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  1. carolinatony

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    We play both Pittsburgh and San Diego at home. I'm sure one of these will be a MNF game. All will be BIG games for playoffs seeding as well as the one @ Indy. Just looking ahead fellow fans.
    I like Sunday night games better for some reason
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    try to remember that Monday Night games are no longer the marquee games. Thus, I think those games are more apt to be on Sunday night earlier in the year before flex scheduling goes into effect.
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    I do also, Monday night means leaving work early and going in late on Tuesday, Sunday games I just start late monday - no real harm still put my 8 minimum
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    Huh? :confused:
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    Monday night is the old ESPN sunday night game and Sunday night is the public air channel Monday night game
    or they switched the importance of the two last season and most likely the higher profile games are now on free tv - sunday night - thus the pats will most likely play an early season sunday night game against either opponent - leaving the late season flex scheduling changes open for an other change after approximately the Thanksgiving Weekend games.

    http://football.about.com/b/a/257682.htm
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    The NFL has moved the so-called "Game of the Week" to SNF with the new TV contract. MNF is like the old ESPN SNF. MNF now shows games such as Pats-Vikings and Bears-Cardinals while the new SNF on NBC broadcasts the marquee matchups such as Colts-Pats and SD-Denver. Basically MNF isn't a big deal anymore. The reason the NFL has made the switch is because you can't flex-schedule for Mondays and also Sunday nights typically bring in more viewers than Monday nights.

    NBC would want games like Pats-Colts early-to-mid season before flex-scheduling takes into effect because during the season CBS and FOX get to protect five late season games each.
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    Theres also a slight chance of NE @ Indy on thursday night to open the season.
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    tough start with 5 preseason games including travel to China, but yes that is a definate possibility
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    You are all right that Sunday night is the premier game now.
    Wonder what the time the game will be on when they play in China, 6 am ha
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    If it's a tough start for NE, you can guarantee it's going to happen in today's NFL.
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    I bet the NFL is hoping a brawl breaks out in the NE-SD game.
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    I didnt look at any stats are anything but it seems to me that pats play like sh_t on Monday nights. They did play great in a blow out against minnesota but besides that i dont ever remember them even winning on Monday night. If you can find there Monday night game records i would appreciate that to see if im right or not.
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    I understand that but (and no offense to brdmaverick) the wording was a bit confusing, or it was too early for me on a Monday morning in CA. OK, gotcha, maybe those key Pats games will be on Sunday night football, which is the new Monday night football. :p

    You downEast-ers are lucky you get to watch the Pats mostly Sunday at 1 or 4 your time, my favorite time by far to watch pro football (10 or 1 out here). Out here I'll tune in the Niners if they're on, and "watch" the Patriots here and on Sportsline. The Raiders? Bleaahhh. Night games take too long to get to. I love watching the Pats put one in the bank, then root against SD or Indy or Pittsburgh at a later time. And, I've chosen to not get satellite NFL ticket or anything like that.
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    The MNF game has ceased being a marquee game for years.. Sure there have been some winner matchups but for the most part snoozers. ABC wanted to dump it off the lineup and move it to big sister ESPN for years. ESPN has a paying subscriber base and flexible scheduling is supposed to help.

    The China game is tentatively scheduled to be shown live after a shortened Today Show. August 8th marks exactly one year before the start of the Olympics in China and NBC plans on using this as a springboard.

    Indications are NE will not be in Indy for the Kickoff Classic on Thursday. Many reasons but lets just say that would be the fourth year in a row CBS would lose out on the Indy/Pats matchup. On the heals of the rating for the AFCG that more then likely will not happen.
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    The Pats starters probably won't even be at that game. The flip side is they get more days rest afterwards.
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    Are you predicting they won't or do you have inside information?

    The China Bowl was promoted by Kraft. Patriots.com was the first NFL website to have a Chinese text version. Clearly Kraft wants to dig into the Eastern market. Well wouldn't it hurt his efforts if the starters stayed home? Just picture all the people over there going crazy over Brady. They're not going to go bonkers over Cassel. The stars of this team will likely be all over the place in Beijing. Press conferences galore, they'll attend soccer matches, schools, etc. Then game time comes and you get a packed stadium with the vendors selling thousands and thousands of #12 jerseys. It defeats the purpose of going over there if you don't take the starters.
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    Hey, where did you get that pic of Brady spiking the ball? Ive been looking for that, do you have a link for a high quality image?
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    They better be there!!

    Has anyone heard about how to get tickets for this game?? I haven't seen anything here about it.

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