Munchak is MNF story for Steelers-Titans

"Monday Night Football" is not the showcase it once was. The NFL’s top prime-time game of the week now comes Sunday night.

Though the matchups aren't always great, the audience is.

It wouldn’t have been objectionable if the Titans weren't slated to make a MNF appearance in 2014. They are coming off a 7-9 season and they have minimal star power.

Offensive linemen are rarely the big storyline, and Hall of Famer Mike Munchak is a low-key, low-profile guy.

But he’ll get plenty of attention for the Titans-Steelers game on Monday, Nov. 17.

He spent 32 years with the Oilers/Titans franchise as a player and coach, and was the team’s head coach from 2011-13.

Now he’s set to return and roam the visitor's sideline wearing black and gold as Pittsburgh’s offensive line coach.

It will be the third time in six years that the teams play in prime time. In 2009, Titans at Steelers was the NFL opener, a 13-10 overtime loss for Tennessee. In 2012, the Titans won a Thursday night game against the Steelers at LP Field, 26-23.

It's also a game for Munchak's replacement as Titans head coach, Ken Whisenhunt, against a team he spent 2001-06 with as an assistant coach.