Monday Night Football’s 2020 Schedule Delivers Once Again
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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 2020, including a doubleheader in Week 1, but it lacks its usual pop.

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. Don’t worry, though. Tom Brady is on the slate twice with his new team. Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson is also on the docket twice with his AFC North squad.

2020 Monday Night Football Schedule

Week 1, September 14: New York Giants at Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos

Week 2, September 21: New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders

Week 3, September 28: Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens

Week 4, October 5: Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers

Week 5, October 12: Los Angeles Chargers at New Orleans Saints

Week 6, October 19: Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys

Week 7, October 26: Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams


Week 8, November 2: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants

Week 9, November 9: New England Patriots at New York Jets

Week 10, November 16: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Week 11, November 23: Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 12, November 30: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 13, December 7: Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers

Week 14, December 14: Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns

Week 15, December 21: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 16, December 28: Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots

Teams Without Monday Night Football Games

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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, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and Washington Football Team were all snubbed this year and will look to be on the schedule for the 2021 NFL season.


How To Watch Monday Night Football

Every Monday Night Football game is broadcast nationally on ESPN.

In 2019, the network also made MNF games to subscribers on the ESPN app,, and ESPN apps on Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 as well as iPad and Android tablets.

At the moment, Monday Night Football is not available with ESPN+ or Disney+ subscriptions.

This post was originally published on May 8, 2020 and updating during the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak.

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