The final showdown of the “Monday Night Football” regular season is upon us, and to no one’s surprise, it’s a divisional clash. Two teams from the AFC North will fight in a game that will serve as a virtual elimination game in the AFC playoff race.
The Browns will travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers. Both teams have seven wins and the loser of this game will have to start planning for the next season. Each has struggled with injuries that have affected their performance, and quarterback play has also been a problem.
Ben Roethlisberger has been a nightmare for the Steelers. He has continued to decline and has shown little to no swiftness in his passing while operating like a statuesque pocket passer. Baker Mayfield hasn’t been much better, coming off a four-interception game and having trouble dealing with a long list of injuries.
As a result, you can expect this game to be a defensive battle. And the team that makes the fewest mistakes is almost certain to win. This game is as wacky as any recent “MNF” game, so it should at least be entertaining even if it’s a disgusting offensive display.
Here’s everything you need to know about ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game for Week 17, including the start time and more.
Who is playing ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight?
- Match: Browns on Steelers
- Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Steelers (7-7-1) host the Browns (7-8) in what will effectively amount to an elimination game in the AFC North and AFC Wild Card battles. Both Pittsburgh and Cleveland need to win and get help to make the playoffs, so the loser will have an eye on 2022 after this competition.
Pittsburgh is coming off a brutal loss to the Chiefs during which they were crushed. The Chiefs won 36-10 and the Steelers’ hitless offense failed to score a touchdown in the first half for the fifth straight game.
Will the Steelers be better against the Browns? They beat Cleveland 15-10 earlier in the season, so if their defense shows up, they’ll have a chance to do so. However, the Pittsburgh offense is playing so poorly that it’s hard to trust them here.
As for the Browns, they are coming off back-to-back two-point losses to the Raiders and Packers. They needed to stop a Raiders field goal at the end of Week 15, but couldn’t do it. In Week 16, they needed a field goal of their own, but Baker Mayfield threw his fourth interception of the game in Cleveland’s final drive to seal a loss.
The Browns will need to run the ball and Mayfield will need to avoid mistakes if they are to have a chance to win this battle. The Browns are getting healthier after being decimated by COVID before Week 15, so perhaps that will benefit them and allow them to stay in the playoff race for at least another week.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, January 3
- Hour8:15 pm ET
“Monday Night Football” will begin at 8:15 pm ET. Every Monday night game in 2021 is scheduled to start at that time.
What channel is “Monday Night Football” broadcasting on tonight?
- television channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | ESPN application | fuboTV
“Monday Night Football” will air on ESPN in Week 17. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) will form the broadcast team.
Streamers will be able to watch this contest using fuboTV, offering a 7-day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN. free with a 30-day trial.
Live NFL broadcast for ‘Monday Night Football’
Because “Monday Night Football” airs on ESPN, it will be available to broadcast live on all team digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This will be the easiest way for cable or satellite viewers to watch the game.
Cable cutters also have many options with which they can stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2021 NFL season.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription required?||Free?||cost||Free Trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports app||No||Yes||–||–|
|fuboTV||No||No||$ 60 / month||Yes|
|DirecTV broadcast||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Sling tv||No||No||$ 35 / month||No|
|YouTube TV||No||No||$ 65 / month||Yes|
2021 Cleveland Browns Schedule
|one||September 12||in the bosses||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|two||September 19th||against Texans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||against bears||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|4||October 3||in the vikings||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|5||October 10th||in the chargers||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|6||October the 17th||against cardinals||4:05 pm ET||Fox|
|7||October 21||against the broncos||8:20 pm ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|8||31 October||against Steelers||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||in Bengals||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|10||November 14th||in Patriots||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|eleven||November 21||against lions||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|12||November 28||in crows||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|14||December 12th||against crows||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|fifteen||Dec TBD||against Raiders||TBD||TBD|
|sixteen||December 25th||in Packers||4:30 pm ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|17||January 3||on Steelers||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|18||January 9th||against Bengals||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
2021 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule
|one||September 12||on invoices||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|two||September 19th||against Raiders||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||against Bengals||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|4||October 3||in Packers||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|5||October 10th||against the broncos||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|6||October the 17th||against Seahawks||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|8||31 October||in Browns||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|9||November 8th||against bears||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|10||November 14th||against lions||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|eleven||November 21||in the chargers||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|12||November 28||in benga||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|13||December 5th||against crows||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|14||December 9||in the vikings||8:20 pm ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||against titans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|sixteen||December 26||in the bosses||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|17||January 3||against browns||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|18||January 9th||in crows||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
Monday Night Football 2021 schedule
There will be 17 “Monday Night Football” games in 2021, although there is no doubleheader. That’s because the season has been extended to 17 games over 18 weeks. There will be no “Monday night football” during week 18; All games will be played on Sunday.
|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.