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Giants host Cowboys Sept. 5; Broncos in mix week 1 SNF; who will Pats play week one?

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    I hope the Chargers play Pyeton and his Broncos the first SNF game, coz they always seem to have his number..............I would love to see Peyton get his a@@ kicked a few times and when the Broncos lose Elways reaction would be a sight to behold
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    Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    Maybe it's just me being a Pats fan, but if they choose Denver they'd be idiots to not make it Broncos-Pats, Brady-Manning showdown.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    Makes sense, but I think you want to get Manning a few games in to make sure he's playing at a reasonable level. I'm sure the Jets will get to play Manning early i nthe season ;). We want him at full strength (or a reasonable approximation).
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    I'm sure Denver was already in the mix when they had Tebow, and may be just as much or even more so with Manning. What a way to start the year that would be.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    I'd hope Pats get a few games under their belt to let the new D get the kinks worked out.........
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    I like it better when we play them in November, personally. But then again, the Pats don't generally lose home openers. If this is one of the hardest games of our season, maybe it's better to have it at the beginning.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    They are not going to do that..they want Manning to win his first game back.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    The Jets don't play Denver this year. We only play them because we each came in first. We get Denver at home and at Baltimore. While they play SD at home and travel to Pittsburgh.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    Regardless, though, I do hope we play them primetime. I'd say, we'll get, what, 5 PT games since there's TNF all year that adds a few more slots. I think I'd have these 5 for us-

    1.Denver
    2.Yets
    3.9'ers
    4.Ravens
    5.Houston

    (Bills, Fins, Titans, Cards are also options.)
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    Tough call, I think they would love to highlight his return but wouldn't want him facing NE in NE to start the season.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    I have to think NBC saves Pats-Denver for a Sunday night in November, replacing the annual Pats-Colts sweeps period game.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    The Broncos are at the Patriots and they'll want a game in Denver with the crowd going nuts. Pats vs Broncos will be a big draw any week.

    HOME:
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    San Diego Chargers
    Pittsburgh Steelers
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    New Orleans Saints
    Houston Texans

    My bet would be the Raiders. Division game, rivalry but a team with a poor defense he can light up and get fans excited.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    I'm aware, I was only referring to Denver when they still had Tebow as their QB instead of Manning.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    I'd hold off on Brady/Manning until late September early October. It gives Manning a few weeks to get back into the flow. If he's not getting into the flow or the Broncos are looking like a bad team they can still sell that Brady Manning match up before a November or December game where the Broncos are eliminated from the playoffs or something.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    I think it should be Steelers/Broncos. Rematch of last year's playoff (although one team's offense is completely different) and plus it's Manning vs. Roethlisberger and they get to show Peyton at home. Great matchup.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    Week one primetime games over the last four years
    Records are for the previous season
    Underlined teams made playoffs prior year

    2011 Week One:
    Thursday night: 11-5 Saints at 10-6 Packers (2009 SB champs at 2010 SB champs)
    Sunday night: 6-10 Cowboys at 11-5 Jets (new stadium)
    Monday night: 14-2 Patriots at 7-9 Dolphins (division rivals)
    Monday night: 8-8 Raiders at 4-12 Broncos (AFCW rivals)

    2010 Week One:
    Thursday night: 12-4 Vikings at 13-3 Saints (NFCCG rematch; at SB champs)
    Sunday night: 11-5 Cowboys at 4-12 Redskins (division rivals)
    Monday night: 9-7 Ravens at 9-7 Jets (Rex Ryan vs old team)
    Monday night: 13-3 Chargers at 4-12 Chiefs (AFCW rivals)

    2009 Week One:
    Thursday night: 13-3 Titans at 12-4 Steelers (two best AFC records; at SB champs)
    Sunday night: 9-7 Bears at 6-10 Packers (division rivals)
    Monday night: 7-9 Bills at 11-5 Patriots (division rivals)
    Monday night: 8-8 Chargers at 5-11 Raiders (AFCW rivals)

    2008 Week One:
    Thursday night: 9-7 Redskins at 10-6 Giants (division rivalry; at SB champs)
    Sunday night: 7-9 Bears at 13-3 Colts (2006 SB rematch)
    Monday night: 8-8 Vikings at 13-3 Packers (div rivalry; at NFCCG loser)
    Monday night: 7-9 Broncos at 4-12 Raiders (AFCW rivals)


    =======================

    Other than the Thursday night kickoff game the NFL rarely schedules two top tier teams together for a week one primetime game. Why? Probably because interest is so high that they are going to get very good ratings regardless of what teams are playing. They most likely figure it is better to wait and schedule those games later; the very best matchups being placed during ratings sweeps weeks.

    With that in mind I would not expect the Pats to be playing teams like the Broncos, Ravens, 49ers, etc. in a week one night game.
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    Re: Broncos reportedly in the mix for SNF opener..

    JMT made the point I was going to

    The NFL doesn't need any underlying drama to hype up the first week of football. Rating are already going to be sky high.

    Wait until midseason to throw out the Brady-Manning stuff. They can milk that for awhile when all the season opening stuff has been beaten to death.
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    I believe Kraft said the league is making the first 3 and last 3 all division games. Not sure if it's this season. I welcome it though.
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