New England will play host to New York in this battle of frequent preseason foes. The Giants and first-year head coach Brian Daboll are planning to play their starters, meaning that fans will get to see quarterback Daniel Jones in action. Bill Belichick is predictably keeping the Patriots' plans more secretive, so it remains to be seen how much quarterback Mac Jones might play.
Even if both teams' starters see only brief action, there will still be plenty of excitement for NFL fans. The Giants have two top-10 picks ready to make their preseason debuts: edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and offensive tackle Evan Neal. Second-round receiver Wan'Dale Robinson will also see action.
The Patriots' first-round pick — guard Cole Strange — also seems likely to debut. That said, New England fans will be focused more on the performance of second-round receiver Tyquan Thornton and Day 3 running backs Pierre Strong and Kevin Harris.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the Patriots vs. Giants game as Week 1 of the 2022 NFL preseason begins.
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What channel is Patriots vs. Giants on tonight?
Local TV channels: WBZ-TV (Boston) | WNBC-TV (New York)
Out-of-market TV channel: NFL Network
Live streams: fuboTV | NFL+
In-market viewers of the Patriots vs. Giants game will be able to catch the respective local broadcasts. CBS affiliate WBZ will air the game in the Boston and New England markets while NBC affiliate WNBC will show the contest in the New York market.
Out-of-market viewers will be able to catch the game on NFL Network, which is the only national outlet showing games during Week 1 of the preseason. Those who do not have NFL Network as a part of their cable package will be able to stream it with fuboTV, which comes with a free trial and provides access to 26 of the NFL's 49 preseason contests.
Those out-of-market fans can also stream the Patriots vs. Giants game using NFL+, the NFL's new streaming service which is replacing NFL Game Pass. NFL+ will allow streamers to access all out-of-market games and will cost either $4.99 per month or $29.99 for a yearly subscription.
Patriots vs. Giants start time
Date: Thursday, Aug. 10
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Patriots vs. Giants will kick off at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. It will be the first Week 1 preseason game to kick off and the second to be played overall, following the Jaguars vs. Raiders Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 4.