NFL Live

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NFL Live
Two men sitting on director's chairs on a stage, listening to a question from an audience member
Jeff Saturday and Herm Edwards on stage during the shooting of NFL Live at Disney Springs during the 2017 Pro Bowl week
Also known as NFL 2Night (1998–2002)
Genre NFL
Directed by Larry Kirin
Lorenzo Lamadrid
Starring Trey Wingo
Tedy Bruschi
Tim Hasselbeck
Darren Woodson
Jeff Saturday
Damien Woody
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Norby Williamson
Producer(s) Rich Schroeder
Todd M. Snyder
Production location(s) ESPN Headquarters
Bristol, Connecticut, U.S.
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30–60 minutes
Production company(s) ESPN
Distributor The Walt Disney Company
Original network ESPN2 (1998–2002)
ESPN (2002–present)
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV) (1998–2005)
720p (16:9 HDTV) (2005–present)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 1998 – Present
Related shows NFL Insiders

NFL Live is a National Football League studio show, currently airing Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m ET ESPN. Formerly known as NFL 2Night, the program is one of the only NFL-related studio programs to air during the week along with NFL Insiders. As such, NFL Live is not a highlight show, as Sunday and Monday game highlights are handled by the various other NFL studio shows, including NFL Primetime during the season. Unlike shows for other sports, NFL Live even runs throughout the entire offseason.

Since 2005, NFL Live has been presented in high definition on ESPNHD.

Beginning in 2011, NFL Live expanded to a full hour.





  • NFL Live Wired: A segment at the beginning of the show detailing the top stories and breaking news from around the National Football League. This segment was discontinued in the summer of 2007. It eventually was re-added as an unnamed segment where the news stories of the day are listed in chronological order of their release or when an item hit the transaction wire (e.g. "10:33 a.m.: the Cincinnati Bengals placed (player name) on injured reserve").
  • Opening Drive: A segment following NFL Live Wired in which a certain team, player, or topic is discussed.
  • What Were They Thinking?: A look at dubious plays and decisions from the previous week's NFL games.
  • Drive of the Week: A look at the plays that comprised the best drive by a team from the previous week's NFL games.
  • Fantasy Five: Every week during the NFL season, Wingo, Salisbury, and Schlereth pick one player from each position (QB, RB, WR, TE, K) that they think will perform the best. One point is given for each player if he reaches a certain statistic during a game
  • Off the Mark: A weekly segment where Schlereth rants about a moment at some point in time during the previous week that has grabbed his attention.
  • Hurry-Up Offense: A segment at the end of each show, in which analysts are given a certain amount of time to discuss various topics.
  • Cover 2: Analysis of various topics from two points of view: an NFL insider (which could include a sportswriter, former general manager or former director of player personnel) and a (current or former) NFL player.
  • Overreaction Monday: Based on the past weekend's performance, extreme topics are presented to the analysts for debate.
  • Film Room: Analysts break down plays in the film room

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