The Browns and Steelers face each other on “Monday Night Football” to try to keep their playoff chances alive. Both teams have seven wins heading into the matchup.

Both teams are coming off heartbreaking losses in Week 16. The Browns lost a close 24-22 game to the Packers on Christmas. The Steelers lost 36-10 to the top AFC team, the Chiefs. Both of their opponents clinched their playoff spot due to these wins.

The Steelers won this rivalry’s first matchup of the year, winning 15-10 on Oct. 31.

In order for the Steelers to make the playoffs, they need to win their final two games against the Browns and the Ravens, and they need the current leader of the AFC North, the Bengals, to lose their next two games to the Chiefs and the Browns. 

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Monday night’s game is potentially Ben Roethlisberger’s final start at Pittsburgh as retirement rumors continue to circulate around the 39-year-old quarterback. Roethlisberger has a 25-3-1 record over the Browns.

Here’s all you need to know to watch the Browns take on the Steelers on “Monday Night Football” tonight.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Monday, Jan. 3
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

“Monday Night Football” will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET. Every Monday night game in 2021 is scheduled to start at that time.

What channel is ‘Monday Night Football’ on tonight?

  • TV Channel: ESPN, ESPN2
  • Live stream: Watch ESPN, ESPN App, fuboTV

“Monday Night Football” will be broadcast on ESPN in Week 16. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) will comprise the broadcast team.

Additionally, ESPN2 will broadcast the game on Peyton and Eli Manning’s “Manningcast.” This will be the last regular season Manningcast.

Streamers will be able to watch the game via Watch ESPN, the ESPN app or by using fuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial.

NFL live stream for ‘Monday Night Football’

Because “Monday Night Football” is aired on ESPN, it will be available to stream live on all of the team’s digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This will be the easiest way for viewers with cable or satellite to view the game.

Cord-cutters also have plenty of options with which they can stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2021 NFL season.

Streaming optionCable subscription needed?Free?CostFree trial?
ESPN.com/ESPN AppYesYes
NFL AppNoYes
Yahoo! Sports AppNoYes
fuboTVNoNo$60/monthYes
DirecTV StreamNoNo$55/monthYes
Hulu Plus Live TVNoNo$55/monthYes
Sling TVNoNo$35/monthNo
YouTube TVNoNo$65/monthYes

Browns schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV
1Sept. 12at Chiefs4:25 p.m. ETCBS
2Sept. 19vs. Texans1 p.m. ETCBS
3Sept. 26vs. Bears1 p.m. ETFox
4Oct. 3at Vikings1 p.m. ETCBS
5Oct. 10at Chargers4:05 p.m. ETCBS
6Oct. 17vs. Cardinals4:05 p.m. ETFox
7Oct. 21vs. Broncos8:20 p.m. ETFox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
8Oct. 31vs. Steelers1 p.m. ETCBS
9Nov. 7at Bengals1 p.m. ETCBS
10Nov. 14at Patriots1 p.m. ETCBS
11Nov. 21vs. Lions1 p.m. ETFox
12Nov. 28at Ravens8:20 p.m. ETNBC
13Dec. 5BYE————————
14Dec. 12vs. Ravens1 p.m. ETCBS
15Dec. 20vs. Raiders5 p.m. ETNFL Network
16Dec. 25at Packers4:30 p.m. ETFox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
17Jan. 3at Steelers8:15 p.m. ETESPN
18Jan. 9vs. Bengals1 p.m. ETCBS

Steelers schedule 2021

WeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTV
1Sept. 12at Bills1 p.m. ETCBS
2Sept. 19vs. Raiders1 p.m. ETCBS
3Sept. 26vs. Bengals1 p.m. ETCBS
4Oct. 3at Packers4:25 p.m. ETCBS
5Oct. 10vs. Broncos1 p.m. ETFox
6Oct. 17vs. Seahawks8:20 p.m. ETNBC
7Oct. 24BYE———————
8Oct. 31at Browns1 p.m. ETCBS
9Nov. 8vs. Bears8:15 p.m. ETESPN
10Nov. 14vs. Lions1 p.m. ETFox
11Nov. 21at Chargers8:20 p.m. ETNBC
12Nov. 28at Benga1 p.m. ETCBS
13Dec. 5vs. Ravens4:25 p.m. ETCBS
14Dec. 9at Vikings8:20 p.m. ETFox, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video
15Dec. 19vs. Titans1 p.m. ETCBS
16Dec. 26at Chiefs4:25 p.m. ETCBS
17Jan. 3vs. Browns8:15 p.m. ETESPN
18Jan. 9at Ravens1 p.m. ETCBS

Monday Night Football schedule 2021

There will be 17 “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 even though there is no doubleheader. That’s because the season has extended to 17 games over 18 weeks. There will be no “Monday Night Football” during Week 18; all games will be played on Sunday.

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