The Packers vs. Patriots 2015 live stream and televised NFL preseason game arrives on Thursday night’s schedule as controversy continues for New England. Quarterback Tom Brady has been at the center of a recent investigation and now a court battle, which could impact his playing time in the regular season. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers continue to be among the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl. This early game will feature two top notch teams, albeit mostly with backup personnel, as the Packers vs. Patriots live streaming and televised coverage comes via NFL Network.
According to ESPN.com in their Aug. 12 report, Tom Brady is not expected to play in the preseason opener at Foxborough, Mass. Thursday night. Brady didn’t participate in Tuesday’s practice and was busy preparing for his settlement conference with the NFL and the U.S. District Court of New York. The Pats’ starting quarterback, who will miss four games for suspension due to “Deflategate,” was also not present for the late-morning walk-through session at Gillette Stadium Wednesday.
It’s expected that Jimmy Garoppolo will start for the Patriots, while Ryan Lindley, their recent signing this past Monday, will serve as a backup. Matt Flynn, an NFL veteran, was released by the team after he failed to pass a physical due to a hamstring issue ahead of training camp. On the other side, quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the Packers expects to play a bit in this warmup game. It’s still possible he could sit this one out as he did in the first game of past preseasons.
For the most part, backup or younger personnel will probably get the bulk of the time in tonight’s game, so as to not injury the major players. Despite that, the odds makers have listed a favorite and it’s the home team Pats who are at 2-1/2 for the spread. The Packers have been 0-5 in their last five preseason openers, and head coach Mike McCarthy is 18-18 against the spread in preseason. Tonight’s over/under will be set around 37-1/2 points for the complete game.
Thursday night’s Packers vs. Patriots game has a scheduled start time of 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. This game will be televised live for TV viewers as part of NFL Network’s doubleheader. The game should also be live streaming online for cable and satellite access to NFL Network’s online games coverage, or for NFL Game Pass subscribers. Sirius XM Satellite subscribers can listen to audio commentary for the game on channels 84 or 108 for home, and away coverage, respectively.