The New England Patriots‘ 2021 schedule has officially been revealed. The excitement that a schedule release brings truly shows the dominance the National Football League has over the sports landscape.
This offseason has been one of nonstop excitement for Patriots fans. From a spending spree in free agency to landing Mac Jones in Round 1 of the NFL Draft, there’s been a lot to get fired up about for the upcoming year.
The schedule release, although exciting, can bring teams down to earth when the full layout shows how difficult the upcoming campaign could actually be. After one of the hardest strength of schedules last season, the Patriots are in the middle of the pack when it comes to that stat this year — still far from a cakewalk though.
Now that we are privy to the schedule and have taken some time to digest, let’s pick every matchup for this 17-game slate and predict the Patriots’ final record.
Picking every game of the Patriots’ 2021 NFL schedule.
Week 1 – Miami Dolphins
The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins always play each other tough. This young Dolphins roster is on the up-and-up and is set to take another step this season. But early on in the year is when veteran groups can take advantage of young and unexperienced ones. That’s why the Patriots have the edge. And with everyone healthy, the opt outs back, and a new class of free agents ready to make a good first impression? Miami is in trouble.