Perhaps the biggest point of contention in the NFL’s annual primetime slate is the games given to ESPN for Monday Night Football.  For their money, ESPN should hope to get some decent games for Monday Night Football considering their investing billions (yes that’s with a “b”) in the longest running NFL primetime franchise.

This year’s schedule looks… well, like it’s completely up in the air.  There’s a ton of cross-divisional and cross-conference matchups, which is good because it represents some fresh games for the national slate.  But it also means that ESPN is taking a big gamble in bowing before the parity gods that these teams on the schedule will actually be good come November and December.

Week 1

Philadelphia at Atlanta (early)
Minnesota at San Francisco (late)

Week 2

NY Jets at Indianapolis

Week 3

Kansas City at Green Bay

Week 4

Detroit at Seattle

Week 5

Pittsburgh at San Diego

Week 6

NY Giants at Philadelphia

Week 7 

Baltimore at Arizona

Week 8 

Indianapolis at Carolina

Week 9

Chicago at San Diego

Week 10

Houston at Cincinnati

Week 11

Buffalo at New England

Week 12

Baltimore at Cleveland

Week 13

Dallas at Washington

Week 14

NY Giants at Miami

Week 15

Detroit at New Orleans

Week 16

Cincinnati at Denver

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