Monday Night Football for this past season is in the books. There was also an MNF matchup in the postseason, with the Dallas Cowboys defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild card round. For the next season of MNF, we won’t get a look at the matchups until the NFL releases the 2023-24 schedule. Based on the timing from last year, that should happen sometime in early May. In the meantime, here’s a look at Monday Night Football betting for last season.
Monday Night Football odds
After the NFL releases next season’s schedule, legal online sportsbooks will have betting lines for the first MNF game of the year. We’ll have the latest odds and details on the matchup right here after that takes place.
Last updated: March 9
Monday Night Football player props
Beyond the main bets, there will also be various props when it’s time for Monday Night Football. As the schedule moves along, we’ll have details on the next matchup and highlight some of the options. To find the available props for a specific player, we’ll have an interactive search tool to use.
NFL Monday Night Football 2023 schedule
Here is the schedule for this past season of Monday Night Football. ESPN was the primary spot to catch the action, with sister network ABC also on board for a few broadcasts.
|1||Sept. 12||Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks||8:15 p.m.||ESPN, ABC|
|2||Sept. 19||Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills||7:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|2||Sept. 19||Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles||8:30 p.m.||ABC|
|3||Sept. 26||Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|4||Oct. 3||Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|5||Oct. 10||Las Vegas Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|6||Oct. 17||Denver Broncos @ Los Angeles Chargers||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|7||Oct. 24||Chicago Bears @ New England Patriots||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|8||Oct. 31||Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|9||Nov. 7||Baltimore Ravens @ New Orleans Saints||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|10||Nov. 14||Washington Commanders @ Philadelphia Eagles||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|11||Nov. 21||San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals (in Mexico City)||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|13||Dec. 5||New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|14||Dec. 12||New England Patriots @ Arizona Cardinals||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|15||Dec. 19||Los Angeles Rams @ Green Bay Packers||8:15 p.m.||ESPN, ABC|
|16||Dec. 26||Los Angeles Chargers @ Indianapolis Colts||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|17||Jan. 2||Buffalo Bills @ Cincinnati Bengals||8:30 p.m.||ESPN, ABC|
Monday Night Football betting results 2022-23
We’ve tracked the betting results for each MNF game all season long. The last one of the regular season was on Jan. 2, a meeting between the Bills and the Bengals that was ultimately canceled.
Week 1: Seattle Seahawks 17, Denver Broncos 16
The much-hyped return of Russell Wilson to Seattle as a member of the Broncos dominated the headlines, but it turned into a defensive struggle that went down to the wire. The six-point underdog Seahawks pulled out the victory, while the total went well under the listed line of 43.5 points. Denver had a chance to win in the final minute, but a 64-yard missed field goal attempt by Brandon McManus put those dreams to rest.
Week 2: Buffalo Bills 41, Tennessee Titans 7
The Bills were heavy home favorites for the first part of an MNF doubleheader. The team delivered, and then some. Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs connected for three TDs as Buffalo won going away by a score of 41-7. The Bills easily covered as 10-point favorites, with the total just going over the 47-point benchmark.
Week 2: Philadelphia Eagles 24, Minnesota Vikings 7
A projected close one in the City of Brotherly Love turned into an impressive win for the hosts. All of the scoring was done by halftime, as the Eagles secured a 24-7 win behind three total TDs from Jalen Hurts. The Eagles picked up the cover as three-point favorites, while under was the correct call on the 49.5-point total.
Week 3: Dallas Cowboys 23, New York Giants 16
The Giants walked onto the field as an undefeated home favorite, but the team exited with its first loss of the season. Cooper Rush led an 89-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter to break a tie and take the Cowboys to a seven-point win. New York failed to cover as a one-point favorite, while the total went just over the 38.5-point line.
Week 4: San Francisco 49ers 24, Los Angeles Rams 9
This NFC West primetime showdown was competitive through three quarters, but the host 49ers took control in the end. A 52-yard INT return from Talanoa Hufanga sealed the deal for San Francisco, as it exited with a 15-point win. The 49ers covered as two-point favorites, with the total going under the 42-point bar.
