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  1. DisgruntledTunaFan

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    That, the Mon Nighters, and the T-Giving games will be announced tom.

    Anyhow-here are my guesses on the opening Sun nighter...

    1. Balt @ Dallas...there's been rumblings recently of McNabb being traded to the Ravens. I doubt if McNabb is going anywhere, however-IF this is the game, then obviously there is some meat to this rumor.(another TO vs. McNabb clash hyped up by the national media)

    2. Philly @ Balt...See above

    3. NE/Rams...rematch of the SBXXXVI

    4. Indy/GB...if this is played at Lambeau, then before the Packers' game where they retire #4 in front of everyone, they'll treat everyone to an opponent against an AFC Powerhouse.

    5. Dallas @ Pitt...NFC vs AFC classic matchup
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    I doubt we see Fox give up one of its two Pats games without a fight. They can only broadcast the games with the Rams and the Cardinals. Fox will make sure they get BOTH of those.
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    http://www.seahawkaddicts.com/2008/03/scheduling-delemias.html

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    If it's Pats/Hawks I'd be cool with that, get one of the west coast trips out of the way, though ideally all the west coast trips would be 4:00 games.

    Can you imagine if the made it Pats/Rams and then something actually happened with the golf pro?
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    Excellent point.
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    Patriots at San Diego - will either be Sunday or Monday nighter
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    I wouldn't like it if the Pats had to travel to the West Coast for Sunday Night game. That's a rough travel schedule and they should get to play a day when they go out West so they can get back at a somewhat decent hour.

    That said, I'd rather they have the West Coast trip for a night game in week 1 than have it any other time during the season.

    Early prediction: Patriots win when they go to Seattle, but lose in San Diego. The Chargers are going to be sky high to beat the Patriots whenever that game occurs.
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    Refuse to listen to Clayton, but it makes sense.. Still going with San Diego on sun nite
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    Pats/Seahawks on Sunday night would be a logistical nightmare since the M's are hosting the Yankees that day too.

    I'm calling Pats/Seahawks on Monday night, 10 EST on ESPN.

    Oh, for the Sunday nighter it will be Chicago @ Indy to open Lucas Oil Field - count on it.
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    I see no chance. They use that spot for a west coast only match-up (SF/AZ and SD/Oak are the previous 2) as no one on the East Coast will watch it.
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    Pats fans will watch it.

    Pats haters (the rest of America) will watch it.

    It will generate higher ratings than any West Coast-only matchup. And what is the NFL all about? RATINGS!!!!
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    And there is no question a Pats/Seahawks game at 10 PM Eastern on ESPN doesn't get half the national ratings of a Pats/Seahwaks 8 PM game on NBC or a 4 PM game on Fox. Almost no one in eastern or middle America is staying up until 1 AM to watch an opening week football game.
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    That's not how I want the season to start, having to play a Sunday Night game on the West Coast. Not that the trip would ever be easy but a 1pm game (pacific) would be less detrimental to week two than a 5pm game.
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    Don't underestimate the NFL- they are talking about playing a Super Bowl overseas for crying out loud.
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    We'll see but the NFL has put unattractive west coast games in that spot both years. They do not even categorize the regular MNF as a marquee game anymore. I'd be very surprised to see one of the best interconference games of the year not only on ESPN MNF but as a secondary game, not even the game televised during prime time.
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    One thing I've learned over the years in trying to predict the opener is that the NFL never goes with the obvious (such as a NE-SD Sunday night opener). The league tries to get intriguing matchups that we haven't seen (Dallas-Cleveland would be ripe for the Sunday 4:15pm game). And I know they always seek an opportunity to increase ratings in any way possible. The late Monday-nighter historically has been a dud, but the NFL may want to capitalize on the timeslot this time around, we'll see.
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    It was leaked that Minnesota-Green Bay will be the early Monday night game....so odds are at least 1 AFC team will be in the mix for the late game.
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    Well gee, Clayton was wrong again.
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