09/12/2011 06:37 pm ET Updated Nov 12, 2011

Monday Night Football LIVE UPDATES: Patriots vs. Dolphins, Raiders vs. Broncos

There's no better way to top off an amazing first week to the 2011 NFL season than a Monday Night Football doubleheader. After the Green Bay-New Orleans thriller to kick off the season on Thursday and an epic Cowboys collapse to close out the Sunday games, tonight's divisional showdowns will certainly provide even more excitement.

The New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins in the first matchup of the night at 7 p.m. ET. Denver squares off against Oakland in the later game at 10:15 p.m. ET. There will be plenty of new faces for both teams as Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth make their debuts as Patriots.

Will New England's new weapons pay off in Week 1? Are the Dolphins ready to step up and contend for the AFC East? Will the Raiders and Broncos show the Chargers that they have some competition for the division crown? Follow our Monday Night Football live blog for updates!

09/13/2011 1:49 AM EDT

But Not Al Davis

@ espn : The Raiders open the season with a 23-20 win in Denver. Somewhere, John Madden, Bo Jackson, & Art Shell are smiling.

09/13/2011 1:48 AM EDT


A late Broncos comeback means that it was a silly-long field goal from Janikowski made the difference.

09/13/2011 1:47 AM EDT


For new Raiders coach after his first win.

09/13/2011 1:46 AM EDT

1st and 10

Jason Campbell and Raiders are going to bleed the final minute and half now that Broncos are out of timeouts. Can we squeeze in a few more penalties?

09/13/2011 1:43 AM EDT

Bush breaks it for 12

That gets game down to two-minute warning. When he "breaks" one it goes for 12. When McFadden breaks one it goes for everything available.

09/13/2011 1:42 AM EDT

Raiders first down

heading down to two-minute warning but after a another Bush carry the broncos call timeout. it's their last. they'll get one more stoppage at two-minute warning.

09/13/2011 1:41 AM EDT

Bush for short gain

Followed by Broncos timeout.

09/13/2011 1:39 AM EDT

Bush gets rock.

Nice run by the bruiser for first down. Tick.

09/13/2011 1:38 AM EDT


Raiders offense is coming back out.

09/13/2011 1:38 AM EDT

23-20 Raiders Lead

And they'll get the ball back with 3:43 to play. Can McFadden kill this game off??