ESPN’s 'Monday Night Football' Schedule Set

All 12 playoff teams from 2016 to appear throughout the season
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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: 

Sept. 11

6:55 p.m.

New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings

10:15 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos

Sept. 18

8:15 p.m.

Detroit Lions at New York Giants

Sept. 25

8:15 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals

Oct. 2

8:15 p.m.

Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs

Oct. 9

8:15 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears

Oct. 16

8:15 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

Oct. 23

8:15 p.m.

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles

Oct. 30

8:15 p.m.

Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs

Nov. 6

8:15 p.m.

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

Nov. 13

8:15 p.m.

Miami Dolphins at Carolina Panthers

Nov. 20

8:15 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks 

Nov. 27

8:15 p.m.

Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens 

Dec. 4

8:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals

Dec. 11

8:15 p.m.

New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins

Dec. 18

8:15 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dec. 25

8:15 p.m.

Oakland Raiders at Philadelphia Eagles