Monday Night Football: How to Watch Browns vs. Steelers, Saints vs. Panthers Without Cable – CNET

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NFL fans can look forward to four Monday Night Football doubleheaders this season, starting with two games tonight. The New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers get underway at 7:15 p.m. ET (4:15 p.m. PT) on ESPN and ESPN2, and the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers kick off an hour later at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT) on ABC and ESPN Plus.

The staggered start times mean you’ll be able to see the end of each game, with plenty of overlap to be able to flip back and forth to avoid commercials. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be in Pittsburgh to call the Browns-Steelers game. A three-man booth of Chris Fowler, Dan Orlovsky and Louis Riddick will call the Saints-Panthers game in Charlotte.


After a dominating performance last week, Myles Garrett and the Cleveland Browns defense will look to shut down the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.

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Keep reading to see your viewing options for Monday Night Football. And with YouTube and YouTube TV now the exclusive home of NFL Sunday Ticket, along with games also streaming on Paramount PlusPeacock and ESPN Plus, there’s lots for NFL fans to keep track of this season. Check out our picks for the best live TV streaming services for NFL fans in 2023.

How to watch MNF without cable

If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch both Monday Night Football games with a live TV service. The good news for football fans is that ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 are available on each of the five major streaming services. And with the standalone ESPN Plus streaming service, you can watch the Browns-Steelers game.

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Sling TV’s Sling Orange plan includes ESPN and ESPN2 but not ABC, and the Blue plan includes ABC (in only in a handful of markets) but not either ESPN channel. Each plan costs $45 a month in the areas with ABC ($40 elsewhere), and the combined Orange-and-Blue plan that will let you watch both games costs $60 a month ($55 in markets without ABC).

Read our Sling TV review.


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YouTube TV costs $73 a month and includes ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. Plug in your ZIP code on YouTube TV’s welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area. 

Read our YouTube TV review.

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ESPN’s standalone streaming service costs $10 a month. With it, you’ll be able to watch the Browns-Steelers game tonight.

Read our ESPN Plus review.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.