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How to watch Monday Night Football: 2022 schedule

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Before Thursday night or even Sunday night was saved for NFL football each fall, Monday Night Football has been bringing fans primetime football for more than 50 years. Monday Night Football is going to be back in full swing with the 2022 NFL season and with a new duo of commentators in the booth to call the games.

What to Watch has you covered with how to watch all of the primetime NFL offerings for the 2022 season, including Thursday Night Football and Sunday Night Football, but read on here to get all you need to now about how to watch Monday Night Football, including the complete schedule and more.

2022 Monday Night Football schedule

Here is the Monday Night Football scheduled for the 2022 NFL season, including a double header in week and still to be determined matchups in week 18 (though on a Saturday):

  • Week 1: Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks
  • Week 2: Tennessee Titans vs Buffalo Bills & Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles  
  • Week 3: Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants 
  • Week 4: Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers 
  • Week 5: Las Vegas Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs 
  • Week 6: Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers 
  • Week 7: Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots 
  • Week 8: Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns 
  • Week 9: Baltimore Ravens vs New Orleans Saints 
  • Week 10: Washington Commanders vs Philadelphia Eagles
  • Week 11: San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals 
  • Week 12: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Indianapolis Colts 
  • Week 13: New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers 
  • Week 14: New England Patriots vs Arizona Cardinals 
  • Week 15: Los Angeles Rams vs Green Bay Packers 
  • Week 16: Los Angeles Chargers vs Indianapolis Colts 
  • Week 17: Buffalo Bills vs Cincinnati Bengals
  • Week 18: TBD doubleheader

What time is Monday Night Football?

Monday Night Football games kickoff at 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT. There are a few exceptions for the 2022 NFL season:

  • Week 2: Tennessee Titans vs Buffalo Bills begins at 7:15 pm ET/4:15 pm PT
  • Week 2: Minnesota Vikings vs Philadelphia Eagles begins at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT
  • Week 11: San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals begins at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT

ESPN's pregame show, Monday Night Countdown, begins at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT.

What channel is Monday Night Football on?

ESPN is the home of Monday Night Football, but there are a handful of games that are going to be simulcast or air on ABC and ESPN2.

Three games on the 2022 Monday Night Football calendar are going to be simulcast on ESPN and ABC:

  • Week 1: Denver Broncos vs Seattle Seahawks
  • Week 3: Dallas Cowboys vs New York Giants
  • Week 17: Buffalo Bills vs Cincinnati Bengals
  • Week 18: TBD doubleheader

The week 2 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles is going to air exclusively on ABC.

In addition, the popular alternative Monday Night Football Eli, Peyton Manning broadcast is going to return for Monday Night Football 2022, airing on ESPN2 at the same time as the main Monday Night Football broadcast. The brothers are going to cover 10 games across the season, including the week 1 matchup between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, though the other games are not known at this time.

Monday Night Football commentators

There's a completely new team to call Monday Night Football games this year, as Joe Buck and Troy Aikman take over the Monday Night Football booth (moving over from Fox), while Lisa Salters is on board as the sideline reporter.

Before the Monday Night Football game kicks off, ESPN airs a pregame show, Monday Night Countdown. The last couple of years Monday Night Countdown has been hosted by Suzy Kolber and featured Randy Moss, Steve Young, Booger McFarland, Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen, Lisa Salters and more.

How to watch Monday Night Football in the US

With Monday Night Football being available to US viewers on primarily on ESPN and occasionally on ABC and ESPN2, here is what you need to know on how to watch the game each week.

ESPN is a cable channel, requiring viewers to be subscribers to a traditional pay-TV or live TV streaming service (FuboTV, Hulu with live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV), though it may not be available on all packages. With a subscription to one of these services, in addition to being able to watch ESPN on your TV or connected device, viewers can watch Monday Night Football through the ESPN app or ESPN2 is carried on just about all services that offer ESPN.

ABC, meanwhile, is also available through pay-TV and live TV streaming services, but as one of the four major networks also has local stations in each US TV market that can be received via a TV antenna.

How to watch Monday Night Football in the UK

Sky Sports is the home for NFL football in the UK, offering live game broadcasts to Sky TV subscribers.   

If the standard 1 am UK start time is too late (or early) for you, NFL Game Pass (opens in new tab) is an option. The international version of this subscription service offers live broadcasts of games as well as the opportunity to watch the full broadcast on-demand or a condensed version of the broadcast that only features the plays.  

How to watch Monday Night Football from anywhere

Football fans around the world can tune into the Monday Night Football broadcast every week from wherever they are if they utilize a virtual private network. A VPN is designed to route network traffic through a specific set of servers in a specific country, allowing viewers to watch content on an encrypted feed over a computer.   

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is one of the easiest and affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. Plus it'll help keep your network traffic away from any prying eyes on public networks.

And it's a great way to keep up with action from anywhere in the world.

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.