The new league year has come. The NFL free-agency frenzy has passed. The NFL draft is on its way shortly. Now, it is time to delve into the NFL schedules.
The New England Patriots' schedule features five prime-time games. It brings on rivalries, rematches and a different story every week.
The Pats will open the 2014 season in Miami & play 4 of their first 6 games on the road.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 24, 2014
New England's opponents in the 2014 NFL season won a combined 51.57 percent of their games in 2013, giving the Patriots the 10th-most difficult schedule in the NFL, according to ESPN.
The Patriots will be a different team in 2014. They have added guys such as Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner and Brandon LaFell, while losing the likes of Aqib Talib, Brandon Spikes and LeGarrette Blount.
During each game this season the Patriots will be faced with a new challenge. Here is a breakdown of what to look forward to each week.