Football has changed a lot since 1970, but Monday Night Football has remained a staple for fans of the NFL (and all their rowdy friends). In 2023, however, Monday Night Football will be bigger and better than ever—literally.
In addition to three weeks of double-headers on ESPN (channel 140 on DISH) and ABC (check your guide for channel number and availability), Monday Night Football has the ability to flex games into their schedule from Weeks 14 to 18. Although this creates new challenges for the players and teams who get flexed into a Monday night game, it’s perfect for the fans watching at home who will no longer have to sit through late-season games between underperforming teams with nothing to play for.
How to Watch The Manningcast
Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli – aka the Manningcast – will also be back for its third season in 2023. Since premiering in the 2021 season, the Manningcast—which features live interviews from the world of sports and pop culture, along with the Manning brothers’ sharp, funny commentary on the game—has been a hit in the ratings and creatively (last year, the show won the Sports Emmy Award for “Outstanding Live Sports Series”). The Manningcast will air on ESPN2 during 10 of the 17 MNF games this season, plus ESPN’s Wild Card playoff game.
As for the broadcast, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be back for their second season on Monday Night Football. Longtime SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt will replace Suzy Kolber on Monday Night Countdown, MNF’s pre-game show, with Ryan Clark and Marcus Spears joining the show as analysts alongside Robert Griffin III. Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter will also return to Monday Night Countdown, as will reporter Michelle Beisner-Buck. Additionally, former NFL stars Larry Fitzgerald Jr. and Alex Smith will also return for multiple appearances throughout the season.
Check out the complete Monday Night Football and Manningcast schedule below. Not a DISH subscriber? Follow this link to find the best offer and subscribe to DISH today!
2023 Monday Night Football Schedule
All games begin at 8:30pm ET on ESPN (channel 140) unless otherwise noted
Week 1, Sept. 11 – Bills at Jets*
Week 2, Sept. 18 (Doubleheader) – Saints at Panthers, 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN
Browns at Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET on ABC
Week 3, Sept. 25 (Doubleheader) – Eagles at Buccaneers, 7:15 p.m. ET on ABC
Rams at Bengals, 8:15 p.m. on ESPN
Week 4, Oct. 2 – Seahawks at Giants*
Week 5, Oct. 9 – Packers at Raiders*
Week 6, Oct. 16 – Cowboys at Chargers
Week 7, Oct. 23 – 49ers at Vikings*
Week 8, Oct. 30 – Raiders at Lions
Week 9, Nov. 6 – Chargers at Jets*
Week 10, Nov. 13 – Broncos at Bills*
Week 11, Nov. 20 – Eagles at Chiefs, ESPN/ABC*
Week 12, Nov. 27 – Bears at Vikings
Week 13, Dec. 4 – Bengals at Jaguars*
Week 14, Dec. 11 (Doubleheader) – Titans at Dolphins, ESPN
Packers at Giants, ABC
Week 15, Dec. 18 – Chiefs at Patriots*
Week 16, Dec. 25 – Ravens at 49ers, ABC
Week 17, Dec. 30 (Sat.) – Lions at Cowboys, ESPN/ABC
*Manningcast on ESPN2