After a week dominated with talk about Antonio Brown, the New England Patriots are back to playing actual football today: the team — now with Brown no longer a part of it — will host the New York Jets today for its second straight meeting with an AFC East rival. The Patriots, of course, are heavy favorites entering the contest against the 0-2 Jets with a perfect 2-0 record and a scoring differential of +73.
With all that in mind, let’s find out how to actually follow today’s game:
Game Information: Patriots (2-0) vs Jets (0-2)
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA
SB Nation affiliate: Gang Green Nation
The Patriots provide an in-depth breakdown on their website.
Broadcast team: Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Rich Gannon (color commentary), Dana Jacobsen (sideline)
The game will be carried locally on WBZ-TV channel 4.
Station: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub
Broadcast team: Bob Socci (play-by-play) and Scott Zolak (color commentary)
98.5 FM is available through the following stations:
- Boston MA: WBZ 98.5 FM
- Springfield MA: WAQY 102.1 FM
- Worcester MA: WWFX 100.1 FM
- Milford MA: WMRC 101.3 FM / 1490 AM
- Portland ME: WBLM 102.9 FM
- Bangor ME: WEZQ 92.9 FM
- Hartford CT: WTIC 1080 AM
- Concord NH: WNNH 99.1 FM
- Burlington VT: WCPV 101.3 FM
- Providence RI: WPRO 630 AM
For additional stations, please check out the broadcast information on patriots.com.
International live streaming: International viewers can follow the game by using NFL Game Pass.
Line: Patriots -21
For more betting information, please visit SB Nation’s Betting Section.
The two teams’ fan bases feel quite differently about their teams heading into today’s game as our latest FanPulse survey — please click here if you also want to take part in the future — shows: while 98% of New England’s followers are confident in the direction of the franchise, only 15% of New York’s polled fan base feels the same way about its team. The 83% difference between the two clubs is tied for the biggest among the NFL’s matchups this week.
The reasons for that difference are quickly found: while the Patriots won their first two games of the regular season with a combined score of 76-3, the Jets have lost both contests and their starting quarterback (Sam Darnold; mononucleosis) as well as his backup (Trevor Siemian; ankle). As a result, the Patriots enter the game as three-touchdown favorites against the Luke Falk-led team.
While Patriots fans’ 98% ties them for most in the league with the Kansas City Chiefs, only three fan bases are less confident than the Jets’.
Pats Pulpit coverage
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