Right here it’s.
The Patriots’ 2023 regular-season schedule was lastly launched Thursday night time, a slate that includes 4 primetime video games, a season opener in opposition to the NFC East champion Eagles and a midseason journey to Germany. Based on Vegas oddsmakers, the Pats’ schedule is the toughest within the NFL by opponents’ over/underneath win totals.
Under is a game-by-game breakdown of their upcoming season.
Week 1: vs. Philadelphia
Sept. 10, 4:25 p.m.
Arguably the hardest take a look at on the Patriots’ schedule arrives early with MVP runner-up Jalen Hurts, star wideouts A.J. Brown and Devonta Smith and a loaded protection coming to city in Week 1. The Eagles personal probably the most proficient roster on paper within the NFL, and upsetting them might go a protracted approach to altering the narrative across the workforce’s new season.
Week 2: vs. Miami
Sept. 17 (SNF), 8:20 p.m.
A division sport in primetime as a house underdog? The Patriots have the chance to clinch a uncommon assertion win in Week 2 if Invoice O’Brien’s offense pulls via as a result of whereas Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is unbeaten in opposition to the Patriots for his profession, Miami has averaged fewer than 20 offensive factors per sport in opposition to New England with him on the helm.
Week 3: at N.Y. Jets
Sept. 24, 1 p.m.
Aaron Rodgers’ first alternative to match wits with Invoice Belichick within the division might be a spectacle. Final 12 months, the Pats restricted Rodgers to a reasonably pedestrian stat line throughout an time beyond regulation loss at Inexperienced Bay, although Belichick’s protection couldn’t preserve him off the scoreboard late. Matchup to observe: first-round rookie cornerback Christian Gonzalez in opposition to burgeoning Jets star wideout Garrett Wilson.
Week 4: at Dallas
Oct. 1, 4:25 p.m.
How properly the Patriots’ suspect offensive tackles can defend Mac Jones from star Cowboys rusher Micah Parsons ought to determine this sport. If Parsons will get to Jones a number of occasions within the first half, the Pats could possibly be in main hassle.
Week 5: vs. New Orleans
Oct. 8, 1 p.m.
Two years in the past, the Saints pounded the Patriots in an early-season matchup at Gillette Stadium. Now, they’re led by Derek Carr, and plenty of anticipate them to win the NFC South. A win right here would quietly be a robust signal of progress for the Pats.
Week 6: at Las Vegas
Oct. 15, 4:05 p.m.
The pregame storylines will revolve round Jakobi Meyers, who actually threw the sport away final 12 months in Las Vegas and now wears the silver and black after the Pats made little effort to retain him in free company. However come kickoff, the X-factor might be Mac Jones who performed his worst sport of the season in opposition to the Raiders final 12 months and might want to out-duel Jimmy Garoppolo within the Sin Metropolis.
Week 7: vs. Buffalo
Oct. 22, 1 p.m.
The Payments haven’t misplaced in Foxboro since Tom Brady left. If the Pats intend to unseat the category of the AFC East, they’ll have to harass Josh Allen right into a turnover or two and begin quick offensively.
Week 8: at Miami
Oct. 29, 1 p.m.
Not like previous years, the Patriots shouldn’t face the oppressive warmth that affected final season’s 20-7 loss in Week 1. But when Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are nonetheless wholesome, the Dolphins will nonetheless be simply as harmful.
Week 9: vs. Washington
Nov. 5, 1 p.m.
Historical past has not been sort to Washington, which hasn’t crushed the Pats since 2003. The Commanders are one in all three groups on the Patriots’ schedule with a decrease over/underneath whole at 6.5.
Week 10: vs. Indianapolis (Germany)
Nov. 12, 9:30 a.m.
The Pats’ first worldwide sport in 2017 will pit them in opposition to a rookie coach in Shane Steichen and rookie quarterback in Anthony Richardson. Frankfurt gained’t really feel like Foxboro, however the Patriots needs to be handled like large favorites abroad.
Week 11: Bye week
Week 12: at N.Y. Giants
Nov. 26, 1 p.m.
A rested Patriots workforce will journey to satisfy former assistant and second-year Giants coach Brian Daboll the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Pulling out a win in New Jersey might assist set the tone for the second half of the season.
Week 13: vs. L.A. Chargers
Dec. 3, 1 p.m.
Will third time be the appeal for Justin Herbert in opposition to Belichick? He’s 0-2 in two profession conferences with the Pats, having accomplished simply half his passes for 432 yards, two touchdowns and 4 picks.
Week 14: at Pittsburgh (TNF)
Dec. 7, 8:15 p.m.
Buckle up. The Pats and Steelers ought to mix for one of the bodily video games of the season, as two groups led by robust defenses, energy run video games and younger quarterbacks.
Week 15: vs. Kansas Metropolis (MNF)
Dec. 18, 8:15 p.m.
A large matchup. Coming off a Thursday night time sport, the Patriots may have three additional days to organize for the reigning Tremendous Bowl champions. Of their final two conferences, the Pats have held Kansas Metropolis to 21 offensive factors per sport. A repeat efficiency might spring them to an upset.
Week 16: at Denver
Dec. 24, 8:15 p.m.
The Pats’ first go to to Denver since 2017 will pit Belichick in opposition to Broncos coach offensive whiz Sean Payton, who may have settled into his new digs lengthy earlier than Christmas Eve. On the opposite facet of the ball, Denver All-Professional cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. might current the hardest take a look at Patriots receivers face all season.
Week 17: at Buffalo
Dec. 31, 1 p.m.
Final season’s loss at Buffalo killed the Pats’ playoff hopes. Will Mac Jones and Co. undergo a repeat on New 12 months’s Eve? Search for the Patriots to attempt to pound out a hard-earned win in chilly climate with operating backs Rhamondre Stevenson and James Robinson.
Week 18: vs. N.Y. Jets
The Patriots will shut with Rodgers and the rival Jets in a sport that might determine one workforce’s playoff destiny or maybe each. The date and time of kickoff might be set every week earlier.