Week 9 is set to wrap up with an AFC battle on “Monday Night Football.”
MetLife Stadium is back in prime time, this time hosting a matchup between the Chargers and Jets as the season hits its halfway point.
When this game was put on the schedule, it was supposed to be a showdown between Aaron Rodgers and Justin Herbert. Rodgers, of course, won’t be available, with a 2023 return from a torn Achilles still uncertain.
Despite his absence, the Jets enter Monday’s game ahead of the Chargers in the AFC standings. Los Angeles has dealt with late-game failures on the offensive side of the ball, but a strong showing against the Bears last week and improved defensive play have the Chargers believing a return to the playoffs is very much on the table.
Even with half of the season still remaining, the winner of Monday night’s matchup will come away better positioned to go and take a wild card spot when the stretch run begins.
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Here’s what to know about the “Monday Night Football” matchup in Week 9 and what this game means for both the Chargers and Jets.
Who plays on Monday Night Football tonight?Matchup: Chargers vs. JetsLocation: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets host the Chargers on “Monday Night Football” in Week 9, with both teams coming off wins.
The Chargers (3-4) got off to a concerning start to the season, losing their first two games and dropping two more after they climbed back to .500. Embattled head coach Brandon Staley took some of the pressure off himself when Los Angeles dominated the Bears in Week 8, staying very much within striking distance of a wild card berth in the AFC.
Most importantly, Justin Herbert played one of his best games of the season against Chicago, carving up the Bears’ defense in the first half and doing enough the rest of the way to maintain the lead. Herbert has struggled in a few critical late-game situations this season, so it will be worth watching what he does if the Chargers are caught in a close game against one of the NFL’s best defenses.
The Jets (4-3) have made a habit of playing close games, win or lose. Lately, the result has more often been a win. New York has narrowly won three consecutive games behind that excellent defense. With Zach Wilson at quarterback, winning ugly seems to be the Jets’ best recipe for success. Having a depleted offensive line doesn’t help, limiting the running game as well.
However, Wilson has arguably done the opposite of what Herbert has done this season. The former No. 2 pick has looked lost at times early in games, but in late-game situations, Wilson has largely delivered. Can he do it one more time and send the Jets two games over .500?
What time is the NFL game tonight?Date: Monday, Nov. 6Time: 8:15 p.m. ET Chargers vs. Jets will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET, the same time that all “Monday Night Football” games will begin in 2023.
For those watching the game in the Los Angeles area, the local kickoff time will be at 5:15 p.m.
What channel is Monday Night Football on tonight?TV channel: ESPN | ABCLive stream: ESPN+, Fubo (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada)ESPN will be the home of “Monday Night Football,” as it has been since 2006. The ESPN broadcast will also be simulcast on its sister network ABC, so viewers nationally will be able to watch it on multiple channels.
Joe Buck (play-by-play) and Troy Aikman (game analyst) will be on the call for Chargers vs. Jets, while Lisa Salters is the program’s sideline reporter. Rules analyst John Parry will round out the broadcast while Scott Van Pelt will host the pregame and halftime shows for the program.
For cord-cutters, Fubo carries the ESPN family of networks, as well as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network, meaning you will be able to catch nationally televised games throughout the 2023 season. Fubo also offers a free trial.
Viewers in Canada can catch the matchup on DAZN, which carries NFL Game Pass.
NFL live stream for Monday night gameThere are numerous ways that NFL fans will be able to stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2023 season. It will be carried by ESPN+, NFL+ and several other services as a well.
Viewers without cable can turn to Fubo, which carries ESPN, CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC and NFL Network, meaning you’ll be able to catch NFL action throughout the 2023 season. Fubo also offers a free trial.
For Canadian viewers, DAZN carries NFL Game Pass, meaning you’ll be able to catch NFL games throughout the 2023 season.
Here are a few more options to catch the Chargers vs. Jets matchup this week:
Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial? ESPN.com/ESPN App Yes Yes – – ESPN+ No No $9.99/month No NFL App No Yes – – NFL+ No No $9.99/month Yes Yahoo! Sports App No Yes – – Fubo No No $69.99/month Yes DirecTV Stream No No $49.99/month Yes Hulu Plus Live TV No No $69.99/month Yes Sling TV No No $35/month No YouTube TV No No $54.99/month Yes DAZN (Canada) No No $24.99/month* No*$24.99 CAD
Monday Night Football schedule 2023 Week Date Matchup/Results 1 Sept. 11 Jets 22, Bills 16 (OT) 2 Sept. 18 (7:15 p.m., ESPN) Saints 20, Panthers 16 2 Sept. 18 (8:15 p.m., ABC) Steelers 26, Browns 22 3 Sept. 25 (7:15 p.m., ABC) Eagles 25, Buccaneers 11 3 Sept. 25 (8:15 p.m., ESPN) Bengals 19, Rams 16 4 Oct. 2 Seahawks 24, Giants 3 5 Oct. 9 Raiders 17, Packers 13 6 Oct. 16 Cowboys 20, Chargers 17 7 Oct. 23 Vikings 22, 49ers 17 8 Oct. 30 Lions 26, Raiders 14 9 Nov. 6 Chargers at Jets 10 Nov. 13 Broncos at Bills 11 Nov. 20 Eagles at Chiefs 12 Nov. 27 Bears at Vikings 13 Dec. 4 Bengals at Jaguars 14 Dec. 11 (8:15 p.m., ABC) Packers at Giants 14 Dec. 11 (8:15 p.m., ESPN) Titans at Dolphins 15 Dec. 18 Chiefs at Patriots 16 Dec. 25 Ravens at 49ers 17 Dec. 30 Lions at Cowboys 18 Jan. 6 (4:30 p.m., ESPN/ABC) TBD 18 Jan. 6 (8:15 p.m., ESPN/ABC) TBD