BOSTON (CBS) — It’s only mid-April, but it’s never too early to start planning ahead for football season.
The New England Patriots and their fans can now do that, after the NFL schedule was announced Thursday evening.
The Patriots will kick off their season Sunday September 8 against the Bills. Their second game is just four days later against the Jets.
The rest of their schedule is as follows:
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 8 at Buffalo 1:00 p.m. ET WBZ CBS
Week 2: Thursday, Sept. 12 New York Jets 8:25 p.m. ET TBD NFL Network
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 22 Tampa Bay 1:00 p.m. ET FOX
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 29 at Atlanta 8:30 p.m. ET NBC
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 6 at Cincinnati 1:00 p.m. ET WBZ CBS
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 13 New Orleans 4:25 p.m. ET FOX
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 20 at New York Jets 1:00 p.m. ET WBZ CBS
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 27 Miami 1:00 p.m. ET WBZ CBS
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 3 Pittsburgh 4:25 p.m. ET WBZ CBS
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 10 BYE WEEK
Week 11: Monday, Nov. 18 at Carolina 8:40 p.m. ET TBD ESPN
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 24 Denver 8:30 p.m. ET NBC*
Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 1 at Houston 4:25 p.m. ET WBZ CBS*
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 8 Cleveland 1:00 p.m. ET WBZ CBS*
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 15 at Miami 1:00 p.m. ET WBZ CBS*
Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 22 at Baltimore 8:30 p.m. ET NBC*
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 29 Buffalo 1:00 p.m. ET WBZ CBS*
*-Game time and network subject to possible flexible scheduling adjustment.