The Patriots got no breaks from the schedule-maker this season. New England opens in the human basting dish that is South Florida then play two of their next three on the road as well (at Minnesota and Kansas City). So that’s three out of four on the road to start the year. Overlapping that, they have three out of four games in prime-time and the final one of those – at the Jets on October 16 – comes on a short week. The team does catch a break with three straight home games and then their bye week. The other pain in the posterior will be at Green Bay after Thanksgiving followed by a trip to the West Coast for the December 7 game against the Chargers.