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  • • Football Week in America is coming to NBCSN
    With no live sports currently happening, NBC is bringing you a full week of NFL classic games, and then some. It’s Football Week in America, beginning Monday on NBCSN. And it will consist of classic Sunday Night Football games from NBC. The games also will help support COVID-19 fundraising through on-screen messaging during the broadcasts. [more]...2020
  • • ESPN's best 'Monday Night Football' announcer options after Peyton Manning rejection
    Stick with Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland? Consider in-house talent? Here are ESPN's short-term options for "Monday Night Football."...2020
  • • ESPN offered Peyton Manning more money than Tony Romo to join 'Monday Night Football,' per report
    ESPN was reportedly willing to give Manning a deal worth more than Tony Romo's CBS contract to work as the "Monday Night Football" color commentator....2020
  • • Peyton Manning turns down 'Monday Night Football' gig again
    It looks like we'll have to wait a little bit longer to see former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the broadcast booth. The 43-year-old reportedly turned down ESPN's offer to become an analyst on "Monday Night Football," according to the New York Post's Andrew Marchand.  “The overriding factor was whether Manning finally wanted to enter the broadcast booth and c...2020
  • • Peyton Manning turns down Monday Night Football, again
    ESPN once again made a run at Peyton Manning for Monday Night Football. And Manning stiff-armed them, again. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that Manning has declined an opportunity to serve as lead analyst on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. ESPN never put together a specific financial package for Manning because it never [more]...2020
  • • Peyton Manning reportedly turns down ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’
    ESPN is looking to add a huge name to its “Monday Night Football” broadcast for next season, but that big hire is not going to be Peyton Manning. Manning has officially turned down ESPN’s massive offer, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports. The former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback is not yet ready to commit to the weekly schedule of the NFL season as an analyst, and it ...2020
  • • Report: Jadeveon Clowney disappointed by market, could return to Seahawks
    Jadeveon Clowney went into the offseason seeking a market-setting contract with plenty of NFL teams interested in him. Now with free agency set to begin, Clowney has reportedly not found the market to be quite as warm as he hoped. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Clowney’s early exploration during the legal tampering period hasn’t generated the interest he expected. Now the 27-year-old ed...2020
  • • Report: Raiders sign future Hall of Fame TE Jason Witten
    On the same day that Philip Rivers officially left the Los Angeles Chargers after 16 seasons, another longtime player is changing addresses. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Dallas Cowboys star tight end Jason Witten has signed a one-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. The short-term deal could end up being worth $4.75 million for the 2020 season. Witten, 37, returned to the Cowboys...2020
  • • Report: NBC denies ESPN’s request to trade for Al Michaels
    ESPN is looking to make some major upgrades to its NFL broadcasting before next season, but the chances of Al Michaels being a part of those changes looks very slim. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported last week that ESPN executives have dreams of hiring Michaels away from NBC and pairing him with Peyton Manning on “Monday Night Football.” Since Michaels is still under contract with NBC,...2020
  • • Report: NBC rejects Al Michaels trade overtures from ESPN
    At a time when there haven’t been many trades in advance of the start of the new league year, there also won’t be many (or any) trades among the NFL media. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that NBC has rejected initial overtures from ESPN regarding a trade for Sunday Night Football play-by-play [more]...2020

