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  1. nepatz11

    nepatz11 Rookie

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    Have the Pats opponents been released yet past 2009? Are they thinking of changing the scheduling format after that? One minor thing about Brady's injury that stinks is that the Pats were going to SF for the first time in his career this season and he has never played in front of his hometown before. I would guess they will not go back to SF until 8 more years.
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    8 years would be right, they play 1 entire NFC division each year but then of course half of those games are at home, half are on the road.

    Brady played in Oakland in 2002, that is pretty close. He actually lost 2 "hometown" games this year.
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    If they change to a 17 game format, obviously it would change. 18 game schedulewould be easier by adding a division each year on a rotating basis instead of the 1 vs 1 in other divisions as it is now.
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    As long as the divisions and format don't change basically the schedule has been released "forever." You rotate AFC divisions, so that's a 3 year rotation, and you rotate the NFC divisions, that's a 4 year rotation. Considering you "host" a team every other rotations, multiply 3 * 4 * 2 and you get 24, which is the number of years until the Pats play the 4 west coast teams on the road in the same year. The other two games are the games against the teams from your league who finished in the same slot in the division from the divisions you don't play.

    Even if the league expands the sked with our friend Roger, I imagine 16 games would be determined this way. Who knows what happens with the other one or two.
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