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NFL Week 2 Monday Night Football: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

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Allegiant Stadium Prepares To Host First Las Vegas Raiders Home Game Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

After SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles was opened in Week 1, the second weekend of regular season action will see the opening of another brand new arena: the Raiders’ new home in Las Vegas, the 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium, will open its doors for the first time tonight. The team that has the honor of taking on the Raiders on their new home turf are the New Orleans Saints, like Las Vegas owners of a 1-0 record heading into the game.

With that said, here’s how you can watch the game or who to root for.

New Orleans Saints (1-0) at Las Vegas Raiders (1-0)

When: 8:15 p.m. ET

Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas NV

Television: ESPN

Live streaming: fuboTV (Sign up here!)

SB Nation coverage: Canal Street Chronicles (Saints), Silver and Black Pride (Raiders)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Raiders! Why New England fans should root for the home team tonight is pretty straight forward: the Patriots will take on Las Vegas next week, when Jon Gruden’s club travels to Foxborough, which means that a win by his team would improve New England’s strength of schedule and possibly strength of victory — two tiebreakers that might very well become relevant in regards to playoff seeding further down the line.