So far in 2021, “Monday Night Football” has treated viewers to one of the best games of the season (Raiders vs. Ravens) and an 18-point Packers win over the Lions in a divisional clash.
In Week 3, the program is hoping to get something closer to the Week 1 game while adding the flair of a divisional battle.
“Monday Night Football” will be heading to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas to watch the Cowboys try to move into first place in the NFC East. They’ll have a chance to win their second game of the season at the stadium affectionately known as “Jerry World” but they’ll have to get past a tough, divisional rival to move above .500 for the first time this season.
Here is everything to know about ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game for Week 3, including the kickoff time and more.
Who plays on ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight?
- Matchup: Eagles at Cowboys
- Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
The Cowboys are playing host to the Eagles in “Monday Night Football’s” Week 3 matchup. Both teams sit at 1-1 and the winner will be in first place in the NFC East.
Dallas and Philadelphia have met 10 times in the last five seasons, and the Cowboys have a 6-4 advantage in the series. However, they have gone 2-2 in their last four. In their two losses, they managed just nine points each time; in each of their wins, they managed exactly 37 points.
Dak Prescott and Co. will look to heat up against an Eagles defense that has allowed just 11.5 points per game through two outings, tied for the second-best mark in the NFL. Jalen Hurts should have success running against Dallas’ defense, as he ran for 69 yards against them in a start last season which throwing for 342. Hurts has averaged 72 rush yards per game so far this season.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, Sept. 27
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
“Monday Night Football” will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET. Every Monday night game in 2021 is scheduled to start at that time.
What channel is ‘Monday Night Football’ on tonight?
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: Watch ESPN | ESPN App | fuboTV (free trial)
“Monday Night Football” will air on ESPN, as always. The traditional broadcast will consist of play-by-play man Steve Levy, analysts Brian Griese and Louis Riddick as well as sideline reporter Lisa Salters.
In addition to the traditional broadcast, ESPN will be airing a MegaCast of the game, hosted by Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. That can be viewed on ESPN2 and ESPN+ and will begin when the game starts at 8:15 p.m. ET. The brothers will also be joined by several guests throughout the evening.
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 Cowboys vs. Eagles 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||–||–|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
One of the few places to watch Patriots vs. Saints 2021 in 4K with HDR (from Fox), costs $65 a month. With it, you get games on CBS, Fox, and NBC in many markets. FuboTV also gives you access to Monday Night Football, plus the NFL Network to stream Thursday Night Football games.
NFL RedZone, with game highlights and replays from every Sunday game, can be added as part of FuboTV’s $11-per-month Sports Plus add-on pack.
Sling TV is something of a mixed bag for NFL fans. Though it includes NBC, Fox, the NFL Network, and ESPN, it’s missing ABC and CBS. Also, you’ll need to subscribe to both the Blue (NBC, Fox, NFL Network) and Orange (ESPN) plans to get all the games.
Each plan costs $35 a month, but you can get a combined plan for $50 a month. One bit of good news is that Sling has restored access to the NFL Network, and you can add NFL Red Zone as part of an $11-a-month Sports Extra add-on.
YouTube TV now offers 70-plus channels for $65 per month. It includes all the major broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC—plus the ESPN networks and Fox Sports. Last year YouTube TV added the NFL Network, plus the ability to add NFL RedZone in the Sports Plus tier for an additional $11 per month.
Also, YouTube TV now has a 4K HDR option, which costs an additional $10 a month for the first year. The company recently announced that it would have some Thursday night games in 4K this year.
DirecTV has the exclusive rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket this year, so you have to be a DirecTV subscriber. NFLSundayTicket.TV for $294 a season. A step-up Max plan costs $100 more, and adds NFL Red Zone and DirecTV Fantasy Zone. You can also add NFL Game Pass, which streams every regular season game after it airs, for an additional $100.
AT&T TV plans start at $70 per month for a package with about 65 channels. You can watch NFL games on all four broadcast networks—ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC—in most markets, plus ESPN. The only games you won’t get are the exclusive Thursday Night Football games on NFL Network.
Amazon Prime subscribers can watch 19 Thursday Night Football games this season. The games will be simulcast on Fox and the NFL Network, and you can also see them on Amazon’s Twitch channel. (Starting in 2022, Amazon Prime will become the exclusive home for NFL Thursday Night Football; the games won’t be available on Fox and the NFL Network.)