Barring last-minute schedule changes, “Monday Night Football” will stand alone in Week 7 at its usual 8:15 p.m. ET start time on ESPN.
The Chicago Bears travel west to take on the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. The Rams just played a night game in Week 6 and lost, while the Bears won under the lights two weeks ago when Nick Foles beat Tom Brady. Jared Goff and a healthy backfield will look to bounceback to move to 5-2 on the season, while the Bears could move to 6-1 with a win.
The Rams have seen second-year running back Darrell Henderson emerge after a quiet rookie season out of Memphis. He’ll be key to keeping Khalil Mack and the Bears’ pass rush from doing too much early damage to Goff, and Henderson could also help set up play-action passes to Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp later in the game.
Below is more about the start times for the Monday night game in Week 7, plus everything you need to know to watch Bears vs. Rams on ESPN.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, Oct. 26
- Matchup: Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams
- Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
- Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
With the exception of the season-opening “Monday Night Football” doubleheader back in Week 1 and the COVID-19 schedule alterations, all Monday night games are scheduled for the same start time of 8:15 p.m. ET.
The Bears won two weeks ago on prime time, taking a 20-19 victory over the Buccaneers. It’s a pretty prominent prime-time stretch for Chicago, with a Monday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings coming up in Week 10.
The Rams just played on prime time in Week 6, but they lost the to 49ers, 24-16. The Rams played on Sunday night in Week 1 against the Cowboys to open SoFi Stadium, and that was a 20-17 win for Los Angeles.
What channel is ‘Monday Night Football’ on tonight?
ESPN reportedly is trying to negotiate a better TV rights deal with the NFL to negotiate more games in the future, but in 2020, the network’s only package of NFL games is the complete slate of Monday night games. The network will broadcast all “Monday Night Football” games in 2020 on its flagship ESPN channel.
ESPN is available on most cable systems in the United States. The network also is available via satellite providers DirecTV (Channel 206) and Dish Network (Channel 140) as well as IPTV providers AT&T U-verse (Channel 602 for SD; Channel 1602 for HD), Verizon Fios (Channel 70 for SD; Channel 570 for HD) and Google Fiber (Channel 21).
ESPN has a new lineup of commentators for its “Monday Night Football” broadcasts in 2020 after moving on from last year’s broadcast booth duo of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst) and Louis Riddick (analyst) will call all Monday night games for ESPN this season. Lisa Salters is still the network’s sideline reporter.
NFL live stream for ‘Monday Night Football’
Because all “Monday Night Football” games in 2020 will broadcast on ESPN, they are available to stream live on all of the network’s digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This should be the streaming preference for anybody who has a cable/satellite subscription but can’t get in front of a TV.
For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options available to watch “Monday Night Football.” Below is the list.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports App||No||Yes||–||–|
|AT&T TV Now||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule
A total of 17 games are on the “Monday Night Football” schedule in 2020. That includes the two games in the Week 1 doubleheader and no Monday night game in Week 17. Due to COVID-19, there have also been un-branded Monday night games in two weeks.
Below is the complete schedule of Monday night games this year.
|Week 1||Sept. 14||New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans|
|Week 2||Sept. 21||Las Vegas Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 3||Sept. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs|
|Week 5||Oct. 12||New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Chargers|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals|
|Week 7||Oct. 26||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 8||Nov. 2||New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Week 9||Nov. 9||New York Jets vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 10||Nov. 16||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 11||Nov. 23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 12||Nov. 30||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 14||Dec. 14||Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||Dec. 28||New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills|