ESPN’s Monday Night Football features a special presentation in Week 11, as the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals will play in Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on November 21 (8 p.m. ET), concluding the NFL’s international game series for the 2022 season.
ESPN and ESPN Deportes will each present the Cardinals-49ers, as viewers will be treated to a traditional telecast that also features a celebration of cross-border pride and the nexus of Mexican culture and football. For ESPN’s Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, the game marks their first international call together, while Lisa Salters has called two games previously from Mexico City. On ESPN Deportes, Eduardo Varela, Pablo Viruega will call the game with John Sutcliffe and Rebeca Landa as the sideline reporters. Highlighting the culture and setting throughout the telecast including:
Halftime from inside Estadio Azteca, hosted by Suzy Kolber alongside Booger McFarland and Adam Schefter. Additionally, at halftime, ESPN will debut the final trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water coming to theaters December 16.
Pregame Coverage to Highlight Mexico City Culture
Leading into the 49ers-Cardinals, both ESPN and ESPN Deportes will be live at Estadio Azteca. Highlights on ESPN include:
Prior to Monday Night Countdown, ESPN’s weekly Monday programming will begin with NFL Rewind (3-4 p.m.) and NFL Live (4-5 p.m.) from Bristol, Conn.
Additional Highlights around the International Game:
ESPN Deportes to Feature Multiple Sets, Extensive Coverage
ESPN Deportes will look to capture the passion Mexican fans have for the sport via a series of stories that will air across shows leading up to Monday. On the day of the game, the network’s highlights include:
Mexico City is Second International Game of the 2022 Season for ESPN
This presentation from Mexico City will be ESPN’s second international game of the season as in Week 8, the Denver Broncos-Jacksonville Jaguars from Wembley Stadium in London was the first-ever exclusive NFL game on ESPN+. The game was the most-viewed event ever on the industry-leading sports streaming service.
This will be ESPN’s fourth Mexico City NFL game, having televised the first NFL regular season game there in 2005 on Sunday Night Football. ESPN also televised games there in 2016 and 2019.
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