The New England Patriots are back tonight, as they kick off their 4-game, preseason slate at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars at 7:30. 

Though a lot of the team's top players, including Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Brandin Cooks and Dont'a Hightower, will not be on the field, there's still plenty of reason to tune in and see the defending world champs kick off the exhibition season.

One main thing to keep an eye on is the play of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He'll be working with a lot of second, third and fourth options, but it'll be interesting to see how he plays in extended duty.

You can catch all the action on channel 4, WBZ-TV.