Patriots to play on Thanksgiving for first time since 2012

Patriots To Play On Thanksgiving For First Time Since 2012

The New England Patriots 2022 season schedule was released Thursday night. (FILE/WLNE)

The New England Patriots will be playing on Thanksgiving for the first time since 2012 the NFL announced Thursday night during its 2022 season schedule release

New England will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings on Thanksgiving night at 8:15 p.m.

The Patriots kick-off their season Sunday, Sept. 11 against division rival Miami Dolphins on the road.

New England’s home opener is week 3, Sunday, Sept. 25 when they host the Ravens.

Their first nationally televised game of the season will be when they take on the Bears week 7 on Monday Night Football.

The Pats currently are scheduled for five nationally televised games.

New England made the playoffs last season, but were eliminated from Super Bowl contention when they were blown out during the Wild Card Playoff game against AFC East Division Champion Buffalo Bills.

Below is the full 2022 schedule:

DATE OPPONENT TIME AFFILIATE NETWORK
Sunday, Sept. 11 at Miami Dolphins 1:00 p.m. WBZ CBS
Sunday, Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 p.m. WBZ CBS
Sunday, Sept. 25 Baltimore Ravens 1:00 p.m. WFXT FOX
Sunday, Oct. 2 at Green Bay Packers 4:25 p.m. WBZ CBS
Sunday, Oct. 9 Detroit Lions 1:00 p.m. WFXT FOX
Sunday, Oct. 16 at Cleveland Browns 1:00 p.m. WBZ CBS
Monday, Oct. 24 Chicago Bears 8:15 p.m. WCVB ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 30 at New York Jets 1:00 p.m. WBZ CBS
Sunday, Nov. 6 Indianapolis Colts 1:00 p.m. WBZ CBS
BYE WEEK
Sunday, Nov. 20 New York Jets 1:00 p.m. WBZ CBS
Thursday, Nov. 24 at Minnesota Vikings 8:20 p.m. NBC Boston NBC
Thursday, Dec. 1 Buffalo Bills 8:15 p.m. TBA Amazon Prime Video
Monday, Dec. 12 at Arizona Cardinals 8:15 p.m. WCVB ESPN
Sunday, Dec. 18 at Las Vegas Raiders 8:20 p.m. NBC Boston* NBC*
Saturday, Dec. 24 Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 p.m. WBZ CBS
Sunday, Jan. 1 Miami Dolphins 1:00 p.m. WBZ CBS
TBD (January 7 or 8) at Buffalo Bills TBD TBD TBD
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