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
Record 12-4 13-3
Divisional Standings 1st 1st
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)
Touchdowns Scored 52 58
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)
Touchdowns Allowed 36 34
Third Down Defense (Pct.) 37.3 35.7
Field Goals Made/Attempted 33/36 28/31
Possession Avg. 30:08 32:04
Sacks Allowed/Yards Lost 38/225 27/159
Sacks Made/Yards 49/358 36/270
Passing TD/Int. (Off.) 36/7 35/13
Passing TD/Int. (Def.) 24/12 24/19
Penalties Against/Yards 96/859 94/758
Punts/Avg. 74/45.4 61/42.2
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'.