NEW YORK , (Nexstar) – Just like how Saturday’s are for the boys, well Monday nights are now for football. America’s favorite sport is back and this season is bigger and better than ever before!
Wednesday morning ESPN’s Mike Greenberg exclusively made and annoucement on “Good Morning America” that the first Monday Night Football game of the NFL 2021 season kicks off Sept. 13 with the Las Vegas Raiders hosting the Baltimore Ravens.
This matchup is expected to be the first-regular season game where fans can attend the Allegiant Stadium, which opened during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ravens have history of being a playoff team since 2018 after drafting quarterback Lamar Jackson. While the Raiders have hopes of making the playoffs this year with coach Jon Gruden for the first time of his four-year term.
The full 2021 NFL schedule will be released Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/5 p.m. PT on ESPN2, ESPN+ and NFL Network, with the first look at the complete 17-game regular-season schedule along with an in-depth analysis of every team and division.
And starting at 8 p.m. ET, fans can visit nfl.com/tickets to purchase single-game tickets.
The NFL’s goal is to fill stadiums with fans this fall by adding an extra season game this year.
Here are the Week 1 games scheduled for Sunday, Sep 12:
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET
- New York Jets at Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET
- Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET
- Los Angeles Chargers at Washington Football Team, 1 p.m. ET
- San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. ET
- Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. ET
- Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET
- Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Huston Texans, 1 p.m. ET
- Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. ET
- Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m. ET
- Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots, 4:24 p.m. ET
- Denver Broncos at New York Giants, 4:25 p.m. ET
- Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m. ET