Dalvin Cook gets a chance to show the whole nation how dominant he’s been for the Vikings on Week 10’s “Monday Night Football.”
Minnesota (3-5) will travel to Chicago (5-4) to take on the Bears to conclude Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season. The Bears have lost three games in a row after what some deemed a fluky hot start to the season, and their best shot at breaking out of the slump is to stop Cook, who has been insanely good in back-to-back games. Chicago could be helped by Kirk Cousins, the Vikings QB who has never won on Monday night in nine tries.
Whether the Cousins record is indicative of what happens this Monday night or not, Minnesota will surely rely mostly on Cook. Chicago might want to attack through the air against a vulnerable Vikings pass defense, though, especially with David Montgomery dealing with a concussion during the lead-in to Week 10.
Below is more about the matchup, plus everything to know about how to watch “Monday Night Football.”
Who plays on ‘Monday Night Football’ tonight?
The Bears went to 4-1 on the season when they beat the Buccaneers on Week 5’s Thursday Night Football, but since then, it’s been mostly bad for Chicago.
The Vikings played on Sunday night in Week 5, but lost by a point to the Seahawks. Since then, though, Minnesota lost once more and has won two-straight games to enter Monday night with the opposite momentum of Chicago.
What time is the NFL game tonight?
With the exception of the season-opening “Monday Night Football” doubleheader in Week 1 and COVID-19 schedule alterations, Monday night games are scheduled to always start at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Both Minneapolis and Chicago are based in the Central Time Zone, which means that for fans in those cities, this will be a 7:15 p.m. local time kickoff. The Vikings and Bears will be playing a day after Green Bay almost certainly blows out Jacksonville to take control of the NFC North, and a Monday night win could be crucial for whoever gets it.
What channel is ‘Monday Night Football’ on tonight?
ESPN reportedly is trying to negotiate a better TV rights deal with the NFL to negotiate more games in the future, but in 2020, the network’s only package of NFL games is the complete slate of Monday night games. The network will broadcast all “Monday Night Football” games in 2020 on its flagship ESPN channel.
ESPN is available on most cable systems in the United States. The network also is available via satellite providers DirecTV (Channel 206) and Dish Network (Channel 140) as well as IPTV providers AT&T U-verse (Channel 602 for SD; Channel 1602 for HD), Verizon Fios (Channel 70 for SD; Channel 570 for HD) and Google Fiber (Channel 21).
ESPN has a new lineup of commentators for its “Monday Night Football” broadcasts in 2020 after moving on from last year’s broadcast booth duo of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst) and Louis Riddick (analyst) will call all Monday night games for ESPN this season. Lisa Salters is still the network’s sideline reporter.
NFL live stream for ‘Monday Night Football’
Because all “Monday Night Football” games in 2020 will broadcast on ESPN, they are available to stream live on all of the network’s digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This should be the streaming preference for anybody who has a cable/satellite subscription but can’t get in front of a TV.
For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options available to watch “Monday Night Football.” Below is the list.
“Monday Night Football” schedule
A total of 17 games are on the “Monday Night Football” schedule in 2020. That includes the two games in the Week 1 doubleheader and no Monday night game in Week 17. There have also been multiple non-branded NFL games on Monday night due to COVID-19 schedule alterations
Below is the complete schedule of Monday night games this year.
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