We're back with another weekly podcast featuring our favorite X's-and-O's analyst — Greg Cosell, the longtime NFL Films maven, who's also the executive producer of ESPN's "NFL Matchup." As always, we go through this week's upcoming games with a scout's eye and Greg in control of the All-22 tape.
Here are the matchups we're discussing in order this week:
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys
San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals
Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams
Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans
Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders
Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers
New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs
New York Giants at New Orleans Saints
We also discuss other longer-form issues in a podcast that extends to more than 70 minutes this week, including: Why can Matt Leinart succeed as the Texans' starter? How well will Kyle Orton do in Kansas City? Does DeMarco Murray possess sufficient "Zuzu?" How will Mike Martz have to adjust his offense for the lack of Jay Cutler super-bombs? Is Jordy Nelson now one of the NFL's premier receivers? How are the Patriots starting to turn their defense around? And just how is Jim Harbaugh managing Alex Smith … without turning him into a "game manager?"
It's always a must-listen when Greg Cosell talks football, so check it out! Subscribe to the Shutdown Corner iTunes link (in iTunes, go to "Advanced/Subscribe to Podcast," and paste this link in: http://ysportspods.podbean.com/category/shutdown/feed/). You can also use the link below to either left-click and listen, or right-click to save to your computer.
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