Monday Night Football To Host "Super Wild Card Weekend" Playoff Game

Published on September 25th, 2021 11:21 am EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

Starting this playoff season there are changes to the schedule and more games are added. Earlier this week, the NFL revealed that Monday Night Football will host a playoff game this season.

As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, a third Wild Card team was added in each conference.

This means more Wild Card weekend games - in fact, the NFL has dubbed the January 15-17th weekend (the first weekend of the playoffs) as "Super Wild Card Weekend".

This jam-packed weekend of football will feature a total of SIX playoff games.

As part of "Super Wild Card Weekend", the NFL revealed that Monday Night Football will host a playoff game.

In the past, the Monday Night Football team has been used for a playoff game, though there has never been a playoff game that actually aired on a Monday night.


As mentioned, there will be a total of six playoff games featured on "Super Wild Card Weekend".

There will be two games on Saturday, January 15th (4:35 pm, 8:15 pm EST), three games on Sunday, January 16th (1:05 pm EST, 4:40 pm EST and 8:15 pm EST) and one game on Monday, January 17th (8:15 pm EST).

This was part of the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement, and the extra Wild Card team in each conference was added in order to increase the number of playoff games, which, in turn, will help to increase league revenues.


It is assumed that the winner of the Monday Night Football game will get to play on the following Sunday (instead of Saturday), in order to maintain competitive balance, or else they would suffer from having a short week.

People seem pretty unimpressed with the Monday Night Football playoff game announcement, though in terms of maximizing revenues for the league, it makes plenty of sense.

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