A few hours before New England fans must suffer through watching their beloved Tom Brady under center for a different team, they’ll share in the elation of watching the flare and athleticism of Cam Newton in what begins a new era at Gillette Stadium.

Bill Belichick has had his hands full not only trying to deal with replacing Brady, but also a league-high eight opt-outs stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Newton was a late signing but has an established NFL career with an MVP on his resume that should give offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels a different set of tools to try a new offensive scheme. As has been the case in years past, the Patriots still lack several dynamic playmakers and will likely rely heavily upon wide receiver Julian Edelman for another season.

Despite drafting Tua Tagovailoa this year, Miami has opted to start the veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins actually outperformed many expectations last year with their 5-11 record with all five wins coming in the final nine weeks. The Dolphins signed cornerback Byron Jones this offseason to what was the largest guaranteed contract ever for a defensive back. Jones along with Xavien Howard are one of the better cornerback duos in the league, which should bode well in slowing down the new Patriots offense.

Even with all of the success of the Patriots in recent years and futility from Miami, the Dolphins have always been a bit of a tricky opponent for New England. The two teams have split the season series in each of the past three seasons.

Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Patriots vs. Dolphins game on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 1 NFL schedule.

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What channel is Patriots vs. Dolphins on today?

  • TV channel (national): CBS
  • TV channel (Boston): WBZ
  • TV channel (Miami): WFOR
  • Live stream: fuboTV

Viewers will have the please of listening to Jim Nantz and Tony Romo — fresh off signing his new contract — call their first game of the season. Tracy Wolfson will serve as the sideline reporter. Gene Steratore returns as rules analyst.

For those looking for radio information, the Patriots broadcast can be heard on SiriusXM channel 229, or the Dolphins broadcast can be heard on SiriusXM channel 387.

In Canada, viewers can watch Patriots vs. Dolphins on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game.

Patriots vs. Dolphins start time

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 13
  • Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Patriots vs. Dolphins is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET, one of nine regional early games on Sunday. Most of the Midwest and New England region will have access to the game on CBS. The rest of the country will have access to Cleveland vs. Baltimore, New York Jets vs. Buffalo, Las Vegas vs. Carolina or Indianapolis at Jacksonville..

Only a small percentage of the country will have access to the lone CBS late game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Cincinatti. Most viewers can turn to the Fox America’s Game of the Week matchup between Tampa Bay and New Orleans.

MORE: NFL Week 1 TV coverage map

NFL schedule Week 1

Thursday, Sept. 10

Game Time (ET) TV
Houston at Kansas City 8:20 p.m. NBC

Sunday, Sept. 13

Game Time (ET) TV
Seattle at Atlanta 1 p.m. FOX
Cleveland at Baltimore 1 p.m. CBS
New York Jets at Buffalo 1 p.m. CBS
Las Vegas at Carolina 1 p.m. CBS
Chicago at Detroit 1 p.m. Fox
Indianapolis at Jacksonville 1 p.m. CBS
Green Bay at Minnesota 1 p.m. Fox
Miami at New England 1 p.m. CBS
Philadelphia at Washington 1 p.m. Fox
Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati 4:05 p.m. CBS
Tampa Bay at New Orleans 4:25 p.m. Fox
Arizona at San Francisco 4:25 p.m. Fox
Dallas at Los Angeles Rams 8:20 p.m. NBC

Monday, Sept. 14

Game Time (ET) TV
Pittsburgh at New York Giants 7:10 p.m. ESPN
Tennessee at Denver 10:20 p.m. ESPN

Patriots schedule 2020

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 13 vs. Dolphins 1 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 20 at Seahawks 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
3 Sept. 27 vs. Raiders 1 p.m. ET CBS
4 Oct. 4 at Chiefs 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
5 Oct. 11 vs. Broncos 1 p.m. ET CBS
6 Bye
7 Oct. 25 vs. 49ers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
8 Nov. 1 at Bills 1 p.m. ET CBS
9 Nov. 9 (Monday) at Jets 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
10 Nov. 15 vs. Ravens 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
11 Nov. 22 at Texans 1 p.m. ET CBS
12 Nov. 29 vs. Cardinals 1 p.m. ET Fox
13 Dec. 6 at Chargers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
14 Dec. 10 (Thursday) at Rams 8:20 p.m. ET Fox/NFLN/Amazon
15 Dec. 20 at Dolphins 1 p.m. ET CBS
16 Dec. 28 (Monday) vs. Bills 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
17 Jan 3 vs. Jets 1 p.m. ET CBS

Dolphins schedule 2020

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 13 at Patriots 1 p.m. CBS
2 Sept. 20 vs. Bills 1 p.m. CBS
3 Sept. 24 at Jaguars 8:20 p.m. NFLN
4 Oct. 4 vs. Seahawks 1 p.m. Fox
5 Oct. 11 at 49ers 4:05 p.m. Fox
6 Oct. 18 at Broncos 4:05 p.m. CBS
7 Oct. 25 vs. Chargers 1 p.m. CBS
8 Nov. 1 vs. Rams 1 p.m. Fox
9 Nov. 8 at Cardinals 4:25 p.m. CBS
10 Nov. 15 vs. Jets 4:05 p.m. CBS
11 BYE
12 Nov. 29 at Jets 1 p.m. CBS
13 Dec. 6 vs. Bengals 1 p.m. CBS
14 Dec. 13 vs. Chiefs 1 p.m. CBS
15 Dec. 20 vs. Patriots 1 p.m. CBS
16 Dec. 26 or 27 at Raiders TBD TBD
17 Jan. 3 at Bills 1 p.m. CBS

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