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Who plays Monday Night football tonight, Week 13? Games, times, TV

Week 13 wraps up with a crucial Monday Night Football match to establish AFC East dominance between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills.

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Who plays Monday Night football tonight, Week 13? Games, times, TV
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Monday Night Football is shaping up to be a thrilling confrontation between the top two teams in the AFC East division as the New England Patriots head to Highmark Stadium to challenge the Buffalo Bills.

The game between the 8-4 Patriots and the 7-4 Bills will give an insight as to who will eventually prevail in the division, although they will face each other again in Week 16.

The Patriots: On a winning run

The Patriots have a recent track record of being at the helm of AFC East, winning all but three titles from 2001 through last year. But the Bills are the reigning division champions, and will have the Bills Mafia passionately cheering them on at home.

New England is coming from a six-game winning streak, and rookie quarterback Mac Jones has been delivering the goods for the team.

The Patriots’ offense is ranked seventh in the league, delivering 28 points each game. They also have a rock-solid defense, only allowing a league-low 15.8 points per game.

The high-scoring Bills

Bills quarterback Josh Allen is more experienced than Jones and leads the team’s strong passing game. However, the 25-year-old has had several interceptions in three of his last four games, and Buffalo lost two of those contests.

The team’s offense has been formidable, churning out 29.6 points per game. The Bills, like the Patriots, also boast great defense, allowing only 1,964 yards through the air in its games.

The high-level defense of both teams could spell low scores in a tightly-contested matchup.

How to watch Monday Night Football

ESPN will broadcast Week 13’s Monday Night Football, and will live stream on all its digital platforms including ESPN.com and the ESPN app.

Fans will also be able to watch the “Manningcast” as an alternative broadcast, and the Manning brothers will have TV host David Letterman as their guest for the evening.

Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will be broadcast on ESPN 2 and can also be streamed on ESPN+.

Matchup: Patriots at Bills

Where: Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

Date: Monday, Dec. 6

Time: 8.15 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Live stream: ESPN.com, ESPN App, Yahoo! Sports App, fuboTV

Live text feed: You can also catch all the live action play-by-play between the Patriots and the Bills with our very own NFL specialist Dane Arlauckas right here on as.com. Don't miss it!