The Patriots Opener: Coverage Now On 92.9 The Ticket
The New England Patriots return to the scene of Super Bowl 49 for tonight's 2016 season opener - Sun Devil Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Pats fans will never forget the Malcolm Butler last minute interception to beat Seattle in that Super Bowl.
What will fans remember about tonight's game against the Arizona Cardinals?
Probably the fact that this will be the first game Tom Brady sits because of that suspension and Jimmy Garoppolo gets the keys to the car. And, no TE Rob Gronkowski because of a hamstring injury.
The Arizona Cardinals are considered one of the favorites to make it to this year's Super Bowl after going 13-3 a year ago.
Take a look at some of the numbers from last year...
TALE OF THE TAPE
|2015 REGULAR SEASON||NEW ENGLAND||ARIZONA|
|Total Yards Gained||5,991||6,533|
|Total Offense (Rank)||374.4 (6)||408.3 (1)|
|Rush Offense||87.8 (30)||119.8 (8)|
|Pass Offense||286.7 (5)||288.5 (2)|
|Points Per Game||29.0 (3)||30.5 (2)|
|Third Down Conversion Pct.||40.9||47.0|
|Team Passer Rating||101.9||100.9|
|Total Yards Allowed||5,431||5,147|
|Total Defense (Rank)||339.4 (9)||321.7 (5)|
|Rush Defense||98.8 (9)||91.3 (6)|
|Pass Defense||240.7 (17)||230.4 (8)|
|Points Allowed/Game||19.7 (10)||19.6 (7t)|
|Third Down Defense (Pct.)||37.3||35.7|
|Field Goals Made/Attempted||33/36||28/31|
|Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost||38/225||27/159|
|Passing TD/Int. (Off.)||36/7||35/13|
|Passing TD/Int. (Def.)||24/12||24/19|
|Takeaway/Giveaway Ratio||+7 (5t)||+9 (4)|
NOTE: Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket has live coverage of the Patriots. Pre-game coverage starts at 6:30pm...NFL coverage on The Ticket begins at 1pm with the NY Jets vs Cincinnati game...In the meantime, how about a little Glen Campbell and his famous tune 'By The Time I Get To Phoenix'.