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What channel Washington vs. Patriots is on, how to watch it via live stream, what time it starts

The Washington Football Team and New England Patriots are facing off for Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason, airing on local television. We break down how to watch the matchup, particularly if you’re outside the broadcast region.

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The Washington Football Team and New England Patriots meet up in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, August 12 and will be broadcast nationally on NFL Network.

For local markets, the game will air on NBC 4 in Washington DC and the Patriots will be broadcasting the game across their span of local networks, so check out the broadcast info for information specific to your area.

Washington stumbled into the playoffs last season with a 7-9 record and now is looking to see if they can get some Fitzmagic out of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Patriots enter their second season with Cam Newton as the projected starter after a down 2020 campaign. Given that this is the preseason, we’ll see plenty of unknown and lesser-known faces on the rosters. To keep track of who you’re watching checking out the Washington roster and the Patriots roster.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this preseason contest, you’ll need to dig a little deeper for streaming options. While regular season games are usually available outside the two local markets, preseason games are much more limited. To view this game via live online stream, you’ll need to use NFL Game Pass. If you are not planning on watching every week of the preseason, the service offers a free seven-day trial.

The Washington Football Team are 2-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook and -135 on the moneyline. The New England Patriots are a +115 moneyline underdog. The point total is installed at 36.5 with the over/under juiced to -105.