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  • • Kirk Herbstreit could pull double duty for ESPN, working college football and MNF
    ESPN has waited to announce its Monday Night Football broadcast team, given the possibility that college football won’t happen, allowing Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit to be shifted to NFL games. Apparently, Herbstreit could be heading to Mondays, even if he continues to work on Saturdays. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, [more]...2020
  • • 2020 vision: Looking ahead to Denver's Week 13 'Sunday Night Football' matchup vs. the Chiefs
    If all goes to plan in Denver, this won’t be the last prime-time matchup between Drew Lock and Patrick Mahomes....2020
  • • Report: ESPN will use Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit for MNF if college football season is delayed or canceled
    ESPN has announced that Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland won’t return to Monday Night Football. ESPN has not yet named their replacements. Michael McCarthy of FrontOfficeSports.com reports that ESPN is biding its time because it plans to shift Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit into the NFL booth if the college football season is canceled or [more]...2020
  • • Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler could call NFL 'Monday Night Football' games this fall
    If the 2020 college football season is delayed or canceled, ESPN's top broadcast duo might still have work to do....2020
  • • Gerald McCoy rooting for Bucs to go undefeated until postseason
    Gerald McCoy joined the Cowboys because of the “advantages and benefits” that come with playing for America’s Team. The defensive tackle pointed to Troy Aikman, Jason Witten and Tony Romo’s jobs as NFL analysts. (Witten unretired from the NFL after one season doing ESPN’s Monday Night Football and will play this season with the Raiders [more]...2020
  • • How to watch Monday Night Football classics: Seahawks go to OT, hand 49ers first loss
    November's matchup between the 49ers and Seahawks was hyped coming in, but that hype was surpassed by the back-and-forth nature of the Seahawks' win....2020
  • • John Madden advises against artificial crowd noise for games without fans
    The best football broadcaster that the NFL has seen has provided some advice to the best football broadcast producer that the NFL has ever seen: Don’t use fake crowd noise. Sunday Night Football executive producer Fred Gaudelli shared with Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com the suggestion provided by Hall of Fame head coach John Madden, who [more]...2020
  • • Peyton Manning leaves open possibility of TV announcing in future
    ESPN keeps asking Peyton Manning to become its lead analyst on Monday Night Football. He keeps saying no. The future Hall of Famer hasn’t ruled out becoming an announcer in the future, though. Manning joined The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday and said announcing is “not in the cards for me right now, but I [more]...2020
  • • Could Peyton Manning enter the commentary booth in 2021?
    Even though Peyton turned down an offer to hop into the Monday Night Football booth earlier in the year, he hasn't counted out a possible career in the booth....2020
  • • Brandon Stokley relives 2012 24-point comeback over Chargers on 'Monday Night Football'
    "Certainly, a memorable catch for me," Stokley said. "It was a celebration of all celebrations."...2020

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Night Football injury and suspension

  • • 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

  • • Could Peyton Manning enter the commentary booth in 2021?
    Even though Peyton turned down an offer to hop into the Monday Night Football booth earlier in the year, he hasn't counted out a possible career in the booth....2020
  • • Robots, RedZone for (almost) all and Fan Wire? Reimagining NFL in 2020s
    Coaches in TD celebrations? "Tuesday Night Football"? Jags in London ... finally? Yardbarker's Sean Keane, our NFL futurist/comedian, offers bold ways to improve the NFL....2020
  • • ESPN has massive open offer to Drew Brees for ‘Monday Night Football’
    ESPN is desperate to make a major addition to its “Monday Night Football” broadcast, but there appear to be no options remaining for the 2020 season. As a result, the network is shifting its focus further down the road. How far down the road may depend upon how much longer Drew Brees intends to play. Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage reported on Sunday that ESPN has made an eight-figure offer to...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 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

Night Football stats

  • 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

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  • • Peyton Manning reportedly turns down ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’
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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
  • • Broncos to face Chiefs on 'Sunday Night Football,' appear in three prime-time games in 2020
    The Broncos will make their first "Sunday Night Football" appearance since 2017....2020
  • • Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland out at Monday Night Football
    As ESPN continued to look for new additions to the Monday Night Football crew, it became increasingly obvious that the current members of the booth would not be returning. It’s now official. Richard Deitsch of TheAthletic.com reports that Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland won’t be back. Deitsch adds that the replacements will come from within [more]...2020
  • • 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
  • • John Madden advises against artificial crowd noise for games without fans
    2020
  • • 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
  • • Brandon Stokley relives 2012 24-point comeback over Chargers on 'Monday Night Football'
    2020

Night Football schedule, game

  • • 2020 vision: Looking ahead to Denver's Week 13 'Sunday Night Football' matchup vs. the Chiefs
    2020
  • • How to watch Monday Night Football classics: Seahawks go to OT, hand 49ers first loss
    2020
  • • 2020 vision: Looking ahead to Denver's Week 4 matchup vs. the New York Jets
    The Broncos are 5-1 in their last six "Thursday Night Football" matchups on the road....2020
  • • Tom Brady and Drew Brees highlight stacked Thursday Night Football schedule
    Erin Andrews, Charissa Thompson, and Peter Schrager on Tom Brady's first prime-time game of 2020. They give their favorite matchups for the upcoming Thursday Night Football schedule on FOX....2020
  • • 2020 NFL schedule: How to watch, stream every 'Thursday Night Football' game
    Now that the 2020 NFL schedule is out, let's take a look how we'll be spending our Thursday nights this fall...2020
  • • Colin Cowherd and Mark Schlereth break down a loaded Thursday Night Football schedule
    The NFL released their 2020 schedule including a very intriguing slate of games for Thursday Night Football. Colin Cowherd and Mark Schlereth react to the Thursday night games on FOX. Colin points out that the best of the best quarterbacks will play on Thursday on FOX this season....2020
  • • NFL schedule 2020: Monday, Sunday, Thursday night football schedules, TV channels for prime time games
    Mark your calendars. Here is the complete prime time TV schedule for the 2020 NFL season, with start times and channels for every Thursday, Sunday and Monday night football game....2020
  • • NFL 2020 schedule release: How to watch, stream every 'Monday Night Football' game, including first Vegas game
    The NFL will usher in the Las Vegas era on 'Monday Night Football'...2020
  • • Seahawks, 49ers set to host multiple Sunday night games early in season
    The 49ers and Seahawks aren’t set to face each other in a Sunday night game this season, but they’ll both be making multiple appearances at home early in the season. Both NFC West teams are scheduled to host Sunday Night Football games twice in the first six weeks of the regular season. The Seahawks will [more]...2020
  • • The 7 worst prime-time games on the 2020 NFL schedule, from 2x Bears (why?) to Dolphins vs. Jaguars
    The 2020 "Sunday Night Football" schedule looks loaded, as per usual, but "Thursday Night Football" and "Monday Night Football" are primed for some real stinkers....2020

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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