Manningcast playoff schedule: How to watch Rams vs. Cardinals in ESPN ‘Monday Night Football’ finale

The Rams (12-5) will host the Cardinals (11-6) in the NFL Wild Card round on Monday at 8:15 pm ET. The game will be televised on ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 for Manningcast.

Peyton and Eli Manning will host their 11th broadcast on ESPN2 as part of “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli,” which debuted this season. This will be the first postseason game the pair has hosted as part of the telecast after a successful regular season in terms of viewership.

Among the guests available for the Manningcast are former Packers quarterback Brett Favre, former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and Lakers superstar forward LeBron James. CBS sports analyst Bill Cowher, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and rapper Snoop Dogg were the available guests for Week 17.

ESPN announced that Peyton and Eli Manning would join “Monday Night Football” on July 19, 2021. They were not chosen to join the actual booth, but signed on for “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli.”

“Offering multiple viewing options for Monday Night Football for the next three seasons continues our innovation efforts and provides additional value for our fans,” ESPN president and sports content Jimmy Pitaro said in a press release. “Peyton and Eli will bring a different approach, delving into the conversation about larger, more general topics while also focusing on the game, just like fans do when they watch it with their family and friends.”

Here’s everything you need to know about watching the Manning MegaCast for the NFL postseason.

How to watch the Manning brothers on ‘Monday Night Football’

“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will air on ESPN2. It will also be simulcast on ESPN’s streaming service ESPN+, which has several subscription options. You can see them all below.

Product Total price
ESPN+ monthly subscription $6.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription $69.99/year
Disney bundle with Hulu advertising $19.99/month
The Disney bundle with Hulu without ads $13.99/month
independent UFC pay-per-view $74.99/each
UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV and ESPN+ Annual) $99.98, then $69.99/year
UFC PPV and Disney package $88.98, then $13.99/month

Viewers can also stream “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” using fuboTV, offering a free trial.

Why are Peyton and Eli Manning on ‘Monday Night Football’?

The Manning brothers’ deal was seen as a big deal for ESPN. Peyton Manning had refused to host “Monday Night Football” for several years due to traveling and not wanting to criticize Eli during his playing career. However, the elder Manning has produced several shows on ESPN, including “Peyton’s Places” and “Detail.” So a step into the broadcast booth, albeit from the comfort of home, seemed logical.

“This partnership with ESPN and The Walt Disney Company reflects an ongoing and shared commitment to bringing fans fun and innovative content,” Peyton Manning said in a press release. “ESPN+ has been an excellent partner for Omaha Productions [Manning’s production company] as we build on The Places franchise and are excited to co-create a new MegaCast format that will have something for everyone.”

The Manningcast has been a huge success so far, and fans love the off-hand comments from the Manning brothers and the guests they’ve brought to the broadcast. It has served as a solid foil to the traditional broadcast team, which has been the only viewing option when Manningcast hasn’t been on the air.

NFL playoff schedule: wild card round

Saturday, January 9

Match start time television channel
Raiders at Bengals 4:30 p.m. ET NBC
Patriots in Bills 8:15 p.m. ET CBS

Sunday, January 10

Match start time television channel
Eagles on Buccaneers 1 p.m. ET FOX
49ers in jeans 4:30 p.m. ET CBS
Steelers at Chiefs 8:15 p.m. ET NBC

Monday, January 11

Match start time television channel
Cardinals at Rams 8:15 p.m. ET ABC, ESPN, ESPN2

divisional round

Saturday, January 22

Match start time television channel live broadcast
AFC Divisional Round to be confirmed to be confirmed fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round to be confirmed to be confirmed fuboTV

Sunday, January 23

Match start time television channel live broadcast
AFC Divisional Round to be confirmed to be confirmed fuboTV
NFC Divisional Round to be confirmed to be confirmed fuboTV

conference championships

Sunday, January 30

Match start time television channel live broadcast
AFC Championship Game 3:05 p.m. Eastern Time CBS Paramount+, fubo TV
NFC Championship Game 6:40 p.m. ET FOX Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday, February 13

Match start time television channel live broadcast
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV

TV channels, live streams for NFL playoff games

This year, CBS, FOX, ABC, NBC and ESPN will broadcast games during the playoffs. NBC is the home of Super Bowl 56 in February.

Viewers can watch every 2022 NFL playoff game live on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

In Canada, all NFL playoff games are available for live streaming via DAZN with a subscription.

When do the NFL playoffs end in 2022?

  • Start date: Saturday, January 15
  • Final date: Sunday, February 13

The first weekend of the playoffs begins on Saturday, January 15 with the wild card round. Divisional round games are held the following weekend, with the conference championships taking place on Sunday, January 30.

The 2022 Pro Bowl will take place on Saturday, February 6, which is the weekend before the Super Bowl. The NFL season will end on Sunday, February 13 when the Super Bowl takes place.