The Oakland Raiders open their 2011 NFL season on Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos in a game that features two of the fiercest rivals in the league. Although both teams enter 2011 with a number of question marks, rivalry games still can produce quality matchups no matter the talent level or talent questions. Both teams bring some quality players to the field, which should make for a fun matchup.
As it is Monday Night Football, the game will be broadcast on ESPN. However, it is the second game of the evening starting at 7:15pm pacific. Due to the multiple MNF games, Raiders-Broncos gets the number two Monday Night crew of Brad Nessler and Trent Dilfer. Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and John Gruden will handle the Patriots-Dolphins game.
For fans that do not have cable, the game will be simulcast on CBS in the Bay Area. In San Francisco, that is channel 5 (standard definition) and channel 705 (high definition).