This week’s “Monday Night Football” matchup will be one of the biggest games in the AFC East in quite some time. The two best teams in the division will meet and the winner will have the advantage in the race for the divisional title.
The AFC East has historically been dominated by the Patriots. At least it has been for the past two decades. They won all but three titles from 2001 to 2020 and hope to be back in the winners column in 2021.
New England is on a six-game winning streak that has propelled them to the top of the division. If they want to stay there, they will need to beat Buffalo on the road to build a game and a half advantage over the Bills.
It will not be an easy task. Buffalo will play at home on Monday night and will have the backing of the noisy Bills mob. The Bills also have the most experienced quarterback, so it could prove crucial if there is any precipitation in this one.
Here’s everything you need to know about ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game for Week 13, including start time and more.
MORE: See Bills vs. Patriots live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)
Who is playing ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight?
- Match: Patriots in Bills
- Location: Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY
The Bills (7-4) host the Patriots (8-4) on “Monday Night Football” in Week 13. This matchup will go a long way in determining which team has the best chance of winning the AFC East crown. even if they meet again in week 16.
The Patriots enter the game on a six-game winning streak, the best in the NFL. They have beaten their opponents by an average of 24.7 points per game during that stretch and have only endured a single double-digit victory.
Mac Jones is operating efficiently and has proven to be the best rookie quarterback to date, but he has received a lot of help from two key parts of the team. New England’s defense is one of the NFL’s best and most experienced stopping units and is allowing 15.8 points per game, the league’s lowest. Meanwhile, Jones is surrounded by a good offensive line and running game that has helped him as well. However, it will be tested against Buffalo, as the Bills have a strong defense.
The Bills have hit some roadblocks after a 4-1 start to the season, but they have a strong, deep passing game led by Josh Allen and a defense that could shake Jones a bit. The Bills have a 30.2 percent pressure rate, the best in the NFL, and have allowed the fewest yards per game (275.2) and the second fewest points per game (16.5) so far this season. .
Buffalo lost Tre’Davious White to a torn ACL to the Saints, so that absence could be important for the Bills. They have good corner depth, but Bill Belichick will look to create mismatches and test that depth.
The Bills are playing at home, so they should have an advantage in this game. However, it is not expected to be too cold at game time, so conditions will not be as hostile as some December games in Buffalo.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, December 6
- Weather8:15 pm ET
“Monday Night Football” will begin at 8:15 pm ET. Every Monday night game in 2021 is scheduled to start at that time.
What channel is “Monday Night Football” broadcast on tonight?
- television channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | ESPN application | fuboTV
“Monday Night Football” will air on ESPN in Week 13. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) will form the broadcast team.
Streamers will be able to watch this contest using fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN for free with a 30-day trial.
Live NFL broadcast for ‘Monday Night Football’
Because “Monday Night Football” airs on ESPN, it will be available to broadcast live on all team digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This will be the easiest way for cable or satellite viewers to watch the game.
Cable cutters also have many options with which they can stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2021 NFL season.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription required?||Free?||cost||Free Trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports app||No||Yes||–||–|
|fuboTV||No||No||$ 60 / month||Yes|
|DirecTV broadcast||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$ 55 / month||Yes|
|Sling tv||No||No||$ 30 / month||Yes|
|YouTube TV||No||No||$ 65 / month||Yes|
2021 Patriots Schedule
|1||September 12||against dolphins||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|2||September 19th||in Jets||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||vs saints||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|4||October 3 (SNF)||against buccaneers||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|5||October 10th||Texans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|6||October the 17th||against cowboys||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|7||October 24th||against jets||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|8||31 October||in the chargers||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||in Panthers||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|10||November 14th||against browns||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|eleven||November 18 (TNF)||in the hawks||8:20 pm ET||Fox / NFL Network / Amazon Prime|
|12||November 28||against titans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|13||Dec 6 (MNF)||on invoices||8:15 pm||ESPN|
|14||December 12th||Goodbye week||–||–|
|fifteen||December 18 or 19 (to be determined)||in Colts||TBD||TBD|
|sixteen||December 26||against invoices||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||in the jaguars||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|18||January 9th||in the dolphins||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
Buffalo Bills 2021 Schedule
|1||September 12||against Steelers||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|2||September 19th||in the dolphins||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|3||September 26||against the Washington football team||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|4||October 3||against Texans||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|5||October 10 (SNF)||in the bosses||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|6||Oct. 18 years (MNF)||into titans||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|7||October 24th||Goodbye week||–||–|
|8||31 October||against dolphins||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||in the jaguars||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|10||November 14th||in Jets||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|eleven||November 21||against foals||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|12||November 25 (Thanksgiving)||in the saints||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|13||6th of December||against patriots||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|14||December 12th||in Buccaneers||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|fifteen||December 18 or 19 (to be determined)||against panthers||TBD||TBD|
|sixteen||December 26||in Patriots||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||against hawks||1 p. M. ET||Fox|
|18||January 9th||against jets||1 p. M. ET||CBS|
Monday Night Football 2021 schedule
There will be 17 “Monday Night Football” games in 2021, although there is no doubleheader. That’s because the season has been 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||September 13th||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||September 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||September 27th||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||4th of October||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||October 11th||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||October 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||October 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||November 1st||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||November 8th||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||November 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||November 22th||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||November 29th||Washington soccer team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||6th of December||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||December 13th||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||December 20th||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||December 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||January 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|