This week’s Monday Night Football battle will go a long way towards determining the NFC North champion and playoff positioning. As it stands, the Packers are the No. 2 seed and the Vikings are the No. 6 seed. Green Bay has clinched a playoff spot and will win the NFC North with a win at Minnesota.
This week’s Monday Night Football matchup has two teams battling for their playoff futures. The Indianapolis Colts are in major trouble currently positioned 10th in the AFC. They’ll have to win their final three games and get some help in order to make it to the postseason. The Saints have clinched a playoff spot by virtue of winning the NFC South. They still have a shot at a first round bye, but will need to catch up to either the 49ers or Packers to get there.
Monday night we have a game between a team in the hunt for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and a team desperately trying to get to the top of the NFC East heap. You wouldn’t think the latter task would be that difficult given how bad the Cowboys, Redskins and Giants have been, but we all saw the Eagles get owned by the Dolphins last week.
We get another treat for Monday Night Football. With five games left in the regular season, both the Vikings and the Seahawks could be division winners, wild card teams, or (if they stumble greatly down the stretch) miss the playoffs altogether! I don’t see the latter happening, but this game will go a long way towards determining playoff positioning in the NFC.
MVP frontrunner Lamar Jackson flies his flock of Ravens into L.A. Memorial Coliseum to battle the Rams on Monday Night Football. The Ravens are riding a six-game winning streak and currently sit behind the Patriots with the No. 2 spot in the AFC. The Rams are in a more tenuous position, and find themselves tied with the Cowboys for the sixth spot in the NFC. There’s still a month and a half left in the regular season, but this game carries significant postseason implications.
We’ve got a huge AFC West showdown on Monday Night Football. The Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes back, but they’ve got work to do sitting at fifth in the conference standings. Meanwhile, this is a dirt nap game for the Chargers. They’re currently 11th in the conference and a divisional loss here would all but end their postseason hopes.
We’ve had a lot of disappointing Monday Night Football games this year, but this one does not qualify! Can the 49ers, the last unbeaten team in the league, remain unblemished against their NFC West rivals? Jimmy Garoppolo has been more than serviceable completing almost 71% of his passes, but Russell Wilson has been playing like the MVP of the league.
Monday Night Football graciously bestows a divisional rivalry game on us this week. The Cowboys will enter MetLife Stadium at 3-0 in the division and having beaten New York five times in a row including 35-17 in the opener this year. This is a "line in the sand" game for the Giants as if they drop this one, they’ll have virtually no hope in the division.
The Dolphins’ funeral march to a winless season and the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft continues at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Sure, we could have had a spicier entrée, but I’m not crying over spilled milk because 1) it’s football and 2) there’s coin to be made. Let’s check these two teams out ahead of their clash.
The New England Patriots will put their perfect record on the line on Monday night when they travel to New York to take on the suddenly relevant Jets. We have betting odds and a full preview of this intriguing AFC East matchup.