The Patriots officially begin their preseason tonight, as they welcome in the defending Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints to Gillette Stadium.
The two teams practiced together for three sessions over the past two days, and gave fans a taste of what to expect.
As always with these preseason games, there are a few things to keep your eye on. The games may not necessarily mean anything yet, but with several developing storylines for both teams, there's no shortage of note-worthy sports to watch.
Here are some of my key factors to keep an eye on during the game tonight.