2010 New England Patriots Schedule

Looking at the 2010 New England Patriots Schedule, things won't get any easier in the AFC East as several teams have made significant improvements. In 2009, New England captured the AFC East division crown, finishing with a 10-6 record, just one game ahead of the second-place New York Jets. Despite winning the division, New England was ousted in the Wild Card round of the 2009 NFL Playoffs by the Baltimore Ravens in a lackluster effort that was unfitting for a team that has had the success of the Patriots.

The team got quarterback Tom Brady back after a year of rehab due to a torn ACL in the first game of the 2008 season. The Patriots went on to miss the playoffs in that year, but reasserted themselves atop the AFC East in 2009.

Brady came back to throw for 4,400 yards and 28 touchdowns, as the offense put 27 points per game on the board while surrendering only 18. New England won three of the last four in the regular season but were blown out 33-14 in the playoffs by Baltimore.

As the calendar flips to a new NFL season, the New England Patriots 2010 NFL Schedule will match them against the NFC North, and AFC North among other games. The Patriots will be matched against several playoff teams in the 2010 NFL Regular season and will make for games to mark on the slate.

New England Patriots 2010 Pre-Season Schedule

Thursday, August 12, 2010 @ 7:30pm - New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints

Thursday, August 19, 2010 @ 8:00pm - New England Patriots at Atlanta Falcons

Thursday, August 26, 2010 @ 7:30pm - New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams

Thursday, September 2, 2010 @ 7:00pm - New England Patriots at New York Giants

New England Patriots 2010 Regular Season Schedule

Sunday, September 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - New England Patriots vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The 2010 New England Patriots Team Schedule begins against the defending AFC North Champions Bengals, in a match up of star quarterback in Brady and Carson Palmer. This will be a good measuring stick for both team to open the year.

Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 4:15pm (CBS) - New England Patriots at New York Jets

After the Bengals, the Patriots open up division play in the New Meadowlands Stadium against the New York Jets, who some are pegging as the betting favorites to win the division in 2010 after making the AFC Championship game a year ago.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills

This game marks the second of three division games in a row for the Patriots and it could be critically important for New England to get a win over the Bills after what could be a difficult game versus the Jets.

Monday, October 4, 2010 @ 8:30pm (ESPN) - New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins

New England takes a road trip to Miami where they have struggled in recent years, losing again last year, though it was a tightly contested game.

Sunday, October 10, 2010 - Bye

Sunday, October 17, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens

You can bet New England has this game circled on their calendar as they will look to exact revenge on the team that ousted them from the playoffs a year ago in an embarrassing 33-14 loss to to the Ravens.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 @ 4:15pm (CBS) - New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers

On Paper looking ahead this is another tough match up for the Patriots, facing the defending AFC West Champion Chargers, winners of 13 games last season. This has been a heated rivalry of late in the regular season and the playoffs.

Sunday, October 31, 2010 @ 4:15 (FOX) - New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings

After San Diego, the Patriots get another 13-win team from last season in the NFC North Champion Vikings. It is knot yet known however if Brett Favre will return, but if he does, expect this one to be good.

Sunday, November 7, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - New England Patriots at Cleveland Browns

After three-straight weeks against playoff teams from a year ago, the Patriots face the Brown, who ended last season on a high note as winners of their final three.

Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 8:20pm (NBC) - New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers

New England travels to to face AFC rival Pittsburgh in Week 10 of the 2010 NFL season, as the Steelers have endured quite the off season with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his legal troubles, as well as the release of wide receiver Santonio Holmes. This match up usually produces excitement and fans should expect the same again in 2010.

Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 4:15pm (CBS) - New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts

In 2009, the Colts/Patriots game one one for the books, as Peyton Manning led the Colts on a furious come back to defeat the Patriots and preserve their perfect record at the time. You can bet New England remembers and will be out to get a win in this one.

Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 12:30pm (CBS) - New England Patriots at Detroit Lions

The Patriots will likely be the betting favorite in this on on Thanksgiving Day, as the Lions won only two games in 2009. Still, this Thanksgiving Day tradition will be one everyone can mark on their calendar as one of the great past-times in sport.

Monday, December 6, 2010 @ 8:30pm (ESPN) - New England Patriots vs. New York Jets

The Patriots and Jets match up for the second time in 2010 in Week 13 of the NFL season, with a win likely critical if either hopes to make a playoff push in the final weeks of the year. Only one game separated the two teams last season.

Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - New England Patriots at Chicago Bears

The Pats will travel to Chicago to face the Bears and quarterback Jay Cutler in Week 14 of the New England Patriots Weekly Schedule. The Bears did not meet expectations last season, but will look to rebound in 2010.

Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 8:20pm (NBC) - New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers

The Patriots host the Packers in Week 15 in what will be back-to-back games against the NFC North division. It will also be a game featuring two elite quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Brady.

Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills

The Patriots close out the 2010 regular season with two games against AFC East opponents and will likely be important for New England as the season winds down. The Patriots won both games against Buffalo in 2009 and will look for that trend to continue.

Sunday, January 2, 2011 @ 1:00pm (CBS) - New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins

New England defeated Miami at home last year, but lost on the road. Fortunately for the Patriots, they get the Dolphins at home in the regular season finale as they were 8-0 at home in 2009.

2010 New England Patriots Season Schedule