The 2016 NFL regular season schedule has been released and the Patriots have a tough road game to start the season.

Here is the 2016 regular season schedule for the New England Patriots from


Sunday, September 11 at Arizona Cardinals 8:30pm NBC
Sunday, September 18 Miami Dolphins 1:00pm CBS
Thursday, September 22 Houston Texans 8:25pm CBS/NFLN/Twitter
Sunday, October 2 Buffalo Bills 1:00pm CBS
Sunday, October 9 at Cleveland Browns* 1:00pm CBS
Sunday, October 16 Cincinnati Bengals* 1:00pm CBS
Sunday, October 23 at Pittsburgh Steelers* 4:25pm CBS
Sunday, October 30 at Buffalo Bills* 1:00pm CBS
Sunday, November 13 Seattle Seahawks* 8:30pm NBC
Sunday, November 20 at San Francisco 49ers* 4:25pm CBS
Sunday, November 27 at New York Jets* 8:30pm NBC
Sunday, December 4 Los Angeles Rams* 1:00pm FOX
Monday, December 12 Baltimore Ravens 8:30pm ESPN
Sunday, December 18 at Denver Broncos* 4:25pm CBS
Saturday, December 24 New York Jets 1:00pm CBS
Sunday, January 1 at Miami Dolphins* 1:00pm CBS


Without looking at any rosters or doing any homework, I'll say the Pats go 12 and 4. I think they might lose the first game of the season on the road against a tough Cardinals team. I also see a loss against the Steelers at Pittsburgh in October. I figure they'll probably drop a game against one of the other AFC East teams, probably an away game. Finally, the Denver game concerns me a bit. Their defense is insanely good and they don't need Manning to win, although they do have an issue at quarterback right now. The Bengals and Seahawks will be tough opponents, even at Gillette, but I think the Pats come away with wins.

There you go, 12 and 4, AFC East champs, AFC champs, Superbowl champs.