Monday Night Football debuted in 1970 and has been a Monday night staple on TV’s for over 50 years. MNF Games were broadcast on ABC until 2006 when ESPN took over exclusive broadcast rights. The 2021 season brings with it a return of the Monday Night Football crew of Steve Levy with Brian Griese and Louis Riddick.
Let’s take a look at some of the options for live streaming Monday Night Football.
A subscription to ESPN through a TV provider is going to be required if you want to watch on your TV or through a TV connected device.
Online Streaming Services
Most of the streaming tv services have ESPN as part of their packages. The least expensive option is Sling TV’s Orange package which will run you $30/month.
- Hulu + Live TV – starting at $54.99 for 3 months ($64.99 after)
- YouTube TV – $64.99
- fuboTV – starting at $64.99
- Sling (Orange Package) – $35
- DirecTV Stream – starting at $55
Monday Night Football Schedule – 2021
Week 1 – Sept. 13: Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders
Week 2 – Sept. 20: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Week 3 – Sept. 27: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
Week 4 – Oct. 4: Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
Week 5 – Oct. 11: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens
Week 6 – Oct. 18: Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans
Week 7 – Oct. 25: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks
Week 8 – Nov. 1: New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 9 – Nov. 8: Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 10 – Nov. 15: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
Week 11 – Nov. 22: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 12 – Nov. 29: Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team
Week 13 – Dec. 6: New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills
Week 14 – Dec. 13: Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals
Week 15 – Dec. 20: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Week 16 – Dec. 27: Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints
Week 17 – Jan. 3: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers
The “ManningCast” – Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli
New for 2021 is the 10 game package of Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli. This alternative MNF broadcasts, often referred to as the “ManningCast” features brothers Peyton and Eli Manning analyzing the MNF broadcast in real-time with a variety of guests.
The ManningCast is shown on ESPN2 and thus available through any of the online streaming services above that carry ESPN2. It is also simulcast on ESPN+, the premium streaming service from ESPN. A subscription to ESPN+ cost $6.99 per month. You can also stream the “ManningCast” for feee on mobile with the NFL app. And speaking of mobile…
The NFL App and Yahoo Sports apps allow you to watch every in-market and prime time NFL game on your mobile device for free with any additional subscription and without the need to authenticate through a TV provider. This is a mobile only option, so you can’t connect to a larger screen, but it is free, which is nice. The one odd exception is that the it is not supported on Pixel and Pixel XL devices. They do have a few restrictions for a few of the Thursday Night Football games, but none of the exceptions apply to Monday Night Football.
The ESPN app provides streaming access to all ESPN programming, including Monday Night Football. It requires a paid TV subscription w/ ESPN and authentication and is available across a large variety of mobile, tablet, and TV connected devices.
Some cable TV providers have there own streaming app, such as Xfinity’s Stream app. Some of these products will restrict the ability to stream TV to your own home, so watching on the go may not be an option with these apps.
Monday Night Football live streaming options come down to having an ESPN subscription if you want to watch the game on TV or the Yahoo and NFL mobile apps if you are willing to watch the game on your mobile device.