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Football is back and oh how sweet it is. The Patriots opened up their preseason slate win a 22-13 win over the Washington Football Team in Gillette Stadium on Thursday night. Mac Jones had a solid debut, but Rhamondre Stevenson was top dog for the Pats scoring two touchdowns.

Football and fans return to Foxborough

For the first time in over a year and a half, the fans returned to Gillette. The Patriots faithful were without question excited to return to the stands, but they were probably just as excited to get a first glimpse of their rookie quarterback Mac Jones.

New England and Washington starting quarterbacks, Cam Newton and Ryan Fitzpatrick both began the game under center, but only played a few series before the the second string QB’s took over.

Nordin 3 for 3 in kicking debut

Neither offense got going early on, and but the Patriots moved the ball down the field through the first few possessions. While neither Newton nor Jones could punch the ball through the end zone in the first half, the Pats led late in the first half 6-0. Quinn Nordin, who as of a few weeks ago was looking for a job on LinkedIn, two field goals in the opening two quarters for New England.

Washington finally got going on the offensive end in the final possession of the first half. Heinicke drove the visitors down 64 yards in the final three minutes to put Washington on the board when Peyton Barber barreled his way into the end zone with eight seconds to go in the second quarter.

Defense wins championships, and preseason games

The home team got another field goal from Nordin early in the third quarter, but the turning point of the game came when Joejuan Williams intercepted Steven Montez and brought the Patriots in the redzone on the return. Rhamondre Stevenson got five straight touches and capped off the drive with a one yard touchdown run to take a 15-7 lead after Nordin missed the PAT.

Washington drove 92 yards down the field and had a chance to tie the game up with under 100 seconds left after Montez found Lamar Miller on a four yard pass. The two point conversion was originally ruled good as Antonio Gandy-Golden  snagged the ball, landed on his knee with possession, but the refs went to review and overruled the call on the field.

Stevenson ices game wtih 91 yard TD

Stevenson put the game on ice with a 91 yard touchdown that put the Pats up nine with just seconds to go. The New England running back went for 127 yards and two touchdowns to lead his side to the opening weekend victory.

Mac Jones put up some promising numbers in his NFL debut, going 13/19 and throwing for 87 yards in limited minutes.

The game changer speaks

Stevenson's 91 yard sprint to the endzone just seconds before the game ended.

MIller with the TD reception late in the fourth, the two point attempt as rule incomplete.

The first of Stevenson's two TD's

JoeJuan Williams with the play that changed the game

Heinicke built a strong drive late in the first half for Washington's opening score of the game. Barber punched it in on the one yard touchdown.

Cam got crushed early on

Football is back and oh how sweet it is. The Patriots opened up their preseason slate win a 22-13 win over the Washington Football Team in Gillette Stadium on Thursday night. Mac Jones had a solid debut, but Rhamondre Stevenson was top dog for the Pats scoring two touchdowns.

Football and fans return to Foxborough

For the first time in over a year and a half, the fans returned to Gillette. The Patriots faithful were without question excited to return to the stands, but they were probably just as excited to get a first glimpse of their rookie quarterback Mac Jones.

New England and Washington starting quarterbacks, Cam Newton and Ryan Fitzpatrick both began the game under center, but only played a few series before the the second string QB’s took over.

Nordin 3 for 3 in kicking debut

Neither offense got going early on, and but the Patriots moved the ball down the field through the first few possessions. While neither Newton nor Jones could punch the ball through the end zone in the first half, the Pats led late in the first half 6-0. Quinn Nordin, who as of a few weeks ago was looking for a job on LinkedIn, two field goals in the opening two quarters for New England.

Washington finally got going on the offensive end in the final possession of the first half. Heinicke drove the visitors down 64 yards in the final three minutes to put Washington on the board when Peyton Barber barreled his way into the end zone with eight seconds to go in the second quarter.

Defense wins championships, and preseason games

The home team got another field goal from Nordin early in the third quarter, but the turning point of the game came when Joejuan Williams intercepted Steven Montez and brought the Patriots in the redzone on the return. Rhamondre Stevenson got five straight touches and capped off the drive with a one yard touchdown run to take a 15-7 lead after Nordin missed the PAT.

