The drought is over: tonight, the New England Patriots will host the Washington Redskins for the preseason opener. Both teams are coming off busy offseasons and will be looking to start into the year with some momentum on their sides – even though it is expected that most of the star players only saw minimal action tonight at best.
With that in mind, here is all you need to know about the matchup
New England Patriots (0-0) vs Washington Redskins (0-0)
Date: Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts
SB Nation Affiliates: Hogs Haven
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: Patriots -3
Additional Information: The Patriots provide an in-depth breakdown on their website.