Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football Schedules Set

The NFL released its 2009 schedule Tuesday night, including NBC’s Sunday Night Football slate and ESPN’s list of games for the 40th season of Monday Night Football.

Weeks 11-16 of the Sunday-night schedule are subject to change, as the NFL will once again use flexible scheduling to determine the best possible matchups.

Monday Night Football will kick off on ESPN with a Sept. 14 doubleheader.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football schedule is:
Thursday, Sept. 10, NFL Kickoff, Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sept. 13, week 1, Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers.
Sept. 20, week 2, New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys (first game in the Cowboys’ new stadium).
Sept. 27, week 3, Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals.
Oct. 4, week 4, San Diego Chargers at Steelers.
Oct. 11, week 5, Colts at Tennessee Titans.
Oct. 18, week 6, Bears at Atlanta Falcons.
Oct. 25, week 7, Cardinals at Giants.
Nov. 1, week 8, no game due to a potential World Series game, but Football Night in America airs from 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Nov. 8, week 9, Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles.
Nov. 15, week 10, New England Patriots at Colts.
Nov. 22, week 11, Eagles at Bears.
Nov. 29, week 12, Steelers at Baltimore Ravens.
Dec. 6, week 13, Patriots at Miami Dolphins.
Dec. 13, week 14, Eagles at Giants.
Dec. 20, week 15, Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers.
Dec. 27, week 16, Cowboys at Washington Redskins.
Jan. 3, week 17, TBA.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football schedule, including preseason games (all games at 8:30 p.m. ET unless noted):
Aug. 13 (Thursday), 8 p.m., Cardinals at Steelers (preseason).
Aug. 17, 8 p.m., Panthers at Giants (preseason).
Aug. 24, 8 p.m., New York Jets at Ravens (preseason).
Aug. 31, 8 p.m., Vikings at Houston Texans (preseason).
Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Buffalo Bills at Patriots.
Sept. 14, 10:15 p.m., Chargers at Oakland Raiders.
Sept. 21, Colts at Dolphins.
Sept. 28, Panthers at Cowboys.
Oct. 5, Packers at Vikings.
Oct. 12, Jets at Dolphins.
Oct. 19, Denver Broncos at Chargers.
Oct. 26, Eagles at Redskins.
Nov. 2, Falcons at New Orleans Saints.
Nov. 9, Steelers at Broncos.
Nov. 16, Ravens at Cleveland Browns.
Nov. 23, Titans at Texans.
Nov. 30, Patriots at Saints.
Dec. 7, Ravens at Packers.
Dec. 14, Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers.
Dec. 21, Giants at Redskins.
Dec. 28, Vikings at Bears.