Another week, another “Monday Night Football” matchup that will have a significant impact on the Wild Card. This one will be between two NFC teams that are fighting to stay relevant. Each team desperately needs a win to stay alive in the race for a No. 6 or 7 seed.
The team that is more desperate for a win is the Seahawks. Seattle dropped to 3-7 after beginning the season with a 2-2 record. They have struggled since Russell Wilson injured his finger in a Week 5 loss to the Rams, and even Pete Carroll is showing signs of frustration.
That said, Seattle is facing the Washington Football Team in Week 12. Washington has played very well in its last two games and earned wins over NFC South foes Tampa Bay and Carolina. Washington’s defense is starting to round into form, and if they can make a push, they will have a chance to make some noise in the playoffs. A win would improve them to 5-6 on the season, and that would put them well within range of some of the other Wild Card hopefuls in the NFC.
Here is everything to know about ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game for Week 12, including the kickoff time and more.
Who plays on ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight?
- Matchup: Seahawks at Washington
- Location: FedEx Field in Landover, Md.
Washington (4-6) is hosting the Seahawks (3-7) on “Monday Night Football” in Week 12. This matchup has only occurred 21 times in NFL history and their meeting in 2021 will be just the sixth since the beginning of the 2011 NFL season.
Washington comes into this contest having won back-to-back games after its bye week. The team has improved to 4-6 on the season and is within striking distance of a Wild Card berth. Washington’s defense is playing much better and has allowed an average of 20 points in its two victories against Tom Brady’s Buccaneers and Cam Newton’s Panthers.
If Washington wants to continue its winning streak, it will need its defense to play well again. It will also need Taylor Heinicke to continue to perform well. Heinicke has completed 77.8 percent of his passes for 462 yards and four touchdowns in the two wins. The Seahawks are one of two teams that is giving up more than 400 total yards per game, so it will be up to Heinicke to take advantage of that.
As for the Seahawks, they have struggled in recent weeks even despite the return of Russell Wilson. They are 1-5 in their last six games and have scored just a combined 13 points in their last two outings. Wilson appears to be feeling some ill effects from the finger injury that sidelined him for three games, and perhaps his four-week return from an injury that was supposed to take six to eight weeks to heal was premature.
Wilson will need to bring his A-game against Washington. The Washington secondary has had some weak performances this year and could struggle to contain DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. But Wilson will need to show an ability to get them the ball, and his offensive line will have to give him enough time to get the ball downfield as well.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, Nov. 29
- 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 11. 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.
Seattle Seahawks schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Colts||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Titans||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|3||Sept. 26||at Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||at 49ers||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 7 (Thursday)||vs. Rams||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|6||Oct. 17||at Steelers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|7||Oct. 25 (Monday)||vs. Saints||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Jaguars||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|10||Nov. 14||at Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 29 (Monday)||at Washington||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. 49ers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|14||Dec. 12||at Texans||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||at Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Bears||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Lions||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
Washington Football Team schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Chargers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 16||vs. Giants (Thursday)||8:20 p.m. ET||NFLN|
|3||Sept. 26||at Bills||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||at Falcons||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Saints||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Chiefs||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|7||Oct. 24||at Packers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8||Oct. 31||at Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|11||Nov. 21||at Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 29||vs. Seahawks (Monday)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|13||Dec. 5||at Raiders||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Cowboys||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|15||Dec. 18 or 19||at Eagles (Sat. or Sun.)||TBD||TBD|
|16||Dec. 26 (SNF)||at Cowboys||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Eagles||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||at Giants||1 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|