Patriots vs. Falcons on Thursday Night Football: Free live stream, start time, TV, how to watch. The New England Patriots have a quick turnaround this week as they take on the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday Night Football. The Patriots are looking to keep their hot streak going, coming off four straight wins, including a blowout over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday as rookie quarterback Mac Jones and the defense continue to improve. Meanwhile, the Falcons are coming off a blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys and head into the game with uncertainty over whether running back Cordarrelle Patterson will take the field. Fans can watch Thursday night’s game on TV via FOX and NFL Network. Fans who don’t have cable can watch via fuboTV and Amazon Prime Video.
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How to watch New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons (Week 11 | Thursday Night Football)
What time does the game start? Where can I watch it on TV? – Thursday night’s game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. EST for viewers in the U.S and will air on TV via NFL Network and FOX.
Live steam options: NFL Network | FOX Sports | Amazon Prime Video | Sling | fuboTV – Viewers who have cable can use login credentials from their TV provider to watch via NFL Network and the FOX Sports app. Fans who don’t have cable can also watch the game with a la carte streaming options such as Sling or fuboTV, which has a free seven-day trial. The game will also be streaming via Amazon Prime Video.
Free live stream: Official Patriots app (iOS & Android) | Patriots.com (via safari mobile web) – Patriots games are available to watch for free via the team’s official app and website (click here for more info). Locally broadcast games are only available in local markets, namely New England. Nationally broadcast games are available for free across the United States.
Matt Judon has experienced a lot of emotions during the Patriots’ four-game win streak.
Surprise isn’t one of them.
While there were certainly things to clean up after their 2-4 start to the season, the linebacker said the mood in New England’s locker room has remained consistent.
“We didn’t get down on ourselves at all. We knew the type of players we have. We knew that we had to execute a little bit better and hone in on the small details,” Judon said. “I think that’s what we did, and we started executing in practice and it started showing up in games.”
The latest result, Sunday’s 45-7 blowout of the Browns, has the Patriots enjoying their longest win streak since 2019. More importantly, it puts them squarely back in the AFC postseason hunt.
Despite not having leading rusher Damien Harris (concussion), New England still had one of its most efficient offensive efforts of the season, scoring on all four of its possessions in the first half. It also had three 90-yard touchdown drives, the only time that’s happened during Bill Belichick’s tenure as coach.
Defensively, the Patriots were just as locked in on their way to holding Cleveland scoreless over the final three quarters.
There are many positive signs with only a few days to prepare before a Thursday night matchup with Atlanta.
Like Judon, safety Devin McCourty said the biggest change he’s seen in recent weeks has been the team’s improved preparation.
“We know how to go out and execute. That comes from the week. That comes from making mistakes in practice and fixing them. We just have to keep doing that,” he said. “I don’t think confidence comes from just playing well for a couple games and it is just going to happen.”
While he’s pleased to see the progress his team has made, Belichick said it’s all part of the longer journey.
“I think each year has its own dynamics. Each team develops its own unique way. Sometimes there’s carry over, sometimes there isn’t, or there’s similarities. Sometimes I don’t know if you know that until it’s all over,” he said. “Hopefully, some of the work that we’re doing now will pay off.”
The Patriots struggled to score touchdowns in the red zone during their first six games, getting into the end zone on just 9 of 19 opportunities. They’ve picked things up dramatically during their win streak, scoring TDs on 9 of their past 11 trips inside the 20-yard line.
Penalties are still unusually high for a team that’s been typically disciplined under Belichick. New England was flagged six times Sunday, its sixth game with six or more infractions this season. The Patriots had only two such games through their first 10 games in 2020.
The Patriots held the Browns to 99 yards rushing, the first time this season an opponent has been held under the century mark in back-to-back games. While the absence of Cleveland running back Nick Chubb played a role, it’s a good sign for a unit that was pushed around up front earlier in the season.
A week after not having a pass thrown his way, receiver Nelson Agholor was targeted four times and had just two catches for 21 yards. He signed a two-year, $20 million free agent deal in the offseason and was supposed to give the offense a boost at the position. But he hasn’t caught more than three passes in a game since the season opener.
The Patriots entered Sunday with 12 players listed on the injury report as questionable. They left the game relatively unscathed. Cornerback Jalen Mills left in the first quarter with an arm injury but was able to return.
250 — The win marked Belichick’s 250th regular-season victory with the Patriots, tying him for third on the career list. He becomes the fourth coach to reach that milestone with one team, joining George Halas (318 with Chicago), Don Shula (257 with Miami) and Tom Landry (250 with Dallas).
The Thursday matchup with the Falcons is one of only two non-Sunday games for the Patriots this season. The other is a Monday night trip to Buffalo on Dec. 6.
They’ve quietly emerged as a shoo-in for the playoffs, and now, for only the second time this season, it’s time for an up-close look at the Pats under the primetime lights, as they take on the topsy-turvy Falcons. Read on as we explain how to get a Patriots vs Falcons live stream and watch NFL Thursday Night Football online no matter where you are in the world.
Bill Belichick’s men are on a four-game hot streak, three of those being blowouts. They’ve scored 150 points to just 50 conceded during that run, and the world beyond Foxborough is beginning to take notice of a team that invited modest expectations at the start of the campaign.
The Dirty Birds have been wildly inconsistent, managing to stack wins only once this season, and they come into this one off the back of a humiliating 43-3 reverse against the Cowboys, and the single worst performance of Matt Ryan’s 14-year career.