The 2016 NFL Schedule Has Been Released And The Pats Have Some Tough Road Games
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 Patriots.com.
2016 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
|DATE||OPPONENT||TIME (ET)||TV COVERAGE|
|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.