At midpoint, the Pats' numbers are troubling but there's reason for hope.
A lot of widely held assumptions about the schedule bear no relation to actual facts.
The NFL schedule will be released Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET, in prime time for the first time.
The NFL doesn't have a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement.
Pat Patriot will come out of retirement for Monday night's AFL throwback game between the Patriots and Bills.
The Dallas Cowboys will open their new $1.1 billion stadium in a nationally televised Sunday night game against the New York Giants on Sept. 20.
ESPN will kick off the new era of Monday Night Football with a doubleheader, the NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced Monday.