Washington drove 92 yards down the field and had a chance to tie the game up with under 100 seconds left after Montez found Lamar Miller on a four yard pass. The two point conversion was originally ruled good as Antonio Gandy-Golden  snagged the ball, landed on his knee with possession, but the refs went to review and overruled the call on the field.

Stevenson ices game wtih 91 yard TD

Stevenson put the game on ice with a 91 yard touchdown that put the Pats up nine with just seconds to go. The New England running back went for 127 yards and two touchdowns to lead his side to the opening weekend victory.

Mac Jones put up some promising numbers in his NFL debut, going 13/19 and throwing for 87 yards in limited minutes.

4th Q 13-15

The New England Patriots win the first preseason game of Washington 22-13.

4th Q 13-22

MIller gets the first down on a 7 yard run which will wind the clock down to 0:00.

4th Q 13-22

Miller picks up 5 on the run up the middle.

4th Q 13-22

SIms returns the kick off 32 yards to the WFT 28

13-22

PAT is good

4th Q 13-21

Stevenson turns the corner and burns up the sideline for a 91 yard touchdown!!!

4th Q 13-15

Hoyer takes a knee, and WFT take a timeout.

4th Q 13-15

Taylor with a 16 yard return, to the NE 16 yard line.

4th Q 13-15

1:22 to go in the 4th Quarter.

4th Q 13-15

The two point conversion was reviewed and overturned after Gandy-Golden had the ball punched out of his hand upton further review.

4th Q 15-15

Two point conversion is good, and the game is tied after Gandy-Golden wraps up the Montez pass.

4th Q 13-15

Touchdown Washington!!! Montez to Miller, who bobbled the ball but regathered for the TD.

4th Q 7-15

Williams on a six yard reception, gets the first down and Washington are inside the 5.

4th Q 7-15

Williams on the reception up the sideline for 8 yards. WFT are inside the 10

4th Q 7-15

Milne picks up the first down with a 5 yard reception, and that brings us to the 2 minute warning.

4th Q 7-15

Montez finds Williams for 5 yards, 3rd and 1 to go.

4th Q 7-15

Williams up the middle for tour yards.

4th Q 7-15

First down WFT, Montez to Harmon for 7 yards.

4th Q 7-15

Miller with another catch for just two yards, 3rd and 4 coming up.

4th Q 7-15

MIller with a 4 yard reception on the right side.

4th Q 7-15

Montez finds Reyes up the seem for a 21 yard reception

4th Q 7-15

Montez gets the first down and more on the scramble, 14 yard gain for the Washington QB

4th Q 7-15

Pass too long for Milne on 2nd and 8.

4th Q 7-15

Miller runs left for two yards.

4th Q 7-15

Montez to MIlne for 11 yards and a first down.

4th Q 7-15

Montez pass incomplete to start the drive.

4th Q 7-15

6:28 to go in the 4th.

4th Q 7-15

Sims returns for 4 yards, bringing the ball to the 22, but a holding call will send WFT back to the 12 yard line.

4th Q 7-15

Hoyer to Taylor who is stopped right before the first down marker. Punt coming up

4th Q 7-15

Stevenson up the middle for four yards. 3rd and 6 to come

4th Q 7-15

Long pass to Zuber incomplete.

4th Q 7-15

Stevenson stopped in the backfield on third down, but Washington called for an offsides. First down Pats

4th Q 7-15

Hoyer back to Zuber who makes the catch for 8 yards.

4th Q 7-15

Zubrer drops the Hoyer pass over the middle.

4th Q 7-15

No gain on the return from Taylor. Holding against NE will take them back to their 23

4th Q 7-15

Incomplete pass from Montez, and 4th and 8 from the 36 coming up

4th Q 7-15

Williams eaten up in the backfield for a loss of two. 3rd down and 8 coming up

4th Q 7-15

Williams with a four yard reception.

4th Q 7-15

Williams picks up the first down with a 7 yard gain.

4th Q 7-15

Williams up the middle for 4 yards.

4th Q 7-15

Touchback, Washington will take over at the 20.

4th Q 7-15

11:34 to go in the fourth Quarter.

4th Q 7-15

Back to Stevenson for the one yard touchdown run!! Extra point is missed by Nordin

4th Q 7-9

Stevenson gets down to the 1 yard line, after a four yard run.

