The New England Patriots start of their Super Bowl defense with a prime time Thursday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Foxborough.
The Pats hit their bye week after only having three played three games. Week 4 is the first opportunity for a team to be on the bye.
After the bye the Patriots have four other prime time games. Visiting the Colts on Sunday, Oct. 18, Hosting the Dolphins on Thursday, Oct. 29, hosting the Bills on Monday, Nov. 23 and visiting Denver on Sunday, Nov. 29.
The Patriots season ends on the road after Christmas with a game at the New York Jets on Dec. 27 and a game at Miami on Jan. 3.