List of Monday Night Football results (2010–present)
Beginning in the 1970 NFL season, the National Football League began scheduling a weekly regular season game on Monday night before a national television audience. From 1970 to 2005, the ABC television network carried these games, with the ESPN cable television network taking over beginning in September 2006. Listed below are games played from 2010 to the most recent season.
|Overtime Result||Playoff game broadcast on ESPN||Pro Bowl game broadcast on ESPN|
Stadiums appearing under different names
Some stadiums and teams had multiple names throughout their appearances in the MNF package in this era. All names listed were seen in the package at least once in this era.
First name listed is the current (or final if it does not exist anymore) name for each team and stadium.
- MetLife Stadium – New Meadowlands Stadium
- Mercedes-Benz Superdome – Louisiana Superdome
- AT&T Stadium – Cowboys Stadium
- NRG Stadium – Reliant Stadium
- Nissan Stadium – LP Field
- Hard Rock Stadium – Sun Life Stadium
- SoFi Stadium - Inglewood Stadium at Hollywood Park
Team(s) under new names:
- Los Angeles Rams – St. Louis Rams
- Los Angeles Chargers – San Diego Chargers
- Las Vegas Raiders – Oakland Raiders
Late in the New England Patriots–Miami Dolphins season opener, Ron Jaworski inadvertently uttered a profanity, for which he apologized later in the broadcast; whether or not it was related, it would eventually be Jaworski's final season in the MNF booth.
The September 26 game between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys was the final appearance (until 2017) of Hank Williams, Jr.'s intro song "All My Rowdy Friends are Back for Monday Night (Are You Ready For Some Football)", as he would get fired from ESPN during Week 4 for comments about Adolf Hitler.
The December 19 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers was delayed twice due to power outages, one taking place before the kickoff and another during the 2nd quarter; during which the 49ers led, 6–0.
The NFL locked out its officials in June. As a result, the first three weeks of the season were played with replacement officials. The lack of regular officials came to a head in the Week 3 Monday night game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. The game was a defensive affair as the Packers led 12–7 in the closing moments of the game. On the final play, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary pass toward the end zone. Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate and Packers defender M. D. Jennings each grabbed hold of the ball. In the process, one official signaled touchdown while another signaled touchback. Simultaneous possession was the final ruling which gave Seattle the touchdown and the win. However, the nearby officials missed Tate pushing Packers cornerback Sam Shields with both hands and causing a pass interference penalty in the process. The game's aftermath included major discussion and focus on the play forcing the NFL to reach a settlement with the regular officials. The loss also hurt the Packers in the playoff race as the team finished 11–5 behind the 11–4–1 San Francisco 49ers. The loss mattered as Green Bay had to travel to San Francisco in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. A win would have assured a first round bye for Green Bay. The game was called the Fail Mary.
Controversy also hit MNF later in the season as the San Diego Chargers were accused of using a banned substance during their October 15 game with the Denver Broncos. It was later revealed to be Gorilla Glue, a legal substance later banned by the NFL.
The October 21 game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants was notable because it featured quarterback Josh Freeman scoring a 40.6 passer rating in the game. He was 20 for 53 passing with 190 yards and the only Vikings score came on a 1st quarter punt return touchdown. In contrast, Eli Manning had a good day for the Giants with a touchdown pass to cap a long 2nd quarter drive.
The December 2 game between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks in Seattle was a much hyped game because of the high powered Saints offense led by quarterback Drew Brees was taking the ferocious defense of the Seahawks with the Legion of Boom. The game, however, was a blowout, with the Seahawks winning 34–7.
ESPN employee and former Chicago Bears tight end and head coach Mike Ditka had his number retired at halftime of the December 9 game versus the Dallas Cowboys. Though the game was a blowout in favor of Chicago 45–28, it is more notable for its temperature which was 8 °F and featured a −12 degree wind chill.
With their September 15 win over the Indianapolis Colts, the Philadelphia Eagles become the first team to start a season 2–0 after trailing 14–0 at halftime of their first two games. In the following week, Philadelphia would become the first team to start 3–0 after trailing more than 10 points in all three games.
This was the tenth season of Monday Night Football on ESPN. Also, the NFL Wild Card Playoff game on ESPN was simulcast on ABC, making it the first NFL game to be broadcast by ABC since Super Bowl XL in 2006.
The October 5 game between the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks featured a controversial call where Lions WR Calvin Johnson fumbled into the end zone and K.J. Wright batted the ball out of the end zone to prevent a Lion player from recovering the ball. This is a penalty by NFL rules, however no flag was thrown.
The Houston Texans–Oakland Raiders game was played at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City as part of the NFL International Series, the first game in Mexico City since the first ever International Series game in 2005. This was also the first time Monday Night Football featured a game outside the United States. The Wild Card Playoff game was again simulcast on ABC, just like the previous year.
In addition to the Wild Card playoff game, the 2018 Pro Bowl was also simulcast on ABC as well. This would be the first time since 2014 that the Pro Bowl would be aired on broadcast television in any form.
Starting in 2018, the NFL moved the start time of Monday Night Football back, from 8:30 p.m. ET to 8:15 p.m. ET. For the second time in 3 seasons, Monday Night Football was supposed to make a trip to Mexico City, for the Kansas City Chiefs-Los Angeles Rams contest, as part of the NFL International Series, but the NFL deemed field conditions to be poor and moved the game to Los Angeles. This was the first Monday Night game in Los Angeles since 1991, as well as the highest scoring game in MNF history. The Wild Card game and the Pro Bowl were again simulcast on ABC.
This season marked the 50th season of Monday Night Football. There was a rematch of the very first MNF game, during Week 2, as the new-look Cleveland Browns faced Le'Veon Bell and the New York Jets on September 16. In addition, MNF returned to Mexico City for the first time since 2016, with the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers renewing a classic AFC West rivalry. Also, the Wild Card Playoff, and the Pro Bowl, both shown on ESPN, were again simulcast on ABC.
The Week 2 game between the New Orleans Saints and Las Vegas Raiders, the first ever NFL game in Las Vegas, was simulcast on ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2 as part of ESPN's Megacast production. This was the first regular season Monday Night Football game on ABC since the end of the 2005 season. The 2021 Pro Bowl, which was also going to be played in Las Vegas and simulcast on ABC, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, ESPN, ABC, and the NFL combined to air a two-hour special, honoring the selected Pro Bowlers.
Following a strong Week 2 simulcast, ABC simulcast the Bills-49ers (played in Glendale instead of Santa Clara due to the latter imposing a ban on professional sports contests in response to COVID-19) and Bills-Patriots games, and Megacast their Super Wild Card Playoff Game across ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, ESPN+, and Freeform.
|Day||Date||Visiting Team||Final Score||Host Team||Stadium||Significance|
|Monday||September 14||Pittsburgh Steelers||26–16||New York Giants||MetLife Stadium||7:15 PM Kickoff|
|Tennessee Titans||16–14||Denver Broncos||Empower Field at Mile High||10:10 PM Kickoff|
|September 21||New Orleans Saints||24–34||Las Vegas Raiders||Allegiant Stadium||First NFL game in Las Vegas. |
Game also simulcast on ABC and ESPN2[A]
|September 28||Kansas City Chiefs||34–20||Baltimore Ravens||M&T Bank Stadium||2019 Week 3 rematch.|
Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson vs. reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes.
|October 5||Atlanta Falcons||16–30||Green Bay Packers||Lambeau Field||9:00 PM Kickoff[a]|
|October 12||Los Angeles Chargers||27–30||New Orleans Saints||Mercedes–Benz Superdome||Drew Brees vs. former team|
Justin Herbert makes his MNF debut
|October 19||Arizona Cardinals||38–10||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium||Andy Dalton makes his first start for the Cowboys
Arizona wins their first road MNF game since 1977
|October 26||Chicago Bears||10–24||Los Angeles Rams||SoFi Stadium||First MNF game at SoFi Stadium|
|November 2||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||25–23||New York Giants||MetLife Stadium||Tom Brady’s Buccaneer MNF debut
Brady takes on the team that beat him in a Super Bowl twice
|November 9||New England Patriots||30–27||New York Jets||Jets–Patriots rivalry|
|November 16||Minnesota Vikings||19–13||Chicago Bears||Soldier Field||Bears–Vikings rivalry|
Kirk Cousins gets his first MNF win
|November 23||Los Angeles Rams||27–24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Raymond James Stadium||Tom Brady's first game vs. Rams since Super Bowl LIII|
|November 30||Seattle Seahawks||23–17||Philadelphia Eagles||Lincoln Financial Field||2019 NFC Wild Card playoff rematch|
|December 7||Buffalo Bills||34–24||San Francisco 49ers||State Farm Stadium[b]||Game also simulcast on ABC. |
Bills win first MNF game since 1999
|December 14||Baltimore Ravens||47–42||Cleveland Browns||FirstEnergy Stadium||Browns–Ravens rivalry|
|December 21||Pittsburgh Steelers||17–27||Cincinnati Bengals||Paul Brown Stadium||Bengals–Steelers rivalry|
Bengals snap 11 game losing streak to the Steelers.
|December 28||Buffalo Bills||38–9||New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium||Bills–Patriots rivalry |
Game also simulcast on ABC.
