We weren’t supposed to have double Monday night programs this season. However, the ongoing COVID pandemic has changed the NFL’s plans.
As a result, there will be two games played on Monday of NFL Week 15. It won’t technically be a Monday Night Football double, but it will be just as good as one for NFL fans.
The first game, which will be held at 5 p.m. ET, has been rescheduled to Saturday afternoon. The Browns and Raiders were initially scheduled to face each other, but the Browns had more than 20 players on the COVID roster following an outbreak within the squad. Thus, the game was brought forward two days in the hope of stopping the spread.
Meanwhile, the Bears host the Vikings in the original “Monday Night Football” game of the week 15 game. This game will impact the NFC Wild Card race. The Bears are not involved in the chase. The Vikings are.
Here’s everything you need to know about the two Monday Night games, including ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game in Week 15, including kick-off time and more.
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Who plays Monday night football tonight?
Below is the full schedule for the rare list of two NFL games on Monday in week 15.
|Raiders at Browns||5 p.m. ET||NFL network, fuboTV|
|Bear vikings||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN, fuboTV|
What time are Monday NFL games?
Here’s how to watch each of the Monday NFL games in Week 15.
Raiders at Browns
- To start up: 5 p.m. ET, 2 p.m. PT
- television channel (national): NFL Network
- Direct: fuboTV
The Raiders (6-7) and Browns (7-6) were originally scheduled to play on Saturday, but a COVID outbreak in the Browns’ camp forced the game to be postponed for two days. As a result, they will play a Monday afternoon aperitif match at “Monday Night Football”.
It’s unclear exactly who will be available to play for Cleveland this year. They’ve had more than 20 players on the COVID roster for most of the week, including quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum, so they might be forced to start Mullens if Mayfield can’t test out of protocol this week. That would make a heavy dose of Nick Chubb, who thinks he has a lot of contact with the battered Kareem Hunt and on the COVID list.
As for the Raiders, they just dropped 39 points against the Chiefs and are hoping to bounce back. They have a strong passing rush that could test Cleveland’s offensive line, which has multiple tackles on the COVID roster while Jack Conklin is out for the season. And if Derek Carr can avoid being too rushed by Myles Garrett, the Raiders should have a chance to get past the Browns’ defense.
Streamers will be able to watch this contest, broadcast on NFL Network, using fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN.
- To start up: 8:15 p.m. ET, 5:15 p.m. PT
- television channel (national): ESPN
- Direct: Watch ESPN | ESPN app | fuboTV
The Bears (4-9) host the Vikings (6-7) on “Monday Night Football” in Week 15. The Vikings fight with several other teams for the potential No.7 seed in the playoff photo NFC playoffs while the Bears are very likely to miss the playoffs in 2021.
Chicago has struggled this season to establish an attacking pace. They started Andy Dalton to start the year before inserting rookie Justin Fields into the lineup. The fields flashed but were inconsistent. The call to play hasn’t helped him either, and it seems likely the Bears will leave coach Matt Nagy after the 2021 NFL season.
The Bears’ defense isn’t as strong as it used to be. They have a decent passing stroke even with Khalil Mack out for the season, but they have a few holes in the secondary as Artie Burns has proven to be a poor replacement for Kyle Fuller.
Meanwhile, the Vikings are in a weird limbo where they look to advance to the playoffs, but probably still have too many holes in defense to make a playoff run. Mike Zimmer joins Nagy in the hot seat and he could be gone if the Vikings can’t make the playoffs or win a playoff game.
Minnesota is still better than Chicago and is rightly favored in this game. However, they’re only 5-7 in one-possession games this season, so the Bears could prove to be a nasty challenge for them.
If a Monday Night Football game seemed predestined to be a chore, this would be it. So, get ready for a good old-fashioned defensive battle.
Streamers will be able to watch this contest using fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN.
NFL Live Stream for “Monday Night Football”
The Browns-Raiders game will be available to watch for free with a cable subscription using the NFL app or Yahoo! Sports application. You must enter the cable / satellite subscription credentials to access it.
As for the game Bears-Vikings, it will be available in live streaming on all ESPN digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.) since they have the rights to broadcast “Monday Night Football”. It will be the easiest way for cable or satellite viewers to watch the game.
Cable cutters also have many options with which they can stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2021 NFL season.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription required?||To free?||Cost||Free try?|
|Yahoo! Sports application||No||Yes||–||–|
|fuboTV||No||No||$ 60 / month||Yes|
|DirectTV Stream||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Slingshot television||No||No||$ 35 / month||No|
|YouTube TV||No||No||$ 65 / month||Yes|
NFL Week 15 Calendar
Thursday December 16
|Chiefs 34, Chargers 28 (OT)||8:20 p.m.||FOX|
Saturday, December 18
|Colts 27, Patriots 17||8:15 p.m.||NFL Network|
Sunday December 19
|Panthers vs Bills||1:00 p.m.||FOX|
|Cardinals vs. Lions||1:00 p.m.||FOX|
|Texans vs. Jaguars||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|Jets against dolphins||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|Cowboys vs. Giants||1:00 p.m.||FOX|
|Titans vs. Steelers||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|Bengals vs. Broncos||4:05 p.m.||SCS|
|Falcons vs. 49ers||4:05 p.m.||SCS|
|Packers vs. Ravens||4:25 p.m.||FOX|
|Saints versus buccaneers||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
Monday, December 20
|Raiders vs. Browns||5:00 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Vikings versus bear||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
Tuesday, December 21
|Seahawks vs. Rams||7:00 p.m.||FOX|
|Washington football team vs. the Eagles||7:00 p.m.||FOX|
2021 Monday night football schedule
There will be 17 Monday Night Football matches in 2021 although there is no double schedule. That’s because the season has stretched to 17 games over 18 weeks. There will be no “Monday Night Football” during week 18; all matches will be played on Sunday.
|Week 1||September 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||September 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||September 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||October 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||October 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||October 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||25 october||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||November, 1st||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||November 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||November 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||22 november||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||29 november||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||December 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||December 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||December 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||December 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||January 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|