The New England Patriots’ full schedule for the 2022 regular season won’t be officially unveiled until 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night.
But, as is the case every year on this day, pieces of that schedule already have leaked.
As we await the NFL’s official primetime announcement, follow along with our running tracker of every Patriots leak:
— The Patriots will visit the Green Bay Packers in Week 4, per a report from The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman. That game will be in the late-afternoon (4:25 p.m. ET) timeslot, with a marquee matchup between Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs following on “Sunday Night Football.”
— The Patriots will host the Detroit Lions in Week 5 and the Chicago Bears in Week 7, per the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian. The Bears game — the first NFL matchup between 2021 first-round quarterbacks Mac Jones and Justin Fields — is a Monday nighter.
— A reported leak of the Dolphins’ schedule showed the Patriots hosting Miami on Thursday night in Week 3 and visiting their AFC East rivals in Week 11, but the tweet sharing that schedule was subsequently deleted. So, stay tuned on those. They might not be accurate.
— For the first time since the infamous 2012 Butt Fumble game, the Patriots will play on Thanksgiving this season. They’ll visit the Minnesota Vikings in the primetime in Week 12, per Guregian.
— For the third season in a row, the Patriots will open their season against the Miami Dolphins, per Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald. New England will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak against its AFC East rivals, who have won six of their last nine against the Patriots.
The game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium.
— The Patriots and Dolphins reportedly will meet again for a Week 17 matchup in New England, per South Florida radio host Andy Slater.
— Per Callahan, the Patriots will visit Josh McDaniels and the Las Vegas Raiders on Dec. 18 for a Week 15 “Sunday Night Football” showdown.
— A couple of new updates: The Patriots will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 and host the Baltimore Ravens a week later for their home opener.
— We now have a complete picture of the 2022 Patriots schedule, thanks to various leaks and reports. Reminder: This is not official.
Week 1: at Dolphins
Week 2: at Steelers
Week 3: vs. Ravens
Week 4: at Packers
Week 5: vs. Lions
Week 6: at Browns
Week 7: vs. Bears (“Monday Night Football”)
Week 8: at Jets
Week 9: vs. Colts
Week 10: BYE
Week 11: vs. Jets
Week 12: at Vikings (Thanksgiving “Thursday Night Football”)
Week 13: vs. Bills (“Thursday Night Football”)
Week 14: at Cardinals
Week 15: at Raiders (“Sunday Night Football)
Week 16: vs. Bengals
Week 17: vs. Dolphins
Week 18: at Bills