Patriots were swept by a team for the first time since 2000
|Super Wild Card Sunday||January 10||Baltimore Ravens||20–13||Tennessee Titans||Nissan Stadium||Ravens–Titans rivalry|
2019 AFC Divisional playoff rematch
AFC No. 5 vs AFC No. 4 matchup
Game simulcast on ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+, and Freeform. [B]
2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson wins his first playoff game
|2021 Pro Bowl||January 31||Game was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic. A two-hour special was aired in place of the game, honoring the selected Pro Bowlers.||Special was simulcast on ABC and Disney XD.|
In the offseason, ESPN and the NFL agreed to a new contract that will see ESPN keep MNF, ABC expand their involvement with more games, including the Super Bowl, and ESPN+ airing an International game, plus rights to stream all MNF games. Along with those perks, ESPN will air a Saturday doubleheader, during the final weekend of the season, with both games having major playoff implications. The games will kick off at either 4:30 ET or 8:15 ET. Both games will be simulcast on ABC. Because of this, ESPN dropped the Week 1 doubleheader, in favor of the Week 18 doubleheader. This will be the first time since ABC's last year airing MNF that there would be no Week 1 doubleheader.
As part of a 3-year partnership with Peyton Manning’s new production company, Omaha Productions, ESPN2 and ESPN+ will air 10 editions of a newly-revamped Monday Night Megacast, which will feature Peyton and Eli Manning, along with special guests. The first three games of the season will have the Megacast broadcast, while ESPN will select 7 more games later in the season.
|Day||Date||Visiting Team||Final Score||Home Team||Stadium||Significance|
|September 13||Baltimore Ravens||27-33||Las Vegas Raiders||Allegiant Stadium||First game at Allegiant Stadium with fans in attendance |
Game also simulcast on ABC, ESPN2, and ESPN+[C]
|September 20||Detroit Lions||17-35||Green Bay Packers||Lambeau Field||Lions–Packers rivalry |
Game also simulcast on ESPN2 and ESPN+[D]
|September 27||Philadelphia Eagles||21-41||Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium||Cowboys–Eagles rivalry |
Game also simulcast on ESPN2 and ESPN+[E]
|October 4||Las Vegas Raiders||14-28||Los Angeles Chargers||SoFi Stadium||Chargers–Raiders rivalry |
Chargers SoFi stadium MNF debut
Game also simulcast on ESPN2
|October 11||Indianapolis Colts||25-31||Baltimore Ravens||M&T Bank Stadium||2020 Week 9 rematch|
|October 18||Buffalo Bills||0–0||Tennessee Titans||Nissan Stadium||2020 Week 5 rematch|
|October 25||New Orleans Saints||0–0||Seattle Seahawks||Lumen Field||2019 Week 3 rematch|
Game also simulcast on ESPN2 and ESPN+[F]
|November 1||New York Giants||0–0||Kansas City Chiefs||Arrowhead Stadium|
|November 8||Chicago Bears||0–0||Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field|
|November 15||Los Angeles Rams||0–0||San Francisco 49ers||Levi's Stadium||49ers–Rams rivalry|
|November 22||New York Giants||0–0||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Raymond James Stadium||2020 Week 8 rematch |
Brady takes on the team that beat him in a Super Bowl twice
|November 29||Seattle Seahawks||0–0||Washington Football Team||FedEx Field||Washington's MNF debut as the Washington Football Team|
|December 6||New England Patriots||0–0||Buffalo Bills||Highmark Stadium||Bills–Patriots rivalry|
|December 13||Los Angeles Rams||0–0||Arizona Cardinals||State Farm Stadium||Rams–Cardinals rivalry|
|December 20||Minnesota Vikings||0–0||Chicago Bears||Soldier Field||Bears–Vikings rivalry|
|December 27||Miami Dolphins||0–0||New Orleans Saints||Caesars Superdome||Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa’s MNF debut|
|January 3||Cleveland Browns||0–0||Pittsburgh Steelers||Heinz Field||Browns–Steelers rivalry |
2020 AFC Wild Card rematch
|Saturday||January 8||TBA||0–0||TBA||TBD||4:30 ET Kickoff. Game also simulcast on ABC|
|TBA||0–0||TBA||TBD||Game also simulcast on ABC|
|Super Wild Card Mon.||January 17||TBA||0–0||TBA||TBD||Game also simulcast on ABC, ESPN2, and ESPN+[G]|
|2022 Pro Bowl||February 6||AFC||0–0||NFC||Allegiant Stadium||Game also simulcast on ABC|
Team standings (2010–present)
Standings are current as of the 2021 season.
