When the music comes on, every National Football League fan knows what time it is. “Monday Night Football” on ESPN is a weekly holiday, and it comes like clockwork to put an exclamation point on the week’s action-packed schedule.
Whether it is an AFC rivalry game or a big-time NFC showdown, MNF generally brings the heat for its primetime games. There are some marquee matchups for 2021, and it brings its usual pop like it did last year.
With so many games scattered between Thursday Night Football, FOX, CBS, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” and ESPN’s Monday night games during the regular season, the NFL schedule is tough to put together.
Only 25 of the league’s 32 teams are set for kickoff on the big stage this year for the 52nd edition of “Monday Night Football.”
Don’t worry, though. Tom Brady is on the slate once with his new team, the reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So is Dak Prescott and the Cowboys. Lamar Jackson is also on the docket twice with his AFC North squad. Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills are also on tap for two Monday night games. The other teams to play twice on MNF are the Rams and Steelers.
2021 Monday Night Football Schedule
Week 1, September 13: Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders
Week 2, September 20: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Week 3, September 27: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Week 4, October 4: Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
Week 5, October 11: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens
Week 6, October 18: Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans
Week 7, October 25: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks
Week 8, November 1: New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 9, November 8: Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 10, November 15: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Week 11, November 22: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 12, November 29: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team
Week 13, December 6: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
Week 14, December 13: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Week 15, December 20: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Week 16, December 27: Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints
Week 17, January 3: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
7 Teams Without Monday Night Football Games
The road to the playoffs and Super Bowl doesn’t go through Monday Night Football, but some teams have been left out of the spotlight.
The Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons were all snubbed this year and will look to be on the schedule for the 2022 NFL season.
How To Watch Monday Night Football
Every Monday Night Football game is broadcast nationally on ESPN.
In 2021, the network makes MNF games available to subscribers on the ESPN app, ESPN.com and ESPN apps on devices like Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One and Playstation 4 as well as iPad and Android tablets.