The NFL announced its nationally televised games on the opening weekend of the season, as well as its Thanksgiving games.
The Patriots are not part of a nationally televised game on the opening weekend. They also will not play on Thanksgiving, which was a possibility, with a trip to Dallas on the schedule.
Opening weekend national TV schedule
Sept. 6 -- Saints at Colts (NBC, 8:30 p.m.)
Sept. 9 -- Bears at Chargers (Fox, 4:15 p.m.)
Sept. 9 -- Giants at Cowboys (NBC, 8:15 p.m.)
Sept. 10 -- Ravens at Bengals (ESPN, 7 p.m.)
Sept. 10 -- Cardinals at 49ers (ESPN, 10:15 p.m.)
Nov. 22 -- Packers at Lions (Fox, 12:30 p.m.)
Nov. 22 -- Jets at Cowboys (CBS, 4:15 p.m.)
Nov. 22 -- Colts at Falcons (NFL Network, 8:15 p.m.)