Why is there no Monday Night Football game tonight, Jan. 9?

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 25: The NFL logo is seen on the field prior to a game between the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 25: The NFL logo is seen on the field prior to a game between the Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /
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After 18 weeks, the NFL season has come to a close! Over the weekend, the final games of the postseason unfolded in a jam-packed weekend of football that brought with it lots of surprising results.

Heading into the final week of the season, most teams had punched their tickets to the playoffs leaving just a few teams on the bubble and in the hunt. When the dust settled, it was the Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Miami Dolphins who were left standing as the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans, and Green Bay Packers saw their playoff hopes dashed.

By the time all was said and done, the seeding for both the AFC and NFC portions of the playoff bracket were locked down leaving fans to look ahead to the playoffs.

Is Monday Night Football new tonight, January 9?

Normally, the week ends with a game on Monday night; however, this week’s NFL games were all played over the weekend so there is no Monday Night Football game coming tonight. That’s right, there will be no NFL game coming fans’ way this week as the regular season closed out on Sunday with the Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions game on Sunday Night Football. 

Why isn’t Monday Night Football on tonight, January 9?

While an exact reason for the NFL’s decision not to host a Monday Night Football game this evening, the decision seems to be part of the NFL’s desire to close the season out over the weekend. In doing so, the NFL was able to lock down the playoff schedule by Sunday night which allowed them to announce the Wild Card Weekend schedule before the weekend came to an end.

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