Here are the dates to put in your calendar!

The NFL will announce their schedule for the 2019 NFL season on Wednesday evening, but there are already rumors about when the New England Patriots will play each of their opponents. Here’s a tracker for all of those rumors.

UPDATE: The below games and times are now confirmed.

Preseason

  • Week 1 (Thursday, August 8th): at Detroit Lions at 7:30 PM ET on WBZ
  • Week 2 (Saturday, August 17th): at Tennesse Titans at 7:00 PM ET on WBZ
  • Week 3 (Thursday, August 22nd): vs Carolina Panthers at 7:30 PM ET on WBZ
  • Week 4 (Thursday, August 29th): vs New York Giants at 7:30 P MET on WBZ

Regular Season

  • Week 1 (Sunday, September 8th): vs Pittsburgh Steelers for Sunday Night Football at 8:20 PM ET on NBC (source)
  • Week 2 (Sunday, September 15th): at Miami Dolphins at 1:00 PM ET on CBS (source)
  • Week 3 (Sunday, September 22nd): vs New York Jets at 1:00 PM ET on CBS (source)
  • Week 4 (Sunday, September 29th): at Buffalo Bills at 1:00 PM ET on CBS (source)
  • Week 5 (Sunday, October 6th): at Washington at 1:00 PM ET on CBS (source)
  • Week 6 (Thursday, October 10th): vs New York Giants for Thursday Night Football at 8:20 PM ET on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon (source)
  • Week 7 (Monday, October 21st): at New York Jets for Monday Night Football at 8:15 PM ET on ESPN (source)
  • Week 8 (Sunday, October 27th): vs Cleveland Browns at 4:25 PM on CBS (source)
  • Week 9 (Sunday, November 3rd): at Baltimore Ravens for Sunday Night Football at 8:20 PM ET on NBC (source)
  • Week 10: Bye Week (source)
  • Week 11 (Sunday, November 17th): at Philadelphia Eagles at 4:25 PM on CBS (source)
  • Week 12 (Sunday, November 24th): vs Dallas Cowboys at 4:25 PM on FOX (source)
  • Week 13 (Sunday, December 1st): at Houston Texans for Sunday Night Football at 8:20 PM ET on NBC (source)
  • Week 14 (Sunday, December 8th): vs Kansas City Chiefs at 4:25 PM on CBS (source)
  • Week 15 (Sunday, December 15th): at Cincinnati Bengals at 1:00 PM ET on CBS (last game slot remaining)
  • Week 16 (Saturday, December 21st or Sunday, December 22nd): vs Buffalo Bills; date, time, and network all TBD (source)
  • Week 17 (Sunday, December 29th): vs Miami Dolphins at 1:00 PM ET on CBS (source)

What do you think of this schedule?

Upon first glance, the Patriots don’t have a 1:00 PM ET game from weeks 6-14, which could take a toll. Weeks 11-14 look to be the toughest four-game stretch on the schedule, while the opening half of the season looks fairly favorable.

I do wonder if the NFL wants the Patriots to play their divisional rivals earlier in the season when New England is considered more vulnerable.

Pats Pulpit https://www.patspulpit.com/2019/4/17/18412230/rumors-and-leaks-the-patriots-schedule-for-the-2019-nfl-season