'Manning Bowl', MNF twin bill highlight schedule peek

Updated: March 28, 2006, 12:45 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ESPN will kick off the new era of "Monday Night Football" with a doubleheader, as NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced part of next season's schedule Monday.

Art Shell will begin his second stint as Raiders head coach when Oakland opens at home against the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 11. Washington will host Minnesota in the opener at 7 p.m. ET, followed by Chargers-Raiders at 10:15 p.m.

"MNF" makes the move to ESPN after spending 36 seasons on ABC. ESPN hired Mike Tirico, ...

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