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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sunday Countdown: Edwards, clutch Giants, 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.

You play to win the game: This week marks the 10th anniversary of Herm Edwards’ famous “you play to win the game” speech. We commemorate the anniversary with Edwards, now an ESPN analyst, and look at the impact the speech has had on the game. Edwards joins us live on set to talk about how that speech changed his life.

Eli and Victor: In Week 7, Eli Manning hooked up with Victor Cruz for another game-breaking touchdown in a critical situation. Now, as the Giants get set for their rematch against the Cowboys, we examine the unique relationship between the Giants’ quarterback and his big-play receiver. Why is the chemistry between these two so special?

Mayne Event: All this talk of elite quarterbacks and elite players has Kenny Mayne wondering what truly makes a player “elite?” Who better than a punter and a long-snapper to help Mayne on this week’s mission?

Sport Science (Mile High): Drew Brees and Peyton Manning go head-to-head Sunday night in the Mile High City. Sport Science takes an analytical look at running the no-huddle offense in Denver. How will the altitude impact the speed and tempo of this game between two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL? Former Bronco Tom Jackson lends his insights as well on what it’s like to play fast in Denver.

Where you at? Cris Carter returns for his weekly look at players who simply haven’t been showing up. Last week, CC put Cam Newton and Andy Dalton, two sophomore quarterbacks who are slumping, under the microscope. Who will be singled out this week as players who need to step up?