Way Too Early 2022 New England Patriots Record Prediction

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Way Too Early 2022 New England Patriots Record Prediction

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Way Too Early 2022 New England Patriots Record Prediction

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The 2022 NFL schedule is out, so generally that means it’s time to look forward to what games are on each team’s schedule. The New England Patriots have five primetime games, but what is important to note is that four of those primetime games are all in a row. 

Patriots 2022 Schedule

Week 1: at Miami Dolphins
Week 2: at Pittsburgh Steelers 

Week 3: Baltimore Ravens

Week 4: at Green Bay Packers 

Week 5: Detroit Lions
Week 6: at Cleveland Browns 

Week 7: Chicago Bears (MNF) 

Week 8: at New York Jets 

Week 9: Indianapolis Colts 

Week 10: Bye Week

Week 11: New York Jets 

Week 12: at Minnesota Vikings (Thanksgiving Night) 

Week 13: Buffalo Bills (TNF) 

Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals (MNF)
Week 15: at Las Vegas Raiders (SNF)
Week 16: Cincinnati Bengals
Week 17: Miami Dolphins
Week 18: at Buffalo Bills 

What to Know

What to know about the New England Patriots schedule is they are going to have tough opponents in the beginning and at the end. They will start their season in Miami and end their season in Buffalo. This year the Patriots will get to play on Thanksgiving, and as it is the night game, all eyes will be on Mac Jones versus Kirk Cousins. As the rest of the AFC East upgraded in free agency, the Patriots were quiet, so it will be a battle against their divisional opponents. After being knocked around in the Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills, New England will try to bring back their dominant side since the Tom Brady era. After going 10-7 in the 2021 season, I do expect some regression this year due to their quietness in free agency. 

Record Prediction

The New England Patriots roster has not completely improved, yes they added some key players, but I don’t think it’s enough to compete in the AFC East and for the playoffs. This year I have the Patriots going 8-9. I do have the Patriots splitting with the Dolphins and Bills, but sweeping the Jets. Playing in Gillette Stadium in the winter time is extremely hard for opposing teams, so that’s where I see the Patriots win where it’s needed most, but I do have them losing to the Cincinnati Bengals. An eight win season should tell the front office that they will need to do more in free agency next year, and that getting Mac Jones weapons for growth is key.

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