The drama is over. It's time for the pads to do the talking.
The Raiders begin their season without Antonio Brown, who signed with the Patriots after Oakland released the disgruntled star receiver Saturday, but still have high hopes. Las Vegas, however, believes losing AB will be quite the blow.
Oakland opened the week as 2-point favorites for its season opener at home against the Broncos, but Denver is now 2.5-point favorites.
Here's the line for Monday Night Football, and how writers around the country predict the game to go.
Caesars: DEN -2.5 (-120)
Consensus: DEN -2.5 (-115)
Westgate: DEN -2.5 (-110)
Wynn: DEN -2.5 (-110)
Paul Gutierrez, ESPN: Raiders 17, Broncos 16
Jeff Legwold, ESPN: Broncos 23, Raiders 20
Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com: Broncos 27, Raiders 24
Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk: Broncos 23, Raiders 13
Tedd Nguyen, The Athletic: Raiders 24, Broncos 20