The New England Patriots face off with the Carolina Panthers tonight, in their third preseason contest of the year. This is the most important preseason tilt on their slate, as it serves as the “dress-rehearsal” for the regular season.
We should expect to see the starters for both sides play at least one half, perhaps even more if the coaches allow it. This will be an exciting matchup, so be sure to tune in.
Date: Friday, August 22nd
Kickoff Time: 7:30 ET
TV Channel: WBZ-TV (Ch.4), WWLP-TV (Ch. 22), WPRI-TV (Ch. 12), WMUR-TV (Ch. 9), WTNH-TV (Ch. 8), WMTW-TV (Ch. 8), WVII-TV (Ch. 7), WCAX-TV (Ch. 3), KFVE-TV (Ch. 5)
Radio: 98.5 FM
Live Stream: NFL.com (Preseason live subscription required)
There will be a number of different things to keep an eye on in this matchup, mainly the offensive, and defensive lines. The Panthers boast one of the best fronts sevens in the NFL, and they will present a big challenge for the Pats group up front.
The same can be said for the other side of the ball, as the Panthers have one of the best rushing attacks in the league. Vince Wilfork and company will definitely be challenged. It will be fun to see this first string Patriots team face some tough competition.
Tags: New England Patriots