The postseason games, though covered by the ABC/ESPN Monday Night Football team, are excluded from the standings.
|Team||Games||Won||Lost||Tied||Pct.||Most recent appearance||Outcome|
|Indianapolis Colts||11||3||8||.273||October 11, 2021||Lost to Baltimore Ravens, 31-25 (OT)|
|Kansas City Chiefs||12||8||4||.667||September 28, 2020||Defeated Baltimore Ravens, 34-20|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||14||11||3||.786||December 21, 2020||Lost to Cincinnati Bengals, 27-17|
|New York Jets||16||5||11||.313||November 9, 2020||Lost to New England Patriots, 30-27|
|Los Angeles Chargers**||14||4||10||.286||October 12, 2020||Lost to New Orleans Saints, 30-27 (OT)|
|Dallas Cowboys||12||6||6||.500||September 27, 2021||Defeated Philadelphia Eagles, 41-21|
|Philadelphia Eagles||17||10||7||.588||September 27, 2021||Lost to Dallas Cowboys, 41-21|
|New York Giants||18||6||12||.333||November 2, 2020||Lost to Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 25-23|
|San Francisco 49ers||15||11||4||.733||December 7, 2020||Lost to Buffalo Bills, 34-24|
|Denver Broncos||14||5||9||.357||September 14, 2020||Lost to Tennessee Titans, 16-14|
|Atlanta Falcons||13||7||6||.538||October 5, 2020||Lost to Green Bay Packers, 30-16|
|Chicago Bears||19||12||7||.632||November 16, 2020||Lost to Minnesota Vikings, 19-13|
|Baltimore Ravens||15||10||5||.667||October 11, 2021||Defeated Indianapolis Colts, 31-25 (OT)|
|Seattle Seahawks||13||11||2||.846||November 30, 2020||Defeated Philadelphia Eagles, 23-17|
|Green Bay Packers||13||9||4||.692||September 20, 2021||Defeated Detroit Lions, 35-17|
|Arizona Cardinals||7||4||3||.571||October 19, 2020||Defeated Dallas Cowboys, 38-10|
|Washington Football Team****||15||2||13||.133||September 23, 2019||Lost to Chicago Bears, 31-15|
|New England Patriots||13||9||4||.692||December 28, 2020||Lost to Buffalo Bills, 38-9|
|Miami Dolphins||10||2||8||.200||October 28, 2019||Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-14|
|Houston Texans||12||4||8||.333||September 10, 2019||Lost to New Orleans Saints, 30-28|
|Las Vegas Raiders***||10||6||4||.600||September 13, 2021||Defeated Baltimore Ravens, 33-27 (OT)|
|Cleveland Browns||4||1||3||.250||December 14, 2020||Lost to Baltimore Ravens, 47-42|
|Cincinnati Bengals||10||3||7||.300||December 21, 2020||Defeated Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17|
|Carolina Panthers||8||5||3||.625||December 17, 2018||Lost to New Orleans Saints, 12-9|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||3||1||2||.333||December 5, 2011||Lost to San Diego Chargers, 38–14|
|Tennessee Titans||7||5||2||.714||September 14, 2020||Defeated Denver Broncos, 16-14|
|New Orleans Saints||18||12||6||.667||October 12, 2020||Defeated Los Angeles Chargers, 30-27 (OT)|
|Buffalo Bills||5||2||3||.400||December 28, 2020||Defeated New England Patriots, 38-9|
|Los Angeles Rams*||10||4||6||.400||November 23, 2020||Defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-24|
|Minnesota Vikings||13||4||9||.308||November 16, 2020||Defeated Chicago Bears, 19-13|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||7||4||3||.571||November 23, 2020||Lost to Los Angeles Rams, 27-24|
|Detroit Lions||13||5||8||.385||September 20, 2021||Lost to Green Bay Packers, 35-17|
• *St. Louis Rams, 1995–2015
• **San Diego Chargers, 1961–2016
• ***Oakland Raiders, 1995–2019
• **** Washington Redskins, 1937-2019
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- Kickoff time pushed back due to the Patriots-Chiefs game being moved from Sunday at 4:25 PM to Monday at 7:00 PM [COVID-19 related]
- Game was played at State Farm Stadium (home of the Arizona Cardinals) in Glendale, Arizona, as the 49ers’ normal home stadium, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, was unavailable due to Santa Clara County imposing a three week ban on all pro and college team practices and games in response to high levels of COVID-19 cases.
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- "Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to L.A." NFL.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.