Make Me Smarter Football Podcast

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FOX Sports brings you the Make Me Smarter Football Podcast, a weekly show aimed to do just that: make you smarter about football. Each week Nick Wright joins our football experts to take a look at the top stories and narratives around the NFL and discuss the "popular opinion", then crack it open to … read more

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Tom Brady & Julian Edelman headline this Patriots vs. Falcons recap

February 7th, 2017


Cris Carter and Nick Wright break down the Patriots' historic comeback over the Falcons. Did Tom Brady deserve the MVP, or should the award have …

Super Bowl LI Preview Day 5: Patriots vs. Falcons prediction

February 3rd, 2017


Cris & Nick break down the winning formula for the Patriots and Falcons before giving their predictions. Finally, Nick makes the case that Tom …

Super Bowl Preview Day 4: Julio Jones vs. Julian Edelman

February 2nd, 2017


Cris & Nick break down the WR position for the Falcons and the Patriots. How will Belichick attempt to slow down Julio Jones? Do the Patriots …

Super Bowl LI Preview Day 3: Legacy of Bill Belichick

February 1st, 2017


As the Patriots prepare to face the Falcons, Nick Wright & Cris Carter break down the legacy of Bill Belichick. Is he the greatest coach in NFL history? Who deserves more credit for the run of the Patriots, Tom …

Super Bowl LI Preview Day 2: Brady vs. Ryan

January 31st, 2017


Cris Carter & Nick Wright break down the quarterback matchup between the Patriots and the Falcons. Can Vic Beasley contain Tom Brady? How will Belichick defend Atlanta's potent offense? Who will dominate more on …

Super Bowl LI Preview Day 1: Tom Brady's Legacy

January 30th, 2017


Nick & Cris are live from Houston at Radio Row, previewing Super Bowl LI for the next 5 days. The fellas focus on Tom Brady's legacy as he prepares for his 7th Super Bowl. Is Brady the greatest quarterback of all …

Super Bowl LI Preview: Patriots & Falcons breakdown

January 24th, 2017


The fellas dive into why the Patriots wide receivers deserve more respect, and how Bill Belichick & Tom Brady always get the most out of that unheralded group. Cris makes the case that the Falcons' offense is more …

Steelers/Patriots + Packers/Falcons breakdown + Cowboys' big mistake

January 17th, 2017


Nick & Cris discuss why all the pressure is on the Pittsburgh Steelers and not Tom Brady. Cris describes the formula for the Packers to slow …

Odell Beckham Jr. fallout + NFL Divisional Round Preview

January 10th, 2017


Cris Carter joins the show to give a unique perspective on Odell Beckham Jr. & dive into why Matt Ryan and the Falcons should be taken seriously. …

Tom Brady's Super Bowl obstacles, Raiders' revival & case for Tony Romo

December 28th, 2016


Michael Lombardi tells you why the Steelers & Chiefs will be Tom Brady's toughest test to get to the Super Bowl. Plus, why the Oakland Raiders are not hopeless without Derek Carr, and why Lombardi is not buying the …

Dak's MVP chances, Aaron Rodgers' resurgence & no Super Bowl for NY Giants

December 20th, 2016


The fellas disagree on whether Dak Prescott is deserving of the NFL MVP. Michael dives into why the New York Giants will not make the Super Bowl & explains what has changed in recent weeks for Aaron Rodgers. …

Tom Brady's Super Bowl chances, Dak vs. Romo & OBJ's big day

December 13th, 2016


Michael dives into New England's big win over Baltimore and breaks down why the Patriots' defense puts them in a position to win another Super Bowl. Also, while everyone is talking about Dak vs. Romo, the fellas …

Seahawks vs. Cowboys & Odell Beckham Jr. is a problem for NY

December 6th, 2016


Michael tells you why the Earl Thomas injury does not spell doom for the Seattle Seahawks and sizes up their chances against the Cowboys. In addition, Lombardi gives a detailed examination of the problems Odell Beckham …

Problems with Raiders, Giants & Dolphins + Belichick vs. Carroll revisited

November 29th, 2016


Michael tells you why the Raiders will not be advancing far this postseason and why he's not buying the Miami Dolphins. Meanwhile, Nick makes a bold …

No Super Bowl for Raiders + Dak Prescott & Kirk Cousins breakdown

November 22nd, 2016


Michael Lombardi is not buying the Oakland Raiders and has a surprising take on who will be the toughest competition for the Patriots in the AFC. …

Bill Belichick's dilemma & the problem with the New York Giants

November 15th, 2016


Michael Lombardi dives into how Bill Belichick will fix the struggling New England defense and why he is not impressed with Giants head coach Ben McAdoo. Plus, the guys discuss the problem with declaring Dak Prescott or …

Tom Brady & Matthew Stafford's MVP chances and the real problem with Aaron Rodgers

November 8th, 2016


Michael Lombardi sets the record straight on who is the true MVP of the NFL. Plus, the fellas dive into the one thing that is causing problems for Aaron Rodgers and why Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is actually …

Belichick trades Jamie Collins, Cam Newton vs. NFL & Derek Carr MVP?

November 1st, 2016


How did the Patriots get better by trading Jamie Collins? Why does everyone need to pump the brakes on Derek Carr? Why was Cam Newton wrong to speak …

Make Me Smarter Football Podcast - Preview: 10/27/16

October 27th, 2016


The Make Me Smarter Football Podcast with Nick Wright and Michael Lombardi launches Tuesday, November 1st.

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