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'Monday Night Football' Pre-Season Continues With Jets vs. Texans

SPOILER: There was a 10-point difference at the half.

ESPN's Monday Night Football preseason coverage continues Monday with the Houston Texans facing off against the New York Jets.

Mike Tirico is the play-by-play commentator for the game; Jon Gruden and Ron Jaworski will call the game; and Suzy Kolber is the sideline reporter.

SPOILER ALERT: Houston led the game at the half by 10 points.

Monday marked the return on Bill Parcells' to the pregame show, Monday Night Countdown. He previously worked as a studio analyst on both Monday Night Countdown and Sunday NFL Countdown after spending part of the 2001 season as a guest analyst.

The former coach will also be part of Countdown's regular season kickoff show on Sept. 12 before two of his former teams -- the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins -- open the 2011 Monday Night Football schedule.

Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice has also come on board as an analyst for the cable channel. He debuts on the pro football-themed discussion show Audibles on Sept. 15.