The NFL announced the 2020 schedule on Thursday, and we’ve got the full rundown for all the Monday Night Fooball matchups. The season is scheduled to start on Thursday, September 10th, with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans, and the season will wrap up on Sunday, February 7, 2021 with Super Bowl 55. The Covid-19 pandemic might have something to say about that, but for the time being the NFL is moving forward as though the season will start on time.
ESPN Monday Night Football broadcasters Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland haven’t captured the hearts of football fans, meaning we will have a new booth in 2020. Tony Romo was their slam dunk candidate, but CBS outbid ESPN and retained Romo for $17 million a year. They also couldn’t lure Peyton Manning with $18 to $20 million a year. We’ll likely get a more cost efficient booth this season with ESPN making another run at Manning for 2021.
We get a mammoth matchup in Week 3 this year, with the Ravens hosting the Chiefs. In Week 12, Seahawks-Eagles will likely have NFC playoff implications. Bills-49ers in Week 13 is a fun hypothetical for the Chris Berman Super Bowl.
You can check out each Monday night game below. Plus, we’ll be breaking down more of the schedule, including a rundown of the full season schedule, the best and worst matchups, and plenty more. All times listed are Eastern.
Monday Night Football Schedule
Week 1 : Monday, Sept. 14 (double-header)
Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants : One of the QBs from the 2004 NFL Draft will be there in Ben Roethlisberger. Eli Manning has retired, so Daniel Jones will have to handle the Steelers’ defense.
This is the opener of the annual doubleheader.
Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos : The doubleheader concludes as Ryan Tannehill and the Titans journey to the Mile High City to face Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos.
Week 2 : Monday, Sept. 21
New Orleans Saints vs Las Vegas Raiders : After playing at Carolina in the opener, the Las Vegas Raiders will open their new home against Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, and the Saints.
Week 3 : Monday, Sept. 28
Kansas City Chiefs vs Baltimore Ravens : Talk about a star-studded QB matchup. Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Chiefs will meet Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens.
Week 4 : Monday, Oct. 5
Atlanta Falcons vs Green Bay Packers : Another matchup of great quarterbacks will be on tap when the Falcons go to Lambeau Field and Matt Ryan battles Aaron Rodgers.
Week 5 : Monday, Oct. 12
Los Angeles Chargers vs New Orleans Saints : Drew Brees faces the team that let him go many years ago as the Saints play host to the Chargers.
Week 6 : Monday, Oct. 19
Arizona Cardinals vs Dallas Cowboys : Kliff Kingsbury, Kyler Murray and the Cardinals will face Mike McCarthy and the Cowboys at Jerry World.
Week 7 : Monday, Oct. 26
Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Rams : Who will be Chicago’s QB when it visits the Rams—Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles? And who will be the Rams’ lead back when it comes to the running game?
Week 8 : Monday, Nov. 2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New York Giants : It took the schedule-maker long enough, but Tom Brady and the Bucs make it to MNF as they journey to New Jersey to face the Giants.
Week 9 : Monday, Nov. 9
New England Patriots vs New York Jets : Bill Belichick and the Patriots will be in Jersey a week after Brady as they go to MetLife to face the New York Jets in an AFC East duel.
Week 10 : Monday, Nov. 16
Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears : The Bears get another MNF engagement as they face Kirk Cousins and NFC North rivals, the Minnesota Vikings.
Week 11 : Monday, Nov. 23
Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers : Twenty-one days after his first MNF appearance with Tampa Bay, Tom Brady is back at it as the Bucs meet the Los Angeles Rams and Jared Goff.
Week 12 : Monday, Nov. 30
Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles : Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks will face Carson Wentz and the Eagles at the Linc for the third time in less than two seasons. The Seahawks will be looking for a hattrick.
Week 13 : Monday, Dec. 7
Buffalo Bills vs San Francisco 49ers : A pair of resurgent teams in 2019 will meet in the Bay Area as Josh Allen and the Bills travel to face Jimmy Garoppolo and the Niners.
Week 14 : Monday, Dec. 14
Baltimore Ravens vs Cleveland Browns : Heisman winners will be on display as Lamar Jackson and Baltimore meet NFC North rival Cleveland and Baker Mayfield.
Week 15 : Monday, Dec. 21
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cincinnati Bengals : Joe Burrow and the Bengals will be deep in the Heisman winner’s rookie campaign as they play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC North tilt.
Week 16 : Monday, Dec. 28
Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots : Will the AFC East crown be at stake when the Buffalo Bills meet the New England Patriots in Foxborough? By this time, we will know if Bill Belichick has kept the Pats on track sans Tom Brady.