The printable New England Patriots 2017 football schedule includes TV listings, preseason and regular season schedule for the NFL season. Last season New England finished with a 14-2 record, finished first in their division. The Patriots offense ranked 4th and their defense ranked 8th in the NFL last season. The New England Patriots will play the 12th hardest NFL schedule in 2017. New England will play each opponent twice in AFC East and will play each opponent once in AFC West and NFC South. The Patriots will also play one opponent from the AFC South and one opponent from the AFC North.