“Monday Night Football” could be a defensive battle in Week 9. This week’s showdown features two teams that have been known for their defense in the history of their respective franchises, and in 2021, at least one of them has a strong defense.
It would be the Steelers. The Pittsburgh defense started the season well, but dealt with injury issues during the team’s struggles early in the season. However, during the team’s three-game winning streak, they have played much better and are improving their form with a healthy TJ Watt.
The team that will face the Steelers will be the Bears. Chicago’s season has not gone as planned. They expected to grow after reaching the playoffs as the No. 7 seed last year, but have stumbled in recent weeks. Their defense has been good, but they haven’t been able to do much on offense.
Will the Bears get back on track offensively against the Steelers? Or will the Steelers stay warm and win their fourth straight game? Here’s everything you need to know about ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” game for Week 9, including the start time and more.
Who plays tonight on ‘Monday Night Football’?
- Match: Bears on Steelers
- Location: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Penn.
The Steelers (4-3) are hosting the Bears (3-5) on “Monday Night Football” in Week 9. The two teams are moving in opposite directions at the midpoint of the season.
The Steelers have won three straight games and are beginning to find their rhythm. Their offense averages just 18.9 points per game, but they have averaged 21.7 points per game during their winning streak. Meanwhile, his defense is improving and he has allowed 20 points or less in three straight games.
As for the Bears, they had a solid game against the 49ers during which Justin Fields had a beautiful touchdown fight on the fourth down. However, they have lost three straight games and have averaged 13 points per game during that span.
Chicago will need to find a way to move the ball against Pittsburgh. The Steelers defense has played well in recent weeks, while the Bears offense hasn’t done much with Matt Nagy. The coach is returning from a COVID-related absence in Week 9, so he will have to show some new and innovative ideas if he wants the team’s success to continue as it did against the 49ers.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, November 8
- Weather: 8:15 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” on tonight?
“Monday Night Football” will air on ESPN in Week 9. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) will make up the broadcast team.
There will be no alternate broadcast for “Monday Night Football” as “Manningcast” will not be on the air.
Streamers will be able to watch the game through Watch ESPN, the ESPN app or using fuboTV, which comes with a seven day free trial.
Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN. 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.
Cord cutters also have many options with which they can stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2021 NFL season.
Chicago Bears 2021 Schedule
|1||September 12||in LA Rams||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|2||September 19th||against Bengals||1 pm ET||FOX|
|3||September 26||in Browns||1 pm ET||FOX|
|Room||Oct. 3||against lions||1 pm ET||FOX|
|5||Oct. 10||in Raiders||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|Sixth||Oct. 17||against packers||1 pm ET||FOX|
|Seventh||Oct. 24||in Buccaneers||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|Eighth||Oct. 31||against 49ers||1 pm ET||FOX|
|9||November 8th||on Steelers||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|eleven||November 21||against crows||1 pm ET||CBS|
|12||November 25||in the lions||12:30 pm ET||FOX|
|13||Dec 5||against cardinals||1 pm ET||FOX|
|14||Dec 12||in Packers||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|fifteen||Dec 20th||against vikings||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|sixteen||Dec 26||in Seahawks||4:05 pm ET||FOX|
|17||January 2||against giants||1 pm ET||CBS|
|18||January 9th||in the vikings||1 pm ET||FOX|
2021 Pittsburgh Steelers Schedule
|1||September 12||on invoices||1 pm ET||CBS|
|2||September 19th||against Raiders||1 pm ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||against Bengals||1 pm ET||CBS|
|Room||Oct. 3||in Packers||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||against the broncos||1 pm ET||Fox|
|Sixth||Oct. 17||against Seahawks||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|Eighth||Oct. 31||in Browns||1 pm ET||CBS|
|9||November 8th||against bears||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|10||November 14th||against lions||1 pm ET||Fox|
|eleven||November 21||in the chargers||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|12||November 28||in benga||1 pm ET||CBS|
|13||Dec 5||against crows||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|14||Dec 9||in the vikings||8:20 pm ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|fifteen||Dec 19||against titans||1 pm ET||CBS|
|sixteen||Dec 26||in the bosses||4:25 pm ET||CBS|
|17||January 3||against browns||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|18||January 9th||in the crows||1 pm 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||Oct. Fourth||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||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||Dec. Six||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec 20th||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||January 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|