The Patriots' 2019 regular season schedule has leaked
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In the midst of the Red Sox sucking and the Celtics and Bruins just beginning their annual playoff runs, we have some football news!
The Patriots' schedule has been leaked by some members of the beat. It was supposed to come out tonight at 8 p.m. as part of an ESPN program, but we usually find out what it looks like hours before that.
#Patriots schedule via @jeffphowe + @nick_underhill: W1 vs. PIT (SNF) W2: at MIA W3: vs. NYJ W4: at BUF W5: at WAS W6: vs. NYG (TNF) W7: at NYJ (MNF) W8: vs. CLE W9: at BAL (SNF) W10: BYE W11: at PHI W12: vs. DAL W13: at HOU (SNF) W14: vs. KC W15: at CIN W16: vs. BUF W17: vs. MIA
Times for all of the games have not been revealed yet, but we already know the times of the prime time games.
Reports are that the Browns, Eagles, Cowboys and Chiefs games will be 4:25 p.m. kickoffs, so the Patriots will not play a 1 p.m. game from Week 6-14.
Pittsburgh is a good choice for the opener, as the Patriots will unveil their sixth Super Bowl banner in front of them. The two teams are now tied for the most Super Bowl victories ever. The early season loss will come in Week 2 against Miami (I'm jaded), and then the Pats don't really have a tough game on paper until Week 8 against Cleveland.
That game will begin the toughest stretch of New England's season with games against Baltimore, Philly, Dallas, Houston and Kansas City to follow.
And of course, the Pats will close the regular season with two gimmes against the Bills and Dolphins.