The Patriots already know who and where they'll be playing in 2014, it's just the when that has yet to be determined. The full Patriots schedule and the entire National Football League calendar will be released next week, likely on Tuesday, April 22. A ProFootballTalk.com source told the website that the current plan is to unveil the entire schedule in primetime on Tuesday, live on NFL Network. There is the possibility that the league could bump it to Wednesday or Thursday.
Here are the Patriots 2014 opponents and their set 2014 preseason schedule:
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Home: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions
Away: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings
Preseason set schedule
At Washington Thursday, Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.
vs. Philadelphia Friday, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.
vs. Carolina Friday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.
at NY Giants Thursday, Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Training camp will likely open on Thursday or Friday of the week starting July 21.
As for the league calendar, here is what CBS Sports has unearthed thus far:
Thursday, Sept. 4: TBA at Seattle (League opener)
Sunday, Sept. 28: Dolphins at Raiders in London, 1 p.m. ET
Sunday, Oct. 26: Lions at Falcons in London, 9:30 a.m. ET
Sunday, Nov. 9: Cowboys at Jaguars in London, 1 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 27: AFC at Lions, NFC at Cowboys (Thanksgiving Day)
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