Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
What Sparano was getting at is that both teams have strong defenses and love to run the ball.
But another element that could make for a rugged night is if the quarterbacks perform commensurate with their experience.
Their five combined starts will tie for the third fewest in the history of "Monday Night Football."
Here's the list, excluding 1987, when replacement players were used:
Four starts: Joe Reed, San Francisco 49ers (two starts) versus Jerry Tagge, Packers (two starts).
Three starts: Vince Ferragamo, Los Angeles Rams (zero starts) versus June Jones, Atlanta Falcons (three starts).