Once again the Patriots will be featured heavily in prime time, with five of their first nine games coming at night. The Packers game is definitely the most intriguing of the five night games, seeing as Aaron Rodgers will be in town to go up against Tom Brady.
The Patriots' bye week is also very conveniently placed, as it is not too early or late in the season.
Having so many games in prime time front loaded means we won't see any towards the end of the year, which is a nice touch. The more sleep I can get, the better.
Lastly, unlike in years prior, there doesn't seem to be a terribly brutal stretch of games. Vikings/Dolphins/Steelers is probably the closest thing we're going to get to that, and that might not be too bad.
All in all, the Patriots should be pretty happy with this schedule.