The unofficial countdown to the start of the 2017 – 2018 NFL season starts in only a few days with the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, and in anticipation of the big day, ESPN has released its Monday Night Football broadcast schedule for the upcoming season.
The 48th season of ESPN’s Monday Night Football begins Monday, Sept. 11 with a double-header schedule. The Saints and Vikings open the night in an NFC inter-divisional matchup at 6:55 p.m. ET.
The Chargers (in their first season in Los Angeles) will face off against the Broncos in an AFC West matchup. Coverage is scheduled to start at 10:15 p.m. ET/7;15 p.m. PT.
ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast team of Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters will cover the night’s early game. The on-air team for the late game will be announced soon. Suzy Kolber will anchor the ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown pre-game show throughout the season along with the network’s halftime and post-game SportsCenter live from each game’s location.
Both of last season’s Super Bowl teams will make appearances on Monday Night Football appearances this season. The Patriots will appear Dec. 11 against Miami. Atlanta will make two appearances on MNF this season. The team’s first appearance will be Nov. 20 in Seattle against the Seahawks and the second on Dec. 18 against Tampa Bay.
All 12 of last season’s playoff teams will also make appearances on MNF this season. Eight teams will have two appearances. Nine of 17 of this season’s MNF game will feature divisional matchups.
The network’s preseason NFL coverage starts Thursday, Aug. 17 as the Bucs take on the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The Browns will play host to the Giants on Aug. 21 to round out the pre-season.
ESPN Deportes will offer Spanish-language broadcasts of every game this season while fans will once again be able to stream games online via WatchESPN and the ESPN app.
The complete 2017 – 2018 Monday Night Football broadcast schedule is noted below.
ESPN’s 2017 Monday Night Football Schedule
|Thurs, Aug. 17||8 p.m.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Mon, Aug. 21||8 p.m.||New York Giants at Cleveland Browns|
|Sept. 11||6:55 p.m.||New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings|
|10:15 p.m.||Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos|
|Sept. 18||8:15 p.m.||Detroit Lions at New York Giants|
|Sept. 25||8:15 p.m.||Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals|
|Oct. 2||8:15 p.m.||Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs|
|Oct. 9||8:15 p.m.||Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears|
|Oct. 16||8:15 p.m.||Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans|
|Oct. 23||8:15 p.m.||Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles|
|Oct. 30||8:15 p.m.||Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs|
|Nov. 6||8:15 p.m.||Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers|
|Nov. 13||8:15 p.m.||Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers|
|Nov. 20||8:15 p.m.||Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks|
|Nov. 27||8:15 p.m.||Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens|
|Dec. 4||8:15 p.m.||Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals|
|Dec. 11||8:15 p.m.||New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins|
|Dec. 18||8:15 p.m.||Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Dec. 25||8:15 p.m.||Oakland Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles|
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