Watching on Mobile Devices (Completely Free)
The NFL has opened up mobile streaming to all cell phone providers via the Yahoo! Sports and NFL mobile apps. These streaming options are completely free to anyone, without the need of any cable service. Both apps live stream every Monday Night Football game.
There are restrictions however - you can only watch the games from your mobile device (no sending the feed to your TV) and for some NFL Network exclusive games you have to use your cell data as wifi will be disabled. So keep that in mind if you don’t have unlimited data.
Watching on ESPN Streaming Links and Apps
Monday Night Football games can be streamed live from the WatchESPN website or from the ESPN app. You will be required to login with your cable credentials for access. The ESPN app’s page also provides downloads for several supported devices and platforms.
Listening to Games on Live Radio
Monday Night Football games can also be listened to live on SiriusXM, TuneIn, NFL Game Pass or on local radio stations in the local markets of the teams playing, with play-by-play coverage produced by Westwood One.
Westwood One is one of the largest audio networks out there, broadcasting on terrestrial (local, over-the-air) radio. Gaining access to their live NFL coverage is completely free and they cover every Monday Night Football game and broadcast that play-by-play audio in the local sports radio markets of the teams playing as well as select radio stations nationwide (blackouts and restrictions do apply, in most cases the broadcast is not available for free online streaming, only over-the-air local radio).
NFL on Westwood One Sports is hosted by Westwood One and therefore is not the nationally televised audio feed but instead announced by Westwood One commentators.
SiriusXM is a satellite and internet radio subscription service. They have options for streaming radio stations more traditionally in your car and/or on most any internet-connected mobile device, for a monthly fee. Use this schedule to see what station is airing any given MNF game.
TuneIn is also one of the world’s largest internet audio networks. With this option you’ll be able to hear the Westwood One coverage of every Monday Night Football game. Subscription to this service is required.
NFL Game Pass is an on demand video service from the NFL that allows you to watch any and every NFL game of the season shortly after each game concludes. While the video portion of this service is not live, the radio option is. NFL Game Pass offers live Westwood One audio for every Monday Night Football game.
Pregame, Halftime & Postgame MNF Coverage
ESPN airs all the pregame, halftime and postgame coverage for Monday Night Football, with the exception of the audio pregame show presented by Westwood One.
|Pregame Show||Broadcasts Before||Network/Platform||Host|
|Monday Night Countdown||Monday Night Football||ESPN||Suzy Kolber|
|MNF Pregame Show||Monday Night Football||Westwood One||Jim Gray|
ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Countdown’ and Halftime Show
ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown is a 135-minute pregame show that airs directly before every Monday Night Football game. The show is hosted by Suzy Kolber and she is joined by analysts Steve Young, Randy Moss and Louis Riddick.
Sal Paolantonio and Michelle Beisner-Buck are the show’s contributors with Lisa Salters adding commentary as a sideline reporter. Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter are the show’s NFL Insiders.
The show’s format consists of multiple segments including the popular ‘C’Mon Man!’ bit that has the hosts commenting on a series of head-scratching moments in football. Other current segments of the show include:
Playmaking Made Easy. Contributors on the show give demonstrations, breaking down how to perform certain NFL moves.
Sunday Snapshot. Still image highlights are shown from the previous Sunday’s NFL action.
Game Balls. The host and contributors award game balls to NFL players for their outstanding performances over the previous weekend.
You Got Mossed! This segment honors Randy Moss showing highlights from not just the NFL but several sports, with defenders getting burned by receivers.
Boomer’s Vault. Chris Berman showcases highlights of historic MNF moments.
Hometown Heroes. This segment features an NFL player helping out in his community.
Monday Night Countdown is also responsible for all postgame coverage for every MNF game. Analysts and contributors often change or rotate with each segment though Suzy Kolber, Steve Young and Randy Moss are typically always present before, during and after the game.
Beginning in the 2018 NFL season, the ESPN halftime show was presented commercial-free by Hyundai Genesis. The halftime show consists of a scaled-down version of the Super Bowl halftime show, featuring weekly musical performances performed either live on site or off location. The Genesis brand is featured throughout the halftime show.
*It is unconfirmed if the new halftime show format will remain for 2019 and beyond or if Genesis will remain the sponsor.
Westwood One’s MNF Pregame & Halftime Show
Westwood One broadcasts internet and terrestrial radio. Under their branding NFL on Westwood One Sports they offer a MNF pregame and halftime show of their own. Both broadcasts are hosted by Jim Gray.
The pregame show begins with weekend highlights from around the league and then focuses on the upcoming game. Jim Gray often features guest commentators including NFL players Tom Brady and Larry Fitzgerald.