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Ken Blanton and Anthony Wootton bring you news and interviews from the NFL and NFL International Series. They interview the top players and keep you updated on the CFL.






Episode 41: Ravens vs Jags preview

Football is back in the UK and it's our first London preview show. Dave & Dubs speak to Rick Ballou, sideline reporter for Jacksonville's radio station 1010XL. Rose Wilford from Baltimore Ravens UK gives a Ravens' slant on things. Plus Aaron Shergold updates us on his dream trip across the States taking in 4 games in 4 cities in 3 weeks.

Duration: 00:41:49

Episode 40: Dissecting the Indianapolis Colts

Dave & Dubs get the latest on the Indianapolis Colts and speak to former guard, Joe Staysniak. Joe gives the guys news fresh from the Colts' locker room as they discuss what's gone wrong in Indy. We hear from Vikings receiver, Stefon Diggs, and there's news from the CFL.

Duration: 00:54:05

Episode 39: The 2017 preview

It's our season preview! Dave & Dubs are joined by the Dolphins WR Kenny Stills. There's NFL betting with top tipster Neil Channing from Betting Emporium. The guys also speak to a UK fan who is taking in four games in four US cities in two weeks. Plus we share your Super Bowl LII predictions.

Duration: 00:54:33

Episode 38: Honey Badger & the Punter

It's all about the NFC West and the CFL's Eastern Conference. Dave & Dubs speak to the Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and the LA Rams punter Johnny Hekker about All or Nothing, their NFC West rivalry and the game at Twickenham in October. The guys also chat to Marshall Ferguson, voice of the Hamilton Tigercats, about the drama that's engulfed their winless season. And there's fantasy draft advice as well.

Duration: 00:22:06

Episode 37: The Brits storming the NFL

Dave & Dubs celebrate all things British in the NFL. There are interviews with the former rugby star, Alex Gray, now with the Falcons. Bath-born Alex Jenkins, DE for the Saints, talks about adjusting to life in New Orleans. And Henry Hodgson, AKA Handsome Hank from the NFL podcasts, chats on the show. We also hear from Cindy Boren from the Washington Post about Kirk Cousins's future with the Redskins.

Duration: 00:50:39

Episode 36: Henry Burris

Dave & Dubs are joined by CFL royalty! Reigning Grey Cup MVP, Henry Burris, comes on for a chat ahead of his trip to London with the Grey Cup for the Canada 150 celebrations. Jeff Hamilton from the Winnipeg Free Press previews the big Canada Day game, Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Saskatchewan Roughriders. There's also football TV chat looking ahead to the new series of All or Nothing and Last Chance U.

Duration: 00:53:20

Episode 35: All change at the Colts

A full cast of 5th downers are together! KB, Dave & Dubs are joined by former Colts offensive lineman, Joe Staysniak. Joe has all the latest news from Indy, including an update on Andrew Luck's rehab. There's just a week to go until the CFL season kicks off, so the guys talk to Mark Stephen, play-by-play caller for the Calgary Stampeders. And we discuss your football book recommendations for summer.

Duration: 01:03:33

Episode 34: Living the American dream

With KB & Dave both away it's left to Dubs to bring you news from across The Pond. He's joined by the former England rugby star, Alex Gray. Alex is one of four Europeans to be signed to an NFL practice squad. His remarkable story is right here. Also, the first CFL preseason game is in the books. There's a full report from BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders from BC's play-by-play reporter, Scott Rintoul.

Duration: 00:31:18

Episode 33: Are the Titans contenders?

Dave & Dubs are joined by the Game Day Host of Titans Radio, Rhett Bryan. Rhett has the latest news from Day 1 of OTAs. Are the Titans contenders in 2017? The guys discuss. Also, there's big news coming out of Tampa.

Duration: 00:40:12

Episode 32: Vince Young's Comeback

Dubs and Dave head to Saskatchewan for an update on Vince Young's comeback in the CFL. There's Jags latest from Rick Ballou, sideline reporter for Jacksonville Jaguars' official radio station 1010XL.

Duration: 00:40:56

Episode 31: Your Guide to the CFL Draft

As well as digesting the 2017 NFL Draft, the guys speak to CFL writer, Ed Tait, about the CFL Draft. Want to boost your CFL knowledge, which kicks off in seven weeks? We've got it covered!

Duration: 00:53:07

Episode 30: NFL Draft 2017 Preview

It's a Draft special. Matt Phillips from 40 Yards Scouting reveals who he thinks will go first in each offensive position. Also, KB is back! The Texas tornado breezes into the studio with his thoughts on the Draft and reflects on drafts from yesteryear. There's also news of a great competition prize up for grabs, courtesy of NFL Shop Europe.

Duration: 00:42:49

Episode 28: NFL stars heading to the CFL

Dubs & Dave chat to the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Rod Pedersen about Vince Young's blockbuster move to the CFL. Rod reveals some other NFL superstars being touted around the Canadian teams. Cindy Boren from the Washington Post has all the latest on the Redskins. And the guys discuss which NFL star could take on King Kong and win.

Duration: 00:55:02

Episode 27: Combine Guide & the Women's League

The guys speak to Matt Phillips from 40 Yards Scouting about this week's NFL Combine. Matt tells you everything you need to know about the event and shares his mock draft. Also, the British women's league kicked off last weekend. Phoebe Schecter plays safety for the Birmingham Lions and Team GB, she gives you a guide to the Sapphire Series.

Duration: 00:47:26

Episode 26: Women's Football

The GB women's team only started operating fully in 2013 and this year they're heading to the World Championships for the first time ever! Dubs speaks to their head coach, Jim Messenger, and gives you the lowdown on women's football in the UK...it's bigger than you think. Also, there's another chance to hear from Victor Cruz as we look back on his career with the New York Giants. We speak to Giants fan and co-founder of Gridiron & Gravy, Andy.

Duration: 00:34:11

Episode 25: The 49ers' Revolution

KB, Dubs and 5thDownUK.com's Dave Oliver discuss Super Bowl LI. It's all change in San Francisco with the 49ers hiring Kyle Shanahan as their 20th head coach. The guys chat to Cam Inman, 49ers reporter for the San Francisco Mercury. Also, football is back sooner than you think! The 2017 CFL schedule has been released so you're given a beginner's guide to the Canadian Football League by Ed Tait, Head of Digital Content for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Duration: 01:03:19

Episode 23: NFL Rookie of the Year...and Beer!

It's a full cast for this bumper episode. Dubs talks to the organiser of Gridiron & Gravy, a group of NFL fans who meet up regularly in Manchester to watch football, eat and drink. They discuss the North West's big Super Bowl party. 5thDownUK's David Oliver discusses your Rookie of the Year candidates with producer, Ben Eastmond. And Ken Blanton joins Dubs and Cindy Boren from the Washington Post to discuss some of the big stories from the States, including suggestions of Big Ben's...

Duration: 01:24:28

Episode 22: What makes a franchise

With the news of the Chargers' move from San Diego to LA fresh in everyone's minds, Dave Olive and Dubs speak to the former Chargers Chargers Executive Vice President, Jim Steeg. Jim lifts the lid on how a franchise is made and offers a fantastic insight into what needs to happen for London to get a team. It's been a fortnight of upheaval in Jacksonville and there's talk of Chip Kelly taking over as OC. They guys talk to Jordan De'Armon from Jacksonville radio station 1010XL. And they chat...

Duration: 01:06:16

Episode 20: A Virtual NFL

KB & Dubs find out more about the NFL's exciting new venture with tech giants Voke Virtual Reality. They've teamed up to bring the full virtual NFL experience to your living room. Also, as the season heats up at the business end, the guys focus on a play-off contender that's gone under the radar. They speak to UK Chiefs fan Matt Phillips about KC's chances and there's also a look ahead to the top prospects for the 2017 NFL draft.

Duration: 01:05:55

Episode 19: The Hunt for the NFC East

With KB on IR and Dave on manoeuvres, Dubs goes solo. He's joined by a host of top guests including Cindy Boren from the Washington Post. She's discussing the race for the NFC East and the Cowboys' chances of taking top spot in the conference. It's the Grey Cup in the CFL, so Dubs tells you all you need to know ahead of Canadian Football's biggest game.

Duration: 01:04:57

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