ESPN’s 2017 Monday Night Football schedule will feature both Super Bowl teams and all 12 playoff teams from last year, the network announced Thursday.
The network’s 17-game primetime schedule will feature one appearance from the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (Dec. 11 against Miami) and two appearances by the Atlanta Falcons (Nov. 20 against Seattle and Dec. 18 against Tampa Bay.)
In addition, all of last year’s playoff teams – New England, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers – will make at least one Monday night appearance.
ESPN’s coverage will open on Sept. 11 with New Orleans Saints-Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers-Denver Broncos doubleheader telecast, said the network.
The network will look to rebound from its disappointing 2016 campaign which generated a double-digit ratings decline from 2015.
ESPN’s regular season schedule is a follows:
New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos
Detroit Lions at New York Giants
Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals
Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs
Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers
Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks
Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Oakland Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles