The first preseason game is Aug.9th at 7:30. The first of two home games. It'll be an interesting match up with old nemesis Alex Smith quarterbacking the Skins. It's preseason and Bill will ant to see as many guys as possible actually playing some meaningful minutes. Patriots should win this one, but I'll be really watching how the defense looks not playing, "Bend, Don't Break" under "Speed and Execution" of Brian Flores.