Tonight’s Monday Night Football game on ESPN promises to be a showdown of the first-team units, with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos top-ranked offense going up against the LA Raiders and the NFL’s third-ranked defense. The story will prove a bit more mortal for both teams when the Raiders have the pigskin, but that’s certainly no reason to keep from watching MNF live on ESPN or to not watch Monday Night Football live online stream free via the ESPN App on Xbox 360.
Last week’s MNF game turned into a debacle, as the 49ers lost both to the weather and to a Seahawks team that’s now 3-0 and tapped by some as a Super Bowl favorite. Tonight’s Monday Night Football live game should be a different affair, with the Broncos looking to go 3-0 and the Raiders trying to keep their outstanding rushing attack running as smoothly as it has through the first two weeks of the NFL season.
The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders open up AFC West play with kickoff at Sports Authority Field at Mile High slated for 8:40pm EST / 5:40pm PST. The ESPN crew will be on hand for those who can catch it on HDTV, and their coverage will also let you watch Monday Night Football live online stream free via the ESPN App on Xbox 360. Other streaming resources exist like those at the right, and you’ll want to make sure you catch the game somehow to see how the Raiders defense holds up against Peyton Manning’s relentless passing attack.
The fact that Oakland has the third-rated defense in the NFL is nothing short of amazing. Strong safety Tyvon Branch continues to be sidelined indefinitely with a broken leg, and of the Raiders’ league-leading nine sacks, five of those have come from defensive backs. Those DBs will surely be tested by Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ top-rated passing offense, so whether they can pressure Manning or manage a sack at all will be one test we want to watch on TV or via the ESPN app on an Xbox 360, which is an outstanding way to stream Monday Night Football live online for free.
Denver has owned the Oakland Raiders in recent years, winning the past three games by an average of 19 points. The Broncos are favored in tonight’s MNF game as well, managing to pull off a betting line as 16-point favorites as of Sunday night. However, bets for the Raiders have apparently been coming in all day Monday, making the line -14 earlier in the day at some sportsbooks.
The reasons for that optimism are unknown, although it’s probably a function of NFL fans wanting to make a mint if the Raiders manage to beat the Broncos. Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor has put in a yeoman’s performance so far this season, going 34-53 for 343 yards and one TD, but his performance in tonight’s Monday Night Football game will invariably be overshadowed by Peyton Manning. As noted by ESPN, “overall Manning is stronger this season. The receivers say his arm is stronger as well. …You see why he has thrown for nine touchdowns in two games.”
Indeed, Manning alone provides a good reason to tune into tonight’s game on TV or watch Monday Night Football live online stream free via the ESPN App on Xbox 360. If you needed an additional reason to watch, here’s a fun one: the Raiders might debut a new mascot, which was spotted recently on Nickelodeon, of all places. In addition to the live streaming resources above, you should also check the NFL’s Game Access options for watching tonight’s Monday Night Football game live online. Again, kickoff is scheduled for 8:40pm EST / 5:40pm PST on ESPN.