Monday Night Football may not quite have the lustre of days gone by (that could be about to change, more on that later) but it’s still a must-see primetime matchup and we have predictions for every single week.
We will have predictions for every single game of the 2023 NFL season.
Week 1 MNF Predictions & Best Bets
Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs (Monday November 20, 8.15pm ET, ESPN/ABC)
Predictions will appear here…
Monday Night Football Schedule 2023
The full NFL schedule for 2023 is official, and here it is. Kickoff time is 8.15pm ET unless stated:
Monday September 11, 2023: Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets
Monday September 18, 2023: New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers (7.15pm ET)
Monday September 18, 2023: Cleveland Browns vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday September 25, 2023: Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7.15pm ET)
Monday September 25, 2023: Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals
Monday October 2, 2023: Seattle Seahawks vs New York Giants
Monday October 9, 2023: Green Bay Packers vs Las Vegas Raiders
Monday October 16, 2023: Dallas Cowboys vs Los Angeles Chargers
Monday October 23, 2023: San Francisco 49ers vs Minnesota Vikings
Monday October 30, 2023: Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions
Monday November 6, 2023: Los Angeles Chargers vs New York Jets
Monday November 13, 2023: Denver Broncos vs Buffalo Bills
Monday November 20, 2023: Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs
Monday November 27, 2023: Chicago Bears vs Minnesota Vikings
Monday December 4, 2023: Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Monday December 11, 2023: Tennessee Titans vs Miami Dolphins
Monday December 18, 2023: Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots
Monday December 25, 2023: Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers
Saturday December 30, 2023: Detroit Lions vs Dallas Cowboys
When does Monday Night Football kick off?
Kickoff for Monday Night Football is normally 8.15pm Eastern Time (7.15pm Central, 5.15pm Pacific). There are some exceptions (see above schedule – particularly for those early-season double-headers).
Which TV channel shows Monday Night Football?
Monday Night Football had its halcyon years between 1970 and 2005 when it was a staple of ABC programming.
Since then the primetime matchup has aired on ESPN and it is still pretty easy to get access to.
As well as watching on cable, you can get to it via a number of streaming services including Fubo TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV and Hulu. There is also a Spanish language version of the telecast on ESPN Deportes.
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If you’re watching online, you can catch Monday Night Football on ESPN Watch on all major platforms.
ESPN has a pretty fresh look in its broadcast booth (as of 2022) with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman making the leap to the ‘Worldwide Leader’ for massive dollars.
The pair – who had been the number 1 team on FOX for seemingly forever – now pair up under the brightest lights of all on the iconic Monday Night Football platform.
- Aikman is now reportedly the game’s highest broadcaster on a deal worth $95million over five years, surpassing another former Cowboy in Tony Romo over at CBS.
- Buck is reportedly on a five-year deal worth $65million. Not too shabby.
Meanwhile the Manning brothers Eli and Peyton have proved a real hit doing an alternative telecast on ESPN2 for some games. Lisa Salters currently staffs up the sideline.
During its glory days the likes of Frank Gifford, Michaels (in a previous life) and John Madden made MNF THE game of the week for America – it became an institution. Aikman and Buck coming on board returns it to something like that status for the first time in many years.
The product has lost some of its lustre in recent years – there have been some failed experiments in the booth (‘Booger’ McFarland and Jason Witten anyone?) and the schedule is often pretty average.
The lack of ability to flex games means what looks a good scheduling choice in August looks pretty awful by October. As a result MNF has fallen some way behind Sunday Night Football in the pecking order.
There have been reports that games can be flexed from Week 12 on – but it has to be done with at least 12 days’ notice. Moving a few hours on a Sunday is manageable – moving a game a full day into a work week for most of America has all sorts of knock-on…