When Monday Night Football rolled into Foxborough, Mass. last weekend for the most recent contest between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans, ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss got a bit of a twinkle in his eyes.

“Like Tom Brady said [last week], ‘There’s something special about Monday Night Football,” said Reiss, who has covered the Patriots for a decade and a half, the last three years for ESPNBoston.com.

In the video above, Reiss shares his thoughts on having the MNF crew in town; how ESPNBoston.com approaches its coverage of the Patriots (and everything Boston sports); and what it’s like to work closely with ESPN NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi.