Patriots’ 2016 Schedule: Season Kicks Off On A Sunday Night At Cardinals

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Start planning your road trips, New England Patriots fans. The 2016 schedule officially has been released.

Week 1
Sunday, Sept. 11: at Arizona Cardinals, 8:30 p.m. ET (TV: NBC)

Week 2
Sunday, Sept. 18: vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Week 3
Thursday, Sept. 22: vs. Houston Texans, 8:25 p.m. ET (TV: CBS, NFL Network)

Week 4
Sunday, Oct. 2: vs. Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Week 5
Sunday, Oct. 9: at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Week 6
Sunday, Oct. 16: vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Week 7
Sunday, Oct. 23: at Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Week 8
Sunday, Oct. 30: at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Week 9
BYE

Week 10
Sunday, Nov. 13: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m. ET (TV: NBC)

Week 11
Sunday, Nov. 20: at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Week 12
Sunday, Nov. 27: at New York Jets, 8:30 p.m. ET (TV: NBC)

Week 13
Sunday, Dec. 4: vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m. ET (TV: FOX)

Week 14
Monday, Dec. 12: vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:30 p.m. ET (TV: ESPN)

Week 15
Sunday, Dec. 18: at Denver Broncos, 4:25 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Week 16
Saturday, Dec. 24: vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Week 17
Sunday, Dec. 31: at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. ET (TV: CBS)

Three takeaways:
— The Patriots will play five prime-time games, including their season opener against the Cardinals.
— They don’t have any 4 p.m. home games for now, although flex scheduling allows for that possibility later in the season.
— They’ll have two weeks to prepare for their Super Bowl XLIX rematch against the Seahawks because of a Week 9 bye.

Thumbnail photo via Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports Images

Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New England Patriots outside linebacker Jamie Collins (91) celebrates during Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Seahawks 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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