4th Q 7-9

Stevenson runs left and picks up the first down with a four yard run.

4th Q 7-9

Stevenson rush to the right for 5 yards and the Pats are back to the 10 after a false start penalty.

4th Q 7-9

Stevenson up the middle for 9 yards.

3rd Q 7-9

Montez pass tipped and intercepted by Williams and ran 36 yards al the way to the WFT 19.

3rd Q 7-9

Montez to Wright for just two yards.

3rd Q 7-9

The last play was reviewed and upheld.

3rd Q 7-9

Montez pass incomplete on first down from the WFT 39

3rd Q 7-9

Montez to Patterson for 7 yards gets the first down.

3rd Q 7-9

Patterson up the middle for a gain of 1, and that brings us to the end of the third quarter.

3rd Q 7-9

Montez to Seals-Jones for a gain of 7

3rd Q 7-9

4th down, and Punt out of bounds at the 23

3rd Q 7-9

Jones pass incomplete to Olswezsy

3rd Q 7-9

Jones sacked for a loss of 14

3rd Q 7-9

Jones pass incomplete to Wilkerson on first down. 2nd and 10 from the NE 40

3rd Q 7-9

2:05 to go in the third quarter

3rd Q 7-9

Pass incomplete to Reyers, 4th down and 7 up coming, Hopkins FG from 50 yards is no good.

3rd Q 7-9

Pass incomplete to Hemingway

3rd Q 7-9

Patterson with a three yard gain on first down

3rd Q 7-9

MOntez finds Reyes for four yards. First dwon at the NE 35

3rd Q 7-9

Patterson on the reception picks up 10 and it's 3rd and 2

3rd Q 7-9

Patterson stopped in the back field for a loss of two.

3rd Q 7-9

Patterson with a run up the middle for 12 yards, first down WFT

3rd Q 7-9

Montez to Patterson for three yards on first down.

3rd Q 7-9

Quick three and out for the Patriots and WFT take the punt back to the 39 after a 19 yard return from Milne

3rd Q 7-9

Montez sacked a yard behind the line, fourth down upcoming.

Hall almost fumbled the punt, no gain on the return NE get it on the 19

3rd Q 7-9

Patterson gets two yards on the run

3rd Q 7-9

Patterson up the gut for four yards.

3rd Q 7-9

Touchback for Washington, who will take it from the 20

3rd Q 7-9

Jones' pass to Wilkerson no good on thrid down, Nordin comes on and hits the 40 yard FG.

3rd Q 7-6

Jones to Wilkerson for 6 yards

3rd Q 7-6

Michel for no gain on the run.

3rd Q 7-6

Taylor with a 9 yard run to the left. First down again

3rd Q 7-6

Jones to Taylor for two yards

3rd Q 7-6

Wilkerson on an 8 yard reception. First down Pats

3rd Q 7-6

Taylor stopped at the line for no gain on 2nd down.

3rd Q 7-6

Jones to Taylor for 6 yards on first down.

3rd Q 7-6

Jones to Harry for 4 yards and a first down.

3rd Q 7-6

Third quarter is underway, Jones completes to Taylor for 7 yards.

Heinicke has 86 yards passing, Jones has 71 yards

Washington takes the lead on the last drive of the first half.

2nd Q 7-6

Jones takes a knee and that will do it for the first half of action from Gillette Stadium.

2nd Q 7-6

Taylor brings it out to the 28 yard line off the kick off. 3 second to go in the half.

2nd Q 7-6

Patterson up the middle bounces off contact and gets into the endzone. Touchdown Washington

2nd Q 0-6

Heinicke incomlete pass on second down. 13 seconds to go, 3rd and goal

2nd Q 0-6

Patterson up the middle, gets to the 1 yard line. Timeout WFT with 10 seconds left in the half.

2nd Q 0-6

Heinicke finding Patterson on the pass down to the 3 yard line.

