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NFL schedule release 2021: Patriots rumors, leaks, news and games tracker

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We already know the New England Patriots’ opponents for the 2021 NFL season, but we do not yet know when they will face off against them. That all will change on Wednesday: the league will officially present its schedule that day.

At 8 pm ET on Wednesday we will therefore find out when the Patriots will play the following teams:

Before the big reveal, however, there will be rumors — a lot of them. In order to collect them in one handy place, we have set up this Pats Pulpit Schedule Tracker. Look no further for all the information that is slowly drizzling out.


Patriots rumored schedule

Preseason

  • Week 1: vs Football Team
  • Week 2: at Eagles
  • Week 3: at Giants

Regular season

  • Week 1: vs Dolphins (9/12, 4:25 pm)
  • Week 2: at Jets (9/19, 1:00 pm)
  • Week 3: vs Saints (9/26, 1:00 pm)
  • Week 4: vs Buccaneers (10/3, 8:20 pm)
  • Week 5: at Texans (10/10, 1:00 pm)
  • Week 6: vs Cowboys (10/17, 4:25 pm)
  • Week 7: vs Jets (10/24, 1:00 pm)
  • Week 8: at Chargers (10/31, 4:05 pm)
  • Week 9: at Panthers (11/7, 1:00 pm)
  • Week 10: vs Browns (11/14, 1:00 pm)
  • Week 11: at Falcons (11/18, 8:20 pm)
  • Week 12: vs Titans (11/28, 1:00 pm)
  • Week 13: at Bills (12/6, 8:15 pm)
  • Week 14: Bye
  • Week 15: at Colts (12/18 or 12/19)
  • Week 16: vs Bills (12/26, 1:00 pm)
  • Week 17: vs Jaguars (1/2, 1:00 pm)
  • Week 18: at Dolphins (1/9, 1:00 pm)

News and rumors tracker

May 12

  • The Patriots’ entire schedule — see above — has been leaked. | Source
  • The Patriots will reportedly host the Saints in Week 3. The game is expected to be played at 1 pm on September 26th. | Source
  • The Patriots will not travel to London this year, but the Jets (versus Atlanta) and Dolphins (versus Jacksonville) will. | Source
  • The Patriots will indeed open the season at home against the Miami Dolphins as was confirmed by CBS on Wednesday morning. | Story
  • The Patriots will reportedly host the Buccaneers in Week 4. The game is expected to be played on Sunday night. | Source

May 11

  • The Patriots will reportedly open the season against the Dolphins, playing a 4:25 game at Gillette Stadium on September 12th. | Source
  • The Patriots will reportedly visit the Bills on Monday Night Football. | Source
  • The Patriots will reportedly not travel to London, while the Buccaneers game will likely be in early October. New England will also not have a Thanksgiving game, while the first game will be against Buffalo. | Source