Tua Tagovailoa vs. Ian Book doesn’t exactly scream primetime showdown, but here we are. Fresh off a 9-0 primetime win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Saints are now jumping over to “Monday Night Football” for a second consecutive nighttime kickoff, this time against the Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins have managed to completely turn their season around after a 1-7 start, as they miraculously enter this game at .500 on a six-game winning streak. The Saints, meanwhile, are trying to recapture their early-season momentum, but they’ll have to do so without Taysom Hill, who was placed on the COVID-19 list on Thursday — one of 21 Saints players and four coaches in protocol for Week 16.

To get an idea of where analysts have this game, the over/under is 38.5. No one is really expecting a barnburner here. In the Saints’ win last week, they were held to 212 yards of total offense. What they brought was a smothering defense that didn’t let Tom Brady get comfortable for a moment. They’ll need to bring that same momentum against a scorching hot Dolphins team.

Why aren’t more people talking about these Dolphins? It could be because of the opponents they’ve played. Of the six wins in this streak, one came against a team over .500 (the Ravens). The others came against the Texans, Jets, Panthers, Giants, and Jets again. The Saints will be one of the tougher opponents they’ve faced in the past two months, so we’ll see how they respond. Sean Payton is still questionable to return for this game, but Dennis Allen proved perfectly capable of taking over the team.

While the Saints defense gets the hype, however, the Dolphins’ defense has been outstanding over this streak. They’re allowing 13.2 points per game over the past six games, which is hard to do against any opponent. With the Saints’ offense being stymied the way it was last week, expect a low-scoring affair on Monday. Turnovers could well end up being the difference in this one.

Here’s what you need to know to watch the Dolphins vs. Saints this Monday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 15 NFL schedule.

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What channel is Saints vs. Dolphins on today?

  • TV channel (national): ESPN
  • Live stream: ESPN, fuboTV

Saints vs. Dolphins will be broadcast nationally on ESPN for “Monday Night Football” in Week 16. ESPN will have its regular booth broadcasting this game, with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick. Lisa Salters will be on the sideline.

In Canada, viewers can watch Saints vs. Dolphins on DAZN, which includes every NFL game.

Saints vs. Dolphins start time

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 27
  • Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. EST, 7:15 p.m. CST

Saints vs. Dolphins will kick off at 8:15 p.m. EST on Sunday, standard time for “Monday Night Football” at the Caesar’s Superdome in New Orleans.

New Orleans Saints schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV
1Sept. 12vs. Packers4:25 p.m. ETFox
2Sept. 19at Panthers1 p.m.Fox
3Sept. 26at Patriots1 p.m.Fox
4Oct. 3vs. Giants1 p.m.Fox
5Oct. 10at WFT1 p.m.CBS
6Oct. 17Bye
7Oct. 25at Seahawks8:15 p.m.ESPN
8Oct. 31vs. Bucs4:25 p.m.Fox
9Nov. 7vs. Falcons1 p.m.Fox
10Nov. 14at Titans1 p.m.CBS
11Nov. 21at Eagles1 p.m.Fox
12Nov. 25vs. Bills8:20 p.m.NBC
13Dec. 2vs. Cowboys8:20 p.m.Fox/NFLN/Amazon
14Dec. 12at Jets1 p.m.Fox
15Dec. 19at Bucs8:20 p.m.NBC
16Dec. 27vs. Dolphins8:15 p.m.ESPN
17Jan. 2vs. Panthers1 p.m.Fox
18Jan. 9at Falcons1 p.m.Fox

Miami Dolphins schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentKickoff time TV
1Sept. 12at Patriots4:25 p.m. ETCBS
2Sept. 19vs. Bills1 p.m. ETFox
3Sept. 26at Raiders4:05 p.m. ETCBS
4Oct. 3vs. Colts1 p.m. ETCBS
5Oct. 10at Buccaneers1 p.m. ETCBS
6Oct. 17at Jaguars (London)1 p.m. ETCBS
7Oct. 24vs. Falcons1 p.m. ETFox
8Oct. 31at Bills1 p.m. ETCBS
9Nov. 7vs. Texans1 p.m. ETFox
10Nov. 11 (TNF)vs. Ravens8:20 p.m.NFL Network/Fox/Amazon Prime
11Nov. 21at Jets1 p.m. ETCBS
12Nov. 28vs. Panthers1 p.m. ETFox
13Dec. 5vs. Giants1 p.m. ETFox
14Dec. 12Bye week
15Dec. 19vs. Jets1 p.m. ETCBS
16Dec. 27at Saints8:15 p.m. ETESPN
17Jan. 2at Titans1 p.m. ETCBS
18Jan. 9vs. Patriots1 p.m. ETCBS

Monday Night Football schedule 2021

WeekDateMatchup
Week 1Sept. 13Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 2Sept. 20Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Week 3Sept. 27Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 4Oct. 4Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Week 5Oct. 11Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts
Week 6Oct. 18Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 7Oct. 25Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 8Nov. 1Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants
Week 9Nov. 8Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears
Week 10Nov. 15San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 11Nov. 22Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants
Week 12Nov. 29Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 13Dec. 6Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
Week 14Dec. 13Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 15Dec. 20Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 16Dec. 27New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins
Week 17Jan. 3Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns