Sunday Countdown: Eli, Big Ben, more

November, 1, 2012
11/01/12
3:35
PM ET
Sunday NFL Countdown airs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on ESPN. Below are some of the features you can see this week.

Also, check out our experts' picks.

Class of 2004: Ben Roethlisberger visits Eli Manning this weekend at the Meadowlands, so we’re reliving the draft day in 2004 that changed both the Giants and Chargers. It was a dramatic afternoon, with a blockbuster trade that sent Manning, the No. 1 pick, to the Giants and Philip Rivers to San Diego. For New York and Pittsburgh, the results came quickly. Four of the past seven Super Bowls have been won by these two quarterbacks.

Hurricane Sandy’s impact: Hurricane Sandy has ravaged much of the New York and New Jersey coastlines. On Sunday, the Giants will play at the Meadowlands in front of tens of thousands of people who have been directly impacted by the storm. We will examine how the hurricane has impacted the Giants as they prepare for a game surrounded by those whose communities are only starting to heal.

Where you at? Cris Carter returns for his weekly look at players who simply haven’t been showing up on the field. CC has not been shy to call out first-round picks and veterans. If you’re not playing up to speed, he’s going send out a search party to find you. Whom will CC single out this week?

Jumping the route: Atlanta’s Asante Samuel is one of the best in the game at jumping routes and making life tough for quarterbacks. Darren Woodson goes down to visit the Falcons’ cornerback to unmask the art of jumping a route and making a pick. We’ll explain why life for Tony Romo on Sunday might not get any easier with Samuel in the defensive backfield.

J.J. Watt soundtracks: He has become one of the most talked about defensive players in the game. Using his 6-foot-5 height advantage, Watt has become a master of the swat. Hear what defensive dominance sounds like in this week’s soundtracks as we listen to Watt in the Texans’ impressive victory against Baltimore two weeks ago.

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