Last year, the Giants played on “Monday Night Football” and lost a closely contested matchup against the Super Bowl Champions. Could history repeat itself in Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season?
The Giants are once again playing on Monday night and will face one of the preseason Super Bowl favorites. Their season hasn’t gone to plan, however.
The home team has posted just a 3-4 record despite making it to the 2021 Super Bowl and falling at the hands of the Bucs. If thy want to get back into the playoff race, this is their chance to do so.
The Chiefs will have the advantage of playing in front of their home crowd in this one, but they’re coming off an embarrassing 27-3 loss against the Titans. That marked the fewest points a Patrick Mahomes-led team had scored in his NFL career, so the Chiefs have some major fixes they need to make.
Their game against the Giants will represent their first opportunity to get back on. track again.
Here is everything to know about ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game for Week 8, including the kickoff time and more.
Who plays on ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight?
- Matchup: Giants at Chiefs
- Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
The Chiefs are playing host to the Giants on “Monday Night Football” in Week 8. The two teams are coming off opposing results in Week 7.
The Chiefs were embarrassed, scoring three points and losing by 24 to the Titans. The Giants triumphed, holding the Panthers to three points and outscoring them by 22.
How will the two teams fare this week? This looks like an easier matchup for the Chiefs, so Patrick Mahomes and Co. could be ready for a get-right game. Of course, Mahomes has struggled at times this year and has thrown nine interceptions. That’s tied for most in the league with Zach Wilson.
The Chiefs, in general, have struggled with turnovers and that has hampered their usually powerful offense. They’ll need to be more careful with the ball in this one against a Giants defense that features James Bradberry at cornerback and a solid defensive line led by Leonard Williams.
New York’s offense will be the unit to watch in this one. Daniel Jones has been without Saquon Barkley and three of his top receivers including Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney in recent weeks. They played well against the Panthers despite those absences.
Will the pass catchers be out again? It sounds like at least a couple of the receivers have a chance to play, so the Chiefs and their low-ranking defense will have their work cut out for them.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, Nov. 1
- 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?
“Monday Night Football” will be broadcast on ESPN in Week 8. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) will comprise the broadcast team.
Week 8 will also feature an alternate watch option, the so-called “ManningCast”. “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will return for the second straight week and its fifth episode. Last week, the Mannings spoke with Marshawn Lynch, Tom Brady, Sue Bird and Drew Brees. Expect them to bring more quality guests on air.
“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will be available to watch on ESPN2.
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.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial.
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.
Kansas City Chiefs schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Browns||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 19||at Ravens||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Chargers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Bills||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|6||Oct. 17||at Washington||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|7||Oct. 24||at Titans||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8||Nov. 1||vs. Giants||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at Raiders||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Broncos||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Raiders||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 16||at Chargers||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Steelers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 2||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
New York Giants schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 16||at Washington (Thursday)||8:20 p.m. ET||NFLN|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Falcons||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||at Saints||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||at Cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Rams||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||Nov. 1||at Chiefs (Monday)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Raiders||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 22||at Buccaneers (Monday)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. Eagles||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|14||Dec. 12||at Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Cowboys||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Washington||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
Monday Night Football schedule 2021
There will be 17 “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 even though there is no doubleheader. That’s because the season has extended to 17 games over 18 weeks. There will be no “Monday Night Football” during Week 18; all games will be played on Sunday.
|Week 1||Sept. 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|