The Bills vs. Patriots matchup on “Monday Night Football” in Week 13 may have been the most important “MNF” game of the season so far, but Week 14’s matchup will certainly challenge it.
After staying in the AFC East in Week 13, ESPN is crossing the country to bring viewers an NFC West battle that will almost certainly decide the division. A win for the Cardinals would all but clinch their spot atop the division and keep them on the path to the No. 1 seed. A win for the Rams and, well, things would be wide open.
Arizona has the advantage of playing at home in this matchup and the Cardinals already found a way to beat the Rams earlier in the season. They gave Los Angeles a solid, 37-20 beatdown at SoFi Stadium. Playing in front of the “Red Sea” at State Farm Stadium will certainly give them an advantage.
Before the Cardinals’ win earlier this season, the Rams had eight consecutively against the Cardinals. Sean McVay had yet to lose to Arizona, so perhaps he’ll be out for revenge in this one. Or perhaps his desire to win a division title will prove stronger than the Cardinals’ desire to just about lock one up.
Here is everything to know about ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game for Week 14, including the kickoff time and more.
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Who plays on ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight?
- Matchup: Rams at Cardinals
- Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
The Cardinals (10-2) are hosting the Rams (8-4) on “Monday Night Football” in Week 14. This matchup will effectively decide whether the Cardinals can cruise to an NFC West title in the final five weeks of the season or if the Rams will be able to mount any sort of resistance.
Arizona has been the NFL’s best team so far this season. They have suffered just two losses, one of which came as a result of a miscommunication between A.J. Green and Kyler Murray against the Packers and one that came against the Panthers with Colt McCoy quarterbacking the team.
The Cardinals are well-rounded and have plenty of weapons on offense. Murray was in the MVP race before he missed time with an ankle injury, and DeAndre Hopkins has played well this year when healthy as well. The rejuvenated James Conner has also been huge for this offense and has totaled 14 TDs on the season.
Arizona’s defense is without J.J. Watt, but they still have plenty of strong playmakers on that side of the ball. Chandler Jones is an elite pass rusher while the Cardinals’ secondary has performed better than expected this season. They don’t have many holes and it will be hard for the Rams to find them.
Speaking of the Rams, Los Angeles has been in a bit of a skid lately. They had lost three consecutive games before crushing the lowly Jaguars in Week 13, and part of that is related to injuries on offense. Robert Woods (torn ACL) is out for the season and Matthew Stafford has been dealing with a bad back.
If Stafford can get and stay healthy, the Rams’ offense should be in better shape, especially as Odell Beckham Jr. is integrated more into the offense. And Los Angeles has three elite playmakers on defense in Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and the recently acquired Von Miller. They are still working to jell, but what better time to come together than against the NFL’s best team?
This game will mean a lot to both sides. The Cardinals can build a borderline insurmountable three-game division lead if they beat the Rams. Los Angeles needs a win to stay in that race and also put more distance between itself and the 49ers, who are also jockeying for a Wild Card spot.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, Dec. 13
- 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?
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: Watch ESPN | ESPN App | fuboTV
“Monday Night Football” will be broadcast on ESPN in Week 14. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) will comprise the broadcast team.
Streamers will be able to watch this contest by using fuboTV, which offers a 7-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.
Los Angeles 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|
Arizona 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
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|