The Browns and Steelers face each other on “Monday Night Football” to try to keep their playoff chances alive. Both teams have seven wins heading into the matchup.
Both teams are coming off heartbreaking losses in Week 16. The Browns lost a close 24-22 game to the Packers on Christmas. The Steelers lost 36-10 to the top AFC team, the Chiefs. Both of their opponents clinched their playoff spot due to these wins.
The Steelers won this rivalry’s first matchup of the year, winning 15-10 on Oct. 31.
In order for the Steelers to make the playoffs, they need to win their final two games against the Browns and the Ravens, and they need the current leader of the AFC North, the Bengals, to lose their next two games to the Chiefs and the Browns.
Monday night’s game is potentially Ben Roethlisberger’s final start at Pittsburgh as retirement rumors continue to circulate around the 39-year-old quarterback. Roethlisberger has a 25-3-1 record over the Browns.
Here’s all you need to know to watch the Browns take on the Steelers on “Monday Night Football” tonight.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
- Date: Monday, Jan. 3
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
“Monday Night Football” will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET. Every Monday night game in 2021 is scheduled to start at that time.
What channel is ‘Monday Night Football’ on tonight?
- TV Channel: ESPN, ESPN2
- Live stream: Watch ESPN, ESPN App, fuboTV
“Monday Night Football” will be broadcast on ESPN in Week 16. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) will comprise the broadcast team.
Additionally, ESPN2 will broadcast the game on Peyton and Eli Manning’s “Manningcast.” This will be the last regular season Manningcast.
Streamers will be able to watch the game via Watch ESPN, the ESPN app or by using fuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial.
NFL live stream for ‘Monday Night Football’
Because “Monday Night Football” is aired on ESPN, it will be available to stream live on all of the team’s digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This will be the easiest way for viewers with cable or satellite to view the game.
Cord-cutters also have plenty of options with which they can stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2021 NFL season.
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||Free?||Cost||Free trial?|
|Yahoo! Sports App||No||Yes||–||–|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||No||No||$55/month||Yes|
Browns schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Texans||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Bears||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||at Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 21||vs. Broncos||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Steelers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|9||Nov. 7||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|10||Nov. 14||at Patriots||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|12||Nov. 28||at Ravens||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Ravens||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 20||vs. Raiders||5 p.m. ET||NFL Network|
|16||Dec. 25||at Packers||4:30 p.m. ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|17||Jan. 3||at Steelers||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
Steelers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Bills||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 19||vs. Raiders||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||at Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Broncos||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Seahawks||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|8||Oct. 31||at Browns||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|9||Nov. 8||vs. Bears||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Lions||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|11||Nov. 21||at Chargers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|12||Nov. 28||at Benga||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Ravens||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 9||at Vikings||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Titans||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|16||Dec. 26||at Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17||Jan. 3||vs. Browns||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|18||Jan. 9||at Ravens||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
Monday Night Football schedule 2021
There will be 17 “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 even though there is no doubleheader. That’s because the season has 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||Sept. 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||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||Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|