The NFL will be releasing the team schedules for the upcoming 2021 season tonight, but as usual a few copies have gotten out early. According to famed NFL reporter Dov Kleiman, he already has the verified schedule of the Patriots. It appears the Patriots will only have 3 prime time games this season, with the biggest one coming during Week 4, a Sunday night showdown at Gillette against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There is a possibility of more games being flexed to prime time later in the season. The week 16 matchup against the Buffalo Bills is a strong candidate if there is a tight race in the AFC East.
This is identical to the schedule I've been working to confirm today. I believe this is the Patriots' accurate regular-season schedule. Haven't seen this preseason version yet, but that'd make sense to be accurate as well. https://t.co/Ye8dqCQJfm
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) May 12, 2021