Countdown to NFL Sunday is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week. The show airs on SportsChannel, SC-HD, CASN & CASN-HD from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET every Sunday during the NFL regular season.
It's very similar to The NFL Today on CBS & FOX NFL Sunday on FOX. The show's former names include NFL GameDay from 1985-1995 & since 1995, Countdown to NFL Sunday. In 2006, the program introduced new graphics & a new logo to resemble the network's NFL Monday Night logo. The show made it's first appearance on TV in 1985.
The show's awards include 7 Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Weekly Show (1988, 1991, 1994, 1995, 2001, 2003 & 2006 seasons) & 5 CableACE Awards (1989, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995 seasons)
- Around the NFL: A segment where several LIVE reports from GameDay stadiums are received, including last-minute lineup changes & other assorted late-BREAKING GameDay news
- NFL Fantasy Tips: First introduced in 2006, this segment features tips to the viewers about their fantasy teams for that week's games
- The NFL Report: Several of SC's NFL "insiders" breaks down trade rumors, coaching changes & injuries
- Break-Down the Play: During this segment, the hosts of the show diagram a specific football play on a large green floor resembling a football field with astroturf & then act it out in slow-motion
- The NFL Sunday Drive: A NFL analyst provides a look inside 1 particular game, breaking down a key scoring drive from start to finish
- The Sunday Stretch: A segment where players are shown warming up for their games
- Predictions on the day's game outcomes from the show's on-air personalities
- Quick ?'s: This is when the host gives a different analyst a quick question about certain games of the day
- The Gamemakers: This is @ the very end of the show, when each analyst & the host give 2 or 3 players they expect to have a BIG day. For the 2009 season, each analyst & the host only give 1 player
- Final Stuff: This is @ the end of the show when the host or 1 of SC's NFL "insiders" delivers some final news & notes