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Patriots to open season Sept. 9 against Houston

April 19. 2018 11:02PM

The Patriots will play five prime-time games this season, including a Monday nighter and a Thursday nighter, as the 2018 NFL schedule was announced Thursday.

The season kicks off Sunday, Sept. 9 with a home game against former Pats assistant coach Bill O'Brien and the Houston Texans.

Two road games follow: at fellow AFC finalist Jacksonville on Sept. 16 at 4:25 p.m. and at Detroit, and former Pats defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, on Sept. 23 at 8:20 p.m.

The Pats also have home night games against Indianapolis (Thursday, Oct. 4), Kansas City (Oct. 14) and Green Bay (Nov. 4). New England is at Buffalo for a Monday night contest on Oct. 29.

The season begins on Thursday, Sept. 6 as the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons at 8:20 p.m. There are three games in London this season: Seahawks vs. Raiders on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m., Titans vs. Chargers at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 21, and Eagles vs. Jaguars on Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m. The Rams will face the Chiefs in Mexico City on Monday, Nov. 19 at 8:15 p.m.

Patriots 2018 Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 9: Houston, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16: at Jacksonville, 4:25 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23: at Detroit, 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 30: Miami, 1 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4: Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 14: Kansas City, 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21: at Chicago, 1 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 29: at Buffalo, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4: Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 11: at Tennessee, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2: Minnesota, 4:25 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9: at Miami, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16: at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 23: Buffalo, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 30: N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.


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