Monday Night Football Predictions: 2022 Schedule!

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 will have predictions for every single week of the 2022 NFL season.

Week 1 Predictions & Best Bets

Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks (Monday September 12, 8.15pm ET, ESPN/ABC)

A terrific start to the 2022 season on MNF as Troy Aikman and Joe Buck make their eagerly-awaited debuts in the ESPN booth.

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The game also heralds the return of Russell Wilson to the Pacific Northwest immediately following his blockbusting trade to Denver and the Broncos.

The Broncos, not surprisingly with their stacked roster, are a four-point favorite in the early going.

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Monday Night Football Schedule 2022

The full NFL schedule for 2022 is now official, and here it is. Kickoff time is 8.15pm ET unless stated:

Week 1

  • Monday September 12, 2022: Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks
  • Monday September 19, 2022: Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills (7.15pm ET)
  • Monday September 19, 2022: Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles (8.30pm ET)

Week 2

Week 3

  • Monday September 26, 2022: Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants

Week 4

  • Monday October 3, 2022: Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers

Week 5

  • Monday October 10, 2022: Las Vegas Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs

Week 6

  • Monday October 17, 2022 : Denver Broncos @ Los Angeles Chargers

Week 7

  • Monday October 24, 2022: Chicago Bears @ New England Patriots

Week 8

  • Monday October 31, 2022: Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns

Week 9

  • Monday November 7, 2022: Baltimore Ravens @ New Orleans Saints

Week 10

  • Monday November 14, 2022: Washington Commanders @ Philadelphia Eagles

Week 11

  • Monday November 21, 2022: San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals

Week 12

  • Monday November 28, 2022: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts

Week 13

  • Monday December 5, 2022: New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 14

  • Monday December 12, 2022: New England Patriots @ Arizona Cardinals

Week 15

  • Monday December 19, 2022: Los Angeles Rams @ Green Bay Packers

Week 16

  • Monday December 26, 2022: Los Angeles Chargers @ Indianapolis Colts

Week 17

  • Monday January 2, 2023: Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals

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).

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.

The huge offseason news so far is that there will be a new high-profile duo in the commentary booth in 2022 – namely Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.

The pair – who have been the number 1 team on FOX for seemingly forever – will now pair up under the brightest lights of all on the iconic Monday Night Football platform. The news was announced Friday on Instagram by Buck’s wife and an official unveiling by ESPN is believed to be imminent:

  • Aikman will reportedly become the game’s highest broadcaster on a deal worth $95million over five years, surpassing another former Cowboy in Tony Romo over at CBS.
  • Buck will receive a five-year deal worth $65million. Not too shabby.

The news means that NBC vet Al Michaels – who bolted Sunday Night Football after a terrific run – now appears ends up on Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime.

Meanwhile the Manning brothers Eli and Peyton proved a real hit doing an alternative telecast on ESPN2 for some games during the 2021 season. 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…