Heard in the Herd

Jerod MayoJoe Robbins/Getty ImagesLinebacker Jerod Mayo talks about the Patriots' consistent approach to preparation.

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo talks about the team's approach, their ability to remain consistent late in the season, discusses the adjustments the Patriots made during the game and how they have already started preparing for the 49ers. Listen

Act like you've been there - Colin Cowherd breaks down the Patriots' rout of the Texans and says it's impossible to trust Houston until they demonstrate their ability to play well in a big moment. Cowherd says the team's decision to wear letterman jackets shows that they aren't on the Patriots' level yet. Listen

Sports Illustrated's Peter King chats about how the Patriots were able to dominate the Texans, comments on the Seahawks' recent surge behind Russell Wilson and addresses the possibility that Nick Saban may want to return to the NFL. Listen

Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon talks about playing with former teammate Peyton Manning, explains what makes Robert Griffin III so effective, addresses Griffin's injury and talks about the team's approach if he's to miss any significant time. Listen

Colin Cowherd ranks the ten best teams in the NFL in his "Herd Hierarchy." Listen

ESPN NBA analyst Kurt Rambis chats about why the Lakers have had such a hard time this season, talks about whether or not Mike D'Antoni's coaching style is a fit for the team and speculates which players would be good additions for the team to acquire via trade. Listen

NFL on FOX analyst Mike Pereira says he doesn't believe the NFL will eliminate kickoffs completely but notes that he wouldn't be surprised to see the league tweak the rule more in an attempt to further reduce the instances of concussions. Listen

"Spanning the Globe" features ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss, ESPN LA 710's Mark Willard, ESPNDallas.com's Tim McMahon and ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Listen


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