Are you ready for some football? The NFL released its 2020 regular-season schedule on Thursday night and now we know the who, what, when and where for all our favorite teams as we look forward to the new year. With this full schedule release, of course, comes a new collection of primetime games and, for the purposes of our discussion in this piece, we'll be taking a look at all the Monday Night Football matchups.
Below, you'll get a full rundown of all the "Monday Night Football'' contests for 2020 as well as a quick breakdown of a handful of marquee matchups that immediately catch out eye upon this release.
September can't get here soon enough.
"Monday Night Football" will once again be televised and streamed by ESPN. All of the games except the two Week 1 contests will kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET.
The Pick Six Podcast gang fired up a new episode breaking down every eye-catching aspect of the NFL's schedule release. Give it a listen below, and be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast platform:
2020 Monday Night Football Schedule
- Week 1, Sept. 14: Giants at Steelers, Titans at Broncos
- Week 2. Sept. 21: Saints at Raiders
- Week 3, Sept. 28: Chiefs at Ravens
- Week 4, Oct. 5: Falcons at Packers
- Week 5, Oct. 12: Chargers at Saints
- Week 6, Oct. 19: Cardinals at Cowboys
- Week 7, Oct. 26: Bears at Rams
- Week 8, Nov. 2: Buccaneers at Giants
- Week 9, Nov. 9: Patriots at Jets
- Week 10, Nov. 16: Vikings at Bears
- Week 11, Nov. 23: Rams at Buccaneers
- Week 12, Nov. 30: Seahawks at Eagles
- Week 13, Dec. 7: Bills at 49ers
- Week 14, Dec. 14: Ravens at Browns
- Week 15, Dec. 21: Steelers at Bengals
- Week 16, Dec. 28: Bills at Patriots
Hello, Sin City -- After the doubleheader in Week 1, the second week of "Monday Night Football'' gets a really intriguing matchup between the Raiders and Saints. This will be the first game played in Las Vegas as the Raiders will have their home opener and break-in Allegiant Stadium.
AFC juggernauts clash in Week 3 -- Off the heels of the NFL opening up Las Vegas with the Raiders, they'll have a heavyweight matchup between the Super Bowl champion Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens, who will boast reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson. There's arguably no better quarterback battle on the entire NFL schedule, let alone the "Monday Night Football'' contests.
Tom Brady's Bucs head to Big Apple -- Tom Brady will make his "Monday Night Football'' debut with his new club in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 8 when they travel to New York to take on the Giants. While his former rival Eli Manning may be enjoying this game from a suite at MetLife Stadium or simply the couch at his home, Brady has quite the history with the Giants franchise, losing to them in two Super Bowls. When he faced the Daniel Jones-led squad with the Patriots last year, Bardy completed over 75% of his passes for 334 yards in a 35-14 blowout.
AFC East clinching game? -- The "Monday Night Football'' finale in Week 16 could very well determine the AFC East as the Buffalo Bills will travel to New England to take on the Patriots. For the first time in what seems like forever, New England is no a lock to win the division in 2020 after Tom Brady left this offseason. Buffalo is poised to be the biggest threat to take the crown from them and it could very well come down to this game.