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Patriots schedule 2019: Dates, times, opponents for defending champs

Patriots schedule 2019: Dates, times, opponents for defending champs

It appears an old rival is coming to Gillette Stadium in Week 1.

The New England Patriots will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" in their 2019 season opener, according to multiple reports. CLNS Media's Evan Lazar was the first to report the news.

The NFL won't officially released the 2019 schedule until 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, but The Athletic's Nick Underhill revealed the dates and opponents for the Patriots' five primetime games earlier in the day.

The Steelers were one of the five teams to beat the Patriots in 2018, earning a 17-10 victory in Pittsburgh. But the Steelers lost two All-Pros in running back Le'Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown this offseason and will be a much different team when they travel to Foxboro to watch the Patriots raise their Super Bowl LIII banner.

UPDATE (8 p.m. ET): The Patriots' official 2019 schedule has been released.

Here's a look:

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

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Take a look at this cool photo of Bill Belichick at the Preakness Stakes

While there won't be a Triple Crown winner this year, Bill Belichick is 2-for-2 in attending the legendary races. 

After spending some downtime with his girlfriend Linda Holliday and Tom Brady two weeks ago at the Kentucky Derby, the future Hall of Fame head coach was spotted at the Preakness Stakes, staring down the eventual winner War of Will before the horse secured its victory. 

You can spot Belichick to the left of the jockey right above War of Will's tail. 

War of Will rebounded from a controversial loss at the Derby, where the original winner Maximum Security appeared to impede War of Will and Country House. The race went under objection review, and Country House was declared the winner while War of Will dropped to seventh. 

With the win, War of Will may have solidified itself as the rightful contender for the Triple Crown even though it will not get the chance to capture the sport's highest achievement. 

And as Field Yates alluded to in his tweet, game recognizes game. 

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Julian Edelman sings his heart out in tough to listen to karaoke session

Julian Edelman sings his heart out in tough to listen to karaoke session

Julian Edelman can do a lot of things. He can catch passes, win Super Bowls, and take home Super Bowl MVPs.

One thing he can't do as well? Sing.

Edelman posted several videos of himself on Instagram recently, jamming out and singing along to classic songs like "Hotel California" and "Jukebox Hero." You can see the results of that below, as captured by NESN's Dakota Randall.

Hey, at least he's having fun, right?

We'll give Edelman an A for effort and putting himself out there. But it doesn't seem that a singing career will be in the cards once he retires from the NFL.

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