List of Monday Night Football results (2010–present)
Beginning in the 1970 NFL season, the National Football League began scheduling a weekly regular season game on Monday night before a national television audience. From 1970 to 2005, the ABC television network carried these games, with the ESPN cable television network taking over beginning in September 2006. Listed below are games played from 2010 to the most recent season.
|Overtime Result||Playoff game broadcast on ESPN|
Stadiums appearing under different names
Some stadiums and teams had multiple names throughout their appearances in the MNF package in this era. All names listed were seen in the package at least once in this era.
First name listed is the current (or final if it does not exist anymore) name for each team and stadium.
- MetLife Stadium - New Meadowlands Stadium
- AT&T Stadium - Cowboys Stadium
- Levi's Stadium - Santa Clara Stadium
- U.S. Bank Stadium - New Vikings Stadium
Team(s) under new names:
- Los Angeles Rams - St. Louis Rams
The 59 points scored by the Eagles on November 15 are the most ever by one team on Monday Night Football.
The Monday night game between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings was played at TCF Bank Stadium due to the roof failure at the Metrodome eight days earlier. That week's scheduled game vs the New York Giants was played at Ford Field in Detroit with a start time of 7 PM eastern and broadcast locally on FOX as to not interfere with the regularly scheduled game between Houston and Baltimore on ESPN.
Late in the Patriots-Dolphins season opener, Ron Jaworski inadvertently uttered a profanity, for which he would apologize later in the broadcast; whether or not it was related, it would eventually be Jaworski's final season in the MNF booth.
The September 26 game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins was the final appearance of Hank Williams, Jr.'s intro song "All My Rowdy Friends are Back for Monday Night (Are You Ready For Some Football)", as he would get fired from ESPN during Week 4 for comments about Adolf Hitler.
The December 19 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers was delayed twice due to power outages, one taking place before the kickoff and another during the 2nd quarter; during which the 49ers led 6–0.
The NFL locked out its officials in June. As a result, the first three weeks of the season were played with replacement officials. The lack of regular officials came to a head in the Week 3 Monday night game between Green Bay and Seattle. The game was a defensive affair as Packers led 12-7 in the closing moments of the game. On the final play Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw a Hail Mary pass toward the end zone. Seattle receiver Golden Tate and Packers defender M. D. Jennings each grabbed hold of the ball. In the process, one official signaled touchdown while another signaled touchback. Simultaneous possession was the final ruling which gave Seattle the touchdown and the win. However, the nearby officials missed Tate pushing Cornerback Sam Shields with both hands and causing a pass interference penalty in the process. The game's aftermath included major discussion and focus on the play forcing the NFL to reach a settlement with the regular officials. The loss also hurt the Packers in the playoff race as the team finished 11-5 behind the 11-4-1 San Francisco 49ers The loss mattered as Green Bay had to travel to San Francisco in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. A win would have assured a 1st round bye for Green Bay.
Controversy also hit MNF later in the season as the San Diego Chargers were accused of using a banned substance during their October 15 game with the Denver Broncos. It was later revealed to be Gorilla Glue a legal substance later banned by the NFL.
The October 21 game between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants was notable because it featured Quarterback Josh Freeman scoring a 40.6 passer rating in the game. He was 20 for 53 passing with 190 yards and the only Vikings score came on a 1st quarter punt return touchdown. In contrast, Eli Manning had a good day for the Giants with a touchdown pass to cap a long 2nd quarter drive.
ESPN employee and former Chicago Bears Tight End and head Coach Mike Ditka had his number retired at halftime of the December 9 game vs the Dallas Cowboys. Though the game was a blowout in favor of Chicago, it is more notable for its temperature which was 8 °F and featured a -12 degree wind chill.
With their September 15 win over Indianapolis, the Philadelphia Eagles become the first team to start a season 2-0 after trailing 14-0 at halftime of their first two games. In the following week, Philadelphia would become the first team to start 3-0 after trailing 10 plus points in all three games.
Due to a winter storm in Buffalo that blocked access to Ralph Wilson Stadium, a game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills that was originally scheduled for November 23 was postponed to Monday night and was moved to Ford Field in Detroit. That game was broadcast locally on CBS affiliates in the New York City and Buffalo television markets. ESPN aired the regularly-scheduled game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints.
This was the 10th season of Monday Night Football on ESPN. Also, the NFL Wildcard Playoff game on ESPN was simulcast on ABC, making it the first NFL game to be broadcast by ABC since Super Bowl XL in 2006.
The Texans-Raiders game is to be played at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City as part of the NFL International Series, the first game in Mexico City since the first ever International Series game in 2006. This is also the first time Monday Night Football will feature a game outside the United States. The Wildcard playoff game will be simulcasted again on ABC, just like the previous year.
- Monday Night Football results (1970–1989)
- Monday Night Football results (1990–2009)
- NBC Sunday Night Football results (2006-present)
- NFL Network Run to the Playoffs results (2006-present)
- Total Football II,, Edited by Bob Carroll, Michael Gershman, David Neft and John Thorn, Harper Collins Publishing, 1999. ISBN 0-06-270174-6.