The reigning NFL Most Valuable Player Tom Brady meets the up-and-comer Deshaun Watson as the Patriots play the Texans in the season opener today.

Live coverage on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket begins at 10am. Kickoff is 1pm.

Here are some of the numbers leading into the game...

> Tom Brady is 12-3 in season openers. A win today and he ties Peyton Manning for most ever with 13

> The Patriots own a 9-1 record vs the Texans. That includes a 4-0 regular season and 2-0 playoff mark in games at Gillette Stadium

TALE OF THE TAPE - 2017

 
2017 Regular Season New England Houston
Record 13-3 4-12
Divisional Standings 1st 4th
Total Yards Gained 6,307 5,120
Total Offense (Rank) 394.2 (1) 320.0 (20)
Rush Offense 118.1 (10) 115.1 (14)
Pass Offense 276.1 (2) 204.9 (21)
Points Per Game 28.6 (2) 21.1 (17)
Total Yards Allowed 5,856 5,546
Total Defense (Rank) 366.0 (29) 346.6 (20)
Rush Defense 114.8 (20) 109.2 (13)
Pass Defense 251.3 (30) 237.4 (24)
Points Allowed/Game 18.5 (5) 27.3 (32)
Possession Avg. 30:37 30:07
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost 35/201 54/366
Sacks Made/Yards 42/299 32/200
Total Touchdowns Scored 49 40
Penalties Against/Yards 95/835 124/1050
Punts/Avg. 58/43.4 92/49.0
Turnover Differential +6 (11) -12 (28)

NOTE: Check out the game on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket today and get full postgame coverage on the 'Morning Pitch Show' Monday morning at 6am.