‘GMA’ exclusively announces Monday Night Football’s week 1 matchup

The NFL is adding an extra regular season game -- expanding from 16 to 17 -- with the goal of filling stadiums with fans this fall.
1:24 | 05/12/21

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We have an exclusive announcement from the NFL. 2021 will be the biggest season ever, the NFL is adding an extra regular season game expanding from 16 to 17. The goal is filling stadiums with fans this fall. ESPN's Mike Greenberg has the special announcement to share. Take it away, Mike. Thank you so much, George. It's a big day around here. We are so excited this morning to exclusively announce our first Monday night football game of the 2021 season which you will be able to watch right here on ABC and ESPN on September 13th and it's a terrific match-up. The ravens against the raiders in Las Vegas. Baltimore led by arguably the most exciting player in the sport, quarterback Lamar Jackson who was the MVP two seasons ago and the raiders led by their legendary coach Jon Gruden will have the support of the home fans in Las Vegas that night for the very first time. The game is part of the NFL's biggest season ever. The 2021 schedule will be released at 8:00 P.M. Eastern tonight on ESPN2 on ESPN plus and NFL network. Don't miss the first look at the entire 17-game regular season schedule with in-depth analysis of every team and every division. Also, starting at 8 eastern fans can visit nfl.com/tickets and purchase single game tickets. So it might be the middle of may, but around here it feels a lot like football season, guys, back to you. Literally the biggest season with the added game.

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