The post-Tom Brady era will officially begin for the New England Patriots on Sunday, September 13 when they host the Miami Dolphins for a 1 p.m. kick-off.
Miami and New England last met in the opening week of the 2014 season when the Dolphins beat the Patriots, 33-20. New England would rebound the following week before eventually winning their fourth Super Bowl championship in franchise history.
Following their home-opener against the Dolphins, New England will visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, September 20 for an 8:20 p.m. kick-off before closing out the first month of the 2020 season at home one week later against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Patriots will play three games in October, including a 4:25 p.m. contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. New England will then compete in five games in November, including three road games against the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, and New York Jets before playing four times in December.
New England’s final two contests will be home games against the Bills and Jets. Their final regular-season game against New York will be played on Sunday, January 3 with kick-off scheduled for 1 p.m.
Prior to their initial contest of the 2020 season, the Patriots will play back-to-back preseason games against the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers before hitting the road to compete against the Philadelphia Eagles (week three) and New York Giants (week four).
The 2020 schedule will certainly be a challenging one for New England, which is scheduled to compete against six teams that competed in last season’s postseason, as well as the two teams that squared-off in Super Bowl LIV.
New England Patriots 2020 Schedule
- Week One (Sept. 13, 2020): New England vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.
- Week Two (Sept. 20, 2020): New England at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m.
- Week Three (Sept. 27, 2020): New England vs. Las Vegas Raiders, 1 p.m.
- Week Four (Oct. 4, 2020): New England at Kansas City Cheifs, 4:25 p.m.
- Week Five (Oct. 11, 2020): New England vs. Denver Broncos, 1 p.m.
- Week Six: Bye
- Week Seven (Oct. 25, 2020): New England vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m.
- Week Eight (Nov. 1, 2020): New England at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
- Week Nine (Nov. 9, 2020): New England at New York Jets, 8:15 p.m.
- Week 10 (Nov. 15, 2020): New England vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m.
- Week 11 (Nov. 22, 2020): New England at Houston Texans, 1 p.m.
- Week 12 (Nov. 29, 2020): New England vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m.
- Week 13 (Dec. 6, 2020): New England at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m.
- Week 14 (Dec. 10, 2020): New England at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m.
- Week 15 (Dec. 20, 2020): New England at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m.
- Week 16 (Dec. 28, 2020): New England vs. Buffalo Bills, 8:15 p.m.
- Week 17 (Jan. 3, 2021): New England vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m.