ESPN and the NFL Partner to Show Classic MNF Games, Starting With Rams-Chiefs

The series will start with the 2018 epic between the Rams and Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes throws the ball during the NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams on November 19, 2018.
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By Luis Paez-Pumar / March 28, 2020 11:58 am

With no sports currently running in the United States, and with sports fans craving high-quality content, ESPN and the NFL are partnering for a series showing some classics from Monday Night Football. Starting on March 30th, the network will replay four epic showdowns from the last 14 years — ESPN took over MNF in 2006 — as well as one from the ABC era of the series.

ESPN couldn’t have picked a better game to start with: on Monday, it will show the instantly legendary 2018 match-up between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

In case you missed it the first time, the game became the highest-scoring MNF game ever, as well as the third-highest scoring NFL game in history, period. The Rams won 54-51 in a game that featured four lead changes in the fourth quarter, as well as a total of 1,001 yards between both teams. Even that undersells how intense the final frame was, going down to the last 13 seconds.

The other games on the docket for ESPN are no slouches either: in order, the network will be showing the Saints’ first game back at the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina, Brett Favre’s first game against the Packers in 2009, Peyton Manning’s first win in New England against the Patriots in 2005, and the Dallas Cowboys’ last-second winner against Buffalo in 2007.

For fans who are starved for any sports content, the next five Mondays will provide some of the highest-quality NFL action of the last decade and a half. In times like these, that’s likely to be a gift for sports-deprived viewers.

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