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Monday Night Football, Week 1: How to watch Texans at Saints, Broncos at Raiders

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NFL: DEC 24 Broncos at Raiders Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In the opening week of the 100th season, this Monday night features two intriguing matchups. Up first is a battle between two playoff teams who are looking to recreate their magic from last season. Capping off the night is two AFC West rivals looking to rebound from unproductive seasons in 2019.

Houston Texans (0-0) at New Orleans Saints (0-0)

Game time: 7:10 p.m. ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Referee: John Hussey

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN, ESPN+

Announcers: Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters

Radio: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, James Lofton, Olivia Dekker SIRIUS: 81 (Hou), 83 (NO) | XM: 225 (Hou), 226 (NO)

Odds: Saints -6.5

SB Nation websites: Texans: Battle Red Blog | Saints: Canal Street Chronicles

The Texans suffered through one of the most eventful preseasons for their roster. After trading away star pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, they added young stud tackle Laremy Tunsil and veteran receiver Kenny Stills. Since mortgaging their future, all eyes are on Houston to put it together in 2019.

New Orleans saw their 2018 season end in disappointment after a controversial no call in the end of the NFC Championship game. Michael Thomas and Drew Brees are seeking to avenge that loss in week one of 2019.

Denver Broncos (0-0) at Oakland Raiders (0-0)

Game time: 10:20 p.m. ET

Where: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Referee: Craig Wrolstad

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN, ESPN+

Announcers: Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Dianna Russini

Radio: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Scott Kaplan SIRIUS: 136 (Den), 135 (Oak) | XM: 227 (Den), 228 (Oak)

Odds: Broncos -2.5

SB Nation websites: Broncos: Mile High Report | Raiders: Silver and Black Pride

After appearing on HBO’s Hard Knocks, the Raiders were the focal point of this preseason’s biggest story line. Now that the disgruntled Antonio Brown is gone and out of Oakland, they are hoping to put that behind them with a win over the Broncos.

Denver on the other hand made necessary changes to their coaching staff by hiring Vic Fangio. With a new man at the helm, the Broncos are putting a lot of faith in Ravens castoff Joe Flacco at quarterback.