2nd Q 0-6

Two straight incomlete passes from Heinicke brings up 3rd and 10 from the 14

2nd Q 0-6

Heinicke finds Brown on the slant for 7 yards. WFT at the Pats 14

2nd Q 0-6

Heinicke finds Jones for five yards

2nd Q 0-6

Heinicke with a 17 yard pick up to Sims to the NE 29. That takes us to the 2 minute warning

2nd Q 0-6

Punt from the Pats, returned 16 yards by Carter

2nd Q 0-6

Jones scrambles for 2 yards, but the refs rule he's short of the first down.

2nd Q 0-6

Johnson with a six yard reception to set up 3rd and 2.

2nd Q 0-6

Jones finds Wilkerson over the middle for a gain of 8.

2nd Q 0-6

Jones frinds Taylor for an 11 yard gain on 1st down.

2nd Q 0-6

Incomplete pass from Heinicke who was under pressure. 4th and 5 fromthe 46 coming up. Washington will punt. Touchback for the Pats who will take it from the 20 with 6:37 to go in the half.

2nd Q 0-6

Heinicke going deep and almost had his pass picked up

2nd Q 0-6

Barber up the middle for a 5 yard gain on first down

2nd Q 0-6

Washington awarded the 1st down after the challenge. WFT ball the thier 43

2nd Q 0-6

Heinicke finds McKissic for 2 yards, and the spot is right at the mark. Rivera will challenge.

2nd Q 0-6

Barber with a three yard reception over the middle.

Hienicke with a 19 yard pick up finding Bates on 2nd and 17.

2nd 0-6

Hienicke dropped by Bower in the backfield. Loss of 7

2nd Q 0-6

Hienicke picks up the first down on the sweep run for four yards.

2nd Q 0-6

Barber picks up 2, 3rd and 1 upcoming

2nd Q 0-6

Barber with a 7 yard run up the gut

2nd Q 0-6

Johnson take the kick off to the 16, but a holding call will have Washington start their drive at the 6

2nd Q 0-6

Michel with a three yard gain, and then Jones couldn't complete the third down pass. 4th down coming up and the Pats will try the FG. Nordin hits the 50 yarder

2nd Q 0-3

Jones dropped a dime to Wilkerson, but it slipped through the recievers hands. 2nd and 10 from the WFT 34

2nd Q 0-3

Michel picks up the first down on 6 yard run

2nd Q 0-3

Michel runs it for 8 yards on the left side.

2nd Q 0-3

Jones to Bourne for 14 yards.

1st Q 0-3

7 yard pass from Jones to Wilkerson for the first down, and we are at the end of the first quater.

1st Q 0-3

Jones pass incomlete to Meyers

1st Q 0-3

Mac Jones makes his way onto the field MIchel up the gut for 5 yards.

1st Q 0-3

Oslewszy out to the 26 on the punt return.

1st Q 0-3

Hienicke goes deep on 3rd and 4 but the pass is too long. 4th down coming up here comes the WFT punt team.

1st Q 0-3

Hienicke connects with Brown for a 7 yard gain.

1st Q 0-3

Back to Gibson, this time on the ground, but he's stuffed in the backfield.

1st Q 0-3

Heinicke finds Gibson for an 11 yard gain, first down.

1st Q 0-3

Johnson takes the kickoff back to the 25

1st Q 0-3

Screen pass from Newton incomplete, 4th and 16 and the Pats will try the 35 yard FG, and Nordin drills it. 3:06 to go in the first

1st Q 0-0

Harris picks up three yards on a run to the left

1st Q 0-0

Holding on the Patriots, it will be 1st and 20 from the WFT 24

1st Q 0-0

Screen to White for a gain of 17. Pats are in the red zone

1st Q 0-0

Smith with a recepction over the middle, breaks a few tackles and picks up 16 yards.

1st Q 0-0

Harris down the middle with a three yard gain, first down Pats

1st Q 0-0

Harris with a powerful run to the right, picks up 9

1st Q 0-0

Newton finds Meyers for a gain of 11.

1st Q 0-0

Hopkins 40 yard FG is no good.

Fitzpatrick's pass incomplete to Humphries. FG attempt upcoming

1st Q 0-0

Gibson with a 2 yard reception, 3rd and 2 coming up

1st Q 0-0

Gibson runs it up the middle for a gain of 4.

1st Q 0-0

Humphries with a six yard reception. First down WFT

1st Q 0-0

Short throw to McLaurin to bring up 3rd and 5 from the NE 35.

