The Patriots officially released the 2011 NFL Schedule Tuesday night, and here’s a look at how this year – provided it starts on time – will play out:

Monday, Sept. 12 β€” at Dolphins, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Sept. 18 β€” vs. Chargers, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Sept. 25 β€” at Bills, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 2 β€” at Raiders, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 9 β€” vs. Jets, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 16 β€” vs. Cowboys, 4:15 p.m. (FOX)
Sunday, Oct. 23 β€” BYE
Sunday, Oct. 30 β€” at Steelers, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Nov. 6 β€” vs. Giants, 4:15 p.m. (FOX)
Sunday, Nov. 13 β€” at Jets, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Monday, Nov. 21 β€” vs. Chiefs, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Nov. 27 β€” at Eagles, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Dec. 4 β€” vs. Colts, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Dec. 11 β€” at Redskins, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Dec. 18 β€” at Broncos, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
Saturday, Dec. 24 β€” vs. Dolphins, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Jan. 1 β€” vs. Bills, 1 p.m. (CBS)

As you can see the team will have four prime-time games, with the season opener on September 12th in Miami, along with a Sunday night game at the Meadowlands on November 13th, a Monday night game at home against Kansas City on November 21st, and the proverbial home match-up on December 4th against Peyton Manning and the Colts.