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  1. Wax Frog

    Wax Frog In the Starting Line-Up

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    For me the best part is that the Pats only needed one HC and one QB to get it, a tie-breaker of sorts :cool:
     

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    tasmlab Starting QB, won 20 SBs, number is retired PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Hoping Kraft and co take a classier, more mature (i.e., reserved, dignified) approach to the pre-game ceremony and banner unveiling than they did in 2017.
     
  3. PatsDeb

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    I think it will be the Steelers. The Chiefs is a marquis match-up that they don't have to waste on the first weekend of the season. The Giants stunk last year and (at least so far) haven't done anything to improve, so that could be a blowout in the Pats favor. Almost the same with Baker Mayfield and the Browns. There's a chance they could beat BB and co. (and wouldn't the NFL love that!) but it's more likely that Baker Mayfield suffers a crushing defeat at the hands of BB that might wreck him for the entire season. Not going to risk that! Make it the Steelers, who have a better chance of giving us a good game or even beating us (hopefully not!).
     
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  4. PatsDeb

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    Nope, but the NFL does...
     
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  5. Bradyking12

    Bradyking12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Meh the world hates us, let's stick up everyone's again haha.
     
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    FortressX Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Giants.

    They will be undefeated so their fans will watch.
    Can't be certain of that later in the season.

    Other 3 teams should be good for later in season.
     
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    I'm disappointed they removed the Cowboys, but I'm thinking that's like Chiefs and will be a ratings bonanza whenever they play it in prime time. And perhaps the same with the Steelers.

    I'm sure they'll go with the Browns since the Browns have nothing to lose and are the lovable underdogs who just need to stay within 20 points to take the moral victory home.
     
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    What was your problem with 2017 ? Never heard someone complain before.. curious,
     
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    First Off, its disrespectful of the NFL to not open the season in Foxboro! All of the Pats should feel disrespected and take it out on the league in 2019;). But seriously open your 100th season with the snoozefest that is the Bears v Packers. Why not open with the champs? Plus itr gives the Pats a mini bye week heading into week 2.

    I would love to see the Steelers, because JJ is right, they are the Kardashians of the NFL now. Both Brown and Bell could still be holding out come week one.

    I don't know why they pulled the Cowboys of the table, that would have been a good ratings match up.
     
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    Open?! I don't even know where Gillette/Foxboro Is.

    - goodell* 345 park ave*
     

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    It sounds like we will open Sunday night...I think it will be Giants (maybe Browns). Probably last time we’ll see Tom v Eli.

     
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    2000army On the Game Day Roster

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    Don’t we play the NYG every year in the preseason as the last game... I don’t think we will see them until at least late October
     
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    TennisBallHead Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I'm so tired of the Steelers. We've already led off like four seasons with them. Someone else.
     
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    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

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    Open on Thursday is a perk for the team that wins, because it acts as mini-bye for the following week, and it gives them a bit of an advantage.

    I really think Kraft needs to push for it.
     
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    Yeah, not sure it makes sense to have Giants-Pats back-to-back.
     
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    I think if the Rams had won it would be a higher chance they open the season but since it's the Patriots I'm sure they prefer a different season opener.
     
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    Yeah but, it's the fourth pre season game. Not like it's meaningful game planning. Few relevant players will be playing in that game that would be in the opener.
     
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    I do to being the NFL 100 anav. they will have the two teams with the most Super Bowl wins.
     
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    The Chiefs and Steelers games are just too juicy to waste on the opener. Big ratings for later in the season either at 4:30 or in Prime Time.

    I think Giants would be a good choice. Two big media markets...NFL might be worried that "Patriots fatigue" will lower the ratings for the opener. Good story lines. The one team that knocked them off twice in SB's as the pats celebrate #6. The thin line between six and eight rings. Mannings and Brady. Belichick and Giants (two rings there).

    The Browns are an interesting possibility. But, I don't see them as having that "national stature" for the opener.
     
  20. PatsFanSince74

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    Hadn't thought of that angle. You might be right.
     

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