The NFL will announce the regular season schedules for all 32 NFL teams tonight at 7 pm, with analysis on NFL Network during the network’s Total Access program. Musket Fire will cover the schedule release and provide analysis on the Patriots’ 2011 schedule shortly after the release tonight. With the Pats’ success last season, they will likely see their share of prime time games, likely against the rival Jets, AFC Champion Steelers, and the Chiefs, who made the playoffs last season and house former Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, personnel man Scott Pioli, QB Matt Cassel, and possibly LB Mike Vrabel.
Here are the Patriots’ 2011 opponents, in no particular order:
Home: Jets, Dolphins, Bills, Chiefs, Chargers, Cowboys, Giants, Colts
Away: Jets, Dolphins, Bills, Raiders, Broncos, Eagles, Redskins, Steelers