After a week of roller coasters, tonight will feature a rare double Monday Night Football program. Due to Covid epidemic within the Cleveland organization, the Raiders vs. Browns game has been moved from Saturday afternoon to tonight. What channel is the Raiders vs. Browns game showing on, how can you watch it and what are the live streaming options?
- Game: Las Vegas Raiders (6-7) vs. Cleveland Browns (7-6)
- Site: FirstEnergy Stadium – Cleveland, Ohio
- Channel: NFL Network
- Time: 5 p.m. ET
- Monday Night Football Live Stream:
- YouTube TV
- NFL mobile app
What to expect from tonight’s Raiders vs. Browns game?
With the playoffs in the sights of these two teams, this is an important clash. Cleveland are currently fighting for the top spot in the AFC North, and with a loss to Baltimore yesterday, they’re just one win away from setting the same record as the Ravens and Bengals.
Things are a bit more dire for the Raiders, who are now in last place in the AFC West but could still be in position for a Wild Card spot.
An impossible situation for Cleveland on Monday Night Football tonight
Unfortunately, this crucial game for the Browns has turned into a bit of a nightmare.
With more than 20 players on the reserve / COVID roster, question marks surround several positions. One position we are now sure of, however, is that of quarterback. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum have not tested COVID protocols. This means Nick Mullens will be Cleveland’s starting QB.
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Mullens entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie in 2017, and he spent that season on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad. Over the past three years, Mullens has started 16 games. Most notably, in 2020 Mullens started eight games instead of 49ers starter Jimmy Garoppolo. He completed 211 of 326 passes for 2,437 yards with 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He is a competent substitute.
Other notable players who will miss this game due to COVID are WR Jarvis Landry, RB Kareem Hunt, TE Austin Hooper and DE Jadeveon Clowney. Head coach Kevin Stefanski is also on the COVID list.
Raiders must bounce back
The Raiders were busted 48-9 by the Kansas City Chiefs on the road last week. They have now lost two in a row and five of the last six. Things haven’t gone well for Las Vegas after their hot start to the season.
A big reason for their struggles has been the game of their defense. They were sensitive to the pass, but they really struggled with the run. The Raiders rank in the bottom half of the league in rushing yards allowed this season (1,629) and have allowed 14 rushing touchdowns.
Even though Cleveland is down on many key starters, the Raiders are going to have their hands full with Nick Chubb. Chubb is currently fifth in rushing yards this season with 926. He has also scored 6 rushing touchdowns. Mullens might not inspire much confidence, but Chubb certainly does. He should help keep this Monday night football game tonight a little tight.
- Baltimore Ravens vs. Las Vegas Raiders – September 13
- Final: Raiders 33, Ravens 27 (OT)
- Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – September 20
- Final: Packers 35, Lions 17
- Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys – September 27
- Final: Cowboys 41, Eagles 21
- Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers – October 4
- Final: Chargers 28, Raiders 14
- Indianapolis Colts at the Baltimore Ravens – October 11
- Final: Corbeaux 31, Colts 25 (OT)
- Buffalo Bills in the Tennessee Titans – October 18
- Final: Titans 34, Bills 31
- New Orleans Saints at the Seattle Seahawks – October 25
- Final: Saints 13, Seahawks 10
- New York Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs – November, 1st
- Final: Chiefs 20, Giants 17
- Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers – November 8
- Final: Steelers 29, Bears 27
- Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers – November 15
- New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – November 22
- Final: Buccaneers 30, Giants 10
- Seattle Seahawks to Washington Football Team – November 29
- Final: Washington 17, Seahawks 15
- New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills – December 6
- Final: Patriots 14, Bills 10
- Los Angeles Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals – December 13
- Final: Rams 30, Cardinals 23
- Las Vegas Raiders at the Cleveland Browns – December 20 (Saturday match postponed to Monday)
- Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears – December 20
- Miami Dolphins at New Orleans Saints – December 27
- Cleveland Browns to the Pittsburgh Steelers – January 3