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How to watch, stream Sunday's Patriots-Texans season opener

September 09, 2018 - 8:15 am

The New England Patriots open their 2018 season Sunday at Gillette Stadium against the Houston Texans. It will be a rematch of last September's exciting showdown, which turned into a wild back-and-forth shootout that saw the Patriots win 36-33 thanks to a last-minute touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Brandin Cooks.

Brady threw for 378 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in that game, while Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 301 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while also rushing for 41 yards, in just his third career start.

The Texans' potentially promising season was derailed when Watson and star defensive lineman J.J. Watt suffered season-ending injuries just three weeks apart and they ultimately floundered their way to a 4-12 record. Both are back and healthy now, though.

The Patriots, meanwhile, are coming off their second straight Super Bowl appearance, although they fell short of a repeat, losing to the Eagles 41-33. They will be without top wide receiver Julian Edelman, who will serve the first of his four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy.


Date: Sunday, Sept. 9

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: CBS

Live Stream: Watch the game live on fuboTV.