Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by bradybunch, Dec 30, 2010.
What time and day does everyone think the pats will play?
If I had to guess, I'd bet that Kraft pushes for the Saturday night (1/15) slot if it makes sense from a time zone perspective. It's not his call, but he chairs the Communications committee!
Thats what im hoping or thinking atleast .
I hope we have the Saturday game. I want it first so we can get it over and done with!
Prime time on Sat. All of their div games coming off a bye have been on Sat nite. Even their WC game vs JAX in 05 was a Sat night.
Saturday is the best strategy wise. Our opponent would have 1 day less of rest and if we win, we have 1 extra day to prepare for AFCC. Every bit helps
Anything with the Patriots will be instantly slotted into the prime time slot on Saturday night, always has, always will be when they're on top. People around the country outside of NE want to see the ship go down with the captain. Lock it up, it will be Saturday night prime time, regardless of the opponent.
I actually prefer the 1:00 or 4:15 slot, oh well.
Pulling for Oak to beat KC this week to force the Jets to go to Indy and to give us the chance to play KC/Ravens winner, that's the matchup I want most in the first round.
I think the networks swap the Saturday night game every year. I think this year it is Fox's turn, so it will either be Saturday afternoon or Sunday. I am hoping for Saturday, but would not be surprised if it is Sunday.
I could be remembering wrong, but I'm pretty sure in 2004 the Jets-Steelers played their divisonal playoff game Saturday night. Same with 2006 Colts-Ravens. Those were even numbered years like this year so it wouldn't be a year to year swap, because in 2001/ 2003/2007 we played Saturday night.
I like the 12:30 game, I like to get into town that morning, see the game, fly out that night. It's pathetic getting to a hotel at like 9 pm, and sleeping until 5 am so I can catch an early morning flight.
Saturday, Jan. 16
4:30: Arizona (11-6) at New Orleans (13-3), Fox (Kenny Albert-Daryl Johnston-Tony Siragusa)
8:15: Baltimore (10-7) at Indianapolis (14-2), CBS (Greg Gumbel-Dan Dierdorf)
Sunday, Jan. 17
1:00: Dallas (12-5) at Minnesota (12-4), Fox (Joe Buck-Troy Aikman)
4:40: N.Y. Jets (10-7) at San Diego (13-3), CBS (Jim Nantz-Phil Simms)
You are right. Div 2004 Colts/Pats was Sunday @4:30 and the div gave vs Den in 05 was Sat nite.
I hope its a night game, so I get to tailgate all day
Not to get ahead of ourselves, but the AFC Championship game is scheduled for Sun., Jan. 23, 6:30 PM ET CBS (and the NFC game is at 3:00 on FOX) this is from NFL.com.
I think K.C wants the jets so they will be playing to beat the raiders.K.C wouldnt want to face the ravens.I think K.C can beat the jets.
Yes, not to get ahead of ourselves* but I LOVE the 6:30pm Sunday night game. You get warmed up with an NFC game and then watch (hopefully) the Pats play.
*I take NOTHING for granted, but I like the opportunity before us.
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i think traditionally they give the AFC 1 seed the saturday game...
i would looove the chiefs to be the 4th seed and then upset the ravens in the wild card. then if indy can take care of business against the jets, it would be pats v. KC in the divisional.
I like Saturday for the divisional round. They'll have had plenty of rest by then, and if they win, they get the extra day compared to the AFC championship opponent.
I just hope if it is on Saturday it's after 5pm Eastern so I don't have to call in to work with a case of "Patriots Fever"
all i know is last year my brother and i were in the middle of a beer pong match and by the time we finished it was 14-0. all i hope is that something stupid like that doesnt happen again--oh and, we are pretty good at beer pong. it didnt take all that long to finish
Right. Based upon the swap, it looks like 4:30 on Saturday or 1:00 on Sunday. Last year on Saturday, CBS had the 8:00 game am on Sunday they had the 4:30 game on Sunday.
def hoping for sat night
Maybe an 8 degree Saturday Night at Gilllette with the "Summer Wind" tune playing as a toasty fireplace scene flickers on the Jumbotron.
I'm guessing just the opposite. I'd say they (NFL and networks) want the better game later each day and the earlier game as a preliminary warmup. So I would think that one of the #1 seeds will play Saturday night, and the other #1 seed will play the late game Sunday. If that's the case then the Pats would play either Saturday night at 8:00 or Sunday at 4:30.
I seem to recall that last year was an anomaly and something happened that threw everybody off with which games were on when for each network - though I can't recall if that was in the wildcard round or the division round.
Please, please let it be Saturday night after 8pm.....
Our family will be in Disneyworld for 5 days straddling the vacation weekend and our kids will be off the rides and ready to sleep around 9.
If it's a day game that weekend, I'll want to jump off of Space Mountain.
I certainly could be wrong about this, however, I'd be surprised if the NFL didn't leave itself some flexibility to schedule it's best playoff matchup in the optimum time slot (I assume that is prime time). The Patriots are ratings warriors. The NFL will want the Patriots in prime time.....especially given the good chance they will be playing the Jets or Indy. Provided the NFL hasn't guaranteed, through contract, Fox having the prime time slot, chances are very good for a Saturday night Patriots game.
I believe the prescription for that is . . . more Connolly!
we will be playing indy or kc on sun jan 16th at 430.. we will not be playin sat, pitt will be playing indy or kc that sat...
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