2013 'Monday Night Football' schedule opens with Eagles-Redskins, Texans-Chargers

Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

The Monday Night Football schedule is finally out. How many times will you see your favorite team on ESPN this year?

ESPN has officially released its Monday Night Football schedule for the 2013 NFL season.

Following their stellar 2012 seasons, and Super Bowl appearances, both the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers find themselves on Monday Night Football, but interestingly it's the 49ers who get two games -- while the Ravens get one. They are joined by the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, and San Diego Chargers, all of whom also have two games.

The most pivotal Monday night game is likely to be in week 16, when the 49ers host the Falcons. If both teams are as good as expected, it's possible the final prime-time game of the season will have huge implications for the NFC playoff picture, and potentially home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.

There's a widespread belief that the balance of power in the NFL rests in the NFC, and this was represented by the spread of games on ESPN. Of the 34 teams playing on Monday Night Football this year, 21 come from the NFC while only 13 are in the AFC.

Here's the complete, week-by-week schedule:

Week 1: September 9th

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins

Houston Texans at San Diego Chargers

Week 2: September 16th

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 3: September 23rd

Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

Week 4: September 30th

Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints

Week 5: October 7th

New York Jets at Atlanta Falcons

Week 6: October 14th

Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers

Week 7: October 21st

Minnesota Vikings at New York Giants

Week 8: October 28th

Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams

Week 9: November 4th

Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

Week 10: November 11th

Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 11: November 18th

New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers

Week 12: November 25th

San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins

Week 13: December 2nd

New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks

Week 14: December 9th

Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears

Week 15: December 16th

Baltimore Ravens at Detroit Lions

Week 16: December 23rd

Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers

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