Monday Night Football on ESPN- Bears at 49ers

The Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers is tonight’s ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecast.  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 Alex Smith and Justin Smith:  Two of San Francisco’s best players on each side of the ball – quarterback Alex Smith and defensive end Justin Smith – sit down for an interview with Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden in theMNF bus.
  • Rick Reilly Feature – 49ers Banjo Man:  There may be no bigger San Francisco 49ers’ fan than Stacy Samuels, the team’s Banjo Man. In his 60s, Samuels has been patrolling Candlestick Park on game days with his banjo for 30 years – bringing passion and performing for the 49ers faithful, reports Reilly.
  • Soundtracks – Brian Urlacher:  In-game audio of Brian Urlacher, one of the most-feared linebackers in the game and the leader of the Chicago Bears defense, will be featured in this week’s “Soundtracks.”