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  • • Report: Jadeveon Clowney disappointed by market, could return to Seahawks
    Jadeveon Clowney went into the offseason seeking a market-setting contract with plenty of NFL teams interested in him. Now with free agency set to begin, Clowney has reportedly not found the market to be quite as warm as he hoped. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Clowney’s early exploration during the legal tampering period hasn’t generated the interest he expected. Now the 27-year-old ed...2020
  • • Browns' Myles Garrett once again claims Mason Rudolph used racial slur
    Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett was reinstated by the NFL on Wednesday after missing the final six games of the 2019 season to suspension. Garrett was suspended after taking off the helmet of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hitting him in the head with with it during a “Monday Night Football” game on Nov. 14. Days after the game, Garrett claimed Rudolph directed...2020
  • • Report: Ryan Shazier being considered for 'Dancing with the Stars'
    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was in danger of never walking again after breaking his back in 2017. Now he’s being considered for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” ABC Entertainment’s senior VP of alternative series, specials and late-night programming, Robert Mills, confirmed to Variety that Shazier is being considered for the highly popular dancing competition show. “Two years ago, h...2019
  • • Marshawn Lynch closer to signing with Seahawks after passing physical
    Marshawn Lynch’s return to the Seattle Seahawks is looking closer to happening. Lynch went to Seattle on Monday to visit with the Seahawks and underwent a physical. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the physical went well and that a reunion is closer to reality. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said at halftime of “Monday Night Football” that the two sides are expected to get a deal done. The Seahawks already wer...2019
  • • Patrick Mahomes fully participates despite lingering hand injury
    Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has fought through ankle, knee, and hand injuries this year. Currently, only one injury remains — and it didn’t slow him down on Wednesday. According to the official injury report, Mahomes fully participated in practice on Wednesday despite the hand injury. The Chiefs visit the Bears on Sunday Night Football. Mahomes [more]...2019
  • • Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (quad) will play Thursday night against Jets
    Despite being limited in practice this week by a quad injury, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will play on "Thursday Night Football" against the New York Jets, according to a report. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports that while Jackson is listed questionable, he is cleared to start against New York. It’s great news for the heavy favorite to win the MVP award this year. Jackson, who ma...2019
  • • Winners, losers from Eagles' amazing OT win over Giants on 'Monday Night Football'
    The Philadelphia Eagles, desperate for a win, gave it everything they had going against the New York Giants on "Monday Night Football." The Giants jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and stretched it to 17-3  by halftime. Seemingly with all the momentum, New York’s offense struggled in the second half, allowing Carson Wentz and the Eagles to scrap their way back into it. With under two minutes left on...2019
  • • Eagles' Alshon Jeffery injures foot, carted to locker room during 'Monday Night Football' matchup with Giants
    Jeffery missed two out of the last three games due to an ankle injury...2019
  • • Cowboys' Dak Prescott suffers injuries to both hands in 'Thursday Night Football' loss to the Bears
    Jason Garrett says Prescott should be fine to play next Sunday...2019
  • • Watch: Jaylon Smith does classless celebration with Bears player injured
    The Dallas Cowboys had a strong go at it to start “Thursday Night Football” against the Chicago Bears, scoring a touchdown on their opening drive. That’s when everything went awry. Dallas saw Chicago scored 24 unanswered points. That included this touchdown pass from Mitchell Trubisky. One play prior to that, multiple Cowboys defenders converged on Bears receiver Javon Wims for a pass breakup in t...2019

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Night Football trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • ESPN offered Peyton Manning more money than Tony Romo to join 'Monday Night Football,' per report
    ESPN was reportedly willing to give Manning a deal worth more than Tony Romo's CBS contract to work as the "Monday Night Football" color commentator....2020
  • • Peyton Manning turns down 'Monday Night Football' gig again
    It looks like we'll have to wait a little bit longer to see former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the broadcast booth. The 43-year-old reportedly turned down ESPN's offer to become an analyst on "Monday Night Football," according to the New York Post's Andrew Marchand.  “The overriding factor was whether Manning finally wanted to enter the broadcast booth and c...2020
  • • Peyton Manning reportedly turns down ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’
    ESPN is looking to add a huge name to its “Monday Night Football” broadcast for next season, but that big hire is not going to be Peyton Manning. Manning has officially turned down ESPN’s massive offer, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports. The former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback is not yet ready to commit to the weekly schedule of the NFL season as an analyst, and it ...2020
  • • Report: Jadeveon Clowney disappointed by market, could return to Seahawks
    Jadeveon Clowney went into the offseason seeking a market-setting contract with plenty of NFL teams interested in him. Now with free agency set to begin, Clowney has reportedly not found the market to be quite as warm as he hoped. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Clowney’s early exploration during the legal tampering period hasn’t generated the interest he expected. Now the 27-year-old ed...2020
  • • Report: Raiders sign future Hall of Fame TE Jason Witten
    On the same day that Philip Rivers officially left the Los Angeles Chargers after 16 seasons, another longtime player is changing addresses. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Dallas Cowboys star tight end Jason Witten has signed a one-year contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. The short-term deal could end up being worth $4.75 million for the 2020 season. Witten, 37, returned to the Cowboys...2020
  • • Report: NBC denies ESPN’s request to trade for Al Michaels
    ESPN is looking to make some major upgrades to its NFL broadcasting before next season, but the chances of Al Michaels being a part of those changes looks very slim. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported last week that ESPN executives have dreams of hiring Michaels away from NBC and pairing him with Peyton Manning on “Monday Night Football.” Since Michaels is still under contract with NBC,...2020
  • • Report: NBC rejects Al Michaels trade overtures from ESPN
    At a time when there haven’t been many trades in advance of the start of the new league year, there also won’t be many (or any) trades among the NFL media. Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports that NBC has rejected initial overtures from ESPN regarding a trade for Sunday Night Football play-by-play [more]...2020
  • • Report: NBC declines ESPN’s trade request for Al Michaels
    It doesn’t look like ESPN will have the star-studded broadcasting duo of Peyton Manning and Al Michaels for “Monday Night Football” next season. A story broke earlier this month that the four-letter network wanted to sign Manning to a record-breaking contract while “trading” for NBC’s Al Michaels. According to Andrew Marchand of the NY Post, that’s not in the cards. “We look forward to Al completi...2020
  • • Report: ESPN may offer Peyton Manning $20M per year to be 'MNF' analyst
    After missing out on landing Tony Romo, ESPN could reportedly be prepared to offer Peyton Manning an even larger contract to become the lead analyst for “Monday Night Football.” ESPN is reportedly willing to offer Manning a deal worth $18 million to $20 million per season to become the network’s lead analyst in the booth, per Front Office Sports’ Michael McCarthy. Manning met with ESPN officials i...2020
  • • ESPN could offer Peyton Manning $20 million per year?
    ESPN is not messing around in its pursuit of an upgrade to the “Monday Night Football” booth. ESPN made a run at Tony Romo, who ended up re-signing with CBS for a reported $17 million per year. In response, ESPN is said to be dreaming of an Al Michaels/Peyton Manning duo for “Monday Night Football.” Manning has turned ESPN down twice in the past, but Front Office Sports’ Michael McCarthy says the ...2020

