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  1. Warren94

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    2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    Boston.com just broke this. It's tough to gauge the difficulty, but ont the surface, there aren't many eay games on this list. Browns, 'Skins maybe.

    Home
    Bills
    Dolphins
    Jets
    Browns
    Steelers
    Eagles
    Redskins
    Chargers

    Away
    Bills
    Dolphins
    Jets
    Ravens
    Bengals
    Giants
    Cowboys
    Colts
     
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    Digger44 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    oooo yea Indi again. what a suprise.
     
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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    Their schedule is absolutely brutal.
     
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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    Looks bad on paper but these things are often way wrong. Especially as the NFCE and AFCN turned out to be a lot easier than they looked at the start of this year.
     
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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    Boston.com just broke that?

    That schedule has been known since 2002, with the exception of San Diego and Indy (division winners, like the Pats).

    ...

    NFL schedules are based on a rotation. Here's it for 2008 and 2009:

    http://www.patriots.com/search/index.cfm?ac=searchdetail&pid=2862&pcid=43

    You can use the same pattern and set the schedules for, say, 2031 and 5460 too.

    Reiss didn't "break" anything.
     
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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    I'll say. Let's hope we bring it home this year. A 1st round bye next year is out of the question already,:bricks:
     
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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    Are you kidding me?
     
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    Say the Pats are AFCE. Div. Team #1:

    Game 1) - vs. DT2
    Game 2) - @ DT2
    Game 3) - vs. DT3
    Game 4) - @ DT3
    Game 5) - vs. DT4
    Game 6) - @ DT4

    The AFC division the AFCE plays rotates every year. In 2002 it was the AFCW, in 2003 the AFCS, in 2004 the AFCN, and in 2005 the AFCW again, so.

    To figure out home/away for those games, it's also on a rotating schedule. Since the Pats played the Jaguars at home in 2003, then they'll play them away in 2006:

    Game 7) vs. AFCX1
    Game 8) vs. AFCX2
    Game 9) @ AFCX3
    Game 10) @ AFCX4

    There's also a rotating schedule for which NFC division the AFCE will play. Since the Pats played the NFCN in 2002, they'll play them again in 2006. The same home/away rule applies:

    Game 11) vs. NFCX1
    Game 12) vs. NFCX2
    Game 13) @ NFCX3
    Game 14) @ NFCX4

    Finally, the last two games are decided by your team's division finish in the previous year. Since the Pats finished first in 2005, then they'll play the 1st place teams from the AFCW and AFCS, and they already play the 1st place team from the AFCS. This rotates on a more complicated home/away schedule as well. But:

    Game 15) vs. AFCX1
    Game 16) @ AFCX 1 (Different opponent)

    ...

    If you connect the dots, here's how the 2006 Pats schedule shook out:

    Game 1) vs. Buf
    Game 2) @ Buf
    Game 3) vs. Mia
    Game 4) @ Mia
    Game 5) vs. NYJ
    Game 6) @ NYJ

    Game 7) vs. Ind (played at Indy in 2003)
    Game 8) vs. Hou (played at Houston in 2003)
    Game 9) @ Jax (played at home in 2003)
    Game 10) @ Ten (played at home in 2003)

    Game 11) vs. Chicago (played at Chicago in 2002)
    Game 12) vs. Detroit (played at Detroit in 2002)
    Game 13) @ Minnesota (played at home in 2002)
    Game 14) @ Green Bay (played at home in 2002)

    Game 15) vs. Denver (played @ AFCW1 in 2004 - KC)
    Game 16) @ Cincinnati (played at home vs. AFCN1 in 2003 - CLE)

    ...

    The actual order and times of the games is decided by the NFL.
     
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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    You mean San Diego and Indy. Yeah, the schedules are set until 2009 except for 2 AFC teams they play. Next year that would be those two teams.
     
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    Well aware that it is based on a scheduling rotation and the previous year's success (or lack thereof). Just thought it was interesting to see as it related to the other teams records this year.
     
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    Hey, what about the China Bowl in Bejing??

    We'll show those Chinese what an American dynasty looks like.
     
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    man that schedule looks brutal on paper, atleast right now it does, who knows come September.
     
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    Deal with it people.
    If we keep winning our division, we'll ALWAYS play the other hot division winners. It's not a surprise.
     
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    wont be surprised if we were in dallas for thanksgiving.
     
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    Given how tought the division games have been over the years, we could easily lose 5 away games and 3 home games next year. Just a matter of a few key injuries.
     
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    Or a meteorite could take out the stadium & team
     
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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    That's baloney. In 5460, they play Nairobi on the road.
     
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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    Good stuff I must say
     
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    Re: 2007 Schedule ( I know. Its early)

    Human evolution must really go in overdrive the coming 3,000 years. I doubt many Kenyans right now have enough bulk to play interior line.
     

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