The New England Patriots and the Miami Dolphins will face off at 4:25 p.m. ET Sept. 12 at Gillette Stadium to kick off their 2021 seasons. New England struggled last year, ending up 7-9. Meanwhile, Miami was not at the top of the league last season, but they wrapped up the year with a winning record of 10-6.
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A couple last-season defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Patriots snagged 18 interceptions last season, the most in the league. Miami was completely their equal: they collected 18 interceptions, too.
New England has the odds in their favor, so they’ll need to guard against complacency. A victory is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.
The New England Patriots will kick off their 2021 season with a home matchup against the Miami Dolphins.
The highly-anticipated appearance of rookie Mac Jones is here as he won the quarterback battle against Cam Newton. Jones has carried himself with the utmost confidence and his teammates have his back entirely. The Patriots’ offense is healthy, but the secondary is shaky with some injury issues and the absence of Stephon Gilmore.
How To Watch
When: Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET
Where: Gillette Stadium — Foxborough, Massachusetts
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
Follow: CBS Sports App
Ticket Cost: $99.00
The Patriots are a 3.5-point favorite against the Dolphins, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Patriots as a 2.5-point favorite.
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