FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The dates and times of the New England Patriots' 2008 preseason games were announced today. The Patriots will open the preseason with a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. New England's other home preseason contest will take place on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. against the Philadelphia Eagles. Additionally, the Patriots will play preseason games on the road at Tampa Bay on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 8:00 p.m. and at the New York Giants on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
The Patriots' games on Aug. 7, Aug. 22 and Aug. 28 will be televised on the Patriots Preseason Television Network, with WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston serving as the network's flagship station. Network affiliates will include all major New England television markets and will be announced later this spring. New England's Aug. 17 game at Tampa Bay will be nationally televised on NFL Network.
The NFL has announced that the league's regular-season schedule will be released on Tuesday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. on NFL Network. Stay tuned to Patriots.com for the latest news on the Patriots' schedule and check NFL Network and NFL.com for the complete league schedule tomorrow afternoon.
2008 PATRIOTS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
|Aug. 7||Baltimore Ravens||7:30 p.m.||Patriots Preseason Network|
|Aug. 17||@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers||8:00 p.m.||NFL Network|
|Aug. 22||Philadelphia Eagles||7:30 p.m.||Patriots Preseason Network|
|Aug. 28||@ New York Giants||7:00 p.m.||Patriots Preseason Network|