The Monday Night Football schedule 2010 starts with a traditional doubleheader. In this case, the Monday Night Football schedule 2010 starts in New York and Kansas City, with Monday Night Football starting the schedule of three AFC contenders. The Ravens, Jets and Chargers all have high hopes that this is their year to get over the hump and win a championship. Meanwhile, the Chiefs are the odd team out on tonight’s lineup, as they are just trying to get to respectability. But they share the spotlight anyway on tonight’s opening Monday Night Football schedule 2010.
At 7 pm, the New Meadowlands hosts its first regular season game for the Jets. The Giants opened the stadium with a convincing win over the Panthers, and the Jets hope to do the same against the Ravens. Both teams are among the AFC preseason favorites, and both are connected to Rex Ryan, so a lot of bloody fireworks are expected.
The start of the Monday Night football schedule 2010 is bound to be revealing, in any case. These are the last two AFC runners-up, and both want to take it a step further. Of course, the Jets have the most hype, with their offseason holdouts, hype and TV shows, but Ray Lewis already warned that hype doesn’t matter.
Not much offense is expected, given how Rex Ryan has made the Jets a defensive powerhouse, and how he helped start the Ravens’ period of defensive dominance. Yet Joe Flacco and the Ravens have new weapons, while Mark Sanchez is still a question mark for the Jets. But after these questions are answered, the Monday Night Football schedule for tonight will not end.
The second game has just one Super Bowl favorite, as the Chargers visit the Chiefs at 10 pm est. San Diego is starting yet another year with Super Bowl aspirations, hoping that it won’t fall apart like all the others. Kansas City is still in a rebuilding process, and is playing the biggest spoiler of the night. Since the Chargers usually start off slow, the Chiefs have some hope.
After tonight, the Monday Night Football schedule 2010 will go back to one game each week. Since ESPN took over broadcasting rights, they have put two games on every first Monday of the season. But next week, they will just show the Saints for the first time, as they visit the 49ers.
Future showdowns have the Vikings visiting the Jets in Week 5, the Giants going to Dallas in Week 7, and the Texans facing the Colts again in Week 8. Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco’s Bengals will host the Steelers in Week 9, with the Eagles visiting Donovan McNabb in Washington on Week 10, and the Jets going to New England in Week 13.
Once the Monday Night Football schedule 2010 ends with the Saints and Falcons on December 27, the vast Monday Night library will have more classic memories. Last year had the Patriots’ last minute comeback over the Bills, Brett Favre picking apart the Packers, and the Saints destroying the Patriots. What new highlight reels will form starting tonight?
Fanhouse- “Monday Night Football Schedule 2010”
Los Angeles Times- “Monday Night Football could help answer questions about New York Jets”