The Monday Night Football season is finished and that means no game tonight on the schedule for ESPN on TV and the final MNF game came in Week 16 with the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers and now the playoff start up on Saturday for wild card weekend and that means no more Monday night games until next year and it has been a very good season for ESPN with their broadcasts as the postseason starts up.
The final game of the season on Monday night football saw the San Francisco 49ers close out their home stadium of Candlestick Park against the Atlanta Falcons and the game was a win for the Niners and now they are going to the playoffs and they will play against the Green Bay Packers on the road for wild card weekend after hosting the game last season. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers had their season change on Monday night football eight weeks ago, as they lost their QB to a collarbone injury and then lost to the Chicago Bears, but on Sunday the team won the NFC North Championship game at Soldier Field on a crazy fourth down play to Randall Cobb and now they are in the playoffs.
The game the week before saw the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Detroit Lions and now both teams are out of the playoffs, including the Super Bowl champions after they lost to the Bengals on Sunday. The Lions are coming into the offseason with a number of questions and they were eliminated from the playoffs with their loss to the Giants last week. The previous week saw an anticipated matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys and now those two teams are home for the playoffs after losing their divisional championship games and that MNF game saw Josh McCown win out for the Bears after passing for nearly 350 yards in the game and now Jay Cutler's future with the team is in question.
The final week of the season saw a number of crazy games, including the Bears and Packers and the other game with huge implications was the Chiefs and Chargers and the Steelers ended up out of the playoffs after San Diego pulled out the win and it was not without some controversy. Arizona was eliminated with a win by the Saints, while the Carolina Panthers got the number two seed in the NFC and a bye with the south division title and now they look like a scary team, while the Seattle Seahawks are the number one seed in the conference and they have home field advantage for the playoffs and that is a very daunting prospect for opponents, as the Seahawks have lost just one game there over the past two seasons.
The Week 13 game on Monday night football had huge implications for the season, as the Seattle Seahawks won in big fashion to keep their year alive at number one in the NFC and they sent the Saints on their course to where they finished, as they are sixth in the NFC and will play against the Eagles in Philly. The Saints now have to win on the road, something they are not too good at and they will have to go through Seattle again if they want to make it out of the NFC and that win on MNF was the start of it all and that could be another amazing matchup in the playoffs.