His appearance at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., would be his first since the Deflategate situation and the league's battle to uphold a four-game suspension of quarterback Tom Brady. The Chiefs lost to the Patriots, 27-20, on January 16, 2016; Sherman caught one pass for a yard in the contest.
The stretch begins with trips to Denver and Mexico City to play the Raiders.
One of the more curious parts of the Patriots' schedule is the fact that the divisional games are all more or less clustered together late in the year.
While Week 15 carries a fraction of the depth of other weeks, two big games push the mid-December week into the top three. Sports Authority Field at Mile High is 5,280 feet above sea level, and Azteca Stadium is 7,350 feet above sea level. The Patriots will play the Jets on New Year's Eve.
Last season, the Panthers and Broncos faced off on Thursday Night Football for the first game of the season in a rematch of Super Bowl 50.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 22 vs. Atlanta Falcons, 8:30 p.m. Both holiday games are slated to start at 1 p.m.
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After a long five non-divisional games, the Patriots will travel to NY to face the Jets.
With the lateness of this game in the schedule, conference playoff seeding could be at stake in this rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game.
Week 2 (Sept. 17) Eagles, 12:00 p.m.
In fact, the best global National Football League game this year won't take place in London at all. The Jacksonville Jaguars, 3-13 last season and 30-82 since 2010, will take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3.
The following week Twickenham is the venue again as the Cleveland Browns host the Vikings at on Sunday, October 29 at 1.30pm.
Last year's Thursday Night Football game against Oakland had first place in the AFC West on the line in early December and became one of the most anticipated games in Thursday Night Football history.