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  1. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Last year, when the schedule was announced and the Pats had 5 of 6 divisional games after Halloween, we were all surprised.

    Well, what happened this year? We have 5 of 6 divisional games by November 12th.

    What is also wierd is that the Pats, from week 11 thru week 17, we have a streak where we play 3 of the 4 NFC Conference games and another streak where we play 3 of the 4 AFC South teams.

    I think that its a very wierd schedule overall
     
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    Agreed. I had almost the exact same thoughts...

    In 2005, the schedule assisted the Pats tremendously - having so many divisional games down the strech allowed the team some time to get the defense re-organized post Rodney (and other DBS) and Ted and pre Tedy & Seymour. To make the playoffs, the Pats had only to basically run the table (last game Miami not included - which the loss actually helps this year with better draft picks) through the division.

    This year may not be as easy - If the Pats take some time to get organized, the stretch run will include few division games and 3 of the last 4 on the road.
     
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  3. Armen Da Pats Fan

    Armen Da Pats Fan 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    True, but we're softer in terms of teams out of the gate, regardless of division.

    Consider our first 6 games - could open 6-0!:

    Sun 9/10/2006 1:00 PM vs Bills - a team coming off a horrendous season, having lost thier top reciever and with a new coach, coming into Gillette, one of the toughest places to play in the NFL...

    Sun 9/17/2006 4:15 PM @ Jets - new coach with no experience, QB problems, major losses on defense (Law, Abraham)...

    Sun 9/24/2006 8:15 PM vs Broncos - Admittedly a tough team, but I'd rather have 'em in Foxboro than at Mile High!

    Sun 10/1/2006 4:15 PM @ Bengals - In my opinion another strong team, contingent upon what happens with Carson plamer. If he's PUP, then he couldn't be back for this game...

    Sun 10/8/2006 1:00 PM vs Dolphins - Fish are an enigma. Saban in his second year, Duante Culpepper. I'll think we'll beat them, but this could be a tough game. Glad it's in New England...

    Sun 10/15/2006 vs Bye

    Sun 10/22/2006 1:00 PM @ Bills - See above...

    ADPF
     
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  4. holyredeemer

    holyredeemer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Noway we go 6-0. Atleast I hope. I'd rather have a team that finds its kinks early in the season and surges late then a team thats all hype, and falls at the end. IMO losing throughout the season while staying at the top of your division is a good thing. It keeps u humble, and in check. I know ADPF that u didnt say they were going to go undefeated, but I saw it in some other threads. I just think coming out and saying "we're not going to lose a game" is pretty ridiculous and disrespectful to the rest of the NFL. No one forgot who we are and alot of teams are still burning from losses to us this last few yrs. They are going to be gunning for us and trying to knock us down, I just hope we can actually stay healthy this yr.
     
  5. Willie55

    Willie55 In the Starting Line-Up

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    You also sound like a Colts fan.
     
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    if carson palmer is back

    that will be one really really tough game
     
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    shakadave In the Starting Line-Up

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    By the stretch run, our defense is always playing so well that it doesn't matter who our opponents are. That's when I would rather have faced Denver.
     
  8. Patsfanin Philly

    Patsfanin Philly Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    IIRC last year, one team (SD??Cleveland) had to face three teams when those teams were coming off their bye week while everyone else had at most one well rested opponent. I haven't checked this year's schedule but I'd hope they ficed that bug......unless of course it's Indy, then it's okay....But we would have heard about it by now and quite loudly if it were the case...
     
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    Guess what, Indy faces 0 as in zero opponents coming off a bye (why am I not shocked, compared to Balt, Dallas and Wash who face three opponents each coming off a bye. A quick check reveals.....
    http://www.nfl.com/schedules

    Games against an opponent who has a bye the week before.
    Arizona 0
    Atlanta 1
    Balt 3
    Buffalo 1
    Carolina 0
    Chicago 2
    Cinn 0
    Cle 1
    Dallas 3
    Detroit 0
    Denver 1
    Green Bay 1
    Houston 2
    INDY 0
    JAX 0
    KC 0
    Miami 1
    Minn 0
    New England 1
    New Orleans 2
    NYG 1
    NYJ 0
    Oakland 0
    Phil 0
    Pitt 0
    SD 2
    Seattle 1
    SF 2
    St Louis 1
    Tampa Bay 2
    Tenn 1
    Wash 3
    I don't know if I'd be happy if I were a Balt, Dal or Wash fan......
     
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    If it wasn't for Palmer's uncertain status, I would call Cincy a serious contender for the AFC this year. Coach Lewis has done a fantastic job taking over one of the most pathetic franchises in the NFL and turning them into the model of how a team should be run.

    I honestly hope the kid is OK - I hate to see such an injury happen to anyone.
     
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