The third week of NFL preseason football is usually considered to be the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season: teams start to adjust their schedules to get everyone into a regular season groove before the contest, start some minor game planning, and ultimately give their starters more exposure than during the other preseason games.
With that in mind, let’s preview tonight’s matchup:
New England Patriots (2-0) at Carolina Panthers (2-0)
Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte NC
SB Nation Affiliates: Cat Scratch Reader
TV: Patriots Preseason Network, with Bob Socci (play-by-play), Scott Zolak (color commentary), and Rob Ninkovich (sideline analysis)
Boston MA: WBZ-TV Ch. 4
Springfield MA: WWLP-TV Ch. 22
Hartford CT WTNH-TV Ch. 8
Portland ME WMTW-TV Ch. 8
Bangor ME WVII-TV Ch. 7
Machester NH WMUR-TV Ch. 9
Providence RI WPRI-TV Ch. 12
Burlington VT WCAX-TV Ch. 3
For additional channels, please check out the broadcast information on patriots.com.
Radio: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub, with Dan Roche (play-by-play) and Matt Chatham (color commentary)
Local market: patriots.com/preseasonlive
United Kingdom: patriots.com/preseasonlive-uk
International viewers: NFL Game Pass
Line: Panthers -2.5
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an in-depth breakdown on their website.