The final ESPN NFL telecast of the year will take place tomorrow night as the Atlanta Falcons take on the Detroit Lions on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, Saturday edition. Kick-off is 8:30p.m. ET with Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters.
Pre-game action begins at 7:00p.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, Steve Young and Salters.
From ESPN PR, here are the anticipated highlights for the show:
- Soundtracks – Falcons Season: With a win Saturday night in Detroit on MNF, the Falcons will guarantee NFC playoffs go through the Georgia Dome. In this week’s Soundtracks, Countdown presents some of the season’s best Atlanta Falcons in-game and sideline audio.
- Jerry Rice on Calvin Johnson’s Pursuit of Receiving Record: With 1,667 receiving yards in 14 games, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is 181 yards removed from breaking Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving mark. As Johnson approaches his record, Rice reflects on the record and what makes Johnson such a dominant receiver.
- Best of “C’Mon Man!”: A review of the season’s best C’Mon Man! plays, ranging from the replacement referees faux pas to wardrobe malfunctions.