The 2019 ​NFL schedules are slowly starting to leak and it looks as if the ​Patriots will get a lot of air time on national television. New England is slated to play in five primetime games throughout the regular season. 


An AFC rivalry will renew in Week 1, as the Patriots will host the ​Steelers in Week 1 on the national spotlight of Sunday Night Football.

The matchup will be the home-opener for the defending Super Bowl champions and where New England will raise their banner over Gillette Stadium.


Their second primetime showdown will come on Oct. 10 against the ​New York Giants, a Thursday Night Football spectacle. 

11 days later, they will be squaring off with the ​Jets on Monday Night Football for an AFC East rivalry. They will travel to Maryland to take on the ​Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 3 for their fourth primetime match of the year. Finally, they will go to Houston where the Texans will play host on Dec. 1 for the Patriots' final primetime matchup of the regular season. 


But wait, there's more! 


The Patriots full regular season schedule has been leaked, so fans should start planning out what games they're able to attend! 


Some notable matchups include their Week 8 home game against the Cleveland Browns, a highly anticipated clash between two of the league's most intriguing teams. 

The Patriots travel to Philadelphia for Week 11 against the Eagles, a repeat of the 2018 Super Bowl, and host the Dallas Cowboys in Week 12.


They have another pivotal matchup slated for Week 14 against the Chiefs, which is also a home game. The AFC Championship rematch will be a battle most fans want to tune in for, though it won't be a primetime game. 


They finish out the season on the road against the Bengals, and then back home to host two AFC East rivals, the Bills and Dolphins. The Patriots should win their last three games of the season, but will be tested in what looks like a difficult mid-section of their schedule.