The end of the 2021-2022 NFL regular season is upon us as Week 18 comes to a close. With Sunday’s action in the books, some may wonder if there is a Monday Night Football game tonight in Week 18?
Is there a Monday Night Football game tonight?
While Monday Night Football will return in 2022’s Wild Card Weekend, there will be no MNF game on TV tonight. Everyone’s attention instead will be on the 2022 College Football National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs.
Week 17’s AFC North matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers gave fans the last taste of regular-season Monday Night Football.
Last week’s Monday Night Football recap
The sweep is complete. In what is expected to be Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s last home game before retirement, the veteran QB completed his career dominance of the Cleveland Browns. After a scoreless first quarter, the Steelers took the lead in the second, recording 10 points, and never looked back. Outside of rookie RB Najee Harris, Pittsburgh’s offensive momentum was questionable at best. However, they strung enough plays together to eke out a win.
The offense was aided by a defense that held Cleveland scoreless until 56 seconds remained in the third quarter. Pittsburgh crushed the Browns’ postseason hopes. With no chance at the playoffs, Cleveland finally decided to put QB Baker Mayfield on the injured reserve.
The Steelers’ Week 17 Monday Night Football victory gives them an outside shot at an AFC Wild Card berth. But even if they win against the Ravens this week, they still need some other teams to lose. Pittsburgh has plenty of issues to address this offseason that a postseason run would just push off.
The 2022 playoff seeding is now set, and the road to the Lombardi Trophy is just a week away. Should you have an urge to do football stuff with no Monday Night Football tonight, feel free to take a swing at PFN’s free Mock Draft Simulator and test your drafting skills.
Monday Night Football Schedule: September
- Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders – September 13
- Final: Raiders 33, Ravens 27 (OT)
- Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – September 20
- Final: Packers 35, Lions 17
- Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – September 27
- Final: Cowboys 41, Eagles 21
- Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers – October 4
- Final: Chargers 28, Raiders 14
- Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens – October 11
- Final: Ravens 31, Colts 25 (OT)
- Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans – October 18
- Final: Titans 34, Bills 31
- New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks – October 25
- Final: Saints 13, Seahawks 10
- New York Giants at Kansas City Chiefs – November 1
- Final: Chiefs 20, Giants 17
- Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers – November 8
- Final: Steelers 29, Bears 27
- Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers – November 15
- Final: 49ers 31, Rams 10
- New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – November 22
- Final: Buccaneers 30, Giants 10
- Seattle Seahawks at Washington Football Team – November 29
- Final: Washington 17, Seahawks 15
- New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – December 6
- Final: Patriots 14, Bills 10
- Los Angeles Rams at Arizona Cardinals – December 13
- Final: Rams 30, Cardinals 23
- Las Vegas Raiders at Cleveland Browns – December 20 (Saturday game postponed to Monday)
- Final: Raiders 16, Browns 14
- Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears – December 20
- Final: Vikings 17, Bears 9
- Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints – December 27
- Final: Dolphins 20, Saints 3
- Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers – January 3
- Final: Steelers 26, Browns 14