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  • 49ers vs. Seahawks: Live score, updates, highlights from 'Monday Night Football'
    • 49ers vs. Seahawks: Live score, updates, highlights from 'Monday Night Football'
    Sporting News is tracking live scores, updates and highlights from an NFC West rivalry matchup on Week 10 of "Monday Night Football."...2019
  • Rams vs. Seahawks: Live score, updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’
    • Rams vs. Seahawks: Live score, updates, highlights from ‘Thursday Night Football’
    A pair of NFC West teams off to a hot start take on one another when the Rams head to Seattle to face the Seahawks on "Thursday Night Football." Sporting News has you covered with live scores, updates and highlights from the game....2019
  • Bengals limp to historically bad 'Monday Night Football' offensive showing
    • Bengals limp to historically bad 'Monday Night Football' offensive showing
    A look behind the Bengals' stats from one of the worst "Monday Night Football" offensive performances in recent memory....2019
  • Cowboys vs. Saints: Live score, updates, highlights from 'Sunday Night Football'
    • Cowboys vs. Saints: Live score, updates, highlights from 'Sunday Night Football'
    Two explosive offenses clash on Sunday night, when the Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott take on the Saints and Alvin Kamara. Sporting News has you covered with all the latest scores, updates and highlights from the Week 4 matchup....2019

Night Football kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Peyton Manning reportedly turns down ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’
    2020
  • 49ers lineman D.J. Jones proposes to girlfriend during 'Monday Night Football' pregame
    • 49ers lineman D.J. Jones proposes to girlfriend during 'Monday Night Football' pregame
    D.J. Jones, defensive tackle for the 49ers, popped the question to his girlfriend during pregame of the matchup against the Browns on Monday night....2019

Top Night Football news

  • • Saints' Drew Brees sets NFL record for career TD passes on 'Monday Night Football'
    Brees continues to add his name in the NFL history books...2019
  • • NFL flexes 49ers-Seahawks NFC West game to 'Sunday Night Football' for Week 17
    The 49ers-Seahawks showdown will close the regular season...2019
  • • Cowboys' Dak Prescott suffers injuries to both hands in 'Thursday Night Football' loss to the Bears
    2019
  • • Eli Manning to start vs. Eagles as Giants rule out Daniel Jones for 'Monday Night Football' matchup
    Jones is suffering from a high ankle sprain, which opens the door for Manning to get back under center...2019
  • • NFC East is two losses away from tying the worst division record ever
    In case you didn’t notice while watching Monday Night Football, the NFC East stinks. In fact, the cumulative record of the NFC East this season puts the division within striking distance of tying the record for the worst division in NFL history. With three weeks remaining this season, here’s how the NFC East standings look: [more]...2019
  • • Vikings' Dalvin Cook all good for Sunday after ugly-looking injury on 'Monday Night Football'
    The star Vikings running back exited Monday's loss to Seattle early with a shoulder injury...2019
  • • NFL exploring possibility of flexing games to 'Monday Night Football' in the future, per report
    This would make flex scheduling very, very interesting...2020
  • • Eagles vs. Giants weather: Rain, wind threatening to impact NFC East showdown on 'Monday Night Football'
    As the Eagles eye first place and Eli Manning returns, the weather will likely also be part of the narrative...2019
  • • Colts at Saints: Odds, prediction, TV channel, streaming, game pick for 'Monday Night Football' in Week 15
    Drew Brees will look to keep New Orleans in the hunt for home-field advantage in the postseason...2019
  • • Packers at Vikings: Odds, prediction, TV channel, streaming, game pick for 'Monday Night Football' in Week 16
    The battle for the NFC North comes down to a classic midwest game between Minnesota and Green Bay...2019

