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 SeasonNew EnglandHouston
Record13-34-12
Divisional Standings1st4th
Total Yards Gained6,3075,120
Total Offense (Rank)394.2 (1)320.0 (20)
Rush Offense118.1 (10)115.1 (14)
Pass Offense276.1 (2)204.9 (21)
Points Per Game28.6 (2)21.1 (17)
Total Yards Allowed5,8565,546
Total Defense (Rank)366.0 (29)346.6 (20)
Rush Defense114.8 (20)109.2 (13)
Pass Defense251.3 (30)237.4 (24)
Points Allowed/Game18.5 (5)27.3 (32)
Possession Avg.30:3730:07
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost35/20154/366
Sacks Made/Yards42/29932/200
Total Touchdowns Scored4940
Penalties Against/Yards95/835124/1050
Punts/Avg.58/43.492/49.0
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.