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How to Watch Monday Night Football 2022

Don’t scramble to find where to watch Monday Night Football games. Our sports experts have you covered for the 2022 NFL season.

Monday Night Football returned for the 2022 NFL season, with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman taking on commentary duties. Most MNF matchups air on ESPN, but you can also catch some games on ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+, and ESPN Deportes.

With so many ESPN channels involved with Monday Night Football, it’s easy to lose track of where to tune in. But we’re here to break it down with our complete Monday Night Football schedule and TV provider recommendations. We even have details on how you can watch Monday night games with Peyton and Eli Manning.

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What channel is Monday Night Football on?

Most Monday Night Football games air on ESPN, except for a Week 2 matchup that’s only on ABC. Six other MNF simulcasts air on ABC at the beginning and end of the regular season. But if you want Spanish-language coverage, you’ll need ESPN Deportes to catch every game en Español.

ESPN also produces Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli (a.k.a. the Manningcast). Hosted by the Manning brothers, the alternate broadcast airs on ESPN2 (and occasionally ESPN+) during select MNF matchups. It’s literally the two former quarterbacks sitting on their couches watching football. But it’s one of our favorite ways to view MNF, which is why we’ve included the Manningcast schedule in our table below.

ESPN+ subscribers get access only to the Manningcast version of MNF. But the streaming service is also the exclusive home to one NFL International Series game in Week 8. That means you’ll need ESPN+ or Hulu + Live TV to watch the London matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Jacksonville Jaguars live on TV.

Pro tip: Visit our How to Watch the NFL page for a complete viewing guide of the 2022 NFL season—including how to watch Thursday Night Football and Sunday Night Football games.

Monday Night Football schedule

During the 2022 NFL season, ESPN platforms will present 21 regular season games—including a Sunday ESPN+ exclusive in Week 8 and a Saturday doubleheader in Week 18. Beyond the regular season, ESPN will also host an NFL playoff game and The Pro Bowl Games’ flag football competition.

Week Game Date Time (ET) Channels Manningcast channels
Week 1 Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks September 12, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes ESPN2, ESPN+
Week 2 Tennessee Titans at Buffalo Bills September 19, 2022 7:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 2 Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles September 19, 2022 8:30 p.m. ABC, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 3 Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants September 26, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes ESPN2, ESPN+
Week 4 Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers October 3, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes ESPN2
Week 5 Las Vegas Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs October 10, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 6 Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers October 17, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 7 Chicago Bears at New England Patriots October 24, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes ESPN2
Week 8 Denver Broncos at Jacksonville Jaguars October 30, 2022 9:30 a.m. ESPN+ N/A
Week 8 Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns October 31, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes ESPN2
Week 9 Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints November 7, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes ESPN2
Week 10 Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles November 14, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 11 San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals November 21, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 12 Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts November 28, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 13 New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers December 5, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes ESPN2
Week 14 New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals December 12, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes ESPN2
Week 15 Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers December 19, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes ESPN2, ESPN+
Week 16 Los Angeles Chargers at Indianapolis Colts December 26, 2022 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 17 Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals January 2, 2023 8:30 p.m. ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 18 TBD January 7, 2023 TBD ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes N/A
Week 18 TBD January 7, 2023 TBD ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes N/A

Data effective as of post date.

Best TV plans for watching Monday Night Football

Our favorite way to watch Monday Night Football is Hulu + Live TV, starting at $69.99 a month. The live TV streaming service comes with ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2, so you’ll never miss an MNF matchup. Hulu + Live TV subscribers also get Disney+ and ESPN+ included at no extra cost—meaning you’ll get that international game in Week 8 without paying for a separate subscription. You can also tack on the Español Add-on for $4.99 a month to get ESPN Deportes.

Sling TV offers a more affordable alternative with its $40.00-a-month Sling Orange plan. It comes with ESPN and ESPN2, so you can catch both the main telecast and any of the Manningcasts. You’ll also get in-app access to ESPN3, which simulcasts ESPN on ABC coverage. That’s important for the Vikings-Eagles game in Week 2 that airs exclusively on ABC, a channel not available through Sling TV.

If you want an even cheaper option for watching every Monday Night Football game, you can sign up for NFL+ for as low as $4.99 a month. Formally known as NFL Game Pass, NFL+ allows you to stream every local and primetime NFL game live on your phone or tablet. Sure, you’ll be stuck watching live games on a small screen. But it’s better than nothing.

Which TV providers carry Monday Night Football?

