Top 25 Performances in the History of Monday Night Football

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Top 25 Performances in the History of Monday Night Football
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I was born on a Monday in early December. 

The first Monday Night Football game of my life was about as historic as they get.  It was Week 14 of the NFL season, and two teams with identical 7-6 records were battling for a chance at the playoffs. 

The Miami Dolphins would ultimately win their game over game the New England Patriots with a final score of 16-13, but afterwards nobody seemed to care.

The date was December 8th, 1980 and it was also the night that the nation learned that John Lennon had been gunned down outside his New York City apartment. 

Howard Cosell’s announcement of the event on Monday Night Football has become nearly as historic as the event itself.

Monday Night Football has a storied history in our culture, and its games, announcers and players have had a profound impact on any football fan's life. 

In anticipation of tonight's Redskins vs Cowboys battle, I've combed through every box score in Monday Night Football history to see exactly which players have shined the brightest on this oh-so-important stage.

The following slideshow is the Top 25 performances in the history of Monday Night Football. 

I’ve singled out five especially impressive defensive/special teams performances, and then the next twenty will be offensive performances.

Enjoy!

 

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