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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
     
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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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    #12 Jersey

    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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    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?
     
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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.
     
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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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    #12 Jersey

    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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