Most TV providers carry ESPN and ESPN2, but you may need a higher-tier plan or separate add-on to get ESPN Deportes. Our table below provides a complete snapshot of ESPN channel availability across some of the most popular TV services.

Provider ESPN ESPN2 ESPN Deportes Details
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Sling TV * View plans

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YouTube TV * View plans

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*Available in Spanish-language plan or separate add-on.

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How to watch Monday Night Football for free

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The cheapest way to watch every Monday Night Football game is with NFL+ for $4.99 a month. But you can still catch some games free on TV using an over-the-air (OTA) antenna.

Because select MNF broadcasts air on ABC, a digital antenna can help you tune in without paying for a monthly TV subscription. All you’ll need is a TV and a one-time purchase of a digital antenna. The antenna will need a reception range strong enough to pick up your local ABC affiliate. But you can verify that by entering your zip code into the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Reception Map Tool.

Pro tip: Other OTA channels like CBS, FOX, and NBC also show local and primetime NFL games. Keep a lookout for those network affiliates when using the FCC’s Reception Map Tool.

Once you know your local ABC affiliate’s tower distance, you can browse different antenna types on our Best Antennas for Cord-Cutters page. The Mohu Leaf 50 ($45.99 on Amazon) is an excellent choice for its 60-mile range and included amplifier. The antenna also comes with 4K capabilities, which should be helpful if the NFL makes the jump to a higher broadcast resolution.

Final take

Monday Night Football is exclusive to ESPN and its sister networks, like ABC, ESPN2, ESPN+, and ESPN Deportes. During the 2022 NFL season, you can watch 21 regular season games across ESPN platforms, plus one postseason game and exclusive Pro Bowl coverage.

While most TV providers carry MNF games, three services stand out for their cost and features.

  • Hulu + Live TV (starting at $69.99 a month) carries every ESPN channel, local networks, and—for no extra cost—ESPN+. It even has unlimited DVR space for rewatching your favorite NFL moments on demand.
  • Sling TV’s Orange plan ($40.00 a month) is the cheapest way to get ESPN and ESPN2. It also comes with ESPN3, which shows ESPN on ABC simulcasts of NFL and college football games.
  • NFL+ (starting at $4.99 a month) has every local and primetime NFL game. Live NFL+ games are accessible only on phone and tablet devices using the NFL mobile app.

How to watch Monday Night Football FAQ

What channel is Monday Night Football on?

ESPN and ESPN Deportes are the primary channels for watching Monday Night Football. But you can also catch select games on ABC, ESPN2, and ESPN+.

Can I watch Monday Night Football without cable?

Yes, you can watch Monday Night Football games without cable using a streaming service or an HD antenna. Most live TV streaming services—like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV—offer ESPN channels, while an antenna will allow you to watch select games simulcasted on ABC.

Can I watch Monday Night Football on the ESPN app?

Yes, you can watch Monday Night Football through the ESPN app if you’re an existing TV subscriber with a plan that includes ESPN channels. The ESPN app is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, plus streaming platforms like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.

Does ESPN+ have Monday Night Football?

Yes, ESPN+ will simulcast some of ESPN2’s Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli broadcasts during the NFL season. The streaming service will also host one NFL International Series game in Week 8.

How do I watch Monday Night Football in Spanish?

You can watch Spanish-language coverage of Monday Night Football on ESPN Deportes. To get ESPN Deportes, you may need a higher-tiered TV plan or a separate add-on like Hulu + Live TV’s Español Add-on.

How do I watch the Manningcast?

You can watch the Manningcast version of Monday Night Football during select Monday nights on ESPN2. Some Manningcast games also stream on ESPN+. Here’s a list of the remaining 2022 Manningcasts:

  • Chicago Bears at New England Patriots (October 24 at 8:15 p.m. eastern on ESPN2)
  • Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (October 31 at 8:15 p.m. eastern on ESPN2)
  • Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints (November 7 at 8:15 p.m. eastern on ESPN2)
  • New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (December 5 at 8:15 p.m. eastern on ESPN2)
  • New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals (December 12 at 8:15 p.m. eastern on ESPN2)
  • Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers (December 19 at 8:15 p.m. eastern on ESPN2, ESPN+)

Methodology

Our football experts spent over five seasons watching Monday Night Football across various TV providers. By pairing that knowledge with additional research, we determined our viewing recommendations by comparing each service head-to-head—focusing on channel availability, cost, and ease of use.

Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.

Disclaimer

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