The New England Patriots' 2013 schedule is set, and with five nationally televised games the Pats will once again take center stage with some great games. Perhaps most daunting will be facing the other three top AFC playoff seeds in the final six weeks of the regular season.
It's one of the most difficult slates that the Pats have faced in a long time, and with their new-look passing offense, and much uncertainly surrounding Rob Gronkowski's early season availability, they will be tested by teams no longer worried about having to stop the Brady-to-Welker connection.
Opening the season with back-to-back divisional games against the Bill and Jets will put the pressure on the Pats right out of the gate. Things don't get any easier later in the month with back-to-back trips to Atlanta and Cincinnati.
It's a competitive schedule and should make for a great 2013 campaign.
Here are the top must-watch games for the upcoming Patriots season.