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Doggcow 12-14-2012 03:59 PM

Thinking about our Schedule
 
Anyone else think we got totally ****ed this year? @Atlanta, @NE, @Balt.

Also, I'm nearly positive they front-loaded our schedule (which is bull****), because they didn't expect Manning to make it through the Season.

Pats then get their hard games at home. Just a thought.

baja 12-14-2012 04:17 PM

If it were only this year I'd say nonsense

Doggcow 12-14-2012 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by baja (Post 3753342)
If it were only this year I'd say nonsense

Honestly it's a business and I don't blame them for front loading the schedule. But it really ****ed us over. I think we win AT LEAST 3 games if we play Balt/NE/Houston/Atlanta spread out and not bunched at the start of the season.

Also, another thing to watch. Patriots games, the bad calls happen in the first half, then they don't need anymore.

12-14-2012 05:00 PM

That's why it's gonna be sooooo wicked, brah, when the Broncos so savagely beat down the Pats (@Foxboro) in the playoffs that there's nothing they can do about it. I'm talking Von Miller's sack-strip-fumble to Champ's INTs to Holliday's KO return for a TD to PFM's four TD passes. Booyakasha!

tesnyde 12-14-2012 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by sinuous sausage (Post 3753360)
That's why it's gonna be sooooo wicked, brah, when the Broncos so savagely beat down the Pats (@Foxboro) in the playoffs that there's nothing they can do about it. I'm talking Von Miller's sack-strip-fumble to Champ's INTs to Holliday's KO return for a TD to PFM's four TD passes. Booyakasha!

It will be wicked pissa, the mass-holes will bang out and hit the packie, throw a ripper, but be left to say whateva, those Broncos brought Boston to ouwa knees like Aqua Teen Hunger, buck foston.

gyldenlove 12-14-2012 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Doggcow (Post 3753328)
Anyone else think we got totally ****ed this year? @Atlanta, @NE, @Balt.

Also, I'm nearly positive they front-loaded our schedule (which is bull****), because they didn't expect Manning to make it through the Season.

Pats then get their hard games at home. Just a thought.

Before the season it seemed like a decent trade-off, we got Baltimore, New England and Atlanta away, and we got Houston, New Orleans and Pittsburgh at home - the fact that New Orleans chose to stink it up hard this year was hard to predict.

Kaylore 12-14-2012 06:45 PM

There's clearly a conspiracy. Somehow they knew several years ago, when the schedule came out, was already locked in, that we would win the division, ensuring the tough matchup and they also divined we were going to sign Manning and tried to screw us with a schedule by pre-setting it this way.

baja 12-14-2012 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Kaylore (Post 3753419)
There's clearly a conspiracy. Somehow they knew several years ago, when the schedule came out, was already locked in, that we would win the division, ensuring the tough matchup and they also divined we were going to sign Manning and tried to screw us with a schedule by pre-setting it this way.

Wow this must go to the very top. Maybe even the Illuminati

Arkie 12-14-2012 07:04 PM

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos...g-the-schedule

FISH 12-14-2012 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by baja (Post 3753424)
Wow this must go to the very top. Maybe even the Illuminati


Twas written/predicted in the Mayan calendar...

baja 12-14-2012 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by FISH (Post 3753442)
Twas written/predicted in the Mayan calendar...

Could not be. If so there would be no weeks 15 & 16 & 17

gyldenlove 12-14-2012 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by FISH (Post 3753442)
Twas written/predicted in the Mayan calendar...

That doesn't work, they couldn't have scheduled the Browns and Chiefs games.....

FISH 12-14-2012 07:32 PM

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Originally Posted by baja (Post 3753468)
Could not be. If so there would be no weeks 15 & 16 & 17

They found them a little later....it all goes well and there will be another season

ZONA 12-14-2012 07:38 PM

Yeah, the Patriots sure don't get alot of tough road games. They seem to get a good handful of decent teams each year but hardly any real nutbusters. I can't remember the last time anybody thought the Patriots had a demanding schedule. For a team that usually has 12+ wins every year, that's pretty silly.

