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NFL Live (stylized as NFL Live presented by Autotrader for sponsorship reasons) is a National Football League studio show, currently airing Monday through Friday at 1:30 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.
|Also known as||NFL 2Night (1998–2002)'|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Norby Williamson|
|Production location(s)||ESPN Headquarters|
Bristol, Connecticut, U.S.
|Running time||30–60 minutes|
|Distributor||The Walt Disney Company|
|Original release||1998 –|
|Related shows||NFL Insiders|
Beginning in 2011, NFL Live expanded to a full hour.
ESPN announced that beginning in August 2020, Laura Rutledge would assume hosting duties of the program, along with Keyshawn Johnson, Mina Kimes, Dan Orlovsky, and Marcus Spears becoming daily analysts.
- Laura Rutledge (2020-present): Lead host
- Marcus Spears (2019–present): Main Analyst
- Keyshawn Johnson (2007–present): Main Analyst
- Dan Orlovsky (2019–present): Main Analyst
- Mina Kimes (2020–present): Main Analyst
- Ryan Clark (2015–present): Friday Analyst/Contributor
- Jeff Darlington (2017–present): Contributor
- Dan Graziano (2016–present): Analyst/Contributor, Substitute host
- Kimberley A. Martin: Contributor
- Chris Mortensen (1998–present): NFL insider
- Louis Riddick: Contributor
- Dianna Russini: Contributor, Substitute host
- Field Yates (2016–present): Analyst/Contributor
- Adam Schefter: Contributor/ESPN NFL Insider
- Tim Hasselbeck (2008–present): Contributor
- Jeff Saturday (2013–present): Contributor
- Damien Woody (2011–present): Contributor
- Tedy Bruschi (2009–present): Contributor
- Linda Cohn (2007–present): Substitute host
- Mike Golic (1998–present): Contributor
- David Lloyd (2005–present): Substitute host
- Suzy Kolber (2005–present): Secondary host
- Chris McKendry (2011–present): Substitute host
- John Fox (2018–present): Contributor
- Victor Cruz (2018–present): Contributor
- Mike Tannenbaum (2019–present): Contributor
- Rob Ninkovich (2019–present): Contributor
- Bonnie Bernstein (2007–2008): Substitute host; now a co-host of The Michael Kay Show on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York
- Jerome Bettis (2013–2017): Analyst
- Cris Carter (2008–2016): Analyst
- John Clayton (1998–2017): NFL insider
- Brian Dawkins (2012–2015): Analyst
- Trent Dilfer (2008–2017): Analyst
- Herm Edwards (2009–2017): Analyst; Now head coach at Arizona State
- Mike Hill (2007–2013): Secondary host
- Merril Hoge (1998–2017): Analyst
- Tom Jackson (2006–2016): Analyst
- Shaun King (2007–2008): Analyst
- Eric Mangini (2011–2012): Analyst
- Antonio Pierce (2010–2014): Analyst
- Floyd Reese (2007–2008): Analyst; left to become New England Patriots Senior Football Advisor
- Sean Salisbury (1998–2008)
- Mark Schlereth (2002–2017): Analyst
- Rick Spielman (2005–2006): Analyst; now Minnesota Vikings General Manager
- Sara Walsh (2011–2017) : Primary substitute host
- Trey Wingo (1998–2017): Lead host
- Bill Polian (2012–2018): Analyst
- Darren Woodson (2007–2019): Analyst
- Josh McCown (2019): Analyst; now Philadelphia Eagles emergency quarterback
- Wendi Nix (2008–2017): Substitute host, (2017–2020) Lead host
- Jack Del Rio (2019–20): Analyst; now defensive coordinator of the Washington Football Team
- 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
- Hofheimer, Bill. "ESPN to Relaunch NFL Live in August with New Host Laura Rutledge and Analysts Marcus Spears, Dan Orlovsky, Mina Kimes and Keyshawn Johnson". ESPN Press Room. ESPN. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
- Williams, Charean (June 17, 2019). "Josh McCown joins ESPN". ProFootballTalk. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
McCown will make his ESPN debut Wednesday [June 19, 2019]
- Maya, Adam (August 17, 2019). "Josh McCown ends retirement, signs with Eagles". NFL.com. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
Philadelphia invested in some insurance for Carson Wentz on Saturday [August 17, 2019]