Who plays on 'Monday Night Football' tonight? Time, TV channel, schedule for NFL Week 2

NFL Raiders v Saints Saints Raiders

The teams playing on "Monday Night Football" in Week 2 are ushering in one of the NFL's newest stadiums, but the grand opening of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., is not going to be the party it was supposed to be when scheduled back in the spring.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no fans will be in attendance when the Raiders host the Saints for their first home game after relocating from Las Vegas in the offseason. That's bad news for the Raiders in terms of their lack of a home-field advantage, but at least TV viewers will get a look at the masterpiece of a stadium Monday night.

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The Saints are 5 1/2-point road favorites against the Raiders on Monday night, a line that might actually be larger if star New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas were not out with an ankle injury. Both teams are entering Week 2 with a 1-0 record following season-opening victories.

Below is more about the matchup, plus everything to know about how to watch "Monday Night Football."

Who plays on "Monday Night Football" tonight?

    Matchup: New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas RaidersLocation: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The NFL scheduled a juicy matchup for the Raiders' first home game in Las Vegas, as the Saints are still considered one of the best teams in the league and a legitimate title contender. This would be an interesting game with or without the new stadium factor.

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees has 25 touchdowns (23 pass, 2 rush) to only 4 interceptions for a 108.6 rating in 11 career starts against the Raiders. He passed for 423 yards and 4 TDs with no INTs for a 131.3 rating in their last meeting in 2016.

    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr completed 22 of 30 passes for 239 yards and 1 touchdown for a 107.5 rating last week against the Panthers. He passed for 319 yards and a TD for a 98.5 rating in the Raiders' last meeting with the Saints.

    What time is the NFL game tonight?

      Date: Monday, Sept. 21Kickoff time: 8:15 p.m. ET

      With the exception of the season-opening "Monday Night Football" doubleheader back in Week 1, all Monday night games are scheduled for the same start time of 8:15 p.m. ET.

      Weather likely would not be a factor for a night game in Las Vegas regardless, but Monday night's Saints-Raiders game will not be impacted by Mother Nature. Allegiant Stadium is a comfortable, climate-controlled dome.

      Monday night's game in Las Vegas marks the first of four prime-time games on the Saints' schedule. The Raiders also have three more prime-time games on their schedule beyond Monday night.

      What channel is "Monday Night Football" on tonight?

        TV channel: ESPNLive stream: fuboTV | DAZN (in Canada)


        N reportedly is trying to negotiate a better TV rights deal with the NFL to negotiate more games in the future, but in 2020, the network's only package of NFL games is the complete slate of Monday night games. The network will broadcast all "Monday Night Football" games in 2020 on its flagship ESPN channel.

        ESPN is available on most cable systems in the United States. The network also is available via satellite providers DirecTV (Channel 206) and Dish Network (Channel 140) as well as IPTV providers AT&T U-verse (Channel 602 for SD; Channel 1602 for HD), Verizon Fios (Channel 70 for SD; Channel 570 for HD) and Google Fiber (Channel 21).

        ESPN has a new lineup of commentators for its "Monday Night Football" broadcasts in 2020 after moving on from last year's broadcast booth duo of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst) and Louis Riddick (analyst) will call all Monday night games for ESPN this season. Lisa Salters is still the network's sideline reporter.

        NFL live stream for "Monday Night Football"

        Because all "Monday Night Football" games in 2020 will broadcast on ESPN, they are available to stream live on all of the network's digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This should be the streaming preference for anybody who has a cable/satellite subscription but can't get in front of a TV.

        For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options available to watch "Monday Night Football." Below is the list. 

        Streaming optionCable subscription needed?Free?CostFree trial?ESPN.com/ESPN AppYesYes--NFL AppYesYes--Yahoo! Sports AppNoYes--fuboTVNoNo$60/monthYesAT&T TV NowNoNo$55/monthYesHulu Plus Live TVNoNo$55/monthYesSling TVNoNo$30/monthYesYouTube TVNoNo$65/monthYes

        "Monday Night Football" schedule

        A total of 17 games are on the "Monday Night Football" schedule in 2020. That includes the two games in the Week 1 doubleheader and no Monday night game in Week 17.

        Below is the complete schedule of Monday night games this year.

        Week 1Sept. 14New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh SteelersWeek 1Sept. 14Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee TitansWeek 2Sept. 21Las Vegas Raiders vs. New Orleans SaintsWeek 3Sept. 28Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City ChiefsWeek 4Oct. 5Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta FalconsWeek 5Oct. 12New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles ChargersWeek 6Oct. 19Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona CardinalsWeek 7Oct. 26Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago BearsWeek 8Nov. 2New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersWeek 9Nov. 9New York Jets vs. New England PatriotsWeek 10Nov. 16Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota VikingsWeek 11Nov. 23Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles RamsWeek 12Nov. 30Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle SeahawksWeek 13Dec. 7San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo BillsWeek 14Dec. 14Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore RavensWeek 15Dec. 21Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh SteelersWeek 16Dec. 28New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills