Patriots’ 2014 schedule includes five night games

The Patriots knew their opponents for 2014, and now they know the order in which they will face them in 2014.

The annual Peyton Manning-Tom Brady matchup this season will be played Nov. 2, when the Broncos visit Gillette Stadium. (File/Steven Senne/Associated Press)

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On football

Patriots have favorable early season schedule

The Patriots will spend a lot of time away from Foxborough in the first month of the season with three road games.

Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman defended his television tirade during a visit to Harvard on Wednesday. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

Charles Krupa/Associated Press

Richard Sherman discusses TV rant at Harvard forum

The Seahawks cornerback refused to apologize for his on-air tirade after the NFC Championship game last season.

The Packers will get another shot against Russell Wilson and Seattle in their 2014 opener.

Notes: Seahawks-Packers will kick off 2014 season

It’s the third straight season the Packers have traveled to face the defending Super Bowl champions.

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INTERACTIVE DATABASE

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Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

Past Patriots games

BRONCOS 26, PATRIOTS 16

Terrance Knighton toppled Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on a fourth-down play in Denver on Sunday.

Patriots’ season ends in Denver

The Broncos dispatched the Patriots in an AFC title game that wasn’t really as close as the final score indicated.

NFL 2013 preview

Special section

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What does it take to earn Tom Brady’s trust? A lot, as many receivers have learned the hard way in New England.

Past seasons

2012 season recap

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Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2012 season before their eventual loss to the Ravens in the AFC title game.

From the archives

Super Bowl XLVI

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Look back at complete coverage of the Patriots' loss loss to the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.

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