NFL Monday Night Football Betting
On Monday, September 21, 1970, the sports and television industry changed forever. At Cleveland Municipal Stadium, the Browns hosted Joe Namath and the New York Jets on ABC in prime time. Lightning struck and was caught in a bottle. And a television dynasty was born. Monday Night Football was so successful that it has carried on ever since. Because of its success, there is now Thursday Night and Sunday Night Football. ABC and ESPN have carried Monday Night Football ever since that first game. This year ESPN will handle duties for the 16th consecutive year. Starting in 2022, ESPN+ will carry the games.
Monday Night Football Betting Schedule
In the past few years, complaints were raised about the watered-down quality of the Monday Night Football schedule. Part of the problem is that there are also Thursday and Sunday Night prime time dates to fill. The NFL is stepping up with a more appealing slate of Monday Night games for the 2021 campaign to its credit.
Las Vegas, Nevada took the Raiders in last season, but the pandemic spoiled the debut season at Allegiant Stadium as no fans could attend. But a Monday Night home opener against the Baltimore Ravens should help make up for lost time on September 13.
The following week the Green Bay Packers will host the Detroit Lions on September 20. The Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are always a strong draw on TV and at the betting window. But, will all be well in Mr. Rodgers’ Neighborhood for this one?
The Dallas Cowboys host the Philadelphia Eagles on September 27. By this time, we’ll see just how much the Dallas defense has improved and if Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts can handle being the full-time starter.
October 18 marks a matchup of teams that have made the playoffs two straight seasons. The Tennessee Titans host the Buffalo Bills. Derrick Henry powered to 2027 yards rushing for the Titans last year. Jared Allen of the Bills and Ryan Tannehill of the Titans make for an appealing quarterback matchup.
November 15 marks the renewal of an ancient NFC West rivalry dating back to the 1950s when the San Francisco 49ers host the Los Angeles Rams. Playoff pressure will be at a peak. Will it be Trey Lance of Jimmy Garoppolo under center for the 49ers in this one? And how will Matthew Stafford and Sean McVay be getting along at this point?
December 6 features an AFC East showdown with the New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills. Will Bill Belichick have his Pats back in contention with rookie quarterback Mac Jones? These teams have shared the same division since 1960 as charter members of the American Football League.
December 13 will mark a potentially huge matchup of the Los Angeles Rams at the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona showed enough improvement last year to be considered a top contender in the NFC West.
December 20 features an NFC North matchup with potential playoff implications as the Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings. Is this finally the year for the Vikings? Last year the Purple Gang busted a lot of bankrolls betting the come on a lost season.
The final Monday Night game of the season could be the biggest in the AFC North, with the Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the Cleveland Browns. Last year the Browns upset the Steelers at Pittsburgh in a playoff shocker. This one takes place on January 3.
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