ESPN will feature a cross-conference matchup Monday night when the Bengals and Giants go under the lights live on Monday Night Football.
Monday’s matchup between Cincinnati and New York will be equally important for both teams. The Giants (5 – 3 – 0) currently sit second in the NFC East, second only to Dallas. The team is riding the success of a 3-game win streak coming into Monday night.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati (3 – 4 – 1) has struggled this season in the AFC North. The team current sits third in the division behind Baltimore and Pittsburgh, who both sit at 4 – 4 on the season so far.
Two weeks ago, Cincinnati’s game against the Washington Redskins in London ended in a 27 all tie after kicker Mike Nugent missed a kick that could have given the Bengals the win. Nugent since took full responsibility for the missed kick.
Cincinnati had a bye week last week, so it has had time to lick its wounds and figure out how to rebound from that disappointing finish.
Kickoff for Monday’s broadcast, live from New York, is scheduled for 8:15 pm EST. Sean McDonough will have the call for Monday’s broadcast. He will be joined in the booth by his broadcast partner Jon Gruden for additional commentary. Reporter Lisa Salters will be on the sidelines for all of the game’s latest news and interviews.
Monday Night Countdown will precede Monday’s live broadcast between the Bengals and Giants beginning at 6 p.m. EST. Suzy Kolber will anchor the broadcast. She will be joined live at the desk by analysts Trent Dilfer, Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss, Charles Woodson and Steve Young for additional commentary.
Chris Berman will join the broadcast live from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, CT along with NFL features reporter Michelle Beisner-Buck, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter and guest analyst (and Pro Football Hall of Famer) Warren Moon for the broadcast, too.
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