Tonight’s “Monday Night Football” game is a great one for the NFL playoffs picture. The Vikings, who will host the Packers in a game scheduled to start at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN, still have the opportunity to steal the NFC North title from their rivals. Green Bay, of course, just needs a win Monday night to secure the division and maintain a chance at the 1st seed seed and home game advantage in all of the NFC playoffs.
Minnesota, which made its playoff debut earlier this week when the Rams lost to the 49ers, reached 10 wins last week to establish for the third time since 2015 that a division game in the NFL featured teams. with 10 or more wins.
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As for Green Bay, which has not won the NFC North since 2016, Matt LaFleur has the chance to become the 10th coach in NFL history to win at least 12 games in a season. His team is a five-point street underdog for “Monday Night Football” in Week 16, but Minnesota is forced to play without running back Dalvin Cook. Also hurting the Vikings’ chances against the Packers is the fact that quarterback Kirk Cousins never won a Monday night game in which he started.
Below is all you need to know about the Week 16 Monday Night game between the Packers and the Vikings, including kickoff time and the TV channel.
Who plays Monday Night Afternoon?
- Green Bay Packers in Minnesota Vikings
- Clipping time: 8:15 pm ET
In Week 16 of the NFL against our spreads and our simple predictions, Sporting News splits into Monday night’s game in Minnesota. Here are the explanations for each choice.
Choose Against Spread: Packers are overrated because Aaron Rodgers has not put up inflatable numbers. But their defense and the running game have consistently delivered, as they have embraced a tougher-nosed, physical attitude. The Vikings were defensive, but they were clean and efficient, ahead of Kirk Cousins’ best season. With Dalvin Cook, packers are more of a grinding group, so they have emerged as NFC North favorites. Rodgers will not miss the chance to complete the division against his opponents on the road, while the suffering of Cousins’ big players will cost his team. Option: Packers win 23-20.
Prediction straight: The Vikings are capable of hitting the Packers at home without Dalvin Cook. The Packers will find some yardage positions as always with Aaron Rodgers, but the Vikings, motivated to challenge the NFC North title and make a big playoff run, click at the right time. Option: Viking 26, Packers 24.
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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