142: Combined MNF appearances by Broncos and Raiders-MON0909

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 Monday Night Football has 4 teams with 197 combined appearance
2 How Texas-Saints and Broncos-Raiders match up for season openers
3 Notable numbers from Week 1; passing rushing, receiving leaders
4 Tom Brady moves into tie with Drew Brees fro all-time Week 1 TD passes
5 Week 1 featured 23 pass plays of 40-plus yards; six plays over 60 yards

96-99-2: Combined record of teams in opening MNF games

24-17

Oakland beat Denver at home

in last MNF game for each team, on Dec. 24, 2018

34-17

Houston won its last MNF game,

at Tennessee on Nov. 26, 2018

12-9

New Orleans won its last MNF game, at Carolina on Dec. 17, 2018

73

All-time MNF appearances by Denver, fourth-most behind Dolphins (84), Cowboys (80) and 49ers (75)

  • 69: Raiders, 8th

  • 42: Saints, 21st

  • 13: Texans, 32nd


Houston scored 42 TDs in 2018 while New Orleans scored 60


Houston Texans

at New Orleans Saints

Monday, Sept. 9, 7:10 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Mercedes-Benz Stadium (71,000)

New Orleans, La.

Saints by 6½; over/under 52

2018 records

Texans 11-5, first in AFC South

Saints 13-3, first in NFC South

HOW TEXANS, SAINTS MATCH UP
2018 STATS (NFL RANK)
TEXANS OFFENSE SAINTS
25.1 (11) Scoring 31.5 (3)
363.6 (15) Total 379.2 (8)
236.3 (17) Passing 252.6 (12)
126.3 (8) Rushing 126.6 (6)
TEXANS DEFENSE SAINTS
19.8 (5) Scoring 22.1 (14)
343.1 (12) Total 349.1 (14)
260.4 (28) Passing 268.9 (29)
82.7 (3) Rushing 80.2 (2)

163-115

Saints QB Drew Brees career record in 278 games started;

90-49 in home games

14-9

Texans QB Deshaun Watson

record in 23 starts; 6-5 on road

74.4, 266.1, 32

Completion percentage, yards per game, TD passes for Drew Brees in 2018; 3,992 yards, 5 ints

68.3, 260.3, 26

Completion percentage, yards per game, TD passes for Desharun Watson in 2018; 4,165 yards, 9 ints


Broncos scored 39 TDs in 2018 while Raiders had 30 scores


Denver Broncos

at Oakland Raiders

Monday, Sept. 9, 10:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)

RingCentral Coliseum (63.132)

Oakland, Calif.

Broncos by 2½; over/under 42

2018 records

Broncos 6-10, third in AFC West

Raiders 4-12, fourth in AFC West

HOW BRONCOS, RAIDER MATCH UP
2018 STATS (NFL RANK)
BRONCOS OFFENSE RAIDERS
20.6 (24) Scoring 18.1 (28)
350.1 (19) Total 336.2 (23)
230.9 (19) Passing 234.4 (18)
119.2 (12) Rushing 101.8 (25)
BRONCOS DEFENSE RAIDERS
21.8 (13) Scoring 29.2 (32)
365.1 (22) Total 381.4 (26)
245.8 (20) Passing 240.8 (19)
119.6 (21) Rushing 140.6 (30)

106-72

Broncos QB Joe Flacco career record in 178 games started;

44-51 in road games

32-46

Raiders QB Derek Carr record in 78 starts; 19-20 at home

61.2, 273.9, 12

Completion percentage, yards per game, TD passes for Joe Flacco

in 2018; 2,465 yards, 6 ints

68.9, 253.1, 19

Completion percentage, yards per game, TD passes for Derek Carr in 2018; 4,049 yards, 10 ints


WEEK 1 NOTABLE NUMBERS

12, 5, 2

12 quarterbacks passed for more than 300 yards in Week 1, 5 topped 375 yards, 2 topped 100

  • 418: Andy Dalton, CIN (35-51, 2 TDs)

  • 405: Dak Prescott, DAL (25-32, 4)

  • 385: Matthew Stafford, DET (27-45, 3)

  • 380: Case Keenum, WAS (30-44, 3)

  • 378: Patrick Mahomes, KC (25-33, 3)

341, 3

Yards, TDs for Tom Brady in

Patriots’ 33-3 win over Steelers; Brady 9-3 vs. Pittsburgh

37

Brady’s 3 TDs tied Drew Brees

for all-time lead in TD passes

in first week of season


Brady's 3 TDs tied Drew Brees for most in first week of season

Since 1950

5, 100

5 running backs gained

100-plus yards in Week 1 with

the top 3 all in losing efforts

  • 174: Marlon Mack, IND (30-24 loss at LAC)

  • 128: Christian McCaffrey, CAR (30-27 vs. LAR)

  • 120: Saquon Barkley, NYG (35-17 at DAL)

  • 111: Dalvin Cook, MIN (28-12 win vs. ATL)

  • 107: Mark Ingram II, BAL (59-10 win at MIA)

8, 9

Redskins’ Adrian Peterson was healthy inactive for first time; stays 4th on all-time Week 1 TD list


All-time Week 1 rushing TDs


23, 11, 6

There were 23 pass plays of

40-plus yards in Week 1,

11 over 50 and 6 over 60

  • 83: Maruise Brown, BAL

  • 75: Derrick Henry, TEN

  • 69: DJ Chark, JAX

  • 69: Terry McLaurin, WASH

  • 68: Sammy Watkins, KC

  • 62: Michael Gallup, DAL

3

Three players had 10-plus receptions in Week 1

  • 14: Jamison Crowder, WR, NYJ

  • 11: Evan Engram, TE, NYG

  • 10: Christian McCaffrey, RB, CAR

14, 3

14 WRs and 3 tight ends

had more than 100 yards;

four players topped 150


Week 1 receiving leaders


17-20, 324, 5

Completions, yards, TDs for Ravens QB Lamar Jackson, who hit his first 10 passe — 4 for touchdowns

22-25, 275, 2

Completions, yards, TDs for Jaguars Gardner Minshew in relief of injured Nick Foles; hit first 13 passes

313, 313

Patrick Mahomes had 313 yards passing in 2018 win vs. Jaguars;

he had 313 in first half in 2019

  • 5: Mahomes hit first 5 passes for 141 yards

  • 4: Mahome missed on 4 passes in first half, going 16-for-20, 313 yards, 2 TDs

100

Titans’ Cameron Wake recorded 100th sack of career, for a safety vs. Baker Mayfield of Browns

18, 182

Browns had 18 penalties for 182 yards, most since 1951; 9 penalties gave Titans first downs in 43-13 loss

3, 198

Career-high TDs, yards on nine recpetions for Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins against Jaguars


Source: nfl.com; pro-football-referebce.com; footballdb.com