Week 5: Kansas City Chiefs 30, Las Vegas Raiders 29
The Raiders had control of the game and went into the half with a 20-10 lead. It didn’t last, however, as Patrick Mahomes and company stormed back to escape with a one-point victory. Las Vegas covered as a 7-point road underdog, while the total went well over the 51.5-point line.
Week 6: Los Angeles Chargers 19, Denver Broncos 16 (OT)
Overtime was necessary to settle this showdown between two AFC West rivals. The Broncos held a 13-10 lead at the half. The kickers handled all of the scoring the rest of the way, with Dustin Hopkins sealing the deal for LA with a game-winning 39-yarder. Denver covered as a four-point road dog, with the total ending up under the 45.5-point bar.
Week 7: Chicago Bears 33, New England Patriots 14
The Patriots walked onto the field as big home favorites, but the Bears had other ideas. A trio of picks and a great outing for Justin Fields were the catalysts for the visitors rolling to a convincing victory. Chicago covered as an 8.5-point underdog, with the total surpassing the 40-point game-time line.
Week 8: Cleveland Browns 32, Cincinnati Bengals 13
The Browns were home dogs for the visit from the Bengals, but they certainly didn’t play that way. Cleveland dominated while getting out to a 25-0 lead heading into the fourth quarter and cruised to an easy victory. Browns +3 was the correct call, while the game-time over/under of 45 points was right on the money for a push.
Week 9: Baltimore Ravens 27, New Orleans Saints 13
The Ravens traveled to New Orleans and took control of the game from the onset. After heading into the half with a 14-3 lead, the team maintained control the rest of the way for a 14-point victory. Baltimore easily covered as a 1.5-point road favorite. The final tally of 40 points sailed well under the line of 46.
Week 10: Washington Commanders 33, Philadelphia Eagles 21
The Commanders traveled to Philadelphia as huge 11-point underdogs to the undefeated Eagles. The end result was one of the biggest upsets of the year so far. Washington moved to 5-5 with the win and got the cover, while the loss dropped Philadelphia to 8-1 on the year. The total of 54 points went well over the game-time line of 43.
Week 11: San Francisco 49ers 38, Arizona Cardinals 10
A pair of NFC West rivals took center stage for MNF in Mexico City, but only one of them was ready for the primetime lights. After being down 3-0 heading into the second quarter, the 49ers dominated the action the rest of the way for a 28-point victory. San Francisco easily covered as a 9.5-point favorite, while over was the correct call on the line of 43 points.
Week 12: Pittsburgh Steelers 24, Indianapolis Colts 17
It was a game of big swings in momentum. The Steelers took a 16-3 lead into halftime, but the Colts came back and were up 17-16 heading into the final frame. Pittsburgh mounted a lengthy scoring drive to go ahead for good and pull out a seven-point win. The Steelers got the cover as 2.5-point road underdogs, while the total went over the listing of 39.5 points.
Week 13: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17, New Orleans Saints 16
Up 16-3 with just minutes to go, it looked as if the Saints had a victory in the bag. Tom Brady managed to pull another rabbit out of the hat with a pair of late TDs for a thrilling 17-16 win for the Buccaneers. While not much of a consolation for the stunning loss, New Orleans got the cover as a three-point road underdog, while the total went under the 40.5-point line.
Week 14: New England Patriots 27, Arizona Cardinals 13
The game opened in disastrous fashion for the Cardinals as Kyler Murray had to exit with a potentially serious injury on the game’s first drive. Arizona managed to rally and get out to a 13-7 lead, but it was all Patriots from there. New England covered as a two-point road favorite, while the total went under the 44-point benchmark.
Week 15: Green Bay Packers 24, Los Angeles Rams 12
Lambeau Field was the setting for a meeting of two NFC squads that have failed to live up to expectations. Green Bay held a 10-6 lead at the half and maintained control after the break to exit with a 12-point victory. Aaron Rodgers threw for a score and a pick in the win. The Packers covered as 7.5-point favorites, with the total going under the 40-point line.
Week 16: Los Angeles Chargers 20, Indianapolis Colts 3
The Chargers walked onto the field with a chance to clinch a playoff spot with a win. The team delivered. Los Angeles dominated the proceedings in a 17-point victory. Austin Ekeler notched a pair of TDs, while the defense held the Indianapolis offense in check. The hosts easily covered as 3.5-point favorites, with the total going under the 44.5-point line.
Week 17: Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals (canceled)
Other ways to bet on Monday Night Football
Beyond the options we went over above, here are some of the other top ways to bet on MNF:
- Single-game parlays: This type of bet has exploded in popularity recently. With SGPs, you can put together multi-leg wagers for a single contest. As an example, you could pick the outright winner of Monday Night Football, and then tie it together with some props. To win, you have to get all of your picks right.
- Live betting: This is real-time football odds based on what’s happening in the game. As Monday Night Football plays out, you’ll see a host of different options, such as new props, odds on halves and quarters, and spreads or totals based on the current situation on the field.
- Alternate lines: Thanks to alternate lines, you can go beyond the main spreads and totals to find the numbers that you like best. The odds will shift based on how far away from the main lines you go, so these are options for when you’re looking for a little more safety or to take on some extra risk.
Outside of the doubleheader in Week 2 this season, MNF is a standalone game. However, you can still use the game as part of a parlay for that week’s NFL games.
Monday Night Football history/trends
Monday Night Football made its debut on Sept. 21, 1970. The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets by a score of 31-21 in the inaugural game. MNF aired on ABC from its inception through 2005, when coverage shifted to ESPN.
All 32 NFL teams have had their moments in the spotlight on Monday Night Football. There have been a number of memorable games and moments throughout the years.
- Most points by a single team: Eagles 59-28 over Washington, Nov. 15, 2010
- Biggest blowout: Ravens 48-3 over Packers, Dec. 19, 2005
- Highest-scoring game: Rams 54-51 over Chiefs, Nov. 19, 2018
- Lowest-scoring game: Steelers 3-0 over Dolphins, Nov. 26, 2007
The NFL is cyclical in nature, so teams go through ebbs and flows in terms of how often they appear in primetime. Since the 2010 NFL season, the Chicago Bears have the most MNF appearances with 21, while the Jacksonville Jaguars are last with three. Over that span, several clubs have racked up impressive records on Monday night.
- Pittsburgh Steelers: 13-3, .812
- San Francisco 49ers: 12-4, .750
- Tennessee Titans: 6-2, .750
- Seattle Seahawks: 11-4, .733
- Kansas City Chiefs: 10-4, .714
- New England Patriots: 10-4, .714
On the other hand, a number of clubs have not exactly been ready for primetime.
- Buffalo Bills: 2-5, .286
- Indianapolis Colts: 3-8, .273
- Miami Dolphins: 3-8, .273
- Cleveland Browns: 1-4, .200
- Washington Commanders: 3-13, .188
Last season, there were 17 Monday Night Football games. Here’s what happened from a betting perspective.
- Moneyline: Favorites 10-7
- Spreads: Favorites 6-11
- Totals: Over 7-10
- Home/away: Home 12-5
The biggest advantage was for home teams, while favorites had a slight edge for the season as a whole. Underdogs and the under were the better options on spreads and totals over the course of the season. We’ll see what trends emerge as the 2022 Monday Night Football schedule plays out.
Monday Night Football FAQ
Where can I watch or stream MNF?
ESPN is the broadcast home for Monday Night Football. ABC will also carry some games. You can also stream the game via the ESPN website or app, but you will need valid login credentials from your provider to access the feed.
When was the first Monday Night Football game?
The first Monday Night Football game was Sept. 21, 1970. The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets by a score of 31-21.
Which team has appeared on Monday Night Football the most times?
The Miami Dolphins hold the record with 86 appearances for a record of 43-43. The Dallas Cowboys are second with 83 games played for a mark of 48-35. The Houston Texans have played on Monday Night Football the fewest times, going 5-9 in 14 games.
What was the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history?
The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs combined for 105 points on Nov. 19, 2018. This was the highest-scoring Monday Night Football game to date and the third-largest total in NFL history. The Rams won the game by a score of 54-51.