Monday Night Football Schedule 2012: Full Matchup Guide for Rest of Season

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 29, 2012

The NFL logo at midfield Nov. 13, 2006 as the Carolina Panthers host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  on ESPN Monday Night Football in Charlotte.  The Panthers won 24 - 10.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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While Sunday is the heart of the NFL football week, Monday Night Football is the salvation that makes the return back to reality easier to deal with.

The good news for NFL fans is that we still have plenty of football left on the schedule, and that means plenty of amazing Monday matchups over the next nine weeks.

If football fanatics need to know what they are looking forward to over the next few months, these are the good, the bad and the ugly of the remaining Monday Night Football games.


The Good

Nov. 5, 8:30 p.m. ET, Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the most polarizing teams in the NFL, but they have underperformed in 2012. With a New Orleans Saints team in the same predicament, this is the kind of battle that Monday Night Football was made for.

With two of the most potent offensive units in the NFL, the Eagles and the Saints will put on a showcase display worthy of the national stage. While the defenses will be playing better, NFL fans and fantasy owners should expect huge statistical days from both teams.

Even if you don’t have a horse in this race, there are too many storylines and too much potential for a shootout for even the most casual NFL fans to miss this action.


The Bad

Dec. 17, 8:30 p.m. ET, New York Jets at Tennessee Titans

While the New York Jets are one of the NFL’s media darlings, their Dec. 17 matchup with the Tennessee Titans will be one of the worst Monday Night Football games of 2012.

As much as the Titans have started to find their rhythm on both sides of the ball, neither team is considered elite. If you want a 17-14 battle with plenty of turnovers and mismanaged football, this is your dream matchup.

There is always the potential that the Jets can resurrect their season and become a contender before Dec. 17, but as of right now, this will be a Monday night better spent watching NBA basketball.


The Ugly

Nov. 12, 8:30 p.m. ET, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers will likely steal a spot in the playoffs like they do every season, but their matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 12 will be terrible; unless you’re a fan of the Steelers.

Kansas City is in disarray, and the team is fighting between starting QBs Matt Cassel or Brady Quinn. No matter who starts, the Chiefs lose this game by at least 20 points.

Pittsburgh will have an answer for the oversimplified offensive unit, and the poor play of everyone on the Chiefs' team will result in the worst beating on the Monday Night Football schedule.

This is one of those nights where NHL hockey will be missed.


Remaining Monday Night Football Schedule

Week 8: Oct. 29, 8:30 p.m., San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals

Week 9: Nov. 5, 8:30 p.m., Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints

Week 10: Nov. 12, 8:30 p.m., Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 11: Nov. 19, 8:30 p.m., Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers

Week 12: Nov. 26, 8:30 p.m., Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 13: Dec. 3, 8:30 p.m., New York Giants at Washington Redskins

Week 14: Dec. 10, 8:30 p.m., Houston Texans at New England Patriots

Week 15: Dec. 17, 8:30 p.m., New York Jets at Tennessee Titans

Week 16: Dec. 22, 8:30 p.m., Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions


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