While the MNF slate often includes at least one bad team — watch out for Cowboys-Giants next week — three of the teams made the postseason last year, and the fourth, the Vikings, appear to be early NFC North favorites. Not only will these games be good measuring sticks, but they also could end up being significant in terms of playoff seeding.
So if you're wondering "What NFL games are on today?" know this: There are two scheduled for today, Monday, Sept. 19.
Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.
NFL Games on TV Today
Tennessee at Buffalo, 7:15 p.m. on ESPN
These two teams have met each of the last four years, and it's been a one-score game in three of them. The Titans are coming off a tough home loss to the Giants and are still trying to fill an A.J. Brown-sized hole on offense, but don't forget that they were the AFC's No. 1 seed last season. Nothing short of that will be acceptable for the Bills this season, who appear to be world-beaters after crushing the defending Super Bowl champion Rams in Week 1.
Minnesota at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. on ABC
Step 1 for the Eagles this week will be stopping Justin Jefferson, who is as dominant as ever in his third pro season. He picked up a league-leading 184 yards and two scores on nine receptions last week and is ready to shatter records. That's quite a start under new head coach Kevin O'Connell. The Eagles have a more balanced attack after adding A.J. Brown, and Jalen Hurts is looking to prove that he can be this team's franchise QB.