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2019 Schedule Thread

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by RedOctober3829, Feb 11, 2019 at 9:11 AM.

  1. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    SBJ's John Ourand came out with an article saying that multiple sources indicate that the season opening Thursday night game is indeed going to be Packers at Bears and not a game involving the Patriots.

    Other key points:
    --Patriots will open on Sunday Night Football at home. Ourand thinks the Patriots will open up against the NY Giants due to the network wanting to save the AFC games for later in the season. He says it is likely the league wants to save Chiefs-Patriots for later in the year.

    --The NFC has many, many more high-profile games this year than the AFC due to the NFC East playing the NFC North and the fact that the majority of the high-profile interconference games put the NFC teams on the road so they will be on FOX.

    --All of the TV executives pitched to Howard Katz of the NFL during Super Bowl week the games they want to feature on their networks. ESPN pushed for matchups that tie into the 100th anniversary for Monday Night.

    --Expect to see at least 1 or 2 high profile NFC games cross-flexed to CBS such as Cowboys-Packers or Cowboys-Saints.

    --In addition to ratings mainstays like the Cowboys, Patriots, Steelers, and Packers he said expect to see a lot of Bears, Rams, and Chiefs in primetime.

    --Expect SNF and TNF to feature many more NFC than AFC games.

    --NFL Network will exclusively air 2 of the 4 London games instead of 1. Fox and CBS will split the other 2.

    --The Thanksgiving games during the day will likely be Bears-Lions and Dolphins-Cowboys. I'm not sure why Bears-Lions for a 2nd straight year, however.

    https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2019/02/11/Media/Bears-Packers.aspx
     
    #1 RedOctober3829, Feb 11, 2019 at 9:11 AM
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019 at 9:28 AM
  2. Dernells Casket n Flagon

    Dernells Casket n Flagon Member SoSH Member

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    Awesome. So instead of just enjoying the banner raising, we're going to get all sorts of highlights of the Tyree catch.
     
  3. moondog80

    moondog80 heart is two sizes two small SoSH Member

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    It is crazy to watch MNF from 1919 and see how much production values have changed ;)

    This will, of course, be the 50th year of MNF.
     
  4. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    It is the NFL's 100th anniversary.
     
  5. BernieRicoBoomer

    BernieRicoBoomer Member SoSH Member

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    No, no,this is great...the real 19-0 begins with beating the Giants and ends in Miami. What could be more perfect?
     
  6. koufax32

    koufax32 He'll cry if he wants to... SoSH Member

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    SB champs don’t kick off the season? Sounds like disrespect to me! Might as well start up the “us against the world” narrative early this year!
     
  7. DrewDawg

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    I think he knew that.
     
  8. moondog80

    moondog80 heart is two sizes two small SoSH Member

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    Actually I didn't -- I read it as the 100th anniversary of MNF. It does sort of read that way but it's a minor point. Carry on.
     
  9. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Someone tell Ourand/NFL, that this is all levels of stupid. Sunday night September the 8th is a primetime Yankees Red Sox game at Fenway.

    Does the season start on the 12th? In that case, I guess it makes sense. I'm assuming it starts on the 5th. According to wiki, it starts on the 5th.
     
  10. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I know you thought that
     
  11. BigJimEd

    BigJimEd Member SoSH Member

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    Best part of opening on Thursday is they get extra couple days before 2nd game.
     
  12. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    I'm guessing only the Fins, Bills and Jets games will be 1pm home games. Hope they spread them out a bit and not having Christmas and New Years weeks as the last two home games.
     
  13. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The second best
     
  14. gmogmo

    gmogmo Member SoSH Member

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    Exactly, this is the only reason I care about them being pushed out (well that, and I'd rather commit to staying up late on a Thursday vs. a Sunday)
     
  15. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    I'm sure the STH would rather have a Sunday night game rather than a Thursday. Traffic is a nightmare for the Thursday games plus you have to take a day or 2 off of work.
     
  16. wiffleballhero

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    Yeah, I want the Pats to get the extra rest of playing on Thursday, and hopefully doing so will reduce the likelihood of getting a 'real' Thursday game where they have that criminally short rest.

    I also hope they get some softballs in the first five.
     
  17. snowmanny

    snowmanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    You get the other Thursday game either way.

    Ed: they got crushed by a couple of early softballs this year, but it all worked out ok.
     
  18. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Feature not a bug
     
  19. jablo1312

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    Doubt anyone involved with this decision will pay 1 second of attention to the Sox hosting the Yankees on Sunday the 8th. I don't hate the GB/CHI matchup to open the season.

    My worthless game assignement guesses:

    -MNF: @ BAL
    -SNF: vs. KC, @ PHI, @ CLE
    -4:05/4:25 PM: vs. DAL, vs. NYG, vs. PIT
    -TNF: @ MIA.
    -1:00 PM: vs. NYJ, @NYJ, vs. BUF, @BUF, vs. MIA, @ CIN, @ HOU, @ WAS

    Wouldn't be surprised if @ HOU ended up on MNF/TNF but there are so many marquee match ups this year that I doubt it makes SNF even though it's a matchup between returning playoff teams. HOU doesn't really have that draw and Watson doesn't have the same pull nationally IMO as a few of the other young QBs.
     
  20. j-man

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    here are my guesses for denver

    denver plays the NFC North AFC south CLE home Buff away

    MNF CLE OR OAK /LV i couild see Den have a NOV game @ GB on mnf
    SNF chi or @KC
    THF @ LAC

    1 00 games @BUFF @MINN @indy @HOU
     

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