2020 NFL Schedule: Bill Belichick to appear on NFL Network special

Dave Green
NBC Sports Boston

Patriots fans don't have to wait very long to find out details of the team's 2020 schedule, with the NFL announcing the full slate of games Thursday night.

And fans will get to hear some instant analysis from head coach Bill Belichick, who will appear on NFL Network's "Schedule Release '20" special tonight at 8 p.m.

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Belichick is one of 17 NFL head coaches slated to appear during the three-hour special. Other coaches who are scheduled to appear include Tom Brady's new head coach Bruce Arians along with Mike Tomlin, Mike Vrabel, Joe Judge, Andy Reid and Pete Carroll. The show will also include executives like Jerry Jones, John Lynch and Mike Mayock.

There's a ton of anticipation for the 2020 schedule, especially with uncertainty if the league will actually be able to play a normal 17-week schedule on its normal timeframe.

No matter how it lays out, New England won't have it easy in 2020. In addition to not having Tom Brady under center, the Patriots have seven games against playoff teams from 2019, including both Super Bowl participants (Bills x2, 49ers, Ravens, Chiefs, Texans, Seahawks). New England will also have a lot of miles on its road schedule in 2020, with away games at the Rams, Seahawks, Chargers, Chiefs and Broncos.

So how will the schedule lay out? And will Belichick have to say about it? 

We'll soon find out... unless his dog Nike ends up in his chair when the NFL Network tries to talk to him.

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2020 NFL Schedule: Bill Belichick to appear on NFL Network special originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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