Patriots announce 2020 schedule: Here's the full slate of games

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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.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Dolphins defeat the Patriots 27-24. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during the game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Dolphins defeat the Patriots 27-24. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 22: Jarrett Stidham #4 of the New England Patriots talks with Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels and Head Coach Bill Belichick during the preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 22: Jarrett Stidham #4 of the New England Patriots talks with Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels and Head Coach Bill Belichick during the preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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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