The New England Patriots have a tough road ahead of them in their quest to make the NFL Playoffs next season. These are the 5 toughest games standing between the 2015 Patriots and another postseason berth.
5) @ Buffalo Bills (September 20th)
Buffalo's defense is expected to be one of the top two or three in the league this season, and head coach Rex Ryan will have plenty of tricks up his sleeve for Jimmy Garoppolo, who will be starting this game while Brady serves his suspension.
4) @ Indianapolis Colts (October 18th)
The rematch of the AFC Championship Game will hold extra meaning for the Patriots as this will be the game when Tom Brady returns from his current four-game suspension for his role in "Deflategate", which was started when the Colts reported their suspicions to the NFL.
3) @ Dallas Cowboys (October 11th)
Dallas is incredibly eager to prove that they're capable of winning the Super Bowl, and there's no better way to prove that then to beat the defending champions.
2) Pittsburgh Steelers (September 10th)
The defending Super Bowl champs will kick off the season at home without Tom Brady and running back LeGarrette Blount against a Steelers team with championship aspirations.
1) @ Denver Broncos (November 29th)
Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning is always a excellent showdown, and this a rematch of the AFC Championship Game from two years ago. Both teams expect to make the Super Bowl this year, and this game should have major implications on playoff seeding in the AFC.Back to the New England Patriots Newsfeed