NFL Monday Night Football: Where to watch Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders, TV Channel, Live Stream, Odds

A classic AFC West rivalry concludes the opening week of the 100th NFL season when the Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos on Monday night.

It's hard to say whether the Raiders' final season in Oakland before they move to Las Vegas will be successful, but one thing is certain: It will not be boring.

Since trading for Antonio Brown in the offseason, the Raiders have been extremely busy—and not just because they featured on HBO's Hard Knocks.

The wide receiver missed most of training camp with frostbite on his feet, incurred after not wearing the appropriate footwear in a cryotherapy chamber.

Brown then threatened to quit football if the NFL didn't allow him to wear the same helmet he's used for the last 10 years, before filing two grievances against the league.

For all his off-field shenanigans, the seven-time Pro Bowler remains one of the best receivers in the league. Brown has 686 receptions and 9,145 receiving yards since 2013, the most by any player over a six-year span in NFL history.

The 31-year-old has scored 74 touchdowns since making his NFL debut in 2010, more than any other active player. Worryingly for the Broncos, Brown averages 110 receiving yards per game against them, more than against any other team he's faced at least three times in his NFL career.

Aside from Brown, Oakland has spent big to sign left tackle Trent Brown, a Super Bowl LIII winner with the New England Patriots, and safety Lamarcus Joyner.

Wide receiver Tyrell Williams and veterans Richie Incognito and Vontaze Burfict have also joined as Jon Gruden enters his second season in charge, determined to improve on last year's 4-12 record.

If the Raiders kick off the new campaign with plenty of unanswered questions, the same can be said about Denver.

The Broncos have a new quarterback-coach combination in the shape of Joe Flacco and Vic Fangio.

Fangio, the former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator, should make an already good defense even better. Flacco, meanwhile, is the latest gamble Broncos General Manager John Elway has taken in a bid to address the team's lingering quarterback issue.

The 34-year-old lost his starting spot to Lamar Jackson halfway through last season after suffering a hip injury.

With Flacco on the bench, the Baltimore Ravens went 6-1 as he had to adjust to life as a backup for the first time in his career.

While the 34-year-old is a gamble for the Broncos, there are positive omens for Denver as Flacco is 8-3 as a starter on opening weekend and has thrown for a touchdown.

Aside from a new signal-caller, Denver has acquired Kareem Jackson and Bryce Callahan to shore up its secondaries and also signed right-tackle Ja'Wuan James to a lucrative deal.

The Broncos have the second-hardest schedule in the league and the playoffs might remain elusive for a fourth consecutive season.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Monday night.

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Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders throws against Derek Wolfe #95 of the Denver Broncos at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 16, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Stockman/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California, on Monday, September 9.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. local time (10:20 p.m. ET).

TV coverage

The game will be nationally broadcast by ESPN.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via ESPN's digital platform, WatchESPN and the ESPN app, as well as via NFL Network online and on connected devices and fuboTV.


The Broncos went 2-3 in preseason, winning the Hall of Fame Game against the Atlanta Falcons, before losing three straight games to the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams.

Denver ended the preseason on a positive note by beating the Arizona Cardinals last week. Oakland had an almost perfect record, beating the Rams, Cardinals and Green Bay Packers before losing to the Seahawks in its final game.

Series record

Oakland leads the all-time series with 63 wins to Denver's 52 and two ties.

The Raiders have won two of the last three games between the two teams, including the most recent meeting with a 27-14 win on Christmas Eve last year.


According to Oddschecker, the Raiders are a one-point favorite and are 49/50 to win and cover the spread, while the Broncos are 87/100 to win the game.

The over/under bar in terms of points scored is set at 43.5.

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