New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: A general view as fireworks are set off prior to the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

While we’ve known the Patriots’ 2021 opponents since the end of the 2020 season, the order of the schedule is needed to paint the complete picture. When is the bye week? Which games come after short rest? When does the team have to travel to Miami? When it comes to making predictions or projecting a record, the ‘schedule’ portion of the schedule is important.

The NFL released the full 2021 schedule Wednesday night, giving us the complete layout of the Patriots’ upcoming season. One notable game highlights the first half of the season, but things really ramp in November. If the Patriots are going to make a playoff push, they’re going to need to beat some good teams down the stretch.

How do this year’s Patriots games line up? Here’s a look at the 2021 schedule.

Note: All games are Sunday unless otherwise noted.

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