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NFL and ESPN partner to air classic ‘Monday Night Football’ games

Vincent Frank
Monday Night Football
Dec 24, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; Monday Night Football production trucks outside of the the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum before the NFL game between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Get your quarantine fix of sports with most leagues currently on hiatus during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ve seen Esports take off in recent weeks. Classic college basketball games have also been a hit.

ESPN is now taking this a step further. The four-letter network announced on Friday that it is teaming up with the NFL to air some of the best modern matchups of “Monday Night Football” starting March 30.

This is an absolutely splendid idea. The classic games will take place near the normal start times for “Monday Night Football” on that time slot for the next five weeks.

As mentioned in the press release, it starts this coming Monday and features one of the greatest games in recent NFL history. Said game originally took place back in Week 11 of the 2018 season.

The eventual NFC champion Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 54-51. The game featured Jared Goff and Patrick Mahomes combining for over 900 total yards and 11 touchdowns.

This should be a fun five-week series to give sports fans a bit of a reprieve from the seriousness of the situation around the world today.