What channel is Patriots vs. Saints on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL Week 3 game

Written By Jake Aferiat
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Through two weeks of the season, both New England and New Orleans have experienced ups and downs.

The Saints put together an offensive rout of Green Bay in Week 1 anchored by a five touchdown and zero interception game from Jameis Winston, who then regressed in Week 2, completing just 50 percent of his passes while throwing no touchdowns and two interceptions.

New Orleans has also struggled to get Alvin Kamara going as the star running back has just 121 total yards of offense through the first two weeks.

In New England, all eyes have been firmly affixed on rookie quarterback Mac Jones, who was named the starter prior the season and has put up solid, but not gaudy numbers, completing just over 73 percent of his passes with one touchdown and 467 yards through the first two weeks.

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The Patriots defense has stepped up to remove some pressure from Jones, wracking up six sacks and five interceptions. That performance has allowed Jones to ease into his role without the need to put up massive numbers and keep pace in a high-scoring affair.

New England opens as just three-point favorites according to FanDuel, with a projected over/under of 42.5 points. 

Both teams are 1-1 so far but in very different positions in the standings, with New England's record good enough for second place in the AFC East while New Orleans is squarely in third in the NFC South, with both Carolina and Tampa Bay undefeated.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Week 3 matchup:

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What channel is Patriots vs. Saints on today?

  • TV channel (national): Fox
  • TV channel (New England): WFXT
  • TV channel (New Orleans): WVUE-DT
  • Live stream: Fox Sports App, fuboTV

The matchup between the Patriots and the Saints will air nationally on Fox and local channels. The game can also be streamed on the Fox Sports App and fuboTV

Adam Amin will handle play-by-play duties with Mark Schlereth as the color analyst. Lindsay Czarniak will serve as the sideline reporter. 

Patriots vs. Saints start time

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 26
  • Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

The Patriots vs. Saints are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET. The Patriots will host the Saints at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

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Saints schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Kickoff Time (ET) TV
1 Sept. 12 vs. Packers (in Jacksonville) 4:25 p.m. Fox
2 Sept. 19 @ Panthers 1 p.m. Fox
3 Sept. 26 @ New England 1 p.m. Fox
4 Oct. 3 vs. Giants 1 p.m. Fox
5 Oct. 10 @ Washington 1 p.m. CBS
6 BYE - - -
7 Oct. 25 @ Seahawks 8:15 p.m. ESPN
8 Oct. 31 vs. Buccaneers 4:25 p.m. Fox
9 Nov. 7 vs. Falcons 1 p.m.  Fox
10 Nov. 14 @ Titans 1 p.m. CBS
11 Nov. 21 @ Eagles 1 p.m. Fox
12 Nov. 25 vs. Bills 8:20 p.m. NBC
13 Dec. 2 vs. Cowboys 8:20 p.m. Fox/NFL Networ/Amazon
14 Dec. 12 @ Jets 1 p.m. Fox
15 Dec. 19 @ Buccaneers 8:20 p.m. NBC
16 Dec. 27 vs. Dolphins 8:15 p.m. ESPN
17 Jan. 2 vs. Panthers 1 p.m. Fox
18 Jan. 9 @ Falcons 1 p.m. Fox

Patriots schedule 2021

Week Date Opponent Time (ET) TV
1 Sept. 12 Dolphins 4:25 p.m. CBS
2 Sept. 19 @Jets 1 p.m. CBS
3 Sept. 26 Saints 1 p.m. Fox
4 Oct. 3 Buccaneers 8:20 p.m. NBC
5 Oct. 10 @Texans 1 p.m. CBS
6 Oct. 17 Cowboys 4:25 p.m. CBS
7 Oct. 24 Jets 1 p.m. CBS
8 Oct. 31 @Chargers 4:05 p.m. CBS
9 Nov. 7 @Panthers 1 p.m. CBS
10 Nov. 14 Browns 1 p.m. CBS
11 Nov. 18 @Falcons 8 p.m. Fox
12 Nov. 28 Titans 1 p.m. CBS
13 Dec. 6 @Bills 8:15 p.m. ESPN
14 -- BYE -- --
15 TBD Colts TBD TBD
16 Dec. 26 Bills 1 p.m. CBS
17 Jan. 2 Jaguars 1 p.m. CBS
18 Jan. 9 @Dolphins 1 p.m. CBS

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