By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
The New England Patriots' schedule for the 2020 regular season has been revealed. Read below for the full slate of games (times in ET).
Kicking off the season is a home tilt against Brian Flores and the Miami Dolphins, who also bring plenty of former Patriots back to Foxborough. It immediately gets challenging for the Pats as they head off to Seattle in Week 2, travel home to face the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3, then fly to Kansas City to face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 4.
Obvious highlights on the schedule include the aforementioned Seahawks and Chiefs sequels, Week 7 vs. Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers, Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens, a Super Bowl LIII rematch with the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14, and a Monday night showdown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 16.
Patriots 2020 Schedule
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 13 vs. Miami Dolphins – 1 p.m. on CBS
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 20 at Seattle Seahawks – 8:20 p.m. on NBC
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 27 vs. Las Vegas Raiders – 1 p.m. on CBS
Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 4 at Kansas City Chiefs – 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 11 vs. Denver Broncos – 1 p.m. on CBS*
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 18 - BYE WEEK
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 25 vs. San Francisco 49ers – 4:25 p.m. on CBS*
Week 8: Sunday, Nov. 1 at Buffalo Bills – 1 p.m. on CBS*
Week 9: Monday, Nov. 9 at New York Jets – 8:15 p.m. on ESPN
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 15 vs. Baltimore Ravens – 8:20 p.m. on NBC*
Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 22 at Houston Texans – 1 p.m. – WBZ – CBS*
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 29 vs. Arizona Cardinals – 1 p.m. – WFXT – FOX*
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 6 at Los Angeles Chargers – 4:25 p.m. – WBZ – CBS*
Week 14: Thursday, Dec. 10 at Los Angeles Rams – 8:20 p.m. – WBZ – FOX/NFLN/Amazon
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 20 at Miami Dolphins – 1 p.m. – WBZ – CBS*
Week 16: Monday, Dec. 28 vs. Buffalo Bills – 8:15 p.m. – WCVB – ESPN
Week 17: Sunday, Jan. 3 vs. New York Jets – 1 p.m. – WBZ – CBS*
* Game subject to flex scheduling
The Patriots aren't out of the primetime picture yet. They get five primetime games in 2020, including two Sunday night games. They'll play the Seahawks and Ravens on Sunday Night Football, while they will face the Jets on the road and the Bills at home on Monday Night Football and the Rams on Thursday Night Football.
All of the Patriots' toughest projected matchups are spread out over the course of the season. There's no particular stretch you could point to as much harder than others. But the Patriots will certainly get their share of tests in the first season without Tom Brady as the starting quarterback entering the season since 2001.
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