Patriots vs Texans

The Houston Texans and the New England Patriots will match up in Week 1 NFL action from Gillette Stadium on September 9.

Patriots vs Texans

Houston is coming off a bad year; there’s no easy way to say it. The Texans went 4-12, finishing in the basement of the AFC South. It was Houston’s first losing season since 2013, marked by injuries to key players (most notably QB Deshaun Watson).

In the preseason, the Texans came out firing. Houston won their first two games over the Chiefs (17-10) and the Niners (16-13), then fell to the Rams 21-20. In Week 4, Houston snagged a 14-6 win with a 7-3 fourth quarter versus the Cowboys.

Over on the Patriots’ side, they’re itching to get back to the AFC mountaintop. New England cruised through the regular season with a 13-3 record, taking first place in the AFC East (again), winning the Divisional Playoffs and the AFC Championship (again). In the Super Bowl, the Pats lost a classic against Philly 41-33.

In preseason activity, New England took their first two games 26-17 versus the Redskins and 37-20 in a not-really Super Bowl rematch versus Philly. After falling to the Panthers 25-14 in Week 3, the Pats managed a 17-12 win over the Giants in the final game.

The Texans are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in September and 1-4 in their last five road games. Houston is 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four versus the AFC.

Meanwhile, the Pats are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 versus the AFC and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games in September. New England is also 36-17-2 ATS in their last 55 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games in Week 1.

Houston is a trendy pick as an AFC playoff candidate, and their defense is something to reckon with. That said, I think it’s going to take a few weeks for the Texans to hit their proverbial stride and they likely won’t dominate at Gillette (no visitors dominate there). The Pats have the advantage of familiarity pretty much in all facets, but I doubt they’ll start out strong either. Long story short, I’m going to take the Patriots here but it’s a really sketchy game to bet on.

Patriots vs Eagles how to stream online

The New England Patriots are heading into their second preseason game to play a very familiar team in the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles had the slight edge against the Patriots in Super Bowl LII and they pulled away the win with a score of 41-33. Although the starters will not get their full reps, the tension and memories from the game will surely be there.

Here are ways to tune into the action:

Game information:

Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots

Thursday, Aug. 16th, 7:30 p.m. ET

Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, MA

Streaming:

Live stream: fuboTV (try it free)

Television channels:

WBZ-TV Ch. 4

Broadcasters:

Bob Socci (play-by-play)

Scott Zolak (play-by-play)

Rob Ninkovich (sideline analysis)

Steve Burton (sideline analysis)

Radio:

98.5 FM, The Sports Hub

Weather:

90 degrees, 20 percent chance of rain

Patriots vs Eagles

The Patriots and Eagles will meet for the 23rd time in the preseason and for the first time in the preseason since 2014 when the Eagles spent time practicing with the Patriots on the fields at Gillette Stadium prior to the preseason contest. It marked the second straight season that the two teams held joint sessions. In 2013, the Patriots traveled to Philadelphia to practice for a few days prior to a preseason game.

This week’s game will be a rematch of Super Bowl LII, a 41-33 victory for Philadelphia at US Bank Stadium In Minnesota. The Patriots and Eagles last met in the regular season on Dec. 6, 2015, when New England fell, 35-28, to Philadelphia at Gillette Stadium.

While the teams have played just 12 times in the regular season, they have played 22 times in the preseason with the Patriots claiming a 12-10 edge in the series.

Philadelphia leads the all-time regular-season series with a 7-5 margin.

FREQUENT OPPONENT

The Patriots and the Eagles have met 22 times in the preseason, tied for second-most meetings with Washington. The only team the Patriots have faced more frequently in the preseason is the New York Giants (27).

PRESEASON HISTORY

After opening the preseason at home against the Washington Redskins last Thursday, the Patriots will be home for a second straight week when they host the Philadelphia Eagles in a Week 2 preseason contest at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night.

New England and Philadelphia met last season in Super Bowl LII, a 41-33 Eagles victory. This week’s game will be the 23rd preseason meeting between the two teams, the second-most frequent preseason opponent for the Patriots, behind the then 27 preseason meetings with the New York Giants.

The Patriots opened the 2018 preseason last Thursday with a 26-17 victory over the Washington Redskins. After falling behind 17-0 in the first half, the Patriots rallied with 26 unanswered points, including 16 points in the fourth quarter.

PRESEASON HISTORY

The Patriots are 54-45 (.545) in the preseason since Robert Kraft purchased the team in 1994. Prior to 1994, the Patriots were 60-96-1 (.385) in the preseason. New England enters this week’s game with an all-time preseason mark of 114-141-1 (.447).

Patriots vs. Eagles Meet in Super Bowl Rematch

The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are two of the most exciting teams in the NFL, and it is always a pleasure when the two match up. Dynamic action on the field, some of the greatest players to ever play the game, and a lively crowd: these are the things you can count on when the Patriots and Eagles go toe to toe. You can expect a great time at the stadium during Patriots vs. Eagles games.

Patriots vs. Eagles Details

Those interested in seeing a Patriots vs. Eagles game have a great option regardless of where the game is taking place, as both teams compete in a best-in-class venue. The Patriots play their home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, while the Eagles call Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia home.

Patriots vs. Eagles Ticket Information

If the Patriots and Eagles have any upcoming games against one another, they will be listed above on this page. The average resale price for a Patriots home ticket is $477, but this can change from game to game and may not be the case when the Eagles come to town. Tickets to see the Eagles at home resell for an average of $206, and again this may change depending on factors such as the matchup, day of week, and even the weather.

For all New England Patriots tickets, visit our Patriots tickets page. To view all Philadelphia Eagles tickets, fans can browse the Eagles tickets page. If you are just looking for something to do in the Philadelphia area, you can view all events in Philadelphia this weekend.