The first month of the season will go a long way towards deciding the freshly re-loaded AFC East.
The Bills, Jets, Dolphins, and Patriots open the season with three divisional games each in the season’s first four weeks. Then the division gets a long vacation from one another.
After the round robin is over, there won’t be another AFC East divisional game until the Jets and Patriots play on Monday Night in Week Thirteen.
A few other AFC East schedule notes
1. Beware fantasy owners: The Patriots’ final five games are cold weather outdoor games.
2. The Dolphins open with two road games. It’s the first time they’ve done that since 1988. Other teams opening with two road games include the Ravens and Cardinals.
3. The Jets open with two home games in their new stadium. (Against Baltimore and New England.) It’s the first time in franchise history that’s happen. The Titans are Redskins also open on a two-game homestand.
4. The Bills finish the season with three straight division games.