You’ve gotta hand it to the Rams. After a tough 36-28 loss to the Packers in Green Bay, they came back with a get right game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a 37-7 clean win. Matthew Stafford had a solid 295 yards and three touchdowns, not to mention no interceptions. It broke a three-game interception streak for Stafford, who had five picks in that span. However, they have a tall task on Monday against the division rival and NFC-leading Cardinals.
Arizona is in the midst of a storybook season. It managed to drop just one game in Kyler Murray’s absence after being injured against the Packers. The Cardinals now lead the NFC despite a loss against the No. 2 Packers, and Murray didn’t appear to have missed a beat against the Bears. Much like Stafford and the Rams, however, a more stout opponent stands before Arizona this week.
When these teams met in October, the Cardinals laid the wood on Los Angeles in a 37-20 victory. Murray put up 268 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns in that game, while Chase Edmonds rushed for 120 yards himself. The Rams, however, have retooled since then. They traded for Von Miller before the deadline and added Odell Beckham Jr. to an already-deep receiving corps, making them the NFL’s best team in terms of name recognition. However, that hadn’t translated to results before last week.
This game might have some very real playoff implications for both teams. The 8-4 Rams are still looking to make a run at the 10-2 Cardinals atop the AFC West, but the 49ers are also closing ground on Los Angeles. With just five games remaining for both teams, keeping pace with each other will be key. The Rams are holding back a levy filled with NFC teams looking to break through, so a win on Monday would be key in gaining ground on several of them.
Here’s what you need to know to watch the Rams and Cardinals this Monday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 14 NFL schedule.
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What channel is Rams vs. Cardinals on today?
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live Stream: ESPN, fuboTV
Rams vs. Cardinals will be broadcast nationally on ESPN for “Monday Night Football” to close out Week 14. ESPN will have its regular booth broadcasting this game, with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick. Lisa Salters will be on the sideline.
In Canada, viewers can watch Rams vs. Cardinals on DAZN, which includes every NFL game as part of a 30-day free trial.
Rams vs. Cardinals start time
- Date: Monday, Dec. 13
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET, 5:15 p.m. PT
Rams vs. Cardinals is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. EST, standard time for “Monday Night Football” in Arizona’s State Farm Stadium.
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.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports App||No||Yes||–||–|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
Rams schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Bears||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|2||Sept. 19||at Colts||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 7 (Thursday)||at Seahawks||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|6||Oct. 17||at Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Lions||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||Oct. 31||at Texans||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Titans||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|10||Nov. 15 (Monday)||at 49ers||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||at Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Jaguars||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 13 (Monday)||at Cardinals||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Ravens||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
Cardinals schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Titans||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Vikings||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||at Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||at Rams||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||Oct. 17||at Browns||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Texans||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8||Oct. 28 (Thursday)||vs. Packers||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|9||Nov. 7||at 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Panthers||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|11||Nov. 21||at Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|14||Dec. 13 (Monday)||vs. Rams||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|15||Dec. 19||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|16||Dec. 25 (Saturday)||vs. Colts||8:15 p.m. ET||NFL Network|
|17||Jan. 2||at Cowboys||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
Monday Night Football schedule 2021
|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|