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
The 59 points scored by the Eagles on November 15 are the most ever by one team on Monday Night Football.
Late in the Patriots–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 Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins 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 Green Bay and Seattle. 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 Indianapolis, 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 Texans–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 simulcasted again on ABC, just like the previous year.
The NFL Wild Card playoff was once again simulcast on ESPN and ABC. Along with that, the 2018 Pro Bowl was also simulcast on ESPN and ABC as well.
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 Chiefs-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.
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 Browns faced Le'Veon Bell and the Jets on September 16th. In addition, MNF returned to Mexico for the first time since 2016, with the Chiefs and 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 Saints and Raiders, the first ever NFL game in Las Vegas, will be simulcast on ESPN and ABC. This will be the first Monday Night Football game on ABC since the end of the 2005 season.
Team standings (2010–present)
Standings are current as of the 2019 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||10||3||7||.300||December 16, 2019||Lost to New Orleans Saints, 34-7|
|Kansas City Chiefs||11||7||4||.636||November 18, 2019||Defeated Los Angeles Chargers, 24-17|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||13||11||2||.846||September 14, 2020||Defeated New York Giants, 26-16|
|New York Jets||15||5||10||.333||October 21, 2019||Lost to New England Patriots, 33-0|
|Los Angeles Chargers**||13||4||9||.308||November 18, 2019||Lost to Kansas City Chiefs, 24-17|
|Dallas Cowboys||10||5||5||.500||November 4, 2019||Defeated New York Giants, 37-18|
|Philadelphia Eagles||15||10||5||.667||December 9, 2019||Defeated New York Giants, 23-17 (OT)|
|New York Giants||17||6||11||.353||September 14, 2020||Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers, 26-16|
|San Francisco 49ers||14||11||3||.785||November 11, 2019||Lost to Seattle Seahawks, 27-24 (OT)|
|Denver Broncos||14||5||9||.357||September 14, 2020||Lost to Tennessee Titans, 16-14|
|Atlanta Falcons||12||7||5||.583||October 22, 2018||Defeated New York Giants, 23–20|
|Chicago Bears||17||12||5||.706||September 23, 2019||Defeated Washington Redskins, 31-15|
|Baltimore Ravens||11||8||3||.727||November 25, 2019||Defeated Los Angeles Rams, 45-6|
|Seattle Seahawks||12||10||2||.833||December 2, 2019||Defeated Minnesota Vikings, 37-30|
|Green Bay Packers||11||7||4||.636||December 23, 2019||Defeated Minnesota Vikings, 23-10|
|Arizona Cardinals||6||3||3||.500||September 25, 2017||Lost to Dallas Cowboys, 28–17|
|Washington Football Team****||15||2||13||.133||September 23, 2019||Lost to Chicago Bears, 31-15|
|New England Patriots||12||9||3||.750||October 21, 2019||Defeated New York Jets, 33-0|
|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***||9||5||4||.555||September 21, 2020||Defeated New Orleans Saints, 34-24|
|Cleveland Browns||3||1||2||.333||October 7, 2019||Lost to San Francisco 49ers. 31-3|
|Cincinnati Bengals||9||2||7||.222||September 30, 2019||Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-3|
|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||17||11||6||.647||September 21, 2020||Lost to Las Vegas Raiders, 34-24|
|Buffalo Bills||3||0||3||.000||October 29, 2018||Lost to New England Patriots, 25–6|
|Los Angeles Rams*||8||2||6||.250||November 25, 2019||Lost to Baltimore Ravens, 45-6|
|Minnesota Vikings||12||3||9||.250||December 23, 2019||Lost to Green Bay Packers, 23-10|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||3||2||.600||September 24, 2018||Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers, 30–27|
|Detroit Lions||12||5||7||.417||October 14, 2019||Lost to Green Bay Packers, 23-22|
• *St. Louis Rams, 1995–2015
• **San Diego Chargers, 1961–2016
• ***Oakland Raiders, 1995–2019
• **** Washington Redskins, 1937-2019
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- "Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to L.A." NFL.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.