1st Q 0-0

Judon injured on the play, timeout Patriots. 10:29 to go in the first

1st Q 0-0

Fitzpatrick connects with Thomas on third and 10 for a gain of 20

1st Q 0-0

Wright picks up 14 on the punt return and WFT will take it from the 32.

1st Q 0-0

Newton hit in the backfield, lost the football, but the Patriots get possesion back 4 &16 to come. Punt team is on the field.

1st Q 0-0

Pass incomplete from Newton intended for Young

1st Q 0-0

Newton under center for the Pat. Harris gets the first run and picks up 3.

0-0

Way send the punt into the endzone and New England will take it from the 20.

MIller stuffed at the line and Washington will bring on the punt team.

Back to Gibson who gains two, 3rd and 2 coming up

Gibson picks up six yards.

Fitzpatrick with a throw over the middle finding McLaurin, who's up to the 50

Fitzpatrick under center to start the game. Gibson gets the opening hand off and picks up 3.

We are underway from Gillette Stadium. Washington will take it at the 20 after a touchback

Washington's defense was one of the best in the league last year, rookie

Mac Jones is going to get tested right out of the gate

There's an extreme heat warning, and thunderstorms are expected around the area.

NFL Networks coverage is live from Gillete Stadium. It is almost GAME TIME!!

Jamin Davis is ready to make his debut.

We are about 20 minutes away from kickoff from Gillette Stadium! Football is back

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Cam Newton and Ron Rivera, former Caronlina Panthers, having a chat pregame

Both coaches have said they will play their starting quarterbacks, although niehter Cam Newton nor Ryan Fitzpatrick are expected to play much

Here's a look at some of the top stories coming into to tongiht's New England  Washington game

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This was the scene just days ago when the Patriots opened the doors to Gillette Stadium for the first time in over a year and a half. I can't wait to see what it looks like tonight

Surely there are some nerves floating around the locker rooms, especially for the rookies who are about to get their first taste of NFL action. The rookies aren't the only ones though, the fringe players will have to make the most of their opportunities with the first batch of cuts coming on Tuesday.

Training camps have been going on for a number of weeks, and a lucky few have had the chance to attend practices or warm up games, but this will be the fans first look at thier teams.

We are at Gillette Stadium and oh how good it feels to be back. After a six month break, there is only one question I have... Are you ready for some football? (cue Hank Williams Jr.)

Hello everyone and welcome the official start to Week 1 of the NFL Preseason as the New England Patriots take on the Washington Football Team in one of two games to start a busy weekend around the league. AS English will have you be keeping you up to date with live coverage, scores, stats and highlights as both teams make their season debut form Gillette Stadium.

Shortened preseason starts today

Neither of the teams starters are expected to play too much, if they do at all. With the preseason cut to just three weeks, the focus will be fine tuning the starters, but more importantly the priority will be shaving the roster down to over the next month.

Tom Brady’s departure from Foxborough was followed by the Patriots worst season in some time. Cam Newton tried to fill the living legend’s shoes, but struggled to fit into Bill Belichick’s system. The Pats looked to the future in the NFL Draft back in April when they drafted Alabama QB Mac Jones.

Pats still searching for Brady's replacement

We will get our first look at Jones tonight. The rookie gun slinger is an old school, pocket passing, highly accurate quarterback. His style is more similar to Tom Brady than any of the other big name play callers that came out of college last year.

Washington Football Team is coming off of a sub .500 season, but they still made the playoffs in a dreadful NFC East. They almost shocked the eventual champions in the NFC Wild Card game.

How much will Heinicke play?

Taylor Heinicke will most likely get the start for Washington as veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick may not see any time in the opening game of the preseason. Heinicke had a brilliant performance against the Bucs in Washington’s last game of the season, which locked him up a pay raise this offseason.

The Redskins also beefed up their wide receiving core by signing wide receivers Curtis Samuel and Adam Humphries. While we won’t get to see too much of either side’s starters, one thing is for certain, football is back.

It has been almost 600 days since fans have graced the stands of Gillette Stadium. Even though this is a preseason game expect the Pats faithful to be in mid season form after almost two years without watching their side in Foxborough.

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