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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Sunday Countdown: Finley, Luck, more

By ESPN.com staff

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.

Jermichael Finley exclusive interview: After a Week 3 collision and concussion in Cincinnati, Finley’s son left him a message telling his dad he never wanted him to play football again. Four weeks later, after a brutal collision vs. Cleveland, Finley found himself in intensive care with a severe neck injury. Finley sits down to talk to Josina Anderson about the injuries, his attempt to return, and what he will tell his son when he does.

Andrew Luck is loud: Watch any Colts game and the first thing you realize is you can clearly hear Luck over the announcers. As he heads to one of the loudest stadiums in the league, Arrowhead in Kansas City, we got teammates, an opera singer, a carnival barker and an auctioneer to explain the art of piercing through the noise.

Seizing the moment: Safety Michael Thomas was on the practice squad two Mondays ago -- happy to be a part of a 49ers team that just beat Seattle. What happened over the next seven days? The Dolphins claimed him and he wound up on the field as Tom Brady was driving down the field to beat them. We have the emotional story of his interception, and the definition of Carpe Diem.