ESPN has released its broadcast schedule for the 2014 NFL season.
ESPN opened the 2013 season with a double header and will do so again for the 2014 season. ESPN will open its Monday Night Football regular season broadcast schedule with a double header on September 8th. The first game on the night will see the New York Giants on the road against the Detroit Lions. The game will be the first MNF game to be broadcast from Detroit since September 1971. Mike Tirico will anchor the broadcast and will have play-by-play duties. He will be joined by analyst Jon Gruden in the booth and Lisa Salters on the sidelines. The trio will also handle all MNF games, which will begin at 8:15pm ET. Kickoff for all of ESPN’s MNF games is scheduled for 8:30pm ET.
The second game on ESPN’s double header slate for Monday, September 8th will see the Arizona Cardinals hosting the San Diego Chargers at 10:15pm ET. It will come live from the University of Phoenix Stadium, which will also play host to the 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX. The 2015 Pro Bowl will be broadcast on ESPN.
Now in its 45th season, Monday Night Football’s 2014 season will feature all twelve teams from the 2013 NFL Playoffs. This includes the 2013 NFL Champion Seattle Seahawks and AFC Champion Denver Broncos. The Seahawks will take on the Washington Redskins on ESPN’s MNF broadcast October 6th while the Broncos will face off against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati on December 22nd.
Eight NFL organizations will each have two games broadcast nationally on ESPN’s MNF. Those teams are the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Washington Redskins. Speaking of the Redskins, Washington will renew its long held rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys once again in the 2014 NFL regular season. Washington and Dallas will meet on October 27th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The meeting will be the 16th between the two teams; second only to the rivalry between the Raiders and Broncos, who have met seventeen times.
All of ESPN’s MNF games can be seen both on television on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and online via WatchESPN. Additional MNF “game around the game” content will be available daily across ESPN’s various platforms including Monday Night Countdown and SportsCenter before and after each game. ESPN’s complete Monday Night Football broadcast schedule is listed below.
ESPN’s 2014 Monday Night Football Schedule
|Aug. 14||8 p.m.||Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Chicago Bears|
|Aug. 18||8 p.m.||Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Redskins|
|Sept. 8||7 p.m.||New York Giants vs. Detroit Lions|
|10:15 p.m.||San Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals|
|Sept. 15||8:15 p.m.||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Sept. 22||8:15 p.m.||Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets|
|Sept. 29||8:15 p.m.||New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|Oct. 6||8:15 p.m.||Seattle Seahawks vs. Washington Redskins|
|Oct. 13||8:15 p.m.||San Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams|
|Oct. 20||8:15 p.m.||Houston Texans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Oct. 27||8:15 p.m.||Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Nov. 3||8:15 p.m.||Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Giants|
|Nov. 10||8:15 p.m.||Carolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Nov. 17||8:15 p.m.||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans|
|Nov. 24||8:15 p.m.||Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Dec. 1||8:15 p.m.||Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets|
|Dec. 8||8:15 p.m.||Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers|
|Dec. 15||8:15 p.m.||New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears|
|Dec. 22||8:15 p.m.||Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals|
|TBD||TBD||NFL Wild Card Game|
|Jan. 25, 2015||8 p.m.||NFL Pro Bowl (Glendale, Arizona)|
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