The Miami Dolphins finally returned to Earth last weekend, taking a 34-3 beating at the hands of the Tennessee Titans. The loss knocked them out of playoff contention at 8-8 as it ended a seven-game winning streak that was turning into a turnaround like never seen before in the NFL. Even with the loss, it was an excellent comeback for the Dolphins, who were 1-7 earlier this season.
His opponents on Sunday are the New England Patriots, a familiar face playing for a familiar place: First in the AFC East. The Patriots 10-6 are locked in the playoffs, but they can win the East with a win and a loss for the Bills against the Jets. However, it is not much use to postulate Patriots scenarios. They can finish anywhere from first place in the AFC to seventh, depending on how things play out. No playoff team will be more on the scoreboard than New England on Sunday as they try to play in a better place.
The Dolphins, of course, have always been a problem for Bill Belichick. They tend to give the Pats trouble, and Sunday would be a bad time for that. Losing throws a lot into the air for New England as they try to exert as much control over their destiny as possible. Mac Jones has been exactly what the Patriots needed him to be for most of the year, and that has to continue against an opportunistic Dolphins team with a surprising secondary.
The Patriots, of course, want to get back to the top of the division after the Bills won the East last year. New England was particularly conservative among its players about being left out due to COVID-19 in 2020, so coming back to the top would be a huge boost to confidence heading into the playoffs. However, if the Patriots lose to the Dolphins on Sunday, they will look to the league for help in determining their wild-card matchup.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Patriots vs. Dolphins this Sunday, including start time, TV channels and the full schedule for week 18 of the NFL.
What channel are Patriots vs. Dolphins today?
- Television channel (national): CBS
- Television channel (New England): WBZ
- Television channel (Miami): WFOR
- Live broadcast: supreme +, fuboTV
Patriots vs. Dolphins will air regionally on local CBS affiliate channels week 18. Spero Dedes and Jay Feely will be on the CBS call, with Gene Steratore’s driving rules analysis. Jenny Dell will be on the sidelines.
You can find the Patriots ‘away-from-home broadcast on SiriusXM channel 383, while the Dolphins’ home broadcast airs on channel 228.
In Canada, viewers can watch Patriots vs. Dolphins with a subscription to DAZN, including all NFL games.
Patriots vs. Dolphins
- Date: Sunday, January 9
- Kick off: 4:25 Eastern Standard Time
Patriots vs. Dolphins is scheduled to start at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday. This game will only air in local markets on CBS latest venue.
New England Patriots 2021 Schedule
|one||September 12||against dolphins||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|two||September 19th||in Jets||1 pm ET||CBS|
|3||September 26||against saints||1 pm ET||Fox|
|4||October 3 (SNF)||against buccaneers||8:20 pm ET||NBC|
|5||October 10th||in jeans||1 pm ET||CBS|
|6||October the 17th||against cowboys||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|7||October 24th||against airplanes||1 pm ET||CBS|
|8||31 October||in chargers||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||into panthers||1 pm ET||CBS|
|10||November 14th||against browns||1 pm ET||CBS|
|eleven||November 18 (TNF)||in the hawks||8:20 pm ET||Red Fox / NFL / Amazon Prime|
|12||November 28||against titans||1 pm ET||CBS|
|13||December 6 (MNF)||on invoices||20:15||ESPN|
|14||December 12th||farewell week||–||–|
|fifteen||Dec. 18||in the foals||8:15 pm ET||NFL Network|
|sixteen||December 26||against invoices||1 pm ET||CBS|
|17||January 2||in jaguars||1 pm ET||CBS|
|18||January 9th||in dolphins||1 pm ET||CBS|
2021 Miami Dolphins Schedule
|one||September 12||in patriots||4:25 PM Eastern Time||CBS|
|two||September 19th||against invoices||1 pm ET||Fox|
|3||September 26||in the assailants||4:05 pm ET||CBS|
|4||October 3||against foals||1 pm ET||CBS|
|5||October 10th||in buccaneers||1 pm ET||CBS|
|6||October the 17th||in Jaguares (London)||1 pm ET||CBS|
|7||October 24th||against hawks||1 pm ET||Fox|
|8||31 October||on invoices||1 pm ET||CBS|
|9||November 7||against jeans||1 pm ET||Fox|
|10||November 11 (TNF)||against crows||20:20||NFL / Fox / Amazon Prime Network|
|eleven||November 21||in Jets||1 pm ET||CBS|
|12||November 28||against panthers||1 pm ET||Fox|
|13||December 5th||against giants||1 pm ET||Fox|
|14||December 12th||farewell week||–||–|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||against airplanes||1 pm ET||CBS|
|sixteen||December 27||in Santos||8:15 pm ET||ESPN|
|17||January 2||into titans||1 pm ET||CBS|
|18||January 9th||against patriots||1 pm ET||CBS|