The Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions played in the first Monday Night Football game in NFL history. That contest, a 14-10 Packers victory in 1964, set the stage for ABC to start airing games on weeknights six years later.
In recent years, however, the two teams have become frequent Monday night opponents. Tonight’s game will be the third Monday Night Football game between these NFC North rivals in the past five years, with ESPN picking up the Lambeau Field game every other year. The 2017 edition saw the Packers drop a 30-17 decision with Aaron Rodgers injured and Brett Hundley starting, while in 2019 the Packers won 23-22 on a last-second Mason Crosby field goal.
This year’s Packers team enters as double-digit favorites and will hope for a more comfortable margin of victory than in that last MNF meeting. Green Bay has not started a season 0-2 since 2005, and they surely do not want to do so with a loss to a division rival this evening.
Here’s how and when to tune in for tonight’s game.
Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Monday, September 20, 2021
7:15 PM Central Time
Main broadcast: ESPN & ABC
Commentators: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters
Alternate broadcast: ESPN2
Commentators: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning
Guests: Brett Favre, Rob Gronkowski, Patrick Willis, Pat McAfee
Yahoo! Sports app
Point spread: Packers favored by 11 points
Over/under total: 48
All-Time Series History
Regular Season: Packers lead 102-72-7
Postseason: Packers lead 2-0
Week 2: @Packers 42, Lions 21
Week 14: Packers 31, @Lions 24