There isn’t a “Monday Night Football” game in Week 17. It’s time to recharge your batteries for the NFL playoffs.
The NFL’s Week 17 restricts all the games to Sunday ahead of the postseason starting the following weekend. That means that your normal Monday evening routine of tuning into ESPN for a football game to cap the week isn’t possible on Jan. 4. We already know all the first-round playoff matchups, and it could be a day filled with some coach firings, as well.
If you’re craving Monday Night Football, you’ll have to wait all the way until Week 1 in 2021 for the usual season-opening MNF doubleheader.
Below is all you need to know about the rest of the Week 17 NFL schedule, including kickoff times and TV channels.
Is there a ‘Monday Night Football’ game tonight?
There is not a “Monday Night Football” game on Monday, Jan. 4. The NFL regular season concludes on Sunday, Jan. 3.
That’s by design as the NFL goes with simultaenous starts in Week 17 in the hopes of removing advantages/disadvantages in playoff races. The final game of the regular season came on “Sunday Night Football” featuring the Washington Football Team and Philadelphia Eagles.
NFL schedule Week 17
Sunday, Jan. 3
|Game||Kickoff time||TV channel|
|Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|New York Jets at New England Patriots||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Washington Football Team at Philadelphia Eagles||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
Sports on TV on Monday, Jan. 4
Monday nights aren’t necessarily the biggest sports night during basketball season, but there’s still plenty to watch if you’re looking for your fix. Here are some televised games Monday night, with start times listed in Eastern Time:
- NCAAM: Howard at Norfolk State (7 p.m., ESPNU)
- NCAAM: Maryland at Indiana (8 p.m., Big Ten Network)
- NCAAW: Indiana at Maryland (7 p.m., ESPN2)
- There are also nine NBA games scheduled, but none on national TV. One could be available on your regional sports network.