The NFL has released the official Monday Night Football schedule for the 2014 season. ESPN will be televising these games for the ninth year in a row.
The Monday Night Football matchup used to be the most anticipated game of the week. Flex scheduling has led to Sunday Night Football overtaking it as the game of the week in some regards, but the 2014 Monday night schedule will surely garner attention. The defending Super Bowl champions will make only one appearance on Monday Night Football. Seattle will travel to face the Washington Redskins in Week 5. The game of the year on Monday Night Football may come in Week 10 when the Panthers travel to face the Eagles. Carolina and Philadelphia are rising teams in the NFL and watching the Panthers defense take on the Eagles offense should be a treat.
Those hoping to watch Peyton Manning on Monday Night Football will have to wait until the final MNF game of the year when the Broncos travel to Cincinnati in Week 16.
The Monday Night Football schedule will begin in Detroit with the Lions hosting the New York Giants in Week 1. Here's the complete schedule for the year. All games except for the two Week 1 games will kickoff at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Week 1, Sept. 8
New York Giants at Detroit Lions -- 7:10 p.m.
San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals -- 10:20 p.m.
Week 2, Sept. 15
Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts
Week 3, Sept. 22
Chicago Bears at New York Jets
Week 4, Sept. 29
New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs
Week 5, Oct. 6
Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins
Week 6, Oct. 13
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams
Week 7, Oct. 20
Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers
Week 8, Oct. 27
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
Week 9, Nov. 3
Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants
Week 10, Nov. 10
Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 11, Nov. 17
Pittsburgh Steelers at Tennessee Titans
Week 12, Nov. 24
Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints
Week 13, Dec. 1
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
Week 14, Dec. 8
Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
Week 15, Dec. 15
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears
Week 16, Dec. 22
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals