Games vs. Jaguars, Steelers highlight 2018 Patriots schedule



ELLSWORTH — The NFL released its 2018 schedule Thursday, and the New England Patriots will open the season at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 when they host the Houston Texans on CBS.

Notable games include an AFC championship game rematch on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 16, home games against the NFC North’s Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, respectively, and a road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a rematch of last season’s controversial finish Dec. 16.

Below is the team’s full regular season schedule. Games are played on Sundays unless noted, and those after Week 5 are subject to be moved to different times and networks under the league’s flexible scheduling policy. All times are Eastern.

  • Week 1: 1 p.m. Sept. 9, vs. Houston Texans (CBS)
  • Week 2: 4:25 p.m. Sept. 16, @ Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
  • Week 3: 8:20 p.m. Sept. 23, @ Detroit Lions (NBC)
  • Week 4: 1 p.m. Sept. 30, vs. Miami Dolphins (CBS)
  • Week 5: 8:20 p.m. Oct. 4, vs. Indianapolis Colts (FOX/NFL Network, Thursday)
  • Week 6: 8:20 p.m. Oct 14, vs. Kansas City Chiefs (NBC)
  • Week 7: 1 p.m. Oct 21, @ Chicago Bears (CBS)
  • Week 8: 8:15 p.m. Oct. 29, @ Buffalo Bills (ESPN, Monday)
  • Week 9: 8:20 p.m. Nov. 4, vs. Green Bay Packers (NBC)
  • Week 10: 1 p.m. Nov. 11, @ Tennessee Titans (CBS)
  • Week 11: BYE WEEK
  • Week 12: 1 p.m. Nov. 25, @ New York Jets (CBS)
  • Week 13: 4:25 p.m. Dec. 2, vs. Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
  • Week 14: 4:25 p.m. Dec. 9, @ Dolphins (CBS)
  • Week 15: 4:25 p.m. Dec. 16, @ Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
  • Week 16: 1 p.m. Dec. 23, vs. Bills (CBS)
  • Week 17: 1 p.m. Dec. 30, vs. Jets (CBS)