Patriots 2024 schedule is not expected to be an easy road

The Patriots long haul travel schedule meets intriguing matchups
Jan 27, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots team plane arrives at Hartsfield Jackson
Jan 27, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots team plane arrives at Hartsfield Jackson / Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

 The New England Patriots will face a demanding travel schedule in 2024, with games spanning from the East Coast to the West Coast and even crossing the Atlantic to London. The football team must prepare for a physically demanding season as they face top contenders in the NFL.

In 2012, the Patriots played their first game in London and won against St. Louis by a score of 45-7. Tom Brady led the team in their first five possessions with touchdown drives. In the 2023 season, the Patriots played a game against the Colts in Germany.

Unfortunately, it was a sloppy game, with many offensive mistakes, and the Patriots lost by a score of 10-6.

We have yet to determine who they'll play in London, but we know their upcoming road game opponents. Let's take a look at the three exciting road matchups.

Patriots 2024 schedule is not expected to be an easy road

The West Coast road trips present the New England Patriots with two intriguing games: matchups against San Francisco and Arizona and a Midwest game against the revamped Chicago Bears. Let's first delve into the game against the San Francisco 49ers.

After an overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, the Niners are determined to reclaim their status as a Super Bowl contender, posing a significant challenge for the Patriots.

The San Francisco 49ers had a great season in 2023 with one of the league's most talented and healthy teams. They made a strong push towards the Super Bowl. Even though they hired a new defensive coordinator during the offseason, that was not the reason for their loss in the Super Bowl.

We'll see the impact of this change once the season starts. However, the 49ers have several returning defensive players who will help with the transition.

The 49ers also have some formidable offensive players returning this season, including quarterback Brock Purdy, running back Christian McCaffrey, and talented receivers. Additionally, they made some great draft picks, such as two offensive linemen in the third and sixth rounds.

It's hard to predict how the team will perform next season, but the Patriots will undoubtedly face a challenging game on the West Coast.

The game against the Arizona Cardinals is also quite interesting. Like the Patriots, they are in a rebuilding phase, coming off a 4-13 season. Arizona invested heavily in its offense during the draft, using six of its 12 picks on offensive players, including drafting Ohio State superstar wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr.

The team also added two new offensive tackles: Paris Johnson Jr., who they drafted from Ohio State, and free agent Jonah Williams, who joined the team from the Cincinnati Bengals. Great news for quarterback Kyler Murray! He will have more weapons and protection this season.

Let's look at the Chicago Bears, a team known for their constant rebuilding efforts. However, they have managed to make significant improvements this offseason. On the offensive side, they have acquired some great talent, including Keenan Allen from the Chargers, D'Andre Swift from Philadelphia, and Gerald Everett from the Chargers. But that's not all.

According to, the Bears' draft was among the best in the NFL, receiving an A grade. They selected QB Caleb Williams first, followed by Rom Odunze and offensive tackle Kiran Amedadjie from Yale, providing much-needed support for their offensive line.

No one knows how well the Bears will perform, but their abundance of talent makes them a team with a lot of buzz.

San Francisco's game is the most challenging of those three, as they have a proven roster. While Chicago and Arizona's games are also tricky, playing them on the road adds to the difficulty of this young, rebuilding Patriots squad.

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