Mowins, Griese to call Jets-Lions on MNF in Week 1

For the second consecutive year, Beth Mowins will be the play-by-play announcer for one half of ESPN’s Monday Night Football doubleheader in Week 1 of the regular season.The network announced Thursday that Mowins and analyst and former NFL quarterback Brian Griese will be in the booth as the New York Jets visit the Detroit Lions at 7:10 p.m. ET on Sept. 10.Mowins and analyst and former NFL coach Rex Ryan called the second game of the Week 1 MNF doubleheader last year — when the Los Angeles Chargers visited the Denver Broncos — making Mowins the first woman to call a nationally televised game in 30 years. She also called four games for CBS later in the season.Griese has been a college football analyst for ESPN since 2009, after an 11-year NFL career.Laura Rutledge will be the sideline reporter for Jets-Lions.