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Old 04-18-2012, 01:59 AM   #76
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I must say. I'm happy we have Payton. We are better with Payton. We have 5 prime time games because of Payton.

But......

Tebow would of pulled in 5 prime time games as a starter to. He is arguably the most popular athlete in America.
There are more prime time games this year because the NFL Network Thursday Night games are all season long now. I think a number of teams pulled 4-5 prime time games now.

The Chargers got 5 prime time games and they're a mediocre puss of a team with Norv still here.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:34 AM   #77
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NFL.com calling this potentially one of the toughest schedules EVER in the history of the NFL. Wow.

http://www.nfl.com/schedules/2012/REG/BRONCOS
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:24 AM   #78
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I predict it won't be as bad as it looks. It never is.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:32 AM   #79
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I predict it won't be as bad as it looks. It never is.
Let's hope so.

I'll say 10-6...potentially 11-5. AFC West Champs......3rd seed in the playoffs. Lose in AFC Championship to the hated Patriots.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:39 AM   #80
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I predict it won't be as bad as it looks. It never is.
We're in the AFCW.

Automatically isn't that bad.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:39 AM   #81
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This is an insane schedule.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:00 AM   #82
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We're in the AFCW.

Automatically isn't that bad.
I think you underestimae all of them. While none are elite teams.....none are BAD, either. 1 game separated every team in our division last year. The Chiefs got better with a now healthy Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry. The Raiders have a decent defense, and Palmer while overrated should be better than he was last year. The Charges have the second best QB in the division.

Division games are usually never calk walks.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:03 AM   #83
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We're in the AFCW.

Automatically isn't that bad.
Yeah. And when you start game-for-gaming it against last season... especially based on expectations going into last season, it's not all that different.

I count 8 games that are different from last year.

CAR, TB, CLE, based on prior performance don't even need discussion.

And based on 2011 preseason expectations vs 2012 preseason expectations

As a game, NO is no worse than GB. HOU isn't much worse than CHI, if at all. PIT and DET is mostly a wash. BAL and NYJ... again based on preseason expectations, no different. Matching up Ten and Atl... maybe a little tougher there. But not night and day.

All in all, I think the schedule's a little tougher, but nothing compared to a team that gets to make a living in a division like the NFC or AFC North.

And like Kaylore said, it's more about how the balls bounce once the season starts.
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NFL.com calling this potentially one of the toughest schedules EVER in the history of the NFL. Wow.

http://www.nfl.com/schedules/2012/REG/BRONCOS
we will see...the 1999 season saw all 12 Broncos oppenents (including 4 afc west teams) finish .500 or better for the first time in NFL history.

the broncos finished 6-10.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:45 AM   #85
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There are more prime time games this year because the NFL Network Thursday Night games are all season long now. I think a number of teams pulled 4-5 prime time games now.

The Chargers got 5 prime time games and they're a mediocre puss of a team with Norv still here.
Norv. Wow. Just wow.
Its not that bad though. You can always rest in the fact that your team will soon be gone to LA, and you wont have to complain about them anymore.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #86
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The Broncos aren't eligible for flex, their prime time games are too early to be flexed out and one team can't have anymore than 5 prime time games so you can't get a game flexed in either.
You sir, are misinformed. A team can have 6 prime time games, IF they are flexed into one of them. Silly patsy...

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You sir, are misinformed. A team can have 6 prime time games, IF they are flexed into one of them. Silly patsy...

yep......
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Did you notice them saying we start off the season IN Pittsburgh
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #89
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Can't digest the first 7 games right now, but this schedule is set up for a very Colts-like 10-1/9-2 finish.
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The Broncos aren't eligible for flex, their prime time games are too early to be flexed out and one team can't have anymore than 5 prime time games so you can't get a game flexed in either.
not true

Each team in the NFL can be scheduled a maximum five prime-time games.
A team can be flexed into a sixth prime-time game later in the season.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:13 AM   #91
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Norv. Wow. Just wow.
Its not that bad though. You can always rest in the fact that your team will soon be gone to LA, and you wont have to complain about them anymore.
. I must have missed that news.
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. I must have missed that news.
Like your team missed the playoffs.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #93
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Did you notice them saying we start off the season IN Pittsburgh
Yes which is one of their points why it's so tough, our schedule is automatically easier than they assumed.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #94
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Hope my buddy gets season tickets again -- MUST BE AT THE NAWLINS GAME.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #95
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Like your team missed the playoffs.
And just like AEG missed the boat on the LA stadium issue.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #96
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This is an insane schedule.
Yes it is... what is that saying ? Something like... 'Can't be the Best... unless you Beat the Best'.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #97
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Excited to get 5 nationally televised games. Disappointed there are no home Monday night games.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:16 PM   #98
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I expect 14-2, 12-4 at the worst. Anything short of a Lombardi is failure.
well with payton i expect a Lombardi no want a lombardi very soon by 2014 or this will be a failure i expect mutable ones
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