Ranking the 2016 MNF Lineup
Week 14: Ravens at Patriots
Will this year’s lone “two actual compelling teams” matchup already look awful by Week 5 or Week 6?
Week 1: Steelers at Redskins
60 minutes of Gruden Dean Screaming about Kirk Cousins.
Week 10: Bengals at Giants
Game opens with “Are the Giants for real?” graphic, ends with “Painful Monday Night Memories” montage of memorable MNF Eli Manning sacks.
Week 6: Jets at Cardinals
“There’s no way to sugarcoat it, Jon, this Jets team is in crisis.”
Week 15: Panthers at Redskins
Will the Redskins’ heart still be beating when the Panthers remove it?
Week 7: Texans at Broncos
The Brock Bowl will have a Mark Sanchez appearance, but the question is if it will come for the Texans after he’s claimed off waivers.
Week 9: Bills at Seahawks
Winning on the road in Seattle would be by far the most impressive Super Bowl victory of Rex Ryan’s career.
Week 3: Falcons at Saints
Question is if they can get the game finished before America is sucked into the swirling vortex left in the wake of the first Trump/Hillary debate.
Week 13: Colts at Jets
Ryan Fitzpatrick throws three first-half interceptions after reclaiming the starting job.
Week 16: Lions at Cowboys
“Collarbones aren’t supposed to do that, Jaws.” “For the last time Jon, I’m Sean, not Mike or Jaws.” *Cowboys loss sets up Week 17 play-in game for NFC East*
Week 4: Giants at Vikings
“Maybe Tom Coughlin wasn’t the reason for all these injuries, after all. I can’t explain it Mike.”
Week 11: Texans at Raiders (Mexico)
J.J. Watt creates an international incident when his charming, “aww shucks I can speak Spanish” sideline interview translates differently than expected.
Week 5: Bucs at Panthers
Week 8: Vikings at Bears
“Jon, this is the fifth of five-straight primetime games for the Bears, who have been outscored 172–0 in the previous four.”
Week 12: Packers at Eagles
James Starks scores three touchdowns as Sam Bradford, who isn’t even mad, tries to act like he cares about Carson Wentz, who is 5–1 as a starter.
Week 2: Eagles at Bears
“I’ll tell you what Jaws, I talked to John Fox before the game and he’s pumped up about this team. He’s chewing a different kind of gum this year.”
Week 1: Rams at 49ers