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Monday Night Football is back for another week! The New York Jets will host the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday (Oct. Nov. 6).
For the football fans who want to watch the Jets take on the Chargers live, there’s still time to score tickets at an affordable price. Tickets for tonight’s game are currently available for $70 at GameTime and StubHub.
Want to watch MNF from anywhere? Even if you don’t have cable, there are plenty of ways to watch NFL games without spending a fortune. To make the process a little easier, we put together some of the better options for MNF and other NFL games.
Read on for a schedule of upcoming games, plus ways to watch and stream live and on-demand (with and without cable).
How to Stream Monday Night Football on ABC
Good news for fans who don’t have cable: MNF has expanded into network TV! ABC will simulcast the remaining games from the season, the network announced on Sept. 18, per The Hollywood Reporter.
This season’s doubleheaders included games between the New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay vs. New York Giants and Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins. Monday’s Chargers vs. Jets game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. ET/5:15 p.m. PT on ABC and ESPN.
Although certain MNF games will also broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, tonight’s Chargers vs. Jets game will air on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
Last Monday’s sports equinox saw the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL games all scheduled for the same day. The lineup featured 11 NBA games, nine NHL games and Game 3 of the World Series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers.
The sports equinox happens pretty often, usually in late October and early November, but this year marked the 30th equinox in history (and it happened to fall on Oct. 30). The equinox might be over but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite sports without paying anything up front.
How do you watch football games and other sports for free? Subscribe to a free trial to DirecTV Stream and get instant access to ABC, ESPN and other channels.
There are also several other affordable ways to watch local channels like ABC, NBC and CBS. For example, you can buy an HDTV antenna like this one on sale at Amazon for $25.99 (free shipping for Prime members), or subscribe to streamers such as FuboTV, Vidgo and Sling TV.
For around $20-$65, you’ll get to stream live TV and on-demand content, including sports channels and DVR storage.
You’ll get a free trial with DirecTV and Fubo, which means that you can watch football games for free for up to a week. If you’re looking for other streaming discounts, Sling TV is half off for your first month. That means you can subscribe and stream all your favorite sports content and other programs for just $20 for the first month — but only for a limited time.
You can also watch NFL games on YouTube TV and NFL+, the latter starts at $6.99/month for the base subscription and $14.99/month for NLF+ Premium. With NFL+, football fans can watch or listen to games live and on-demand, plus enjoy recaps and more.
How to Watch Monday Night Football Games on ESPN+
Gone are the days of simply switching channels to catch all of your favorite NFL games, and it can be hard to keep track of which games are streaming on which platforms. For example, Prime Video is the streaming home for Thursday Night Football, while Sunday football games are available on NBC, CBS, Paramount+ and Peacock, and some Monday Night Football games are scheduled to simulcast on ESPN+.
With ESPN+, you’ll get access to football and more for $9.99 a month (or bundle with Disney+ and Hulu). Watch the NFL, college football, soccer, MLB, NBA, NHL, UFC, PGA Tour, Top Rank, PLL Playoffs, Premiere League, La Liga, cricket and other sporting events on ESPN+.
What else can you stream on ESPN+? Sports lovers can binge dozens of must-watch series and TV shows, and original content such as PPV fights, the entire 30 for 30 series and tons of other exclusive such as The Captain, Tom Brady: Man in the Arena, Al Davis vs. The NFL, Vick, Be Like Water, Breakaway, More Than An Athlete with Michael Strahan, Eli’s Place, Abby’s Place, The Place’s Universe, Why Not Us: Grambling Dance and Our Time Baylor Basketball.
Keep in mind, while there are different ways to watch football games from your TV, phone, laptop or computer, the price will vary depending on which platform that you choose. Fortunately, ESPN is available on several streamers including DirecTV, Fubo, Sling and Hulu + Live TV.
And if you’re looking for an NFL Sunday Ticket discount, Verizon’s promo has ended, but DirecTV is offering free rewards cards up to $400, which you can use to score free access to NFL Sunday Ticket. See more details here.
Monday Night Football: Games, Dates & Time
Monday Night Football kicked off on Sept. 11 and will continue into January 2024. The MNF kickoff games between the Jets and Buffalo Bills drew a record-breaking 22.6 million viewers making it the most watched MNF game in history beating out the previous record-holder, a 2009’s game between the Packers and Vikings.
Meanwhile, NFL ratings have received a boost as of late thanks to Taylor Swift. Although Swift missed a few games including a recent Chiefs vs. Dolphins matchup in Germany, she has been showing support for new flame Travis Kelce even from afar. The pop star threw a reported watch party at her New York City apartment on Sunday (Nov. 5) and her support may have paid off because the Chiefs beat the Dolphins 21-14.
Swift has been spotted cheering on Kelce at several home games including a Thursday Night Football game in October. And she could be making an appearance at an upcoming Monday Night Football game later this month to watch Travis and the Chiefs face his brother, Jason Kelce, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tickets for the game are in high-demand. Currently, the cheapest tickets are priced at around $348, while the most expensive tickets cost more $1,800. Tickets are selling fast, so if you want to be there in person, it’s best to grab your tickets early (save $10 off eligible purchases of $250+ at Seat Geek with code: BILLBOARD10. Valid on first purchase only).
Fans who want to watch live, either from home or on-the-go, can stream select NFL games on ESPN+ including the aforementioned Eagles vs. Chiefs game next month and Green Bay vs. Giants on Dec. 11. The Chiefs are scheduled to play another MNF game on Dec. 18 against the New England Patriots — the game will air on ESPN and stream live on ESPN+.
Lastly, the second-to-last MNF game of the year will be the Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers on Dec. 25 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara Calif. The Christmas Day game will air live on ABC and ESPN and stream on ESPN+. If you’d rather watch the Christmas game live from the stadium alongside thousands of fans, click here to get your tickets early. Tickets start at $97.
Christmas Day will be packed with three NFL games on the schedule, including the Giants vs. Eagles airing at 4:30 p.m. ET on Fox and Chiefs vs. Las Vegas Raiders airing at 1 p.m. ET on CBS.
Speaking of the holidays, the Dallas Cowboys will face the Washington Commanders in a Thanksgiving Game slated for Thursday, Nov. 23 (get tickets here). The final MNF game of the year will be played on Dec. 30 between the Detroit Lions and Cowboys.
Dolly Parton will headline the halftime show, the country legend announced on Oct. 16. “We’re going to do some stuff that everybody can sing along to,” Parton told CBS This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell. “They’ll know the songs I’m doing. … I want people to be surprised and enjoy it.”
The Cowboys vs. Commanders game will air on Nov. 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS and stream on Paramount+.
If you haven’t already noticed, MNF sounds a bit different this season. That’s because ESPN enlisted the help of Timbaland and Justin Timberlake to curate the music for select MNF games.
The remaining MNF matchups for this season will include the Bears vs. Vikings, Broncos vs. Bills, 49ers vs. Ravens, Chiefs vs. Patriots and Lions vs. Cowboys. Click here to get tickets to see your favorite NFL games in person.
Marvel fans will be able to catch the final trailer for The Marvels, which will premiere during Monday’s game. The film hits theaters on Nov. 10.
See the full 2023 MNF schedule here.
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