The Patriots found out when they would play in their first playoff game after the NFL announced the dates and times of the Wildcard and Divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday. Having earned a bye as the AFC's No. 1 seed, and the Patriots will play on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8:00 pm at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots will play the lowest seeded team remaining in the AFC playoffs, either No. 4 Denver, No. 5 Pittsburgh or No. 6 Cincinnati.
Here's the rest of the playoff schedule for the Wild Card and Divisional rounds:
Sat, Jan. 7: Cincinnati at Houston (4:30 p.m. ET, NBC)
Sat, Jan. 7: Detroit at New Orleans (8 p.m. ET, NBC)
Sun, Jan. 8: Atlanta at DallasNY Giants (1 p.m. ET, Fox)
Sun, Jan. 8: Pittsburgh at Denver (4:30 p.m. ET, CBS)
Sat, Jan. 14: New OrleansDallasN.Y. Giants at San Francisco (4:30 p.m. ET, Fox)
Sat, Jan. 14: DenverPittsburghCincinnati at New England (8 p.m. ET, CBS)
Sun, Jan. 15: HoustonDenverPittsburgh at Baltimore (1 p.m. ET, CBS)
Sun, Jan. 15: DallasN.Y. GiantsAtlantaDetroit at Green Bay (4:30 p.m. ET, Fox)