Patriots Monday Night Football Was Just CANCELED By The NFL
What? Is it true? It is. The NFL just canceled Patriots Monday Night Football. Originally, the prestigious Monday Night Football game was scheduled for December 18 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots will now host the Chiefs the day before, Sunday December 17 at 1 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.
Even having MEGA star Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, and the iconic Taylor Swift in tow, was not enough for the NFL to keep the low scoring 2-9 Patriots on prime time for week fifteen.
According to Sports Illustrated, this game is Unwatchable:
It takes a lot for the league to move Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift out of its premiere TV slot, but the low-scoring, 2-9 Patriots are not only unsuccessful but now also branded unwatchable.
While it’s a tremendous slap in the face, can you really blame the NFL? We have to remember that MNF is a television show, with a responsibility to advertisers. Our once proud Patriots have the SECOND LOWEST scoring offense in the league. In the last two games they have scored only six and seven points, and haven’t reached 30 all season. The final score of their last two games? 10-6 and 10-7.
Going against the first place 8-3 Chiefs in PRIMETIME could be a Patriots humiliation on the grandest of scales, with a brutal takedown by halftime, sending viewers to bed early. The NFL can’t allow that and took matters into their own hands.
What makes this even sadder, this the FIRST time in history a team was moved OFF of Monday Night Football. According to CBS Sports:
For the first time, the NFL has flexed a “Monday Night Football” game. The league has taken the Chiefs-Patriots matchup off of Monday night and has replaced it with the Eagles‘ road game against the Seahawks.
As Julian Edelman said “we’re on to April 25.” That’s the first day of the NFL Draft. Maybe the next time we see the Patriots Monday Night Football, we’ll be smiling. For now, maybe Taylor can write us a sad song.