Monday Night Football on ESPN- 49ers at Cardinals

ESPN’s Monday Night Football returns tonight as the Arizona Cardinals host the San Francisco 49ers..  Kick-off is 8:30p.m. ET with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters.

Pre-game action begins at 6:30p.m. ET with Monday Night Countdown.  Chris Berman will host with analysts Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Keyshawn Johnson and NFL Insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. On-site host Stuart Scott, analysts Trent Dilfer and Steve Young, contributor Rick Reilly and Salters will add to the show.

From ESPN PR, here are the anticipated highlights for the show:

  • ‘Gruden Extra’ with Larry Fitzgerald:  Since entering the National Football League in 2004, Larry Fitzgerald has been one of the league’s top wide receivers.  He passed the 10,000 career receiving yards mark earlier this year, but more importantly, he has been a team leader for the Cardinals.  This week, the Pro Bowl receiver sits down with Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden in the MNF bus to discuss the Cardinals season.
  • Rick Reilly Feature on William Gay: William Gay was just seven when his mother was shot and killed by his step-father, a senseless act of violence that turned his life upside down.  Today, the Cardinals cornerback helps others affected by domestic abuse in Pittsburgh, the home of his former team, reports Rick Reilly.
  • Jim Harbaugh Soundtracks:  In just his second season, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has infused his personality into his football team.  This week’s Soundtracks features in-game audio from Harbaugh during his team’s week six loss to the New York Giants.