Boston sports will have a super-packed day on Thursday October 5th

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The Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, and New England Patriots will all be in action this Thursday, so strap in for one amazing day in sports.

The Boston Red Sox have Game 1 of the ALDS, the Boston Bruins have their season and home opener, and the New England Patriots are hoping to come out of Thursday night with a winning record. It’s going to be a busy day for Boston sports fans.

ALDS Game 1: Boston Red Sox @ Houston Astros – 4 PM EST

The postseason began Tuesday night as the New York Yankees took down the Minnesota Twins in the AL Wildcard game. They’ll now move on to face the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS.

Boston will start their ALDS series against the Houston Astros on Thursday afternoon, and they’re the first Boston sports team you should be watching. In all honesty, they have the most important game of the night. The postseason is a lot more important than a regular season game in any other sport.

Luckily, you won’t have to choose between watching the Red Sox or another Boston team. The Sox game will start at 4 PM, giving you plenty of time before the Bruins or Patriots games start. You’ll have 3 hours with just the Red Sox, so hopefully, this game moves along quickly. If it doesn’t, oh well, you can miss the start of the B’s first period.

Chris Sale will be on the mound for Boston, opposite Houston’s Justin Verlander. This is surely going to be a great pitching matchup, and it will likely be left to the bullpens. Boston could have the edge there with David Price, Addison Reed, and Craig Kimbrel. Make sure you watch this game!

Boston Bruins
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That means our old friend P.K. Subban will be in town. Of course, he’ll get the usual boos that he deserves from the TD Garden crowd.

But you see, this is where things get a little tricky. While you’re watching the Bruins game that begins at 7 PM on TV, you have the Patriots game in Tampa Bay beginning at 8:35. So, you will have some time to dedicate to just hockey, but you know you want to catch Brady and co. in action as well. Do you have an Amazon Prime account like most Americans? Or do you know someone who does? Well, use it. The Patriots game will be streaming live on Amazon Prime, so you can watch them on your computer while you leave the B’s in place!

New England Patriots

Thursday Night Football: New England Patriots @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 8:25 PM EST

The last team to get started on Thursday night is the New England Patriots. They’re taking part in a Thursday Night Football game where they’ll be in color rush uniforms. The Pats will be going all white, with the exception of their usual silver helmet.

After a tough 2-2 start thanks to the worst defense in the league, New England will look to get back on track. Tom Brady, as always, will likely have a big game against a weakened passing defense. A ton of points may be needed though, as Bucs QB Jameis Winston can also bring the heat. He’ll likely be able to have quite a day through the air against the worst defense in the NFL. This could be another close game, whether Patriots fans want to admit it or not.

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So, which game are you most looking forward to Boston sports fans? Let me know on Twitter @CandCFansided. For me, it’s got to be the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS. The game just means so much more. Of course, I’d like these teams to each earn a win on Thursday night, making for the perfect day in Boston sports!