The divisional clash streak will end on “Monday Night Football” in week 16. Instead, viewers will be treated to an interconference clash that could prove to be an intriguing game.
The Dolphins roam New Orleans to face the Saints in the penultimate regular season episode of “MNF”. While both teams have had their fair share of struggles this year, they are at the heart of the AFC and NFC playoff races and have some very strong defenses.
The Saints beat the Buccaneers last week without coach Sean Payton as Dennis Allen did a good job for him. Still, getting Payton back will be a boost for the Saints and set up a big coaching battle between him and Brian Flores in this contest.
These two teams are built in the same way in defense, but they are polar opposites in attack. The Saints have a solid offensive line and lack weapons to catch passes, so they want to run the ball. The Dolphins have a below par offensive line, but have plenty of good pass catchers and a top-five pick for quarterback. They will want to throw, more often than not. It will be interesting to see which defense can take control of this game as a result.
Here’s everything you need to know about ESPN’s Monday Night Football game for Week 16, including kick-off time and more.
Who is playing “Monday Night Football” tonight?
- Match: Dolphins to Saints
- Site: Caesar’s Superdome in New Orleans, La.
The Saints (7-7) host the Dolphins (7-7) on “Monday Night Football” in Week 16. This .500 team game won’t necessarily serve as a playoff game in either of the games. playoff races, but it will have a major impact on the AFC and NFC Wild Card races.
The Dolphins started the season 1-7 before going six straight wins and returning to the playoff conversation. Brian Flores’ defense has been exceptional during this streak, allowing just 13.2 points per game while the offense has been solid.
Tua Tagovailoa has played the last five games (four starts) and threw seven touchdowns and just three interceptions during that span. He continues to help the Dolphins win games – he’s 11-7 in his starting career – and builds a relationship with Jaylen Waddle and DeVante Parker. Meanwhile, the Dolphins’ committee return plan is working well, so this well-rounded squad could pose a threat to the Saints.
New Orleans come off one of the NFL’s biggest surprise wins this season in their 9-0 win over the Bucs in Week 15. They shut out Tom Brady for the first time since 2006, when their defense was playing an elite game, as they sometimes have this season.
The Saints offense is a bit of a work in progress, as Taysom Hill starts off and has struggled with precision this season. They’ll likely rely on their defense to beat the Dolphins, but if their two best offensive tackles come back, maybe Hill, Alvin Kamara and the Saints’ running game can get a little better off than against the Buccaneers last week.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Dated: Monday December 27
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
“Monday Night Football” will begin at 8:15 p.m. ET. Every Monday night game in 2021 is expected to start at this time.
Which channel is showing ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight?
- TV channel: ESPN
- Direct: Watch ESPN | ESPN app | fuboTV
“Monday Night Football” will air on ESPN in Week 16. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Lisa Salters (secondary reporter) will make up the broadcast team .
Streamers will be able to watch this contest using fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN. free with a 30-day trial.
NFL Live Stream for “Monday Night Football”
Since “Monday Night Football” airs on ESPN, it will be available to stream live on all of the team’s digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). It will be the easiest way for cable or satellite viewers to watch the game.
Cable cutters also have many options with which they can stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2021 NFL season.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription required?||To free?||Cost||Free try?|
|Yahoo! Sports application||No||Yes||–||–|
|fuboTV||No||No||$ 60 / month||Yes|
|DirectTV Stream||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Slingshot television||No||No||$ 35 / month||No|
|YouTube TV||No||No||$ 65 / month||Yes|
2021 Miami Dolphins Schedule
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 12||among the Patriots||4:25 p.m. ET||SCS|
|2||September 19||against invoices||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||September 26||among the Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||SCS|
|4||October 3||against foals||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|5||October 10||at the buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|6||17 october||at Jaguars (London)||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|seven||24 october||against hawks||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||October 31||to invoices||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|9||November 7||against the Texans||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|ten||November 11 (TNF)||against the crows||8:20 p.m.||NFL / Fox / Amazon Prime Network|
|11||21 November||at Jets||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|12||28 november||against the Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||December 5||against the giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|14||December 12||Goodbye week||–||–|
|15||December 18 or 19 (to be determined)||vs Jets||To be determined||To be determined|
|16||December 27||to Saints||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|17||January 2||among the Titans||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
|18||January 9||against the patriots||1 p.m. ET||SCS|
2021 New Orleans Saints Calendar
|The week||Dated||Opponent||Kick-off time||TV|
|1||September 12||against the packers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||September 19||among the panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|3||September 26||among the Patriots||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|4||October 3||against the giants||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|5||October 10||to WFT||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|seven||25 october||at Seahawks||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|8||October 31||against Bucs||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|9||November 7||against hawks||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|ten||November 14th||among the Titans||1:00 p.m.||SCS|
|11||21 November||to the Eagles||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|12||25 november||against invoices||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|13||December 2||against the cowboys||8:20 p.m.||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|14||December 12||at Jets||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|15||December 19||in Bucs||8:20 p.m.||CNB|
|16||December 27||against dolphins||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|17||January 2||against the Panthers||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|18||January 9||among hawks||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
2021 Monday night football schedule
There will be 17 Monday Night Football matches in 2021 although there is no double schedule. That’s because the season has stretched to 17 games over 18 weeks. There will be no “Monday Night Football” during week 18; all matches will be played on Sunday.
|Week 1||September 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||September 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||September 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||October 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||October 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||October 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||25 october||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||November, 1st||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||November 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||November 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||22 november||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||29 november||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||December 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||December 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||December 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||December 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||January 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|