Night Football schedule, game

  • • Peyton Manning turns down 'Monday Night Football' gig again
    2020
  • • Peyton Manning reportedly turns down ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’
    2020
  • • ESPN prepared to spend ‘crazy money’ to land Tony Romo?
    Tony Romo’s impending free agency in the broadcasting world has developed into one of the more intriguing storylines of the NFL offseason. With CBS Sports believed to be ready to give Romo a massive raise to keep him the fold, it now sounds like ESPN is willing to go above and beyond to lure its coveted target to “Monday Night Football.” The sweepstakes could begin next month, when Romo is contrac...2020
  • • Flexing Monday night games would be good for TV audience, bad for ticket holders
    When there’s a bad game on Monday night, fans complain because there’s no other football on. When there’s a bad game on Sunday afternoon, fans can find another one to watch. That’s the fundamental argument for flexible schedules for Monday Night Football, which the NFL is considering on the next round of TV contracts: It [more]...2020
  • • NFL exploring possibility of using flex scheduling for ‘Monday Night Football’
    The NFL has taken steps over the past several years to give fans a better chance of seeing meaningful games in prime time slots, and the league wants to be able to do that with games played on both Monday and Sunday nights. In 2006, the NFL implemented flexible scheduling that allows better matchups to be featured on “Sunday Night Football.” Games between Week 5 and week 17 can be affected by flex...2020
  • • Report: NFL may add flex scheduling to next Monday Night Football contract
    The NFL has successfully used flexible scheduling for Sunday Night Football for years, switching some games from Sunday afternoon to Sunday night to ensure good matchups in prime time. The next TV contract may allow for flex scheduling on Monday nights, too. Sports Business Journal reports that the NFL has asked teams for feedback on [more]...2020
  • • Jason Witten hopes to keep playing for Cowboys in 2020
    Jason Witten has spent 16 seasons in the NFL, all with the Dallas Cowboys. He’d like to continue that trend in 2020, though he realizes that may not happen. Speaking on the topic, via Jon Machota of The Athletic, Witten said he hopes he can play for Mike McCarthy and the Cowboys next season but kept his options open. Importantly, he noted he’s spoken with McCarthy and stayed in touch with team own...2020
  • • 49ers vs. Seahawks live score, updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
    The 49ers battle the Seahawks with an NFC West division title on the line. SN has live updates and highlights from the matchup....2019
  • • Is there a 'Monday Night Football' game tonight? NFL schedule, TV channels for Week 17
    If you're looking for the "Monday Night Football" game on TV tonight, we have good and bad news for you....2019
  • • What channel is 49ers vs. Seahawks on today? Schedule, time for 'Sunday Night Football' game
    The Week 17 NFL schedule brings us 49ers vs. Seahawks on Sunday night with NBC as the TV channel and a kickoff time of 8:20 p.m. ET. Here is how to watch....2019

Night Football rumors, scandals

  • • Jay Cutler has met with two networks about broadcasting job
    While much of the speculation about NFL broadcasters potentially getting new jobs has centered on Tony Romo in recent weeks, another ex-quarterback could be looking to get into the media game. According to Bobby Burack of The Big Lead, former Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler has met with ESPN and CBS about potential broadcasting jobs. There was no indication whether he would...2020
  • • Browns fan's tattoo inspired by Myles Garrett-Mason Rudolph brawl
    In front of a national TV audience on "Thursday Night Football" in a Week 11 divisional showdown between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers, arguably one of the ugliest on-field scenes in NFL history played out. Now, a Browns fan has immortalized that incident — which was spawned by a late-game confrontation and subsequent dustup between Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and Steelers qu...2019

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