The start time for "Monday Night Football" won't change at any point in 2021. At all. ESPN did away with its traditional doubleheader to start the season, so that means the start time for the 17 "Monday Night Football" will be uniform.
This week's matchup will feature a divisional clash between the Packers and the Lions. Green Bay will host Detroit at Lambeau Field, as it looks to overcome a crushing 38-3 loss to the Saints in Week 1. Meanwhile, the Lions scored 33 points in a 41-33 loss to the 49ers.
If you had said that the Lions would outscore the Packers by 30 points before Week 1, people would have thought you were crazy. That's football for you. But Aaron Rodgers and the Packers will be heavily favored to bounce back in this contest and flip the script in Week 2. They'll look to come out firing when the game begins at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Below is more about the start time for the Monday night game in Week 2, plus everything you need to know to watch the contest on ESPN.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, Sept. 20
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
"Monday Night Football" will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET in Week 2. The event will begin at 8:15 p.m. ET throughout the 2021 NFL season. That said, Green Bay is in the Central time zone, so it will be 7:15 p.m. local time when the game at Lambeau Field kicks off.
What channel is 'Monday Night Football' on tonight?
The traditional "Monday Night Football" broadcast will air on ESPN in Week 2. Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick will form the three-man booth with Lisa Salters serving as the sidelined reporter.
That said, if you're in the mood for a change of pace, you can tune into Peyton Manning and Eli Manning's MegaCast, which was a hit in Week 1. They will be live on ESPN2 again in Week 2 and will also air concurrently on ESPN+. Russell Wilson and Ray Lewis were among the guests to join the Mannings for the Raiders vs. Ravens game.
Streamers will be able to watch the game via Watch ESPN, the ESPN app or by using fuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial.
In Canada, viewers can watch the Ravens vs. Raiders contest on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.
NFL live stream for 'Monday Night Football'
Because "Monday Night Football" is aired on ESPN, it will be available to stream live on all of the team's digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This will be the easiest way for viewers with cable or satellite to view the game.
Cord-cutters also have plenty of options with which they can stream "Monday Night Football" during the 2021 NFL season.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports App||No||Yes||-||-|
|AT&T TV Now||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
'Monday Night Football' schedule
Below is the complete schedule of Monday night games this year.
|Week 1||Sept. 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|