The NFC South has been the weakest division in the NFL this season, but someone’s got to win it. The Week 13 offering of “Monday Night Football” sees two of the division’s two most recent champions go head-to-head with the 2022 crown very much up for grabs.
This Monday, the Saints (4-8) have an opportunity to make up ground in the standings when they visit the division-leading Buccaneers (5-6) in the latest installment of the NFL’s most intense rivalries. And while New Orleans’ record leaves much to be desired, it’s only one game behind Tampa Bay in the win column.
The Saints enter the week after suffering a confounding shutout loss at the hands of the 49ers. New Orleans, which had not been held scoreless since 2001, had two empty trips in goal-to-go situations, including a possession that ended with an Alvin Kamara fumble at the one-yard line. Despite the team’s offensive struggles, all signs indicate that the Saints will continue to roll with starting quarterback Andy Dalton, who stepped in for the injured Jameis Winston in Week 4 and has kept the job despite Winston returning to full health.
Tampa Bay is looking to bounce back from a tough overtime loss to Cleveland in Week 12. The Buccaneers led 17-10 for the majority of the fourth quarter before the Browns tied things up with a miraculous touchdown late in regulation. Tom Brady and company even got two cracks at scoring in overtime but both possessions ended in punts, making way for the Browns’ game-winning drive that ended with a rushing touchdown.
While the Buccaneers entered the season favored to win the division, they haven’t consistently looked the part of a playoff team. Monday night provides Tampa with an opportunity to earn a season sweep of New Orleans to maintain its hold on the division lead while the Saints, who don’t have a first-round pick to tank for, need to go all-out to win and remain in the playoff hunt. Expect nothing less than a physical battle.
If you’re looking to tune in to Saints vs. Buccaneers without cable, The Sporting News has you covered with streaming information below.
Saints vs. Buccaneers live stream
The “Monday Night Football” game between the Saints and Buccaneers will be broadcast nationally on ESPN and ESPN2. The game can be streamed live online at ESPN.com or on the ESPN app.
Cord-cutters can stream “Monday Night Football” with fuboTV, which carries the ESPN family of networks and offers a free trial. FuboTV also carries CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network, so users will be able to watch most locally broadcast NFL games.
The main broadcast of “Monday Night Football” will air on ESPN. It will feature Joe Buck as the play-by-play announcer alongside analyst Troy Aikman in the booth. Lisa Salters will report from the sideline.
The Week 13 meeting between the Saints and Buccaneers marks the return of “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” after a three-week break. Viewers can use the above streaming options to watch Peyton and Eli Manning’s alternate “Manningcast” which will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
How to watch NFL ‘Monday Night Football’ games without cable
ESPN is the home of “Monday Night Football” again in 2022. Viewers will be able to stream the series on ESPN’s website and app in addition to the streaming services below.
“Monday Night Football” streams on ESPN+, ESPN’s subscription-based streaming service, in Weeks 1-3, Weeks 15-18 and the Super Wild Card Weekend on Monday, Jan. 16.
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NFL+ (mobile only)
Hulu Plus Live TV
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2022
Seahawks 17, Broncos 16
Bills 41, Titans 7
Eagles 24, Vikings 7
Cowboys 23, Giants 16
49ers 24, Rams 9
Chiefs 30, Raiders 29
Chargers 19, Broncos 16 (OT)
Bears 33, Patriots 14
Browns 32, Bengals 13
Ravens 27, Saints 13
Commanders 32, Eagles 21
49ers 38, Cardinals 10
Steelers 24, Colts 17
Saints vs. Buccaneers
Patriots vs. Cardinals
Rams vs. Packers
ESPN, ABC, ESPN2
Chargers vs. Colts
Bills vs. Bengals