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.
New England has five primetime games:— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) April 17, 2019
- Sept 8 vs Pitt
-Oct 10 vs Giants (Thursday)
-Oct 21 at Jets (MNF)
-Nov. 3 at Baltimore
-Dec. 1 at Houston
11 days later, they will be squaring off with the Jets on Monday Night Football for an AFC East rivalry.
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.
Full #Patriots schedule leaked:— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) April 17, 2019
Wk 1: Steelers (SNF)
Wk 2: @ MIA
Wk 3: NYJ
Wk 4: @ BUF
Wk 5: @ WSH
Wk 6: Giants (TNF)
Wk 7: @ Jets (MNF)
Wk 8: Browns
Wk 9: @ Ravens (SNF)
Wk 10: Bye
Wk 11: @ Eagles
Wk 12: DAL
Wk 13: @ Texans (SNF)
Wk 14: KC
Wk 15: @ Bengals
Wk 16: BUF
Wk 17: MIA
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.