The NFL released its full preseason schedule today, so it's time to take a look at the four teams the Patriots will play against as they get themselves ready for the 2016 regular season.

While specific dates and times were not disclosed by the league, all match ups and home/road designations were. The Patriots will start off preseason play at home against the New Orleans Saints. They'll stay at home for  the second week of games as they'll welcome the Chicago Bears to town.

The final two weeks of the preseason will see New England on the road as they will first travel to Carolina to play the defending NFC champion Panthers for the second year in a row. From there, the Pats will close out the preseason in the Meadowlands for what has become their annual preseason finale against the New York Football Giants.

The group of opponents is similar to last year's for New England, as the Bears are the only newcomer to the list.

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