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NFL Preseason Opener: New England Patriots vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Game Preview, TV Channel, Schedule

The Jacksonville Jaguars are visiting the New England Patriots on Thursday night to open up the 2017 NFL preseason, and here’s everything you need to know.

After coming off their fifth Super Bowl, New England Patriots will open the 2017 NFL Preseason at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, August 10, at Gillette Stadium.

Before the preseason opener, the defending champions Patriots will host the Jaguars for a couple of days of joint practices on Monday, August 7, and Tuesday, August 8. 2017, marking the sixth consecutive year that the Nee England will organize a joint practice sessions with a preseason opponent and the first time with Jaguars.

The Patriots and Jags will one again square off in the preseason. This will be the third time, with the two teams splitting their first two games. The Patriots defeated the Jaguars, 47-12, in their most recent matchup (August 11, 2011), while the latter won their initial preseason contest, 31-0 (September 2, 2004).

PRESEASON: PATRIOTS (0-0) vs. JAGUARS (0-0)

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET.

Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

TV: WBZ-TV CBS with Dan Roche provides on play-by-play, Christian Fauria in the broadcast booth, Matt Chatham will provide sideline analysis along with Steve Burton

Radio: 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub

The Jaguars became the seventh different opponent the New England have either hosted or visited in joint sessions since way back in 2010. While the inclusion of an extra 90-man roster lineup might seem to populated the practice fields, the perks and advantages of joint practices clearly exceed any hiccups.

Overall, the Patriots own a 10-1 winning record in regular season and postseason play against the Jaguars, including 3-1 in the playoffs. The two franchises most recently clash at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2015, when the Patriots scored a 51-17 victory.

The superstar quarterback Tom Brady has met the Jacksonville five time in his professional NFL career in the regular season. Brady has also played Jaguars a couple of times in the playoffs.

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