Coming back for more
The Patriots play the Falcons tonight at Gillette Stadium in a rematch of Super Bowl LI. The game begins at 8:30 p.m.
- Watch Patriots Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. with Michael Felger, Charlie Weis, Bert Breer, Dan Koppen, Rob Ninkovich and Dr. Jessica Flynn at the Renaissance Hotel in Foxboro, DJ Bean in Burlington, and Tom E. Curran, Mike Giardi, Phil Perry and Troy Brown at Gillette.
- As soon as the second quarter ends, watch Halftime Live.
- When the game ends, watch Patriots Postgame Live.
Tune into NBC Sports Boston to watch, or click here for the livestream of the shows (and all NBC Sports Boston programming).
Here's what you need to know about the game . . .
WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH (OR LISTEN)
GAME TIME: 8:30 p.m.
SITE: Gillette Stadium
TEAM RECORDS: Patriots 4-2, Falcons 3-2
ON TV: NBC
TV ANNOUNCERS: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michelle Tafoya
ON LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub Patriots Radio Network
LOCAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci, Scott Zolak
ON NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One
NATIONAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Kugler, Mike Mayock
FACTS AND FIGURES
ALL-TIME SERIES BETWEEN THE TEAMS: Patriots lead, 8-6
LAST MEETING: Patriots 34, Falcons 28, o.t., in Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston
SOMETHING NEW: This is the first time the Patriots have ever played a regular-season game against a team they beat in the Super Bowl the previous season. They once played a team they lost to in the previous year's Super Bowl, losing 28-10 to the Packers at the old Foxboro Stadium on Oct. 27, 1997.
SUNDAYS AT HOME: The Patriots are 5-4 overall in NBC Sunday Night Football games played at Gillette Stadium.
NOT HIS FAVORITE NIGHT: Ten of Tom Brady's 54 regular-season losses have occured on Sunday Night Football. He has 17 Sunday night wins. His .630 winning percentage on Sunday Night Football is far lower than his overall .776 winning percentage in regular-season games.
TROUBLED CAST FOR SEQUEL
Two teams that provided us with one of the most memorable sporting events we’ll ever see are back at it again Sunday night, only this time they're not playing for a championship. They're trying to find themselves as they navigate through a new season.