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|
- 1 Stadiums appearing under different names
- 2 2010s
- 3 Team standings (2010–present)
- 4 See also
- 5 References
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
Team(s) under new names:
The 59 points scored by the Eagles on November 15 are the most ever by one team on Monday Night Football.
The Monday night game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings was played at TCF Bank Stadium due to the roof failure at the Metrodome eight days earlier. That week's scheduled game vs the New York Giants was played at Ford Field in Detroit with a start time of 7 PM eastern and broadcast locally on Fox as to not interfere with the regularly scheduled game between Houston and Baltimore on ESPN.
Late in the Patriots–Dolphins season opener, Ron Jaworski inadvertently uttered a profanity, for which he would apologize 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 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 Packers led, 12–7, in the closing moments of the game. On the final play Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary pass toward the end zone. Seattle 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 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 1st round bye for Green Bay.
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.
ESPN employee and former Chicago Bears Tight End and head Coach Mike Ditka had his number retired at halftime of the December 9 game vs the Dallas Cowboys. Though the game was a blowout in favor of Chicago, it is more notable for its temperature which was 8 °F and featured a −12 degree wind chill.
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.
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 10 plus points in all three games.
Due to a winter storm in Buffalo that blocked access to Ralph Wilson Stadium, a game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills that was originally scheduled for November 23 was postponed to Monday night and was moved to Ford Field in Detroit. That game was broadcast locally on CBS affiliates in the New York City and Buffalo television markets. ESPN aired the regularly-scheduled game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints.
This was the 10th 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 is to be 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 2006. This is also the first time Monday Night Football will feature a game outside the United States. The Wild Card Playoff game will be simulcasted again on ABC, just like the previous year.
The NFL Wildcard playoff was once again simulcast on ESPN and ABC.
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. Monday Night Football crew called the Wild Card Game Kickoff Started at 4:35pm Colts vs Texans and 2019 Pro Bowl on Sunday At 3:00pm that made the Second in NFL Career.
This season will mark the 50th season of Monday Night Football. There will be a rematch of the very first MNF game, during Week 2, as the new-look Browns face Le'Veon Bell and the Jets on September 16th. In addition, MNF will return 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, will again be simulcast on ABC.
Team standings (2010–present)
Standings are current as of November 5, 2018.
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||9||3||6||.333||October 16, 2017||Lost to Tennessee Titans, 36–22|
|Kansas City Chiefs||10||6||4||.600||November 19, 2018||Lost to Los Angeles Rams, 54–51|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||10||8||2||.800||September 24, 2018||Defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30–27|
|New York Jets||13||5||8||.385||September 10, 2018||Defeated Detroit Lions, 48–17|
|Los Angeles Chargers‡||12||4||8||.333||September 11, 2017||Lost to Denver Broncos, 24–21|
|Dallas Cowboys||9||4||5||.444||November 5, 2018||Lost to Tennessee Titans, 28–14|
|Philadelphia Eagles||14||9||5||.643||December 3, 2018||Defeated Washington Redskins, 28–13|
|New York Giants||14||6||8||.429||November 12, 2018||Defeated San Francisco 49ers, 27–23|
|San Francisco 49ers||12||9||3||.750||November 12, 2018||Lost to New York Giants, 27–23|
|Denver Broncos||12||5||7||.417||December 24, 2018||Lost to Oakland Raiders 27-14|
|Atlanta Falcons||12||7||5||.583||October 22, 2018||Defeated New York Giants, 23–20|
|Chicago Bears||16||11||5||.688||September 17, 2018||Defeated Seattle Seahawks, 24–17|
|Baltimore Ravens||10||7||3||.700||November 27, 2017||Defeated Houston Texans, 23–16|
|Seattle Seahawks||10||8||2||.800||December 10, 2018||Defeated Minnesota Vikings, 21–7|
|Green Bay Packers||9||5||4||.556||October 15, 2018||Defeated San Francisco 49ers, 33–30|
|Arizona Cardinals||6||3||3||.500||September 25, 2017||Lost to Dallas Cowboys, 28–17|
|Washington Redskins||14||2||12||.143||December 3, 2018||Lost to Philadelphia Eagles, 18–13|
|New England Patriots||11||8||3||.727||October 29, 2018||Defeated Buffalo Bills, 25–6|
|Miami Dolphins||9||2||7||.222||December 11, 2017||Defeated New England Patriots, 27–20|
|Houston Texans||11||4||7||.364||November 26, 2018||Defeated Tennessee Titans, 34–17|
|Oakland Raiders||7||3||4||.429||December 24, 2018||Defeated Denver Broncos 27-14|
|Cleveland Browns||1||0||1||.000||November 30, 2015||Lost to Baltimore Ravens, 33–27|
|Cincinnati Bengals||8||2||6||.250||December 4, 2017||Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers, 23–20|
|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||6||4||2||.666||November 26, 2018||Lost to Houston Texans, 34–17|
|New Orleans Saints||14||9||5||.643||December 17, 2018||Defeated Carolina Panthers 12-9|
|Buffalo Bills||3||0||3||.000||October 29, 2018||Lost to New England Patriots, 25–6|
|Los Angeles Rams†||7||2||5||.286||November 19, 2018||Defeated Kansas City Chiefs, 54–51|
|Minnesota Vikings||10||3||7||.300||December 10, 2018||Lost to Seattle Seahawks, 21–7|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||3||2||.600||September 24, 2018||Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers, 30–27|
|Detroit Lions||11||5||6||.455||September 10, 2018||Lost to New York Jets, 48–17|
• †St. Louis Rams, 1995–2015 • ‡San Diego Chargers, 1961–2016
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- "Chiefs-Rams game moved from Mexico City to L.A." NFL.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.