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NFL Week 8 Sunday Night Football: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

The final game of the day is here.

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Kansas City Chiefs v Green Bay Packers

For the New England Patriots, Week 8 of the regular season is already in the books — the team defeated the visiting Cleveland Browns with a final score of 27-13 to improve to 8-0 on the year. Tonight’s primetime game is therefore a relaxing affair, and a chance to scout a team that is on New England’s schedule later this year. So what does this mean for the club? And who should Patriots fans root for? Let’s find out:

Green Bay Packers (6-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (5-2)

When: 8:20 p.m. ET

Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City MO

Television: NBC

Live streaming: fuboTV (sign up here)

SB Nation coverage: Acme Packing Company (Packers); Arrowhead Pride (Chiefs)

Patriots rooting guide: Go Packers! The Chiefs will be without Patrick Mahomes, which should help the Patriots get their preferred result: a Green Bay victory. Why Aaron Rodgers and company are the team to root for is pretty obvious considering that Kansas City is one of the premier teams in the AFC and one of New England’s main competitors for the number one playoff seed in the conference.