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  1. NENGFAN

    NENGFAN On the Game Day Roster

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    in terms of teams we play. I know its looking too much ahead but I want to know if we will EVER have an easier schedule than this year. Too bad TB is out - he would have scorched all the teams this year...
     
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    You won't know how easy/hard this schedule is until the year is over. Miami has already proven to be a much better team than last year for example. Using last year's records as strength of schedule almost never works. Teams change constantly from year to year.
     
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    Bills, Dolphins, Jets (obviously)
    Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Texans
    Panthers, Bucs, Saints, Falcons
    the 2 other 1st place AFC teams (since we WILL win the AFC East again)
     
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    TheGodInAGreyHoodie Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    HOME
    Jacksonville
    Tennessee
    Atlanta
    Carolina
    AFC North - based on standing in div

    AWAY
    Houston
    Indianapolis
    New Orleans
    Tampa Bay
    AFC West - - based on standing in div

    and fish, nj jets, and toronto bills
     
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    #3 Jersey

    More specifically:
    Home/away for AFC East
    AFC South: @HOU, @IND, v. JAX, v. TEN
    NFC South: v. ATL, v. CAR, @NO, @TB
    v. same-rank AFC North
    @ same-rank AFC West

    [BTW--yes, it's done alphabetically. And, of course, it just so happens that the non-WC teams happen to form a pair, and the WC teams form a pair in both West divisions (DEN/KC v. OAK/SD, ARI/STL (as "Saint Louis") v. SEA/SF), and the Pats just happened to have the one year in 24 where they'd have to play OAK/SD and SEA/SF on the road. On the other hand, so do the JEST. :)]

    And, BTW, our allegedly "easiest schedule on record" is currently 16th overall in terms of difficulty.
     
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    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Please stop. Really, no one wants this to happen.
     
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    I do......
     
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    It would drive the ticket prices up (Ted Rogers reallylikes money and knows Canadians will pay to watch crap, citing the Leafs), so getting to only drive 90 minutes to see the Pats would negate the awesomeness.

    Just say no.

    [​IMG]
     
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    @ Indy AGAIN?! Isn't that 3 years in a row?
     
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    Well, Indy came here 3 years in a row ('04-'06)....
     
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    I will be at the game in Houston. So stoked. Havent seen the pats live since 1996 when they lost to Dallas in an all field goal game.:D
     
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    I know - why do we play them each and EVERY year!
     
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    Because the Pats and Colts both keep finishing in the same place (first) in their respective divisions.
     
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    It's just weird how they divide that up. 3 years in Foxboro, 3 years in Indy. Why oh why.
     
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    It's complicated. Consider that, in 2 of those 3 years, they play them for a different reason than they do that 3rd year.

    In 2 of the 3 years, they play each other because they both continue to be champions of their divisions. Now you may think that this may not occur this year, but regardless they will still play them next year because it would be the "third" year in whcih they play them because the yearly rotation of intra-division round-robin play.

    They reason they don't simply play home-and-away each year is becuase it would be a scheduling impossibility. Flip home/away for this season, then of course you then have to go flip one of the other games for each the Pats and the Colts to maintain 8 home and 8 away games, then you'd have to flip thhose other opponents, etc. Eventually, you will hit a scheduling conflict that's unresolvable.

    Bottom line: if two teams continue to always win their divisions, they will always split the total number of home and away games over each 6 year period (2002-2007, 2008-2013, etc). In some cases it might be HHHAAA and other cases AHAHAH, or anything inbetween.
     
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    I think that the Patriots host Houston next year.
     
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    Nope. Home game in 2006, so road game in 2009. See above.
     
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    Not only do Indy and NE play every year, but they always schedule the game at the middle of the season....Week 9.....why is that?

    This is 4 consecutive years Indy vs NE played in Week 9.
     
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    Week 9 is by design - That won't change until Peyton or Tommy call it a career - and then only if the two teams are not fighting it out for the right to the Superbowl.
     
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    A couple of possibilities:
    (A) November sweeps = ratings gold (normally).
    (B) One or both teams specifically asked for a midseason game.
     
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