The New England Patriots’ opponents for the 2022 regular season are already set, but we do not yet know when they will actually square off against them. That all will change on Thursday when the league will officially present its schedule in a primetime event.
At 8 p.m. ET, each team’s home openers will be announced. Two hours later, the full schedule will be released.
The Patriots’ will feature the following teams:
- Home opponents: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions
- Road opponents: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Las Vegas Raiders, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals
Before the big reveal, however, there will be plenty of rumors rumors. In order to stay on top of things, we have again set up our Pats Pulpit Schedule Release Tracker. Look no further for all the information that is slowly drizzling out.
Leaks and rumors tracker
- New England’s rivalry games versus the Jets will take place in Weeks 8 and 11. The first of those games will take place in New York, the second at Gillette Stadium. | Source
- New England will visit the Steelers in Week 2 for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff. | Source
- New England will open the season with back-to-back road games, followed by the home opener versus the Ravens in Week 3.
- New England will travel to Arizona in Week 14 to take on the Cardinals, according to sources.
- New England will play the Bills in Week 13 and Week 18, according to sources.
- New England will reportedly face Josh McDaniels and the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football in Week 15 | Source
- New England will reportedly host the Miami Dolphins on New Year’s Day in Week 17. | Source
- For the third straight season, New England will reportedly open their season against the Miami Dolphins, this time in Miami. | Source
- New England will reportedly play on Thanksgiving Day for the first time since 2012, as they travel to Minnesota in Week 12. | Source
- New England will reportedly host the Bears at Gillette Stadium in Week 7 on Monday Night Football. | Source
- New England will reportedly visit the Packers at Lambeau Field in Week 4. | Source
- New England will reportedly host the Lions at Gillette Stadium in Week 5. | Source
- According to Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule, the team will set up joint training camp practices with the Patriots ahead of a preseason matchup at Gillette Stadium. | Report
Patriots rumored schedule
- Week 1: vs. New York Giants (TBD)
- Week 2: vs. Carolina Panthers (TBD)
- Week 3: at Las Vegas (TBD)
- Week 1: at Miami (9/11, 1 pm ET)
- Week 2: at Steelers (9/18, 1 pm ET)
- Week 3: vs. Ravens (9/25, 1 pm ET)
- Week 4: at Packers (10/2, 4:25 pm ET)
- Week 5: vs. Lions (10/9, 1 pm ET)
- Week 6: at Cleveland (10/16 1 pm ET)
- Week 7: vs. Bears (10/24, 8:15 pm ET - Monday Night Football)
- Week 8: at Jets (10/30, 1 pm ET)
- Week 9: vs. Indianapolis (11/6, 1 pm ET)
- Week 10: BYE
- Week 11: vs. Jets (11/20, 1 pm ET)
- Week 12: at Minnesota (11/24, 8:20 pm ET - Thanksgiving)
- Week 13: vs. Buffalo (12/1, 8:20 pm ET - Thursday Night Football)
- Week 14: at Arizona (12/12 8:15 pm ET - Monday Night Football)
- Week 15: at Las Vegas (12/18, 8:20 pm ET)
- Week 16: vs. Cincinnati (12/24, 1 pm ET)
- Week 17: vs. Miami (1/1, 1 pm ET)
- Week 18: at Buffalo (1/7 or 1/8, TBD)