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Save the Dates: Patriots 2022 NFL Schedule Now Official

Playing on Thanksgiving night for the first time since 2013 is among the highlights of the Patriots 2022 schedule.

At long last, the NFL has officially revealed the schedules of its 32 teams, doing so during a multiple-hour, primetime event on Thursday evening, May 12, 2022. 

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, offensive assistant Joe Judge
Patriots ILB Coach Jerod Mayo with head coach Bill Belichick

It has now been confirmed that the New England Patriots will play eight home games, and nine road games during the 2022 regular season. New England will open the year with two straight matchups on the road (Week 1 in Miami, Week 2 in Pittsburgh) before partaking in their home opener against the Baltimore Ravens on September 25 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. 

As the NFL universe marches toward the start of the upcoming season, here are the latest notes and confirmations relating to the Patriots 2022 regular season slate.

Home Opponents: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions

Away Opponents: Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Las Vegas Raiders, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals

Scheduling Notes: 

— The Patriots will begin the 2022 regular season at Miami when they take on the Dolphins on September 11 at 1:00p.m. This marks the first time in six years New England will open the season on the road. Miami will make the late season trip to New England, to take on the Pats in Week 17. 

 — New England will open the season with back-to-back road games, followed by the home opener versus the Ravens in Week 3.

— New England will reportedly face Josh McDaniels and the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football in Week 15.

— The Patriots will host their divisional rivals, the Buffalo Bills in Week 13, and will close the regular season by traveling to Orchard Park, New York to face the Bills in Week 18.

— With AFC East teams set to square off against the NFC North in 2022, the Patriots will visit the Green Bay Packers in Week 4 for a 4:25pm ET matchup. 

— The Patriots will host the Chicago Bears in Week 7. — The Monday Night matchup with Chicago will feature the first NFL matchup between 2021 first-round quarterbacks Mac Jones and Justin Fields.

— New England will return to the field on Thanksgiving night for the first time since the infamous 2013 ‘Butt Fumble’ matchup with the New York Jets. The Patriots will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings on Thursday Night Football in Week 12.

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Patriots QB Mac Jones
New England Patriots S Devin McCourty (32) and LB Matt Judon (9)

2022 New England Patriots Schedule: 

Preseason:

Preseason Week 1: vs. New York Giants (TBD)

Preseason Week 2: vs. Carolina Panthers (TBD)

Preseason Week 3: @ Las Vegas Raiders (TBD)

Regular Season

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Week 1: @ Miami Dolphins (1:00pm)

Week 2: @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1:00pm)

Week 3: vs. Baltimore Ravens (1:00pm)

Week 4: @ Green Bay Packers (4:25pm)

Week 5: vs. Detroit Lions (1:00pm)

Week 6: @ Cleveland Browns (1:00pm)

Week 7: vs. Chicago Bears (8:15pm - MNF)

Week 8: @ New York Jets (1:00pm)

Week 9: vs. Indianapolis Colts (1:00pm)

Week 10: BYE WEEK

Week 11: vs. New York Jets (1:00pm)

Week 12: @ Minnesota Vikings (8:20pm, TNF) — Thanksgiving

Week 13 vs. Buffalo Bills (8:15pm, MNF)

Week 14: @ Arizona Cardinals (8:15pm)

Week 15: @ Las Vegas Raiders (8:20pm, SNF)

Week 16: vs. Cincinnati Bengals (1:00pm)

Week 17: vs. Miami Dolphins (1:00pm)

Week 18: @ Buffalo Bills (TBD)