Eagles-Chiefs MNF Super Bowl rematch draws monster numbers – NBC Sports Philadelphia

This is the one game that everyone in Philadelphia has circled on their calendars the moment the 2023 NFL schedule is released.

Week 11. Monday Night Football. Arrow Field. Super Bowl LVII rematch between the Eagles and Chiefs.

You couldn’t have scripted a better matchup. Both the Eagles and Chiefs were coming off bye weeks, their records sitting atop the league, and two MVP-caliber quarterbacks facing each other.

It was a recipe for success.

A rematch of last year’s Super Bowl? Yes. Could it be a preview of this year’s Super Bowl? And yes.

And by the looks of things, this might not be a bad thing for the NFL.

Shared by sports and business reporter Joe Pompliano, Monday night’s contest averaged 28.9 million viewers. Viewership also reached 31.2 million viewers. Not only was it the most-watched game of the NFL season, it was the highest-rated Monday Night Football game in 27 years (Packers at Cowboys in 1996).

It was a thriller worth watching from start to finish. The 21-17 win was the Eagles’ first win over the Chiefs in the Andy Reid era. It was the first time Jason Kelce beat his younger brother Travis in the NFL. A win in November can’t erase the pain of a Super Bowl loss — a game the Eagles will surely love.

Prior to Monday, the Eagles had their highest-rated game of the season with a Week 9 matchup against the Cowboys. The game averaged 27.1 million viewers. Now, the top two spots belong to birds.

There is no denying it. Everyone loves to see the Eagles … and the numbers prove it.

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