What time is the NFL game tonight? TV schedule, channel for Saints vs. Dolphins in Week 16

The Saints are riding high coming into Week 16.

They once again proved to be Tom Brady’s kryptonite in Tampa Bay, shutting down the powerful Buccaneers in a 9-0 shutout that have kept them solidified in the mix of teams searching to lock up one of the NFC wild cards. New Orleans has now won two straight games after snapping a five-game losing skid.

But while they’re enjoying the most recent win, they’ll have to be prepared for a scorching Miami team that has gone from 1-7 to open the year to 7-7 on the strength of a six-game winning streak. 

MORE: Watch Saints vs. Dolphins live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

The Dolphins run of success has largely come from a stifling defense. Opponents have reached 20 points only once during the winning streak, while four have been held to 10 or fewer. Overall, the Dolphins are allowing just 184.7 yards per game and 13.2 points per game.

The offense has also received a boost in the past four games from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. In his past four starts, he has completed 75.8 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns, 943 yards and three interceptions. 

Here’s all you need to know to watch the Saints take on the Dolphins on “Monday Night Football” tonight.

What time is the NFL game tonight?

  • Date: Monday, Dec. 27
  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET

“Monday Night Football” will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET. Every Monday night game in 2021 is scheduled to start at that time.

What channel is ‘Monday Night Football’ on tonight?

  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live stream: Watch ESPN | ESPN App | fuboTV

“Monday Night Football” will be broadcast on ESPN in Week 16. Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (analyst), Louis Riddick (analyst) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter) will comprise the broadcast team.

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.

Meanwhile, viewers in Canada can watch the game on DAZN free with a 30-day trial.

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.

Streaming option Cable subscription needed? Free? Cost Free trial?
ESPN.com/ESPN App Yes Yes
NFL App No Yes
Yahoo! Sports App No Yes
fuboTV No No $60/month Yes
DirecTV Stream No No $55/month Yes
Hulu Plus Live TV No No $55/month Yes
Sling TV No No $35/month No
YouTube TV No No $65/month Yes

Saints schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 vs. Packers 4:25 p.m. ET Fox
2 Sept. 19 at Panthers 1 p.m. Fox
3 Sept. 26 at Patriots 1 p.m. Fox
4 Oct. 3 vs. Giants 1 p.m. Fox
5 Oct. 10 at WFT 1 p.m. CBS
6 Oct. 17 Bye
7 Oct. 25 at Seahawks 8:15 p.m. ESPN
8 Oct. 31 vs. Bucs 4:25 p.m. Fox
9 Nov. 7 vs. Falcons 1 p.m. Fox
10 Nov. 14 at Titans 1 p.m. CBS
11 Nov. 21 at Eagles 1 p.m. Fox
12 Nov. 25 vs. Bills 8:20 p.m. NBC
13 Dec. 2 vs. Cowboys 8:20 p.m. Fox/NFLN/Amazon
14 Dec. 12 at Jets 1 p.m. Fox
15 Dec. 19 at Bucs 8:20 p.m. NBC
16 Dec. 27 vs. Dolphins 8:15 p.m. ESPN
17 Jan. 2 vs. Panthers 1 p.m. Fox
18 Jan. 9 at Falcons 1 p.m. Fox

Dolphins schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time  TV
1 Sept. 12 at Patriots 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 19 vs. Bills 1 p.m. ET Fox
3 Sept. 26 at Raiders 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
4 Oct. 3 vs. Colts 1 p.m. ET CBS
5 Oct. 10 at Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET CBS
6 Oct. 17 at Jaguars (London) 1 p.m. ET CBS
7 Oct. 24 vs. Falcons 1 p.m. ET Fox
8 Oct. 31 at Bills 1 p.m. ET CBS
9 Nov. 7 vs. Texans 1 p.m. ET Fox
10 Nov. 11 (TNF) vs. Ravens 8:20 p.m. NFL Network/Fox/Amazon Prime
11 Nov. 21 at Jets 1 p.m. ET CBS
12 Nov. 28 vs. Panthers 1 p.m. ET Fox
13 Dec. 5 vs. Giants 1 p.m. ET Fox
14 Dec. 12 Bye week
15 Dec. 18 or 19 (TBD) vs. Jets TBD TBD
16 Dec. 27 at Saints 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
17 Jan. 2 at Titans 1 p.m. ET CBS
18 Jan. 9 vs. Patriots 1 p.m. ET CBS

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.

Week Date Matchup
Week 1 Sept. 13 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens
Week 2 Sept. 20 Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Week 3 Sept. 27 Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Week 4 Oct. 4 Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Week 5 Oct. 11 Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts
Week 6 Oct. 18 Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills
Week 7 Oct. 25 Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints
Week 8 Nov. 1 Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants
Week 9 Nov. 8 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears
Week 10 Nov. 15 San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 11 Nov. 22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants
Week 12 Nov. 29 Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks
Week 13 Dec. 6 Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
Week 14 Dec. 13 Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams
Week 15 Dec. 20 Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings
Week 16 Dec. 27 New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins
Week 17 Jan. 3 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns