NFL 2020 Monday Night Football Schedule: Full Slate of Games, Times, TV Channel

The upcoming NFL season marks a major milestone for Monday Night Football as ESPN's flagship football show celebrates its 50th birthday.

Unfortunately for the broadcaster, the novel coronavirus pandemic will almost certainly mean the celebrations will be largely subdued and carried out in front of empty stands and the unprecedented circumstances will be a major test for Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick who are set to replace Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland in the ESPN's booth.

ESPN's new commentary team will have its hands full in Week 1, which features a Monday Night Football double-header. The New York Giants host the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:15 p.m ET, before the Denver Broncos welcome the Tennessee Titans at 10:10 p.m. ET—the unusual kick-off times are limited to the opening week of the season, with Monday Night Football games over the next 15 weeks scheduled for the traditional 8:15 p.m. ET slot.

Week 2 marks a historic occasion for the NFL, as the Las Vegas Raiders make their home debut after swapping Oakland for Sin City during the offseason and officially inaugurate Allegiant Stadium when they host the New Orleans Saints. A week later, the Baltimore Ravens host the Kansas City Chiefs as the league's two brightest stars, Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes, go head-to-head, while the Green Bay Packers welcome the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field in Week 4.

The Saints make their second appearance of the season on Monday Night Football when they host the Los Angeles Chargers the following week, before the Arizona Cardinals travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys seven days later and the Monday Night Football crew makes its first trip to SoFi Stadium when the Los Angeles Rams host the Chicago Bears in Week 7.

A week later, Tom Brady makes his first Monday Night Football appearance as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer when the Bucs travel to New Jersey to take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, which also hosts Monday Night Football the following week as the New York Jets take on the New England Patriots in the latest chapter of the AFC East rivalry.

The Bears will run out in front of ESPN's cameras again in Week 10 when they host the Minnesota Vikings, before Brady and the Bucs are again on Monday Night Football when they host the Rams in Week 11. The Philadelphia Eagles welcome the Seattle Seahawks a week later, before the Buffalo Bills make their first Monday Night Football appearance since 2018 when they travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers in Week 13.

The Bills also feature in the last Monday Night Football of the season when they face the Patriots in New England in a potentially decisive game for the AFC East in Week 16, while Week 14 and Week 15 both feature all-AFC North matchups with the Cleveland Browns hosting the Ravens on December 14 and the Pittsburgh Steelers facing the Bengals in Cincinnati the following week.

Here's the complete Monday Night Football schedule for the upcoming season (all times ET).

  • Week 1—Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Giants, 7:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 1—Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos, 10:10 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 2—New Orleans Saints @ Las Vegas Raiders, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 3—Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 4—Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 5—Los Angeles Chargers @ New Orleans Saints, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 6—Arizona Cardinals @ Dallas Cowboys, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 7—Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 8—Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 9—New England Patriots @ New York Jets, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 10—Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 11—Los Angeles Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m. , ESPN
  • Week 12—Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 13—Buffalo Bills @ San Francisco 49ers, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 14—Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 15—Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
  • Week 16—Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots, 8:15 p.m., ESPN
Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs, Lamar Jackson
Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs shakes hands with Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens after the Chiefs defeated the Ravens 27-24 in overtime to win the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 9, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Ravens host the Chiefs on Monday Night Football in Week 3 of the 2020 season. Jamie Squire/Getty