On Sunday, the three remaining unclaimed division titles in the AFC were secured, as the Patriots, Broncos and Bengals all took home their respective division crowns.
By virtue of the Bengals' division title, the Patriots' 2014 opponents have been set. Each season, a team plays the other teams in the conference that finish in the same place that they do within their division (i.e. all division winners play each other, all last place teams play each other).
As a part of the NFL's scheduling protocol, the AFC East plays the entirety of one AFC and one NFC division each season (on a rotating basis). In 2014, the AFC East will play the AFC West and NFC North.
Here is a look at the Patriots' 2014 opponents and locations. The dates will be set in the spring.