In case you haven’t heard by now, the 2014 schedule has been released. Take a look:
Week 1- at Miami, 1 p.m.
Week 2- at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Week 3- vs Raiders, 1 p.m.
Week 4- at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.
Week 5- vs Cincinnati, 8:30 p.m.
Week 6- at Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Week 7- vs New York, 8:25 p.m.
Week 8- vs Chicago, 1 p.m.
Week 9- vs Denver, 4:25 p.m.
Week 10- Bye
Week 11- at Indianapolis, 8:30 pm.
Week 12- vs Detroit, 1 p.m.
Week 13- at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.
Week 14- at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.
Week 15- vs Miami, 1 p.m.
Week 16- at New York, 1 p.m.
Week 17- vs. Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Here are my initial thoughts:
- Another terrific bye week placement, as they get a break in the middle of the year.
- The Pats open with three of the first four games on the road, which is always tough.
- Their toughest stretch looks to be week nine to week 14, as they will have to face the Broncos, Colts, Lions, Packers, and Chargers all in a row, with a bye week right after the Denver game.
- The first Jets-Pats meeting comes in week seven, which will give Darrelle Revis his first opportunity to see his former squad.