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 11at Arizona Cardinals8:30pmNBC
Sunday, September 18Miami Dolphins1:00pmCBS
Thursday, September 22Houston Texans8:25pmCBS/NFLN/Twitter
Sunday, October 2Buffalo Bills1:00pmCBS
Sunday, October 9at Cleveland Browns*1:00pmCBS
Sunday, October 16Cincinnati Bengals*1:00pmCBS
Sunday, October 23at Pittsburgh Steelers*4:25pmCBS
Sunday, October 30at Buffalo Bills*1:00pmCBS
Sunday, November 13Seattle Seahawks*8:30pmNBC
Sunday, November 20at San Francisco 49ers*4:25pmCBS
Sunday, November 27at New York Jets*8:30pmNBC
Sunday, December 4Los Angeles Rams*1:00pmFOX
Monday, December 12Baltimore Ravens8:30pmESPN
Sunday, December 18at Denver Broncos*4:25pmCBS
Saturday, December 24New York Jets1:00pmCBS
Sunday, January 1at Miami Dolphins*1:00pmCBS


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.

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