Week 1 of the NFL season looked very different for Jared Goff and Aaron Rodgers, even though both started the season 0-1.
Rodgers turned in one of the worst performances of his career in recent memory as part of a 38-3 rout by the Saints where he had just 133 passing yards on roughly 53 percent of his passes and added two interceptions as well.
He admitted he didn’t play well in Week 1, and provided an interesting explanation for his two interception performance, but reminded people the last time he opened the season throwing two interceptions, he won his only Super Bowl.
Goff, meanwhile, turned in a serviceable performance in Week 1 against the 49ers and played well enough in the third and fourth quarter to keep the game interesting.
Trailing 38-10 with 7:54 left in the third, Goff and the Lions outscored the Lions 23-3 the rest of the way en route to a three touchdown, 300+ yard day for the Detroit signal caller, but it wasn’t enough for the Lions to come all the way back and win.
The Packers called up former Notre Dame wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown ahead of the game to get another weapon in the rotation for Aaron Rodgers while his brother, Amon-Ra, plays for the Lions.
The Lions will be without one of their top receivers in Tyrell Williams, who’s in the concussion protocol, and could be without one of their top running backs in D’Andre Swift, who’s currently listed as questionable with a groin injury.
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Packers vs. Lions live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’
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What channel is Packers vs. Lions on today?
The second week of NFL action will wrap up on Monday with ESPN airing its “Monday Night Football” matchup of the Packers vs. the Lions. Steve Levy will be on play-by-play, Brian Griese and Louis Reddick will provide analysis, Lisa Salters will be reporting from the sideline, and John Parry will serve as the rules analyst. Coverage of this broadcast will be on ESPN, with the option to stream from either the ESPN app or on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Packers vs. Lions start time
- Date: Monday, Sept. 20
- Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ET
The Packers and Lions are expected to kickoff their matchup at 8:15 p.m. ET from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Packers schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Saints||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|2||Sept. 20||vs. Lions||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|3||Sept. 26||at 49ers||8:20 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Steelers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|6||Oct. 17||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Washington||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|8||Oct. 28||at Cardinals||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL/FOX|
|9||Nov. 7||at Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|10||Nov. 14||vs. Sehawks||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|11||Nov. 21||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||vs. L.A. Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Bears||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|15||Dec. 19||at Ravens||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|16||Dec. 25||vs. Browns||3:30 p.m. ET||NFL/FOX|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Vikings||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|18||Jan. 9||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
Lions schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. 49ers||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|2||Sept. 19||at Packers||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Ravens||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4||Oct. 3||at Bears||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|5||Oct. 10||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|6||Oct. 17||vs. Bengals||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|7||Oct. 24||at L.A. Rams||4:05 p.m.||FOX|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Eagles||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|10||Nov. 14||at Steelers||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|11||Nov. 21||at Browns||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|12||Nov. 25||vs. Bears||12:30 p.m. ET||FOX|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Vikings||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 12||vs. Broncos||4:05 p.m. ET||FOX|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Cardinals||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|16||Dec. 26||at Falcons||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|17||Jan. 2||at Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Packers||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
Monday Night Football schedule 2021
There will be 17 “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 even though there is no doubleheader. That’s because the season has extended to 17 games over 18 weeks. There will be no “Monday Night Football” during Week 18; all games will be played on Sunday.
|Week 1||Sept. 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|