenny Pickett debuts, and more

    This week's football hangover features a supposed contender squeaking out a win over a banged-up, inferior opponent; two young quarterbacks making different types of debuts; and a couple of AFC South teams that seem to be going in different directions. Robert Mays and Diante Lee break down Vikings-Saints, Jets-Steelers, and Titans-Colts on this episode of The Athletic Football Show.
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    1:00 Vikings-Saints
    25:40 Jets-Steelers
    51:30 Titans-Colts
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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The Gold Standard in NFL Podcasting

I could listen to Robert Mays read the phone book. This is a fantastic podcast that dives deep into NFL strategy and schemes while making the information accessible enough for newcomers. Robert, Nate, and the entire Athletic Crew are the best in the business for making passionate, intelligent NFL analysis.

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