How to watch Monday Night Football's Manningcast

Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli
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Monday Night Football continues to be a family affair, as brothers and Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning are back with their alternate broadcast, Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli, aka the Manningcast, for 10 Monday Night Football games during the 2023 NFL season.

The Manning brothers host these alternate broadcasts of Monday Night Football on ESPN 2 simultaneously with the main Monday Night Football broadcast on ESPN.

Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli is a casual, non-traditional remote telecast, with Peyton calling the game from Denver and Eli residing in New Jersey. As the brothers give their analysis of game action, big picture debates and historical perspective, they are joined by current and classic NFL stars each week, as well as other sports-crazed celebrities. New this season, Peyton is also going to have new technology that lets him operate a virtual football field to demonstrate routes, formations and offensive and defensive strategies.

Peyton Manning is a two-time Super Bowl winner and five-time MVP with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. He retired from the NFL in 2016 and was enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame in 2021. Since his retirement, he has been a seemingly constant presence on TV starring in commercials and a handful of other TV projects.

Eli Manning, meanwhile, won two Super Bowls of his own for the New York Giants. He retired in 2020. While not as present on TV as his older brother, he’s had some classic commercials as well, including an all-time great ESPN commercial with Peyton.

Fans have loved the Manning broadcasts, as the two brothers rip on each other and provide more unfiltered reactions to the events of the games. And the broadcast earned a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Television Series in May 2022. 

Here is everything you need to know about Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli.

Manningcast week 3

There is no Manningcast for Monday Night Football in week 3, as a doubleheader of games is being played. The Manning brothers will return with their alternative broadcast in week 4.

Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli game schedule

Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli has 10 alternate Monday Night Football games broadcasts throughout the 2023 NFL season. See the full schedule, and where they are going to be available to watch, directly below:

  • Week 1 (September 11): Buffalo Bills vs New York Jets, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ESPN2/ESPN Plus
  • Week 4 (October 2): Seattle Seahawks vs New York Giants, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ESPN2
  • Week 5 (October 9): Green Bay Packers vs Las Vegas Raiders, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ESPN2
  • Week 7 (October 23): San Francisco 49ers vs Minnesota Vikings, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ESPN2
  • Week 9 (November 6): Los Angeles Chargers vs New York Jets, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ESPN2 
  • Week 10 (November 13): Denver Broncos vs Buffalo Bills, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ESPN2
  • Week 11 (November 20): Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ESPN2/ESPN Plus
  • Week 13 (December 4): Cincinnati Bengals vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ESPN2
  • Week 15 (December 18): Kansas City Chiefs vs New England Patriots, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT, ESPN2
  • Wildcard (January 15): TBD, ESPN2/ESPN Plus

How to watch Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli

The traditional Monday Night Football broadcast air on ESPN as usual (with the occasional ABC simulcast), while viewers wanting to tune in for Monday Night Football With Peyton and Eli can do so by watching ESPN2.

The ESPN2 cable channel is included in practically all traditional cable and satellite deals that feature the major sports network, simply check your local listings for what channel it is on in your area. Non-traditional live TV streaming services, including Fubo TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV, also offer ESPN2. If you have any of these services but don’t happen to be in front of your TV for the game, you can use your provider login credentials to watch the game through the Watch ESPN website or app.

You won’t necessarily need cable to check out the alternative broadcast, however, as cord cutters can tune in live through the ESPN Plus streaming service for four games during the season. 

ESPN Plus is available for as a standalone service with a monthly subscription fee, as part of the Disney Bundle with Disney Plus and Hulu or as a standard feature with Hulu with Live TV. You can then watch ESPN Plus on your TV, computer, smart device and more. 

Michael Balderston

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. Follow on Letterboxd.