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Patriots schedule features tough 2nd half slate

by: Ryan Hannable on Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:04pm

The 2017 NFL schedule has officially been released.

The biggest game on the schedule for the Patriots is the season opener hosting the Chiefs, which had been rumored over the last several weeks. A Super Bowl rematch will be Oct. 22 on Sunday Night Football at Gillette Stadium.

The biggest thing that stands out is five out of the last six games will be division games.

Here is the complete schedule.

Week 1: Thursday, Sept. 7 vs. Chiefs, 8:30 Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 17 at Saints, 1:00 Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 24 vs. Texans, 1:00 Week 4: Sunday, Oct. 1 vs. Panthers, 1:00 Week 5: Thursday, Oct. 5 at Buccaneers, 8:25 Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 15 at Jets, 1:00 Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 22 vs. Falcons, 8:30 Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 29 vs. Chargers, 1:00 Week 9: Bye Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 12 at Broncos, 8:30 Week 11: Sunday, Nov. 19 at Raiders in Mexico City, 4:15 Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 26 vs. Dolphins, 1:00 Week 13: Sunday, Dec. 3 at Bills, 1:00 Week 14: Monday, Dec. 11 at Dolphins, 8:30 Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 17 at Steelers, 4:25 Week 16: Sunday, Dec. 24 vs. Bills, 1:00 Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 31 vs. Jets, 1:00