Patriots release exhibition schedule

Patriots release exhibition schedule
April 12, 2011, 8:30 pm
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The Patriots released their 2011 exhibition schedule Tuesday -- assuming there is a preseason, of course -- and they'll host the first and last games at Gillette Stadium.

They will play the Lions in Detroit on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. in a game that will be nationally televised on CBS. Actual dates and times of the other games will be released later this spring.

The schedule:

WeekDate
Opponent
Time
Affiliate
Network
1
Aug. 11-15
Jacksonville
TBA
WBZ-TV
Pats Preseason
2
Aug. 18-22
at Tampa Bay
TBA
WBZ-TV
Pats Preseason
3
Aug. 27
at Detroit
8 p.m.
WBZ-TV
CBS
4
Sept. 1-2
N.Y. Giants
TBA
WBZ-TV
Pats Preseason