The New England Patriots will finally unveil Mac Jones to the rest of the football world in a regular-season game, as their Week 1 matchup will come against Tua Tagovailoa and a Miami Dolphins team. that has an eye on the postseason after narrowly missing out during a breakout 2020 season.
The Patriots will throw Jones right into the fire in this game, as the Dolphins sport one of the best young defenses in the game and are coached by a former Patriots defensive assistant in Brian Flores.
Even with that, Bill Belichick will throw one of the best defenses in the NFL at Tagovailoa in this game. New England also has the benefit of a plethora of new weapons thanks to an offseason spending spree. Jonnu Smith, Hunter Henry, and Kendrick Bourne are ready to rock against a stacked Dolphins defensive backfield.
Will the Dolphins be able to rough up Jones and come away with a win? Or will Belichick and the Patriots stop Tagovailoa and Miami in their tracks and get an early victory in what should be a competitive AFC East?
Patriots Injury Report vs Dolphins Week 1
The following players have been ruled out for today’s game against Miami:
- WR Malcolm Perry (foot)
Two potential starters in DB Jalen Mills and WR Nelson Agholor are questionable with ankle injuries, while pass rusher Ronnie Perkins is questionable with a shoulder injury.
Patriots vs Dolphins Odds and Betting Pick Week 1
WynnBET’s Week 1 NFL odds have the Patriots favored by 3.0 points at home. New England is also -180 (bet $180 to win $100) on the moneyline, with Miami clocking in at +150 (bet $100 to win $150). The over-under for this game is 43.5, showing that Vegas is expecting a low-scoring affair.
New England might be starting a rookie quarterback in Jones, but with a strong ground game and secondary that could cause Tagovailoa some real problems, and a pass rush that looked great in the preseason, expect the Patriots to come out on top in a close one, 21-17.
What Channel is the Patriots Game On Week 1
The Patriots game today will be broadcast on CBS at 4:25 p.m. EST. Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, and Melanie Collins will be on the call.
Patriots vs Dolphins Live Stream
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Patriots Next Game and Schedule
The Patriots’ next game will be in Week 2 on Sunday, September 19 on the road against the New York Jets. Here’s a look at their schedule for the next four weeks:
Week 2: @ New York (A)
Week 3: vs New Orleans
Week 4: vs Tampa Bay
Week 5: @ Houston