The New England Patriots will return to the field this Thursday night when they host the Houston Texans. Both teams are off to 2-0 starts. The teams played last season in a Sunday Night football game at Houston with the Patriots taking a 27-6 victory on Dec. 13, 2015.
The Patriots will be playing on Thursday for the 16th time in team history and enter this week with six straight wins when playing on Thursday.
In 2015, the Patriots played two games on Thursday night. As the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Patriots opened the season at home against Pittsburgh on Thursday night with a 28-21 win (09/10/15) and then beat Miami, 36-7 on Thursday night (10/29/15).
PATRIOTS ON THURSDAY
The Patriots will play on Thursday for the 16th time in team history, including five times on Thanksgiving. New England enters this week with a six-game winning streak on Thursdays. The Patriots were 2-0 in 2015 on Thursday.
The Patriots have an all-time record of 91-47-1 (.658) against the teams that make up the AFC South. It is the only division in the NFL where the Patriots own winning records against each team. New England owns winning marks against Tennessee (24-16-1), Indianapolis (51-29), Jacksonville (10-1) and Houston (6-1).
This week's game will be broadcast by CBS and can be seen locally on WBZ-TV Channel 4 in Boston. Jim Nantz will handle play-by-play duties with Phil Simms as the color analyst. Tracy Wolfson will work the sidelines. The game will be produced by Lance Barrow and directed by Mike Arnold. The game will also be streamed live on Twitter.
This week's game will be broadcast to a national audience on Westwood One Radio. Ian Eagle and Tony Bosselli will call the game.
98.5 FM, The Sports Hub, is the flagship station for the Patriots Radio Network. Play-by-play broadcaster Bob Socci will call the action along with former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who will provide color analysis. Produced by Marc Cappello.