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  1. PatsWorldChamps

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    Just saw this, and it looks like a very tough schedule next year

    Home Buffalo, Miami, N.Y. Jets, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, San Diego
    Away Buffalo, Miami, N.Y. Jets, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Indianapolis
     
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    oh wow...any link to go with this?
     
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    It's too early to think about 2007's sked, for me. lol
     
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    that's murder!

    ...but for now: the Jets!
     
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    Im not worried about the schedule right now, as we have found out its a yr to yr league.. Right now focus on the Jets
     
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    How tough it will be depends a lot on how the teams get better. There are certainly a LOT of question marks.

    1) Miami - They are about 18 million under the cap. Their Coach just quit and their best player is talking about the possibility of retirement. All but one of their starting D-line are under UFAs (Taylor is now listed as a LB, not a DE). Also, they have a bunch of safeties who are UFAs as well.

    2) Cleveland - Crennel is holding his breath that he doesn't get the axe. Their foray into free agency looked good to start, but LeCharles Bentley went down to a season ending knee injury day 1 of camp and leaving the Browns with a huge hole at center since they had traded Jeff Faine to New Orleans. Joe Jurevicius was injured and a non-factor much of the season. D'Qwell Jackson and Willie McGinest both had injuries limiting their effectiveness.

    3) Cinncinnati - It remains to see what happens with them. The lead the league with 8 people being arrested during the season. It was so bad that the league had to step in. They also lost promising ILB Daniel Pollack to what could be a career ending injury. They lost Odell Thurman to suspension.

    4) Pittsburgh - Cowher is reported to be leaving and who knows what other sort of shake-up that will cause in the Pittsburgh Coaching staff. Roethlingsberger hit bottom and there are all sorts of questions on this Pittsburgh team.

    5) N.Y. Giants - Tiki Barber has announced that he is going to retire at the end of the season. The Giants limped into the play-offs. Eli Manning looks more like Tim Couch out there than he does Peyton Manning. Coughlin is on the hot-seat and a coaching change won't necessarily help them. They have issues at WR and on their O-line to boot.

    6) The Colts - As long as they have Peyton, Marvin, and Reggie Wayne, they are dangerous. Addai has stepped up, so far, and shown he can replace Edgerrin James. The problem is the Colts defense. They tried to shaft Corey Simon because of his injury. Dwight Freeney and Rashead Mathis are good book ends, but without Simon, the middle of their line is a running back wet dream. Their LBs leave a lot to be desired. Bob Sanders is small and his stature seems to have hurt him this year as he can't seem to stay healthy. The Colts could have issues at WR if Harrison decides to hang them up if the Colts are 1 and done again this year.

    7) Philadelphia - Hank Baskett, Donte Stallworth and Reggie Brown are a good trio to have. The dynamic Brian Westbrook helps to keep defenses off guard. The problem is under center. McNabb was doing great and then plummetted again before going out to injury, yet again. With there being 3 coaching vacancies right now, and potentially 2-3 more, there is a good chance that the Eagles loose Jim Johnson or Marty Mohrenwig.

    8) Baltimore Ravens - The Ravens are another team with some coaches that are on the short list. Rex Ryan is rumored to be the biggest name. If the Ravens were to lose him and Adalius Thomas, that would be a huge blow to them. I am not sure where they stand on the cap or with their free agents other than Thomas. What I do know is that they will be a tough team again next year.

    So, while it looks like a tough schedule now, there is no telling how it will end up.

    P.S. The Pats schedule looked to be a relative cakewalk this year and it ended up beign pretty tough.
     
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    Yes too early to tell if it will be as tough as it looks right now.

    But it is not too early to look at possible road trips. From Denver I can make it to Dallas, Indy and believe it or not Baltimore pretty inexpensively.

    Barring a Monday night game those are on the short list for a road trip next season.
     
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    Looking ahead and depending on where they are on the schedule

    Will go to Philly, Pitt and maybee Miami at home

    and will go to the NYG and maybee Baltimore on the road.

    I think the Dallas game could be a turkey day game , unless we lose to the jets, the jets might be the so called it team then...
     
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    on the road vs baltimore, cincy, dallas, and indy

    yikes!!!

    of course it is way too early
    but at this point i think its safe to say itll be at the very least a pretty hard sched
     
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    It is not only who you play but when you play them. See this year's schedule with a MNF game vs the Colts followed by a Jets game at home following their bye.
     
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    I think if a team is truly good enough to win it all it doesn't matter how difficult or easy their schedule is they will do it.
     
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    It is the 3rd toughest one in the NFL. Only Oakland and Buffalo have a tougher schedule - as based on 2006 records.
     
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    So long as they don't add a franchise in LA...
     
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    It's also the 3rd hardest schedule by Football Outsiders Weighted DVOA, as shown here.
     
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    Way too early to worry about this, but it points out that what may be the two toughest divisions in football will be going head to head all next season. But, think Jets, think Jets...remember BB's words, "No distractions."

    Let's keep the karma positive and the focus clear: BEAT THE JETS!!!!
     
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    Pats will have plenty of time to rest on that "DAMN" 50 hour flight to japan in the preseason:rolleyes:
     

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