2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
13-3, 1st in AFC East
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Former Patriots broadcaster Santos dies at 80

Gil Santos, who spent 36 seasons as the radio voice of the New England Patriots died Thursday, his 80th birthday. Santos retired after the 2012 season and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 2013.

Pats get Texans Week 1 (1:13)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the 2018 New England Patriots' regular-season schedule: WEEK 1 (Sunday, Sept. 9): vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 2 (Sunday, Sept. 16); at Jacksonville Jaguars, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 3 (Sunday, Sept. 23): at Detroit Lions, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 4 (Sunday, Sept. 30): vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 5 (Thursday, Oct. 4): vs. Indianapolis Colts, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 6 (Sunday, Oct. 14): vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 7 (Sunday, Oct. 21): at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 8 (Monday, Oct. 29): at Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m. ET; WEEK 9 (Sunday, Nov. 4): vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:20 p.m. ET; WEEK 10 (Sunday Nov. 11): at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 11: Bye; WEEK 12 (Sunday, Nov. 25): at New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 13 (Sunday, Dec. 2): vs. Minnesota Vikings, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 14 (Sunday, Dec. 9): at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 15 (Sunday, Dec. 16): at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m. ET; WEEK 16 (Sunday, Dec. 23): vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET; WEEK 17 (Sunday, Dec. 30): vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots RB James White met the media this morning, and one theme was how Shane Vereen mentored him as a rookie in 2014, and he says he would do the same for a draft pick this year.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Troy Niklas earned points for his sense of humor Thursday, saying there was once an article when he was in college that compared him to Rob Gronkowski. "It's kind of a disgrace to the players in the NFL," he said.

Greeny: Pats should draft Rosen as Brady's successor (2:01)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Mike Vrabel (2001-2008), DL Richard Seymour (2001-2008) and OT Matt Light (2001-2011) were announced as Patriots Hall of Fame finalists on Wednesday. A fan vote on the Patriots' official website will determine one winner. Vrabel is a three-time finalist, while Seymour is a two-time finalist and this is Light's first time as a finalist.

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Gary Payton joins the show

Gary Payton reveals who was the hardest person to check, breaks down the NBA playoffs and speaks on the art of trash talking. Plus, Adam Schefter delivers news on Tom Brady's status.

Schefter: Gronk has 'zero' impact on Brady's future (1:33)
Woody: 'Strange times in Foxborough' (1:14)
Schefter: Brady has not committed to play in 2018 (1:31)
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Sources: Brady has yet to say he'll play in '18

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wants to spend more time with his family, and some around him would rather see him retire than play in 2018, sources told ESPN.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater says eliminating the kickoff would change the fabric of the game.

Team Stats

Passing Yards276.12nd
Rushing Yards118.110th
Points For28.62nd
Points Against18.55th