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The MMQB NFL Podcast brings you unique, informed and immediate analysis from around the NFL. Whether you’re looking to catch up on Sunday’s football action, take a deep dive into the film or answer some burning NFL questions, The MMQB staff has you covered. With a group of hosts including Jenny Vrentas, Conor Orr and Gary Gramling, you’ll finish each episode knowing more about football than you ever thought you could.

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The MMQB NFL Podcast brings you unique, informed and immediate analysis from around the NFL. Whether you’re looking to catch up on Sunday’s football action, take a deep dive into the film or answer some burning NFL questions, The MMQB staff has you covered. With a group of hosts including Jenny Vrentas, Conor Orr and Gary Gramling, you’ll finish each episode knowing more about football than you ever thought you could.

    A Long Day for Deshaun Watson (and Those Who Cover Him)

    A Long Day for Deshaun Watson (and Those Who Cover Him)

    There were some very intriguing matchups in Week 13, but all eyes were on the return of Deshaun Watson in Houston.

    Conor and Gary discuss why that was particularly unfortunate, as Watson struggled in his first game back, the broadcast team struggled desperately to articulate why Watson hadn’t played in a meaningful football game in 700 days, and everyone else was treated to one of the worst games in recent memory.

    Then, things take a turn for the better in discussions of the Bengals’ already-great-but-still-improving offense, and Brock Purdy outdueling Tua Tagovailoa and the overwhelmingly good 49ers defense.

    Plus, the Ravens without Lamar Jackson, the Eagles’ best game of the season, and Jeff Saturday wears a hat and may or may not have a future as the Colts’ head coach.

    Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Deshaun Watson’s Return, Off the Field and On

    Deshaun Watson’s Return, Off the Field and On

    Deshaun Watson is set to play in his first regular-season game in 700 days on Sunday, when he returns from his 11-game suspension for multiple violations of the personal conduct policy regarding many accounts of sexual assault and harassment from massage therapists

    Conor and Gary once again delve into why, as of Thursday morning, Watson’s public denials of wrongdoing in the face of overwhelming evidence have been hugely problematic, and what it means to earn a second chance.

    Then, they discuss what to expect on the field on Sunday, in an NFL that’s changed since Watson last played.

    Also, a discussion of the Dolphins’ high-flying offense and its challenge against the 49ers’ dominating defense, the Chiefs-Bengals AFC title game rematch and how Patrick Mahomes can change things against a Cincinnati defense that got the better of him last time they met.

    Plus, men without hats.

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    • 48 min
    Jordan Love and Others Do Stuff in Week 12

    Jordan Love and Others Do Stuff in Week 12

    It was an entirely pleasant football Sunday in Week 12, with some close games, some stout defensive performances and some interesting developments. And nowhere were the developments more interesting than in Philadelphia, where Aaron Rodgers exited early and Jordan Love got a chance to show what he could do.

    Conor and Gary discuss Love’s impressive fourth-quarter showing against the Eagles, and what it means in light of another Packers loss and reports that Aaron Rodgers’s thumb is in bad shape. (They also get into the Eagles absolutely steam-rolling the Packers defense.)

    Then, Joe Burrow’s ordinary stat line doesn’t do justice to his extraordinary play as the Bengals beat the Titans again, Mike White Fever grips the greater New York area once again, and Trevor Lawrence delivers a superhuman performance as the Jaguars knock off the Ravens.

    Also, an act of cowardice in Cleveland’s win, another devastating injury for the Bucs, the unbearable play of the Texans, and we’re now just yelling at Russell Wilson.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Odell, Garoppolo and Zach Wilson in a Thanksgiving Hodgepodge

    Odell, Garoppolo and Zach Wilson in a Thanksgiving Hodgepodge

    Whether you’re listening to this episode on your drive to Thanksgiving dinner or at some point in the summer of 2024, it doesn’t matter. This show is simply timeless. At least Conor and Gary assume so.

    The Hodgepodge starts with a discussion of the Odell Beckham Jr. Sweepstakes. Are these sweepstakes exciting? Who should want to win these sweepstakes? And who should Odell want to win these sweepstakes?

    Then, a discussion of Brandon Staley’s increasing meekness on fourth downs. Is it the Chargers fan(s)? Does job security play into this? Or is something else at work?

    Plus, a look at the emergence of a maybe new Jimmy Garoppolo, the Zach Wilson problem for the Jets, and a run down of all the potentially available quarterbacks this offseason for QB-needy teams.

    Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Mahomes-Herbert for Real and Everything From Week 11

    Mahomes-Herbert for Real and Everything From Week 11

    It had been months of frustration watching Justin Herbert and the meek offense the Chargers’ offensive coaches had him operating. But those who waited patiently were finally rewarded on Sunday night when Herbert’s Chargers and Patrick Mahomes’s Chiefs played a classic in L.A. Conor and Gary breakdown that AFC West showdown and much more from Sunday.

    That includes the weirdly almost-unbeatable Vikings getting very much beaten by the Cowboys, the Eagles making a narrow escape in Indy against the Jeff Saturday Colts, and the Bills digging out of the snow and back in the win column (despite getting torched by Jacoby Brissett). Also, what in the world is the deal with Russell Wilson, Kenny Pickett and Zach Wilson, all of whom continue to not play very well?

    Plus, the never-ending search for a Jonathan Allen nickname. (Grave Burner? Maybe? We’ll keep working on it.)

    Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Mailbag Show Featuring the Weather Report

    The Mailbag Show Featuring the Weather Report

    As it has been since the beginning of time, the third Thursday in November must be a mailbag show on any podcast. Thus Conor and Gary answer your questions, to an extent that might or might not satisfy you. Among the hard-hitting questions taken on in this episode…

    From an analyst standpoint, are we happy or unhappy about games being played in heavy snow? Deshaun Watson reportedly chose the Browns because they were good—but aren’t the Browns not good? Is Carson Wentz ever going to get the starting job back from Taylor “The Taxpayer” Heinicke? And are the Packers heating up?

    Plus, loud agreements about the overall meaninglessness of November NFL games (remember the Bills last November!?!?!?!), and various madness about a trick-play-only offense that some coach should go with.

    Have a comment, critique or question for a future mailbag? Email themmqb@gmail.com or tweet at @GGramling_SI or @ConorOrr
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
743 Ratings

743 Ratings

AnorLondoFootball ,

Very good not epoch-making.

This is a great podcast. You learn stuff and it’s entertaining. I want to be respectful to everyone but please believe me when I say that these 2 guys are the whitest guys on earth🤣.

DwsJrsKnrs ,

Mediocre

There is so little value added to the conversation. They don’t enough about scheme and personnel to give you any insight you can’t find from dozens amateur podcasters. SI should be ashamed trotting these guys out there a couple times a week.

debh ,

My favorite football podcast

Really appreciate the focused discussion of key takeaways from the week, a must-listen throughout the season. So glad to have a podcast dedicated to FOOTBALL, and not fantasy or betting.

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