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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.

    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.

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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.)

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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
    Wild NFL Finishes and You

    Wild NFL Finishes and You

    In light of the incredible, unfathomable final moments of the Vikings’ (make that the 8–1 Vikings’!) victory in Buffalo, it’s time to really understand what this all means. That’s why Conor and Gary call on the wise words of one Kirk Cousins before freaking out about the most bizarre finish of the NFL season so far.

    Then, the Packers finally catch a break, and maybe find a new element for their offense as they pull off an unlikely upset, the 49ers do their thing against a Chargers team light on humans, and the Bucs go to Germany and rediscover their offense.

    Plus, Jeff Saturday over Josh McDaniels in Vegas, a little bit of Kadarius Toney time for the Chiefs, the utter lack of offense in Broncos-Titans, lots of plugs for Fisher-Price products and much more!

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    A Desperate Attempt to Understand the Colts

    A Desperate Attempt to Understand the Colts

    This episode was supposed to be a good ol’ fashioned, straightforward midseason report show, but then things went a little wacky. There was Josh Allen’s elbow injury (what now, Buffalo?!?!?!), but mostly, there was the Colts—and, seemingly, owner Jim Irsay specifically—going absolutely rogue.

    Thus, Conor and Gary try to talk through what might be going on in Indianapolis, where Jeff Saturday is now the interim head coach, logic has been suspended and nothing is as it seems. Why might Marcus Brady, a rising young offensive coach, have been pushed out? What kind of challenge is Saturday facing in stepping in mid-season as a theoretical Steve Kerr–style outsider? And what does this mean for the players and staffers in Indy?

    Then, a discussion of the Josh Allen elbow injury, and five midseason takeaway-type things.

    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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    • 42 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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