Football fans have grown accustomed to hearing Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on Sundays during the NFL season. Now they’re getting a bit more used to hearing their voices on Monday nights.
Buck and Aikman are in their second seasons as the voices of “Monday Night Football” with ESPN since they left Fox following the end of the 2021 campaign.
The big change that has come to the Monday night production for 2023 happens before the game begins. “Monday Night Football” is now hosted by Scott Van Pelt, who leads a panel of Robert Griffin III, Adam Schefter, Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears and Michelle Beisner-Buck.
During the season, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Smith will also make several appearances on the preview show.
Sporting News has you covered with everything you need to know to watch “Monday Night Football” all season. Here’s what you need to know to watch the prime-time matchups throughout the year.
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2023
Take a look at the full “Monday Night Football” schedule for the 2023 season.
|1||Sept. 11||Jets 22, Bills 16|
|2||Sept. 18 (7:15 p.m., ESPN)||Saints at Panthers|
|2||Sept. 18 (8:15 p.m., ABC)||Browns at Steelers|
|3||Sept. 25 (7:15 p.m., ABC)||Rams at Bengals|
|3||Sept. 25 (8:15 p.m., ESPN)||Eagles at Buccaneers|
|4||Oct. 2||Seahawks at Giants|
|5||Oct. 9||Packers at Raiders|
|6||Oct. 16||Cowboys at Chargers|
|7||Oct. 23||49ers at Vikings|
|8||Oct. 30||Raiders at Lions|
|9||Nov. 6||Chargers at Jets|
|10||Nov. 13||Broncos at Bills|
|11||Nov. 20||Eagles at Chiefs|
|12||Nov. 27||Bears at Vikings|
|13||Dec. 4||Bengals at Jaguars|
|14||Dec. 11 (8:15 p.m., ABC)||Packers at Giants|
|14||Dec. 11 (8:15 p.m., ESPN)||Titans at Dolphins|
|15||Dec. 18||Chiefs at Patriots|
|16||Dec. 25||Ravens at 49ers|
|17||Dec. 30||Lions at Cowboys|
|18||Jan. 6 (4:30 p.m., ESPN/ABC)||TBD|
|18||Jan. 6 (8:15 p.m., ESPN/ABC)||TBD|
What channel is ‘Monday Night Football’ on?
- TV channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ABC
The Disney family of networks will carry all the “Monday Night Football” games throughout the season. The game will always be carried by ESPN, with occasional simulcasts on ABC and the ManningCast episodes on ESPN2.
During three weeks of the season, there will be games on different channels, with ESPN and ESPN2 carrying one game and ABC carrying another. Those will be during Weeks 2, 3 and 14.
What time do ‘Monday Night Football’ games start?
- Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
“Monday Night Football” games will begin at 8:15 p.m. ET each week, with Weeks 2, 3, 14 and 18 being the lone exceptions.
In Weeks 2, 3 and 14, one game each will start at 7:15 p.m. ET and another will start at 8:15 p.m. ET. During Week 18, one game will start at 4:30 p.m. ET and the next will begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.
‘Monday Night Football’ live streams
For those who have cut the cord on cable, there are several options to watch ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. The games can be streamed on the ESPN app or on ESPN.com with a cable subscription. Those without a cable subscription can sign up for ESPN+ and watch the games on there.
Cord-cutters can also access the game on Fubo, which offers a free trial. Fubo also has other options for fans to watch the earlier games as well, with access to CBS, Fox, NBC and the NFL Network.
In Canada, fans can find the game on DAZN, which carries all NFL games.