Who Plays on Monday Night Football This Week?

The answer to the question “Who plays on Monday Night Football this week?” can be found right here! We’ll give you a rundown of the matchup and let you know who to keep an eye on.


Monday Night Football is an American television institution, having aired on ABC for almost 50 years. The game telecast airs on ESPN in primetime on Monday nights during the NFL season. MNF is the highest-rated program on cable television during the NFL season.

The Teams

This week, the Monday Night Football game will be between the Los Angeles Rams and the Chicago Bears. This should be a great game, as both teams are currently at the top of their respective divisions. The Rams are coming off of a big win against the Saints, while the Bears are coming off of a bye week.

The New England Patriots

The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston area. The Patriots compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The team plays its home games at Gillette Stadium in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts, which is 22 miles (35 km) southwest of downtown Boston.

The Patriots are also headquartered at Gillette Stadium. An original member of the American Football League (AFL), the Patriots joined the NFL in 1970 as part of the AFL–NFL merger. The team changed its name from the original Boston Patriots after relocating to Foxborough in 1971. The Patriots played their home games at Fenway Park from 1971 to 2001, then moved to Gillette Stadium at the start of 2002 season.

The Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are a professional American football team based in the Miami metropolitan area. The Dolphins compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference (AFC) East division. The Dolphins play their home games at Hard Rock Stadium in the northern suburb of Miami Gardens, and are headquartered in Davie, Florida.

The Dolphins were established by attorney-politician Joe Robbie and actor-comedian Danny Thomas in 1965, the same year as the AFL’s expansion into Miami. They began play in the AFL in 1966. The region had not had a professional football team since 1955, when the Miami Seahawks of the AAFC ceased operations. For four seasons, from 1966 to 1969, the AFL version of the Dolphins were led by head coach George Wilson, who then resigned to take an executive position with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.Wilson was succeeded by three coaches who each lasted less than two seasons before being replaced:Lou Saban(1969– 1971),Don Shula(1970– 1995), andDave Wannstedt(1993– 1998).

Shula was hired as head coach prior to the team’s fourth season and led them to an AFC Championship Game appearance within his first two years at the helm; they lost Super Bowl VI to Dick Vermeil’s Dallas Cowboys 16– 13 on a last-second field goal by Mike Clark. After losing Super Bowl VIII to Minnesota 14– 7 despite having a then-league best 17– 0 regular season record, Shula led them back to victory in Super Bowl XVII over Don Coryell’s Chargers 24– 17, becoming only one of three coaches with successive titles (Paul Brown 1954 & 1955; Chuck Noll 1974 & 1975). Shula would lead them back into another Super Bowl appearance for XVIII where they lost 14– 38 to Vermeil’s juggernaut Los Angeles Raiders despite having starting quarterback David Woodley replaced at halftime by 1983 NFL MVP and future Hall of FamerDan Marino due to Woodley’s ineffective play.

Under Shula,the Dolphins posted losing records in only three of his 26 seasons as head coach; they did not have another losing season until 2007 when Cam Cameron took over after Nick Saban bolting for Louisiana State University following one 9-7 campaign in 2006. Following Saban’s departure after five seasons leading LSU to a National Championship win in 2007 (as well as other success while there), head coach Tony Sparano was hired; he led them to an 11– 5 record and their first playoff berth since 2001 while capturing their first AFC East title since 2000 en route to an AFC Wild Card Playoff matchup with Baltimore where they lost 27-9 despite having starting quarterback Chad Pennington replace an ineffective Chad Henne during Henne’s rookie 2009 campaign. Sparano was fired midway through his fourth season during a 1-8 start following mounting dissatisfaction with him amongst players and fans alike due largely towards frequent changes he made towards personnel on both sides of the ball that many viewed as heavy handed and arbitrary that included outspoken wide receiver Brandon Marshall being dealt away following 2009 despite having career highs across numerous statistical categories that included catches (101) which set franchise records for most catches by any player ever for a single season that still stand today along with receiving yards (1,120) which is third all time behind Mark Duper (1,313) and OJ McDuffie (1,300).

The Game

The Los Angeles Rams are scheduled to play the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football this week. This will be the Rams’ first Monday Night Football game since 2017, when they played the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams are coming off a bye week and are looking to get back on track after a loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Bears are also coming off a bye week and are looking to build on their momentum from a win over the New Orleans Saints.

The Date

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL’s 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference (four division winners and two wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held on the first Sunday in February and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

The league was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season. The NFL considered itself a separate major league prior to 1946. The NFL operated as a single entity from its formation until 1973, when it merged with The American Football League (AFL), forming The National Football League as we know it today.

The Time

Monday Night Football is an American television institution, having provided decades of entertainment for fans around the country. The game is typically played at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday nights, although the start time may be adjusted in some cases due to conflicts with other programming on the network. The game is broadcast on ESPN in the United States, and can be seen in other countries through a variety of broadcasters.

The Location

The game is played at a neutral site. The location of the game is determined by the NFL well in advance, usually in late October or early November. The game is played on the first Monday night of January, or January 2 if January 1 falls on a Sunday.


The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football this week. It will be a matchup of two of the best teams in the NFL, and it should be a great game to watch.

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