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Madam Secretary Sneak Peek: Elizabeth Talks Football With NFL Today's JB

Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord is at ease in just about every situation, from pacifying volatile foreign heads of state to — as it turns out — talking football with professional sportscasters.

Need proof? Check out this exclusive clip from Sunday’s Madam Secretary (CBS, 9/8c), in which Elizabeth manages to draw parallels between President Dalton’s “historic third-party run” and an historically huge shift in gridiron rules.

The exchange takes place with NFL Today host James Brown (aka JB) in advance of a big game — and let’s just say that Elizabeth knows exactly which team to root for to win some Cleveland love. After all, she’ll need it; Dalton needs to get on the ballot in Ohio.

Elsewhere in the episode, per the official release: “After a bombing at a political rally in Angola, Elizabeth must find a way to respond to a ‘dissent memo’ from the Bureau of African Affairs when they criticize the Dalton Administration’s lack of attention to the upcoming Angolan election” and “Henry and Jose get closer to locating the antiquities stolen by Hizb al-Shahid.”

Press PLAY on the video above to see MadSec and Brown talk pigskin, then hit the comments: Do you think all of these efforts will end with Dalton staying in the Oval Office?