Patriots schedule update: Week 15 game vs. Colts bumped to Saturday originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The New England Patriots just added another primetime matchup to their schedule.
The Patriots' Week 15 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium is set for Saturday, Dec. 18 at 8:20 p.m. ET on NFL Network.
That Patriots-Colts game was tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 19 with a time to be determined, but it's now bumped up a day. New England and Indianapolis both will be coming off byes in Week 14, so the schedule change shouldn't impact them too much.
This matchup could have serious playoff implications: The Patriots are the AFC's No. 3 seed entering Week 12 at 7-4, while the Colts are just outside the final wild card spot at 6-5.
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New England faces the Buffalo Bills on "Monday Night Football" in Week 13 prior to its bye week, so the team has two primetime games in a row after its showdown with the 8-3 Tennessee Titans on Sunday. That game is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
The NFL also announced that the Week 15 matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns will also be played on Saturday, Dec. 18. The game will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network.