The Patriots 2007 regular season schedule was released today.

The team is scheduled for only eight 1:00pm starts this season, as the team has five games scheduled for prime time this year. Those night games make for some quick mornings here in Game Day Rear View world. The first two weeks of the season are rematches of playoff games from last season.

Starting the season on the road against Eric Mangini’s New York Jets provides the media with five months of endless talk about handshakes and hugs.

The next week, the home schedule opens with the San Diego Chargers, and while LaDainian Tomlinson and Bill Belichick appeared to have mended fences at the Pro Bowl, this still figures to be an emotional game for both sides.

The third playoff rematch takes place on November 4th as the Patriots travel to the RCA Dome to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts.

Here’s how the rest of the year shapes up: