The meaning of Monday Night Football game is different for both teams. The Saints, who will host the Colts in a game scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN, seeking to improve their image in the NFL playoffs just weeks after the NFC South adheres. NFC number 1 is still a goal that can be achieved for New Orleans.
Indianapolis, meanwhile, clings to its beloved life after the end of the season and a loss to New Orleans on Monday night will eliminate the Colts from the AFC playoff run. Thanks to two to three straight losses coming into Week 15, Indy at this point is closer to a top-10 pick in the NFL Draft than a playoff spot.
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In order for the Colts to eliminate disruption over the Saints and temporarily save their season, they need to give Michael Thomas a key. The New Orleans wide receiver leads the NFL with 121 receptions and 1,424 chips receiving this season. had 11 receptions for 134 yards and a drop last week against San Francisco, marking its seventh game with at least 10 receptions in 2019.
With at least ten wins against Indianapolis, Thomas will surpass Andre Johnson (seven fights in 2008) and Wes Welker (seven in 2009) for most games with at least 10 receptions at a time in NFL history.
Below is all you need to know about the Monday Night Week 15 game between the Saints and the Kotels, including kickoff time and the TV channel.
Who plays Monday night football tonight?
- Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints
- Clipping time: 8:15 pm ET
In both NFL Week 15 tournaments against our spread and mere predictions, Sporting News highlights a Saints victory over the Colts on Monday night. Here are the explanations.
Choose against the spread: The Colts had a difficult time without Andrew Luck, but it’s not about Andrew Luck not being there. Injuries have moved to offense – in and around Jacoby Brissett – and the defense has not been immune to poor health either, leading to a secondary drop for coach Frank Reich. The Colts will stick hard with their offensive and defensive fronts, though. The Saints are the best and most accomplished team at the moment, but the Colts have made the habit of playing single possession games. Option: The Saints win 30-23 but do not cover the spread.
Predictions straight: The Saints get an extra day this week to think about the heart they lost to the 49ers. It will well distance them from the kind of movie study that should revive their confidence. While the Colts are not far from the Saints stats, especially in defense, the records tell the story of this movie. New Orleans, especially at home and still challenging for a top seed in the NFC playoffs, is by far the most reliable team. Choose from: Saints 34, Pencils 20.
What channel is Monday Night Football?
ESPN (and ABC) has been home to “Football Sunday Night” since its founding in 1970. You can find a live stream of MNF games on ESPN.com or by downloading the ESPN app.
Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland will have the call from the stand. McFarland was a play-by-play analyst last year, but was taken to the stand when Jason Witten returned to the Dallas Cowboys after a stop on the show that was not particularly well received.
Lisa Salters returns for her eighth season as a reporter and John Perry is the new Crew Analyst for 2019.
Monday Night Football Program 2019
Texans at Saints (7 PM ET)
Broncos at Raiders (10:15 pm ET)
Browns in the Jets
Bears in the Redskins
Bengals at Steelers
Browns in the 49ers
Lions in the Packers
Patriots in Jets
Dolphins at Steelers
Cowboys in the Giants
Seahawks at 49ers
Raben in Ramsey
Vikings in the Seahawks
Giants to the eagles
Hollow in the saints
Packers in Vikings