Game notes: Patriots vs. Chargers
The Patriots play the Chargers today at Gillette Stadium. The game begins at 1 p.m.
- Watch Patriots Pregame Live at 11 a.m. with Michael Felger, Charlie Weis, Bert Breer, Troy Brown and DJ Bean in Burlington, and Tom E. Curran, Mike Giardi, Phil Perry and Dr. Jessica Flynn 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: 1 p.m.
SITE: Gillette Stadium
TEAM RECORDS: Patriots 5-2, Chargers 3-4
ON TV: CBS
TV ANNOUNCERS: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn
ON LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub Patriots Radio Network
LOCAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Bob Socci, Scott Zolak
ON NATIONAL RADIO: ESPN Radio
NATIONAL RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Adam Amin, Bill Polian, Sal Paolantonio
FACTS AND FIGURES
ALL-TIME SERIES BETWEEN THE TEAMS: Patriots lead, 23-15-2
LAST MEETING: Patriots 23, Chargers 14 on Dec. 7, 2014 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego
INAUSPICIOUS DEBUT: The Patriots' first title game was played at San Diego against the Chargers on Jan. 5, 1964 in the AFL Championship game. It didn't go well; they lost, 51-10.
AUSPICIOUS DEBUT: Tom Brady’s first 300-yard game -- and the first of his 52 career fourth-quarter comebacks -- came against the Chargers on Oct. 14, 2001 at the old Foxboro Stadium. He completed 33-of-54 passes for 364 yards and rallied the Pats from a 26-16 deficit with 8:48 left for a 29-26 overtime victory.
Coming into today's game, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had never beat the Patriots in a game started by Tom Brady.
The Chargers are one of the best pass-rushing teams in the NFL, providing a challenge for the resurgent Patriots' offensive line.
Mostly cloudy and windy with showers developing this afternoon. High near 65. Winds SE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.