(I left out division games because you play away and on the road the same teams every year, duh....and the bye week)

2010

Cincinnati Bengals
Baltimore Ravens
@ San Diego Chargers
Minnesota Vikings
@ Cleveland Browns
@ Pittsburgh Steelers
Indianapolis Colts
@ Detroit Lions
@ Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers


2011

San Diego Chargers
at Oakland Raiders
Dallas Cowboys
at Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Giants
Kansas City Chiefs
at Philadelphia Eagles
Indianapolis Colts
at Washington Redskins
at Denver Broncos


2012


@ Tennessee Titans
Arizona Cardinals
@ Baltimore Ravens
Denver Broncos
@ Seattle Seahawks
@ St Lous Rams
Indianapolis Colts
Houston Texans
San Francisco 49'ers

NFLBRONCO 12-14-2012 07:58 PM

NE has only 5 tough games year a max so no wonder they win alot. AFC East is as bad as AFC west

Beantown Bronco 12-14-2012 08:21 PM

When you only have 5 non-division away games each year, it's pretty hard to have a ton of tough games. 2 or 3 tough ones is average and they had Seattle and Baltimore this year. Doesn't get much tougher to play on the road than those two.

And, given when the schedule comes out, there's only so much you can do. Who knows who's really going to be good and bad. And you can't predict injuries or just outright team implosions.

The reason NE always seems to have such an easy schedule is because of their division. The other three teams, outside of 2 good years from the Jets, have sucked hard for the last 10+ years. Add to that the fact that at least one or two of the teams in whatever NFC division you're playing are probably going to suck, and that's half the season right there.

Crushaholic 12-14-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Kaylore (Post 3753419)
There's clearly a conspiracy. Somehow they knew several years ago, when the schedule came out, was already locked in, that we would win the division, ensuring the tough matchup and they also divined we were going to sign Manning and tried to screw us with a schedule by pre-setting it this way.

Somehow, Israel was involved. I'll check with MHGaffney, for more info...

Kaylore 12-14-2012 10:51 PM

Anti-gravity! Somehow it's part of this...

KevinJames 12-15-2012 12:00 AM

I blame the reptilian elite

cutthemdown 12-15-2012 01:16 AM

Its better for us. Pats and Housten won't know what hit them in the playoffs. brady will be on his back pouting like a child wondering how Miller got to him so fast, so often, so viciously! Oh man that would be so sweet. I love watching brady lose and get all pissed.

BroncsRule 12-15-2012 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Kaylore (Post 3753419)
There's clearly a conspiracy. Somehow they knew several years ago, when the schedule came out, was already locked in, that we would win the division, ensuring the tough matchup and they also divined we were going to sign Manning and tried to screw us with a schedule by pre-setting it this way.

WHO we would play was locked in by decisions made years ago, and our seed from last year.

WHEN we would play them, and in what order, was decided in April.

enjolras 12-15-2012 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by BroncsRule (Post 3753588)
WHO we would play was locked in by decisions made years ago, and our seed from last year.

WHEN we would play them, and in what order, was decided in April.

I don't think there is any grand conspiracy beyond $$. TV wanted those games, but they wanted to be sure Manning was playing. It makes total sense, even if it turns out to be a pretty big disadvantage.

Kaylore 12-15-2012 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by BroncsRule (Post 3753588)
WHO we would play was locked in by decisions made years ago, and our seed from last year.

WHEN we would play them, and in what order, was decided in April.

There's a large number of people in the media who have been arguing the schedule was perfect. Like how the last three games are easier for us than all three of the teams ahead of us in the seeding.

They argue that having an easy schedule the rest of the way allowed Denver to get in rhythm. Also consider the Chargers, who usually play better later in the season, were off our schedule by October. And we got the Chiefs at home in December, when usually we have to go there and lose. They didn't know the Chiefs were going to suck. We got Tampa and the Saints at home, a crappy Raider team on our short week on the road, and now the Ravens with ten days off. That's pretty favorable.

I would have liked to see the "hard games" later in the season, but it is what it is. Everyone said we had the hardest schedule in the league in preseason. I said over and over the schedule looks different after a few weeks of play than it did in March. We had a tough first few games, came out 3-3, and then got the easier part.

I think the schedule had some tough elements but it has some elements that really helped us. So I call it a wash. I don't believe the cigarette man made this schedule to destroy us, though.

Pony Boy 12-15-2012 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Kaylore (Post 3753558)
Anti-gravity! Somehow it's part of this...

Mostly Global Warming, New England has more carbon credits than we do........

TheElusiveKyleOrton 12-15-2012 08:01 AM

****in' magnets.


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