The New England Patriots have a wide-ranging fan base, and everybody loves them. The team won five Super Bowls, and that’s how they say ‘thank you’ to supporters. Some of the greatest fans only know about the New England dominance. The NFL made a few changes recently, and most of them apply to those who don’t live in the New England area.
The announcement refers to the preseason television schedule, and the NFL Network will only air 15 out of all 65 preseason games. Unfortunately, the Patriots won’t play in any of the games planned to be aired.
“NFL Network’s live preseason schedule kicks off Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 PM ET when the number one overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns face the second overall pick Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants. On Friday, August 10 at 7:30 PM ET, NFL Network broadcasts the preseason debut of the third overall pick Sam Darnold when the New York Jets host the Atlanta Falcons,” the release stated.
It adds that, “additional live Week 1 preseason games on NFL Network include quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, August 9 at 10:00 PM ET, Matt Patricia’s head coaching debut and Jon Gruden’s return to the sidelines when the Detroit Lions travel to face the Oakland Raiders on Friday, August 10 at 10:30 PM ET, and a top free agent quarterback showcase when Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings face Case Keenum and the Denver Broncos Saturday, August 11 at 9:00 PM ET.”
We bet fans won’t like any of the changes. The Patriots fans are disappointed to see the new schedule, but hey, there’s nothing they can do about it. It’s just a NFL thing after all. Shady much?