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  1. PonyExpress

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    Unless Pitt or Indy collapse down the stretch this season, next season's opponents will be

    Home
    Miami, Buffalo, Jets, Denver, KC, Ariz, StL, Pitt

    Away
    Miami, Buffalo, Jets, Oak, SD, SF, Sea, Indy
  2. ShrewBeer

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    awesome schedule! we could lose moss and not miss a beat!
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    The first thing that strikes me about that schedule is 4 cross country trips...lots of travel...home schedule looks pretty weak.
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    4 west coast trips is not going to be easy. Especially considering some of them could be night games. At Indy is not optimal, either.
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    Why would we have to play Indy on the road again?

    I get the formula for who we play, but not for where we play them. (Excluding division teams of course)
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    #61 Jersey

    It's brutal, actually. Imagine playing a Monday night game in Seattle and hosting Pittsburgh the following weekend. Is anyone else in our division making four West Coast trips?
  7. NovaScotiaPatsFan

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    I think it's stupid that Pitt comes here again like they did this year and we go to the Really Completely Awful dome again like we did this year. Mix it up a little.
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    I believe the AFC East winner will play the AFC South winner at home two years in a row, and then on the road two years in a row. This, of course, doesn't apply when all four teams of the two divisions are scheduled to face each other. If I'm wrong, someone feel free to chime in.

    This would also mean that the Pats will be playing in Indy in 2009 as well.
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    when does indy get their new stadium?
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    It looks difficult when you first look at it, but when you compare it to this season's schedule it isn't that bad. Going to Seattle and getting a win is just about as tough as going to Dallas and winning. SF and Oakland are terrible. SD is tough, but is it isn't too much tougher than going to NY and beating the Giants. Our home schedule for next season is a lot easier. Arizona, St. Louis, and KC should all be easy wins.
  11. rhodeislandpatsfan

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    Looks like a good schedule to prepare for "One for the Thumb!"
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    For anyone thinking about attending any of next year's west coast road games, be sure to join the Patriots Tailgate Yahoo Group in my signature below.
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    Got to be honest, that home schedule doesn't get me real jacked up as a ticket holder.
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    Potential blow out wins would get me pretty jacked up.
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    2008.....wonder who they will play to open it? Would love for it to be the Pats, and we Christen it properly with a Colts loss.....:rocker:
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    Niners, meet your 2008 draft pick.

    4 west coast away games. Does anyone think the scheduling guru is going to mess with the Pats, and have a west coast trip following a Monday night game. Or even worse, have a west coast game on a Thursday, following a Sunday away game.....
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    The Jets also have 4 west coast trips.....
    I posted previously that i HOPE the league somehow schedules two of them back to back so the team can stay out there rather than another 6000 miles of jet lag...
    http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/schedules/nfl_future_afce.htm
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    Well, you gotta figure, Seattle travels a ton every year (even in their own division) so this shouldn't be an excuse.
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    The actual scheduling is going to mean everything here - but just look at what a few back to back night and road games did to our aging LB corps this season... not to mention how our LBs responded to travelling out to San Diego then back to N.E. then out to Indy

    All this reaffirms that we need to get younger and better on Defense, especially our LBs for next season
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    That travel will really hurt. I wonder if there's any chance of back to back games on the west coast (a Mon night followed by a Sunday game), so the team can just camp out there somewhere for a week? - oops, someone else made the same point earlier.
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    I'd like to take in the 49ers game with the wife so maybe we could meet up again depending on the month it is. I'm hosting a group of Orangemaners for the Broncos game that I made friends with on my Denver trips. That should interesting:rolleyes:
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    Yes, the Jets. The Dolphins and the Bills both play at the four non-west-coast teams in the AFC West and NFC West (DEN, KC, STL, ARI).

    http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/schedules/nfl_future_afce.htm
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    Thanks,Pony....i was just thinking about this.

    At least we get the broncos,here

    Gonna have to bring the SWAT team to Ind + SD
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    Keep in mind that the players themselves would think analysis this far in advance in a waste, because each season, each team takes on a new identity. They would say - one week at a time, don't look too far ahead.

    but since we're fans, not players, I'd say Indy away, SanDiego away, Seattle away, Pittsburgh home, and Denver home are all tough games.

    There are 3-4 others that you can't assume will be easy. So, as always, it all depends on how the pats play.
    If we play really well, we can beat anyone. If we're struggling, then all of these games become monsters.
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    I am absolutley going to one of the West Coast games.
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    It would make too much sense to have back to back West coast games..(A really good idea, meaning the NFL will not have it happen...) Oh..and there was talk earlier in the year that the Denver game would be in Canada...taking away a home game.
    I agree..the actual schedule is MOST important as to how hard it will be. Expect the NFL to make it the worst possible for the Pats..as they did in 05.
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    What is with all the agonizing over west coast trips? Over an eight year period we play every NFL team once at home and once away.

    So does every AFC team. Every single one. If you get an tough year next year with several west coast trips, perhaps it was because we had an easy year or two. Anyone know how many west coast trips we had this year?

    Also, every year play a different AFC division. The entire AFCE plays the same divsion as we do. What AFC division we play changes each year, just like for all the AFC divisions.

    This schedule paranoia is silly.
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    I wonder how soon I can get tickets to the Seattle game. I'm about 2.5 hours north of Seattle and would love to see the Pats again. The last time I saw them was when they lost to the Seahawks in that ghetto dive called the Kingdome back in the Parcells/Bledsoe days.
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    4 west coast trips are absolutely BRUTAL

    If they had 2 in a row do you think the Pats would stay on the west coast during that week? I have been wondering that since I saw the schedule
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    If they were to play Oakland and San Francisco back to back they wouldn't have to move at all. Brady could stay at Mom and Dad's -:) I'm going to those 2 games and at least the San Diego game. Maybe Seattle too. I always go to the game in Miami and at least 1 at the Razor so it could be a 6 game year for me. Maybe even 7 if I get 2 games back to back at the Razor when some of my vacation time is scheduled.
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