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What time is the NFL game tonight? TV schedule, channel for Ravens vs. Raiders in Week 1

It used to be that “Monday Night Football” always started at the same time during the NFL season with the exception of Week 1. However, things will be uniform throughout the 2021 season.

The NFL will not be hosting a Monday night doubleheader for the first time since 2006. Instead of airing an early game at 7:10 p.m. ET and a late game at 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN will air just one, which will begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.

The contest will feature a playoff team from last year — the Ravens — and the Raiders, a team that is looking to make the playoffs for the first time in Jon Gruden’s second stint with the team.

The game should be an interesting one. The Ravens have the advantage personnel-wise, but the Raiders are playing in front of fans for the first time in Las Vegas. That could give them a boost as they look to pull off the upset.

Below is all the info you need to watch Ravens vs. Raiders on Monday night in Week 1, including the start time and ways to stream it.

Ravens vs. Raiders start time

Ravens vs. Raiders will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET, the same start time for all “Monday Night Football” games during the 2021 NFL season. There is no doubleheader this year, so the Ravens vs. Raiders game will be the only game to air on Monday and will be the last contest played of the week.

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What channel is Ravens vs. Raiders on today?

The Ravens vs. Raiders game will air on both ESPN and ABC to kick off the “Monday Night Football” calendar. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (color commentary) and Louis Riddick (analyst) will man the booth for the second consecutive year while Lisa Salters works the sidelines.

ESPN will have an alternate stream to watch if you’d like a change of pace from that booth. Peyton Manning and Eli Manning will host a MegaCast for the game on ESPN2. That will also air on ESPN+ as well.

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.

In Canada, viewers can watch Ravens vs. Raiders on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.

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.

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.

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