Are the Patriots the first team in NFL history to have 2 home games in 5 days?

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  1. PATRIOT64

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    I can't remember ANY team ever having 2 consecutive Home games in a 5 day span like New England has this week

    Anyone ever seen another team ever have this schedule setup?

    If there are any teams that did before, I would assume it was Detroit or Dallas since they play at home every Thanksgiving but otherwise I don't think so
     
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  2. theKrafty1tar

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    look no further than last year...

    ESPN - Dallas Cowboys Schedule - NFL Football

    Dallas Cowboys:

    November 18, vs. Redskins
    November 22, vs. Jets

    EDIT: And even more recently 2 weeks ago...

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/schedule?team=cle&year=2008

    Cleveland Browsn:

    November 2, vs. Ravens
    November 6, vs. Broncos

    EDIT 2: And it happens again in 2 weeks... looks like it happens alot

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/schedule?team=pit&year=2008

    November 16, vs. Chargers
    November 20, vs. Bengals
     
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  3. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    At least they're at home. Between back to back West Coast games and now two games in 5 days, there's a lot of unique challenges on this year's schedule.
     
  4. JSn

    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Yeah, being home is probably the big saving grace here. If they had a west coast game Thursday I'd be a lot more worried.

    I'm more interested to see how Grandpa Favre does on the tiny week.
     
  5. PATRIOT64

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    Funny how I missed all those games - Just thought it was a rare thing but apparently I am wrong - I guess it was rare back when they had no Thursday games except on Thanksgiving
     
  6. theKrafty1tar

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    Yeah, it happens like 8 times this season alone.
     
  7. Jared

    Jared On the Game Day Roster

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    Something I never understood: With thursday night games, why not arrange the schedule so the Thursday teams have their bye the week before? It just seems like it would make more sense.
     
  8. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Games early in the week are ADVANTAGES. Monday night games are the disadvantages. Think about it.

    More precisely, you have no advantage or disadvantage vs. the team you play the same day. It's in your NEXT game that you have an advantage or disadvantage, depending on how long you had off.
     
  9. Patslifer

    Patslifer Banned

    THE NFL IS OUT TO GET USSSSSSSSSSSSSSS:eek::rolleyes:
     
  10. Patjew

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    Yes, but has it ever happened besides that... and those last yr and all the yrs before??

    JK, PATRIOT64 :D
     
  11. Patjew

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    I've wondered the same. Seems too logical to me.
     
  12. alamo

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    This is the first week there is a Thursday game, and it's the last week any team has a bye. So it's not worth doing.

    As to why they don't schedule byes later in the season: probably because CBS/FOX lose a Sunday game to Thursday (and eventually another one to Saturday) and don't want to further thin their schedule with byes. Remember, TV is the reason byes exist in the first place.
     
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  13. Pat the Pats Fan

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    Don't remind me how the media controls so much of our lives.....:eek:
     
  14. MoLewisrocks

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    LOL...and amazingly look who's the only one in this thread to even go there...:rolleyes:
     
  15. richpats

    richpats Banned

    In the last 3 seasons the NFL has scheduled teams to have back-to-back Sunday-Thursday home games EIGHTEEN times.
     
  16. JoePats

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    Before the Thursday games, they used to have, if I recall correctly, the home teams on Thanksgiving would play on the road the Sunday before, and the road teams on Thanksgiving would play at home the Sunday before. At least they would try to do it this way.
     
  17. Patslifer

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    You mean aside from the OP who was hinting that the NFL gave us some kind of unfair schedule :rolleyes: There's Charlie in the trees!!!!
     
  18. PATSYLICIOUS

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

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    It works in our favor IMO. The short week is not an advantage for us or the Jets, and then we have a long week to rest up and prepare for Miami. Almost like coming off a bye week again.

    The only downside may be the fact that you might as well count out Morris and Jordan for the Jets game, but i doubt they would've played Sunday either. Plus neither had a real impact in the first Jets game, other than Jordan having some nice runs in garbage time. And Morris had 0 yards on 8 carries.
     
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