Mac Jones and Tua Tagovailoa were teammates, but will now play as division rivals. The Week 1 showdown between the Patriots and the Dolphins will show the former Alabama quarterbacks and national champions as they meet for the first time in the NFL.
This game will be Jones’ first start in the NFL, after he was considered QB1 last week when the Patriots released Cam Newton. Tagovailoa is entering his second season in the NFL. Last year, the Dolphins went 10-6 and finished second in the AFC East. It wasn’t a bad first season for the former Heisman Trophy winner. The Patriots finished last season third behind the Dolphins with a 7-9 record.
The Dolphins defense led the NFL in interceptions last season. This could be a concern for the Patriots’ rookie quarterback.
As host, New England remains a favorite for the game. These two teams also met in Week 1 last year, where the Patriots won 21-11. The Dolphins captured their second meeting of the season in December winning 22-12.
Hunter Henry hopes to be active during the game, so he will make his debut for the Patriots as their starting tight end. Damien Harris will also be one of those seen as the newly appointed starting running back after the Patriots traded Sony Michel to the Rams in late August.
The Dolphins could suffer Will Fuller’s suspensionBut rookie Jaylen Waddle will try to make up for Fuller’s absence as a starting wide receiver. Plus, Myles Gaskin will look to compete as well as he did last year, in which he completed 69 percent of the team’s offensive plays.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Patriots vs Dolphins game on Sunday, including kick-off time, TV channels, and the full NFL Week 1 schedule.
What channel is Patriots vs. Dolphins today?
- Television channel (national): CBS
- Television channel (New England): WBZ-TV
- Television channel (Miami): WKMG-TV
- Live broadcast: CBS All Access, fuboTV
Kevin Harlan and Trent Green will end the game from the booth with Melanie Collins reporting from the bench.
For those looking for radio information, the Patriots broadcast can be heard on SiriusXM channel 226, or the Dolphins broadcast can be heard on SiriusXM channel 381.
In Canada, viewers can watch 49ers vs. Rams on DAZN, who has rights to all NFL games.
Patriots vs. Dolphins start time
- Date: Sunday September 12
- Kick off: 4:25 pm ET
Patriots vs. Dolphins is scheduled to begin at 4:25 pm ET, along with three more Week 1 games. The New England and Florida regions will have access to the game on Fox. The rest of the country will have access to Browns at Chiefs.
NFL WEEK 1 SELECTIONS: Direct | Against the spread
NFL Week 1 Schedule
Sunday September 12
|Play||Time (ET)||Television channel|
|Eagles in hawks||1 p. M.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Steelers at Bills||1 p. M.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Jets at Panthers||1 p. M.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Vikings in Bengals||1 p. M.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Jaguars in Texans||1 p. M.||CBS, fuboTV|
|49ers in the Lions||1 p. M.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Seahawks at Colts||1 p. M.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Cardinals on titans||1 p. M.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Chargers in WFT||1 p. M.||CBS, fuboTV|
|Browns on Chiefs||4:25 pm||CBS, fuboTV|
|Dolphins in Patriots||4:25 pm||CBS, fuboTV|
|Packers in Saints||4:25 pm||Fox, fuboTV|
|Broncos at Giants||4:25 pm||Fox, fuboTV|
|Bears in Rams||8:20 pm||NBC, fuboTV|
Monday September 13
|Play||Time (ET)||Television channel|
|Ravens in Raiders||8:15 pm||ESPN, fuboTV|
2021 Patriots Schedule
|1||September 12||Dolphins||4:25 pm||CBS|
|4||October 3||Buccaneers||8:20 pm||NBC|
|6||October the 17th||Cowboys||4:25 pm||CBS|
|8||31 October||@Chargers||4:05 pm||CBS|
|eleven||November 18th||@Falcons||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|13||6th of December||@Bills||8:15 pm||ESPN|
Dolphin schedule 2021
|1||September 12||@Patriots||4:25 pm||CBS|
|3||September 26||@Raiders||4:05 pm||CBS|
|6||October the 17th||Jaguars||09:30 am||CBS|
|10||November 11th||Crows||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|sixteen||December 27||@Saints||8:15 pm||ESPN|
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.