The Athletic Football Show: A show about the NFL


The Athletic’s flagship football podcast covers the NFL like only The Athletic can. Robert Mays is joined by a team of world class NFL writers and analysts. They’ll break down the biggest stories throughout the world of football. Whether it’s happening on the field, or behind-the-scenes, you’ll get an in-depth look at an unprecedented NFL season on The Athletic Football Show.

NFC West Preview: The Favored 49ers, Seattle Seeks Middle Ground, Rams Ready to Run & Could the Cardinals Make Noise?
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The Athletic's Mike Sando is Robert Mays' special guest for this episode as they preview the NFC West division, from their faith in Kyle Shanahan, to what Seattle is doing wrong with Russell Wilson & more. Plus Where does Sean McVay stand right now as a coach, and how should we feel about Kyler Murray? Get 40% at The Athletic with our link -

Washington's Backfield, Quarterbacks and Tight Ends to Target, and our Favorite Futures Bets
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It's the debut episode of the joint effort between The Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast and The Athletic Football Show. Every Friday, Michael Beller and Derek VanRiper will round up the fantasy news of the week and look ahead to Sunday with last-minute tips and DFS picks. After that, Beller and Vic Tafur will walk you through their favorite bets of the week. On the debut episode, Beller and DVR discuss Washington's backfield and the quarterback and tight end positions for fantasy, while Beller and Tafur highlight some of their favorite future bets for the 2020 season.Rundown1:35 Introducing the Friday Athletic Fantasy Football Podcast and Athletic Football Show Partnership2:33 Antonio Gibson's Stock on a Rocketship7:55 Quarterbacks We're Targeting at ADP13:29 Quarterbacks We're Avoiding at ADP17:39 Quarterbacks Outside the Top 15 We Think Can Finish in the Top 1022:25 Tight Ends We're Targeting at ADP25:35 Tight Ends We're Avoiding at ADP28:33 Tight Ends Outside the Top 15 We Think Can Finish in the Top 1033:22 Welcome to the Gambling Portion34:08 Super Bowl Futures Bets38:08 Our Favorite Division Winner Bets43:53 Win Totals!50:08 Make or Miss the Playoffs Wagers55:07 MVP Futures We're Backing60:16 Not Loving the Rookie of the Year OddsFollow Beller on Twitter: @MBellerFollow Derek on Twitter: @DerekVanRiperFollow Vic on Twitter: @VicTafurGet a free 7-day trial to The Athletic at

AFC West Preview: Chiefs in Control, Raiders Speculation, Broncos Buzz & Can the Chargers Compete?
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When it comes to the AFC West, we think we know what to expect with the Chiefs expected to make another push for a championship, but what about the other 3 teams? The Athletic's Lindsay Jones joins Robert Mays to preview the strengths and weaknesses of all 4 teams in the division and predict how they finish.Get 40% off your Athletic subscription at - Chiefs18:34 - Raiders34:57 - Broncos58:46 - Chargers

NFC East Preview: Can Cowboys shine, Banged-up Eagles, Judging the Giants & A Reboot in Washington
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Three new head coaches and plenty of storylines to follow in the NFC East this season. The Athletic’s Sheil Kapadia sits down with Robert Mays to discuss the Cowboys’ potential under Mike McCarthy, the Eagles’ training camp setbacks, Joe Judge’s tactics with the Giants and a franchise reboot in Washington.

AFC East Preview: Patriots new offense, Bills built to contend, Jets Looking for Answers & the Post-Tank Dolphins
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The AFC East will be without Tom Brady for the first time in 20 years, so what does the division look like heading into this season? ESPN’s Bill Barnwell joins Robert Mays to discuss Cam Newton’s impact on the Patriots’ offense, the Bills’ deep roster, the Jets’ future and the development of the Dolphins.