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Bills-Seahawks Monday Night Football game to be televised locally in Buffalo

If you don't have ESPN, you'll still be able to watch the Bills on 'Monday Night Football' for the next two years

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football this November will be broadcast locally on WKBW, Buffalo's ABC affiliate, according to a report from The Buffalo News. It is part of a deal that also includes the 2017 season should the Bills once again be placed on ESPN's Monday night broadcast.

Under an agreement with ESPN, the NFL must publicly broadcast each game in local markets for free so as not to leave non-cable subscribers in the dark. Last season's MNF tilt against the New England Patriots was also broadcast on WKBW, but previous Thursday Night Football games were on secondary channel WBBZ. Many more households receive WKBW, so it's a win for the local consumer.

The deal also includes Bills preseason games for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. WKBW has the only full-time Bills reporter in the local TV market, with Joe Buscaglia manning year-round coverage.

Just in case you were wondering, Buffalo hasn't done well on Mondays recently. Their last victory was before Y2K.