09/10/2012 06:47 pm ET

Monday Night Football LIVE UPDATES: Ravens-Bengals, Chargers-Raiders Cap Week 1


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Following the first Sunday of the 2012-13 NFL season, what better way to cap Week 1 than a double-dose of "Monday Night Football"? Not only do we get a double header, but we get two divisional match-ups.

The Baltimore Ravens host the Cincinnati Bengals in the first game of the night at M&T Bank Stadium at 7 p.m. ET, while the Oakland Raiders takes on their AFC West rivals, the San Diego Chargers, in the late game at 10:15 p.m.

Since there are no rookie quarterbacks making their debuts tonight, maybe that means we won't see any turnover-heavy performances. Unless, Carson Palmer or the Ravens' defense has anything to say about that.

In the opener, the stout Ravens defense led by Ray Lewis will try to disrupt Cincinnati's dynamic duo of quarterback Andy Dalton and star wideout A.J. Green. They'll do their best to make Dalton look like Brandon Weeden did on Sunday. On the other side of the ball, Joe Flacco will look to begin a breakout season. In the nightcap, we might also see the Raiders unleash running back Darren McFadden on the San Diego defense. There's also Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates trying to lift the Chargers back to the top of the AFC West.

Will the Ravens defense stay strong without linebacker Terrell Suggs? Will Philip Rivers find a new best friend to throw to now that San Diego no longer has Vincent Jackson?

Follow our "Monday Night Football" live blog for updates!

09/11/2012 1:35 AM EDT

Looks like the Raiders are in need for a long snapper.

09/11/2012 1:30 AM EDT


Chargers get off the punt while the Raiders send everyone and leave nobody back there to return. GAME OVER.


09/11/2012 1:28 AM EDT

3rd and 5

Rivers hesitates and then take a knee. There is a 3-second difference between the play clock and the regular clock. The Chargers will take the delay of game penalty and punt it with three seconds.

09/11/2012 1:27 AM EDT

@ MichaelDavSmith :

If you're still watching football despite having to work in the morning, I salute you.

09/11/2012 1:27 AM EDT

Chargers go up the middle again for another short gain and the Raiders call their final timeout with 46 seconds left.

09/11/2012 1:26 AM EDT

Chargers run the ball up the middle and the Raiders call one of their two timeouts. 50 seconds left.

09/11/2012 1:25 AM EDT

Onside Kick

Janikowski's onside attempt never going anywhere but to the Chargers. That'll do it.

09/11/2012 1:24 AM EDT


Streater caught the 2-pt conversion, too.

09/11/2012 1:24 AM EDT

THey got it! The onside kick will actually have significance.

09/11/2012 1:23 AM EDT

Final Minute

In the final minute, Raiders find the endzone. Palmer hits Streeter between the numbers. And they're going for 2.