The 2018 Patriots Schedule is Now Out
The NFL has announced the much awaited 2018 season schedule and the New England Patriots will now play 5 nationally-televised games which includes 3 Sundays night games, 1 Monday night game and a Thursday night game. The AFC defending champ will play all these games in a 7-week stretch. This also includes three in a 5-week period at home. Among the 3 prime time games to be played at the prestigious Gillette Stadium will be on the night of October 4th against their rivals Indianapolis Colts, on October 14th night they'll meet with the Kansas City Chiefs and on Sunday Nov. 4 it will be head-to-head with Green Bay Packers.
Other prime-time games that the Patriots will play include at Detroit on Sunday night Sept 23 matchup and also at the Buffalo on Oct. 29 in a Monday night Football. Now that the 2018 NFL regular-season schedule is out, the Patriots odds for the season looks good and many expect them to be among the main contenders for the Super Bowl title.
After playing their first match at home with Houston Texans on September 9, the New England Patriots will head to Jacksonville where they'll play two straight games from Sept.16. According to their 2018 season schedule, the Patriots will start their 5 prime-time games after playing in Jacksonville. They'll play against their rivals the Detroit Lions on Sept 23. This is the 14th time that Patriot's coach Bill Belichick will be squaring it out with his former coordinator Matt Patricia, of which Belichick has a 9-4 record. The Patriots will be back home to play against the Miami Dolphins in a match scheduled on Sept.30. Later the New England will host Indianapolis on Oct.4 before squaring off against the Chiefs at the Gillette Stadium on the Oct. 14.
On Oct. 21, the Patriots will meet with the Bears away in Chicago, before returning home to face the Green Bay on the Nov. 4. So far, the Patriots have played with the Buffalo 3 times in the Monday night games, and this year's Monday night game will actually be the first one for the Patriots to play in Buffalo. The New England Patriots hosted the Buffalo in 1995, 2009 and also 2015. Another interesting match will be between the Patriots and Titans on Nov. 11. away in Nashville. This game will be the 10th time for these two teams to meet since 1990 where the the coach will be squaring off with his former player. Bill Belicheck will face Mike Vrabel, a former Patriots' key player and now the Titans' head coach.
For the last two straight seasons, the New England Patriots will wind up their season with matches against Miami and Pittsburgh, then followed by 2 consecutive home games where they'll face the Bill and the Jets on the Dec. 23 and Dec. 30 respectively.So far, the Patriots have a great divisional record during their regular-season play that stands at 81-23. And apart from playing twice with all their AFC East opponents, the Patriots are also expected to play one match against NFC north and AFC South teams. It's also the first time that the first-placed team from the AFC East will meet with a first-placed team from the AFC North (the Pittsburgh) and AFC West (the Kansas City).


2018 Patriots Regular Season


Date Opponent Time Network
Sun, Sept. 9 Houston Texans 1:00 p.m. ET CBS
Sun, Sept. 16 @ Jacksonville Jaguars 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Sun, Sept. 23 @ Detroit Lions 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
Sun, Sept. 30 Miami Dolphins 1:00 p.m. ET CBS
Thu, Oct. 4 Indianapolis Colts 8:20 p.m. ET FOX/NFL Network 
Sun, Oct. 14 Kansas City Chiefs 8:20 p.m. ET NBC*
Sun, Oct. 21 @ Chicago Bears 1:00 p.m. ET CBS*
Mon, Oct. 29 @ Buffalo Bills 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
Sun, Nov. 4 Green Bay Packers 8:20 p.m. ET NBC*
Sun, Nov. 11 @ Tennessee Titans 1:00 p.m. ET CBS*
Sun, Nov. 18 BYE WEEK    
Sun, Nov. 25 @ New York Jets 1:00 p.m. ET CBS*
Sun, Dec. 2 Minnesota Vikings 4:25 p.m. ET FOX*
Sun, Dec. 9 @ Miami Dolphins 1:00 p.m. ET CBS*
Sun, Dec. 16 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 4:25 p.m. ET CBS*
Sun, Dec. 23 Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m. ET CBS*
Sun, Dec. 30 New York Jets 1:00 p.m. ET CBS*
       



 


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