The Manning brothers will be back on the ESPN airwaves in Week 8.
“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will air for the second consecutive week and fifth time overall this season. Peyton and Eli Manning are scheduled to air 10 of 17 “Monday Night Football” games this year, so while the Manning will be in abundance, there will also be an occasional multi-week absence.
Will there be one of those coming soon? ESPN and the Manning have yet to announce the ManningCast schedule beyond Week 8, so things are still fluid. Perhaps all parties are discussing which games would be best during which to have an alternate stream.
When is Manning’s next broadcast after week 8? Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Manning MegaCast in 2021 and why ESPN chose to debut the show this season.
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When is Manning’s next broadcast?
Peyton and Eli Manning are streaming the Chiefs vs. Giants on ESPN airwaves in Week 8. It will be their fifth broadcast of the season; they have an agreement to produce 10 total broadcasts for ESPN during the season.
As such, viewers can expect to see the Manning brothers together again on ESPN from weeks 9-17 of the NFL season (there is no “Monday Night Football” in week 18).
That said, the schedule for “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” has not been fully disclosed. The duo will likely announce their next broadcast date at the end of the Week 8 MegaCast, if not earlier.
How to watch the Manning brothers on ‘Monday Night Football’
“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will air on ESPN2. It will also be simulcast on ESPN’s streaming service ESPN +, which has several subscription options. You can see them all below.
|Product||General price as of August 13|
|Monthly subscription to ESPN +||$ 6.99 / month|
|Annual subscription to ESPN +||$ 69.99 / year|
|Disney’s bundle with Hulu advertising||$ 19.99 / month|
|Disney’s bundle with Hulu without ads||$ 13.99 / month|
|Standalone UFC PPV||$ 69.99 each|
|UFC PPV package (UFC PPV and ESPN + yearly)||$ 89.98, then $ 69.99 / year|
|UFC PPV and the Disney package||$ 83.98, then $ 13.99 / month|
Viewers can also stream “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” using fuboTV, offering a free seven-day trial.
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Why Peyton and Eli Manning are on ‘Monday Night Football’
ESPN announced that Peyton and Eli Manning would be joining “Monday Night Football” on July 19, 2021. They were not selected to join the actual booth, but signed for “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli.”
“Offering multiple Monday Night Football viewing options over the next three seasons continues our innovation efforts and provides additional value for our fans,” ESPN President and Sports Content Jimmy Pitaro said in a press release. “Peyton and Eli will bring a different approach, deepening the conversation on larger and larger topics and at the same time perfecting the game, just like fans do when they watch with family and friends.”
The deal was seen as a big problem for ESPN. Peyton Manning had refused to host “Monday Night Football” for several years due to travel and did not want to criticize Eli during his playing career. However, Manning Senior has produced several shows on ESPN, including “Peyton’s Places and“ Detail. ”So a step into the broadcast booth, albeit from the comfort of his home, seemed logical.
“This partnership with ESPN and The Walt Disney Company reflects an ongoing and shared commitment to providing fans with fun and innovative content,” Peyton Manning said in a press release. “ESPN + has been an excellent partner for Omaha Productions [Manning’s production company] as we build The Places franchise and we are excited to co-create a new MegaCast format that will have something for everyone. “
The MegaCast has been a huge success so far, and fans love the casual comments from the Manning brothers and guests they have brought to the stream. It has served as a solid foil for traditional broadcast gear, serving as the only display option when the Manning’s are not producing a broadcast.
Schedule ‘Monday Night Football’ 2021
- Start time8:15 pm ET
- television channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: ESPN app
ESPN has been the home of “Monday Night Football” since 2006. They are entering their second year with Steve Levy (play-by-play), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Brian Griese (analyst) as announcers in three man booths. The “Monday Night Football” games can be streamed through the ESPN or fuboTV app, offering a free seven-day trial.
“Monday Night Football” games with the Manning brothers are indicated by an asterisk. The MegaCast will be available for a total of 10 games during the 2021 season.
|Week 1||September 13th||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens *|
|Week 2||September 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions *|
|Week 3||September 27th||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles *|
|Week 4||4th of October||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||October 11th||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||October 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||October 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints *|
|Week 8||November 1st||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants *|
|Week 9||November 8th||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||November 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||November 22th||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||November 29th||Washington soccer team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||6th of December||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||December 13th||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||December 20th||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||December 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||January 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.