The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins kick off their seasons Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and the AFC East matchup will include two former Alabama standouts behind center.
While the pressure is on for Dolphins second-year quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who threw 11 passing touchdowns and five interceptions during his rookie season, first-round draft pick Mac Jones will be making his regular-season debut for the Patriots. The quarterback is getting the start following Cam Newton's release at the conclusion of training camp.
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The beginning of the NFL regular season brings renewed hope for every team, but a few figures start the year in precarious situations.The upcoming season promises no shortage of intrigue. From the Buccaneers’ quest to become only the eighth team in NFL history to win back-to-back Super Bowls to the continued ascent of young quarterbacks Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen to the development of this year’s rich rookie QB draft class and the continued dominance of defensive game-changers Aaron Donald, T.J. Watt and Myles Garrett, storylines abound.
It's a big first game for two teams with playoff aspirations. The Dolphins narrowly missed the playoffs last season after going 10-6. The Patriots went 7-9 last year, missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2008 campaign and suffering a losing season for the first time since 2000.
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Here is everything you need to know for Sunday:
What time does Dolphins at Patriots start?
The game will begin at 4:25 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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‘I’ve never had a clock go off the board’: Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy explains puzzling clock management
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said the clock he was watching powered off during a crucial stretch at the end of Dallas' win over the Chargers.The Chargers had tied the contest with just under 4 minutes to play. Prescott was intent he wouldn’t give his opponent another chance to steal the game, risking a loss as time expired as the Cowboys had suffered last week.
What TV channel is Dolphins at Miami on?
The game will be broadcast on CBS.
How can I watch Dolphins vs. Patriots online via live stream?
The game can be streamed on Paramount+ and fuboTV or via DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket.
What are the odds for Dolphins at Patriots?
The Patriots are 3.5-point favorites with the over/under at 43.5, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
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