Panthers Look To Stay Perfect Monday Night On ESPN’s MNF Broadcast

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Before the 2015 – 2016 NFL season kicked off, very few of the major talking heads out there had much faith in the Carolina Panthers. Many felt that the Panthers would even come close to the playoffs. Now almost halfway through the regular season, Carolina sits undefeated at 6 – 0. Now next Monday, Cam Newton and company will look to stay undefeated as they go under the lights to take on Andrew Luck and the AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts.

Next Monday night, ESPN’s Monday Night Football will broadcast live from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte as Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts. The 3 – 4 Colts lead the AFC South and have gone 3-2 in their last five games while the Panthers have not yet been taken down. It is one of five teams that currently sit undefeated this far into the season. This means that it will have plenty to play for Monday Night when the Colts come into Charlotte. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will be in the booth for the call. Lisa Salters will also be on hand for additional commentary and news throughout the game.

Ahead of Monday’s game, Chris Berman and Suzy Kolber will co-host ESPN’s weekly pre-game broadcast of Monday Night Countdown beginning at 6pm ET. Berman will be live in ESPN’s studios alongside NFL analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, and ESPN Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis, and Steve Young will join Suzy Kolber live from Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.  Those not near a TV Monday night can still catch the game online via WatchESPN.  The game will also be simulcast on ESPN Deportes for the network’s Spanish-speaking audiences.  More information on Monday night’s broadcast of Monday Night Football is available online now along with all of the latest NFL headlines at:

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ESPN Heads To Arizona To Close Out Week 7 In The NFL

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ESPN will have another battle of first versus worst next week on Monday Night Football when the Arizona Cardinals welcome the struggling Baltimore Ravens to University of Phoenix Stadium.

Week 7 of the NFL’s 2015 – 2016 season wraps Monday night on ESPN in an NFC/AFC showdown as Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals play host to Joe Flacco and the struggling Baltimore Ravens.  Arizona currently sits atop the NFC West at 4 – 2 while the Ravens sit last in the AFC North at 1 – 5 so far on the season, well behind the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals and the second place Steelers who defeated Arizona last week to improve to 4 – 2 on the season so far and dropping the Cardinals to the same record. The Ravens lost last week to San Francisco in a hard fought battle 25 – 20.

Kickoff for Monday night’s game is currently scheduled for 8:15pm ET.  Mike Tirico will be in the booth alongside Jon Gruden for the call.  Lisa Salters will also be on hand for additional commentary and news.  Ahead of Monday night’s game Suzy Kolber and Chris Berman will co-host Monday Night Countdown with Berman coming live from ESPN’s studios once again and Kolber coming live from University of Phoenix Stadium.  Berman will be joined in studio by ESPN NFL analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, and Keyshawn Johnson as well as ESPN Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter.  Kolber will be joined as she is each week by Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis, and Steve Young.  The pre-game broadcast is scheduled to begin at 6pm ET.  Fans not near a TV Monday night can still catch the game’s broadcast online via WatchESPN.  It will also be simulcast on ESPN Deportes for ESPN’s Spanish-speaking audiences.  More information on Monday night’s game is available online now along with all of the latest NFL headlines at:

 

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It’s First Versus The Worst Next Monday on ESPN

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Week Six of the NFL’s 2015 regular season closes out next Monday with a battle of first versus worst as the Eagles host the Giants in an NFC East divisional match-up live on ESPN.

Next week’s edition of ESPN’s Monday Night Football will feature an NFC East showdown as the division-leading Giants travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles, who sit in the basement in that division. The Giants come into Monday night’s game 3 – 2 so far on the season, riding the high of a three-game streak while the Eagles, who are currently 2 – 3 so far on the season, will be looking to just get back to .500. Philadelphia’s last win was in Week Five against the Saints 39 – 17. The Eagles outplayed the Saints from start to finish, holding New Orleans to just two touchdowns and a fieldgoal over the course of four quarters. The Eagles have scroed only 117 points so far this season and have given up 100 along the way while the G-Men have picked up 132 points total and allowed only 109 against. That is a difference of fifteen points scored between the two teams and only nine allowed between them. And looking at both teams’ play over four quarters week-to-week, it looks like Monday night’s matchup is sure to be a big one for both teams despite starkly different records so far this season.

Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will be in the booth for Monday night’s game and Lisa Salters will be on hand, too for additional commentary and reports. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15pm ET. Ahead of Monday Night’s game ESPN will present its weekly broadcast of Monday Night Countdown, co-hosted by Suzy Kolber and Chris Berman. Kolber will be live on site alongside Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis, and Steve Young while Berman will be live in ESPN’s studios alongside NFL analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, and Keyshawn Johnson. Monday Night Countdown begins at 6pm ET. Those that won’t be near a television Monday night can still catch the game online via WatchESPN. The game will also be simulcast on television via ESPN Deportes for the network’s Spanish-speaking audiences.

More information on Monday Night’s broadcast is available online along with all of the latest NFL headlines at:

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Chargers, Steelers Go Under The Lights Next Week On MNF

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Next Monday night ESPN will feature an inter-divisional matchup between two AFC opponents on Monday Night Football.

Next week’s edition of Monday Night Football will feature an AFC inter-divisional matchup when the 2 – 2 San Diego Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers, who also currently sit at 2 – 2 so far on the season. Monday’s matchup between the Chargers and Steelers is sure to be a big one as both teams come into Monday night’s game on the heels of their own wins over the Browns and Ravens respectively. Both wins were by the slimmest of margins, too with Pittsburgh coming up short in overtime 23 – 20 while the Chargers edged the Browns 30 – 27 in regulation in a hard-fought back and forth battle between the AFC opponents. San Diego QB Phillip Rivers went 23 of 38 in the Chargers’ win, throwing for a total of 358 yards and three TDs while Cleveland’s Josh McCown was just as impressive throwing 32 of 41 for a total of 356 yards and two TDs. Looking at the Steelers’ matchup against the Ravens, Steelers QB Michael Vick outperformed Baltimore’s Joe Flacco completing 19 of 26 passes for a total of 124 yards and just 1 TD. By comparison Flacco completed 20 of 33 passes for a total of 189 yards but still finished the game with just 1 TD. The Chargers and Browns were almost as evenly matched carrying the ball. By the numbers this all means that Monday’s matchup between the Steelers and Chargers is bound to be a big one for both teams. Kickoff for Monday’s game is currently scheduled for 8:15pm ET. Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will be in the booth for the call while Lisa Salters will also be on hand for additional commentary.

Ahead of Monday night’s broadcast, Suzy Kolber and Chris Berman will co-anchor Monday Night Countdown on ESPN. Suzy Kolber will be live in San Diego and will be joined by Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis, and Steve Young while Berman will be live from ESPN’s studios. He will be joined by ESPN NFL analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, and ESPN Insiders Christ Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Mortensen and Schefter will look back at this Sunday’s games during the broadcast and look ahead to Monday night’s game, too. Monday’s game will be broadcast in Spanish on ESPN Deportes for the network’s Spanish-speaking viewers and will also be simulcast online via WatchESPN for those that won’t be near a television during the game’s broadcast. More information on ESPN’s upcoming MNF broadcast is available online now along with all of the latest NFL headlines at:

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ESPN Finishes Off Week Four With An NFC Matchup On MNF

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Seattle and Detroit are set to round out Week Four in the NFL next Monday. And ESPN will have full coverage of the NFC matchup.

Monday night’s matchup between the Lions and Seahawks may be a sleeper to some considering that both teams have been off to a rather slow start so far this season. But that is what will make this matchup one to watch. Detroit comes into Monday night’s game third in the NFC North in search of its first win of the season while the hosts Seahawks have struggled just as much so far this season. Seattle currently sits in last place in the NFC West with only one win so far on the season and two losses. That lone win came last week against the Lions’ NFC North foes, the Chicago Bears. The Seahawks blanked the Bears last week 26 – 0 dropping Chicago to 0 – 3 on the season. The Seahawks’ win also came in front of a home crowd. So the team has that home field advantage to anticipate for Monday’s matchup. Detroit on the other hand is currently winless on the road, losing two of its three games on the road. In other words, Monday Night Football will have two relatively evenly matched teams go toe to toe Monday night, fighting tooth and nail to put a “W” on the board.

Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will be in the booth for the call in Monday’s game. Lisa Salters will be on hand for additional commentary. Monday night’s broadcast of MNF will be preceded, as it is each week, by Monday Night Countdown beginning at 6pm ET. Suzy Kolber will be at the desk on site along with Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis, and Steve Young while Chris Berman will be live from ESPN’s studios. He will be joined in studio by Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, and ESPN Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter.

Monday Night Football will be simulcast on ESPN Deportes for the network’s Spanish-speaking audiences and online via WatchESPN for those viewers that won’t be near a television during the game’s broadcast. More information on Monday Night Football is available online now at:

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Colts, Jets Wrap Week Two In The NFL

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Week Two of the NFL’s 2015 – 2016 season is officially under way. It kicked off Thursday night with the Chiefs falling to the Broncos in Kansas City. Sunday will be even busier with fourteen games on tap. And thanks to an announcement made by officials with ESPN, football fans now know where week two will wind down next Monday.

Officials with the worldwide leader in sports announced this week that its weekly Monday Night Football broadcast, which finishes each week of the NFL season, will come live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana as the Colts host the Jets in an AFC showdown. The Jets will come in to Sunday’s game fresh off of a Week One win over the Cleveland Browns while the host Colts will look to get their first win of the season after falling to Buffalo 27 – 14 in Rex Ryan’s debut as the Bills’ head coach. Mike Tirico will have the call for Monday night’s game. He will be joined in the booth by his MNF co-host Jon Gruden. Lisa Salters will also be on hand for additional commentary and news. Kickoff for Monday night’s game is currently scheduled for 8:15pm ET.

Ahead of Monday night’s broadcast of MNF, Chris Berman and Suzy Kolber will co-host ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown beginning at 6pm ET. Berman will be live at ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Ct alongside NFL analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, and Keyshawn Johnson along with Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. Trent Dilfer, Ray Lewis, and Steve Young will join Suzy Kolber live from Lucas Oil Stadium.

Those that won’t be near a TV Monday night can catch the game live online via WatchESPN. The game will also be simulcast on TV in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. More information on Monday Night Football is available online now along with all of the latest NFL headlines at:

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ESPN Kicks Off 2015 MNF Broadcast Season Next Monday

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The countdown is on, football fans. Monday Night Football returns next Monday, September 14th.

To kick off its forty-sixth season (and tenth on ESPN), ESPN’s flagship NFL program will offer fans an NFC doubleheader beginning with a matchup of the Eagles and Falcons in the Georgia Dome. That broadcast is scheduled to begin at 6:55pm ET. The MNF broadcast team of Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden will be in the booth for the call on that game. Reporter Lisa Salters will also be on hand for additional commentary and news.

The second game of the night sees the 49ers (NFC West) host the Vikings (NFC North) in the new Levi’s stadium. The broadcast, scheduled to begin at 10:15pm ET, will also mark the first MNF game at Levi’s Stadium, the home of Super Bowl 50. Chris Berman will have the call for the game. He will be joined in the booth by Trent Dilfer. Lindsay Czarniak will also be on hand for additional commentary and news reports.

Ahead of Monday night’s double header, ESPN will carry a special two-hour edition of Monday Night Countdown beginning at 5pm ET. Suzy Kolber will anchor the broadcast, which will come live from the Georgia Dome. She will be joined at the desk by analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson and Ray Lewis. NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will join the Monday Night Countdown crew from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, CT. Analyst Steve Young will join the broadcast team live from Levi’s Stadium. On a side note, Young and other 49ers legends will be honored Monday night during that game.

Suzy Kolber will anchor the halftime broadcast of the Falcons-Eagles game while Trey Wingo will head up the halftime show in the Vikings-49ers game. Kolber will be joined at halftime by Cris Carter and Ray Lewis while Wingo will be joined by Ron Jaworski and Adam Schefter. Both men will join Wingo from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, CT.

More information on ESPN’s Monday Night Football coverage is available online now along with all of the latest NFL headlines at:

Website: http://espn.go.com/nfl/mnf

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MNF

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