New England Patriots 2009 Regular Season Schedule: Who, Where and When
New England Patriots 2009 Regular Season Schedule
|9/20||@||New York Jets||9-16|
|10/25||@||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||35-7|
|11/22||vs||New York Jets||31-14|
|The accuracy of this schedule is not
guaranteed. The schedule may change
before and during the season.
New England Patriots 2009 Season Overview
The New England Patriots 2009 regular season schedule was announced by the National Football League today. The Patriots play four prime time games – two Monday night games and two Sunday night games – and one game overseas. They have one stretch of back to back road games and one stretch of back to back home games. They open the season at home and finish on the road. Patriots bye is week 8.
Patriots Division Opponents
New England Patriots open the season with back-to-back games against AFC East opponents: Buffalo Bills at home followed by New York jets on the road. Their next date with a division opponent is in week nine against Miami Dolphins, which starts a stretch of four division games in seven weeks. The last division game is on December 20 on the road against Buffalo Bills.
Four Nationally Televised Primetime Games
Patriots have four scheduled games that will be nationally televised. The season opener against Bills is a Monday night game at 7. The other three games are road games: A Monday night game against New Orleans and Sunday night dates with Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. The flex schedule, which allows NBC to change Sunday night match ups, starts on November 22, the week after Patriots play Colts.
The Patriots aren’t playing a Thursday Night game in 2009.
Against Tampa Bay at Wembley Stadium in London on October 25
New England Patriots will play their first overseas game ever on October 25 against Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Technically – and very much physically – it’s a road game so the Patriots will play eight regular-season games at Gillette Stadium.
I think the Patriots will go 13-3 with losses most likely to come against Indianapolis, Baltimore and one division opponent.