Patriots opponents for next season became official yesterday once all of the AFC's division champs were officially determined.
All AFC division winners play each other the following season (just as all second-place finishers play each other, third-place finishers play each other, etc.). Since this year's AFC East champ is slated to host the AFC North champ and visit the AFC South champ next year, the Patriots will host the Bengals and visit the Colts in 2014.
All AFC East teams were already predetermined to play the AFC West and the NFC North.
Dates for next year's schedule have not been determined, but here's how New England's opponents look after yesterday's games.