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By: Bernd Buchmasser

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Welcome to the 2021 NFL season. More than seven months after their last game, the New England Patriots will return to Gillette Stadium again to hold their preseason opener. Their opponent? The Washington Football Team led by head coach Ron Rivera.

With that said, let’s find out how you follow the game.

New England Patriots (0-0) vs Washington Football Team (0-0)

Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021

Kickoff: 7:30 pm ET

Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough MA

SB Nation affiliate: Hogs Haven

Local broadcast

Network: Patriots Preseason Network

Broadcast team: Bob Socci (play-by-play), Scott Zolak (color commentary), Rob Ninkovich (sideline), Steve Burton (sideline)

The Patriots Preseason Network is available through the following stations:

  • Boston MA: WBZ-TV Ch. 4
  • Springfield MA: WWLP-TV Ch. 22
  • Portland ME: WMTW-TV Ch. 8
  • Bangor ME: WVII-TV Ch. 7
  • Hartford CT: WCTX/WTNH-TV Ch. 8
  • Manchester NH: WMUR-TV Ch. 9
  • Burlington VT: WCAX-TV Ch. 3
  • Providence RI: WPRI-TV Ch. 12

National broadcast

Network: NFL Network

Live streaming: fuboTV (Try for free here!)

Replay streaming: NFL Game Pass US

International live streaming: NFL Game Pass International This week’s preseason game will also stream live with special Spanish and German language broadcasts, available to those located in Mexico and Germany.

Primetime and nationally televised games can be watched for free and are available to anyone located in the United States by using the official Patriots app on iOS and Android or on the Safari mobile web. Local market games are restricted, so please check TV listings for availability.

Geographic and device restrictions apply as well as data charges may apply.

Local Radio

Station: 98.5 FM The Sports Hub

Broadcast team: Bob Socci (play-by-play), Scott Zolak (color commentary), Rob Ninkovich (sideline), Steve Burton (sideline)

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

Satellite radio

Station: 88 (New England), 380 (Washington)

Line: Washington -2

Over/Under: 36.5

For more betting information, please visit DraftKings Nation.


We will have plenty of updates as well as our live in-game tracker online on game day. Please make sure to regularly check back to for all the latest news, rumors and analysis.

Social media

Pats Pulpit will deliver updates and analysis all over social media. Besides regularly checking the website, please make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Twitch.

Also, please make sure to give Ryan Spagnoli a follow on Twitter (@Ryan_Spags). He will represent Pats Pulpit in Foxborough throughout the season.


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