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2019 Schedule Thread

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

  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
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  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

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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

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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
     
  21. tims4wins

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    One thing that jumps out is that the Pats only travel out of the eastern time zone once - to Houston. That's nice.
     
  22. Rough Carrigan

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    Would they really play away games against 3 out of the 4 AFC north teams?
     
  23. Greenwells Sweat Bands

    Greenwells Sweat Bands Active Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Cleveland is a home game.
     
  24. j-man

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    i am gonna try to predict denver opp for each week

    w 1 Oakland
    w 2 @ Buff
    w 3 detroit
    w 4 @ Kasas City SNF
    w 5 @ GREEN Bay
    w 6 Jax
    w 7 cle MNF
    w 8 bye
    w 9 @ Oakland THF
    w 10 @ houston
    w 11 CHI SNF
    w 12 LAC
    W 13 @ Minn MNF
    w 14 tenn
    w 15 @ indy
    w 16 KC
    W 17 @ LAC
     
  25. tims4wins

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    I don’t think Denver gets 1 SNF game let alone 2.
     
  26. j-man

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    KC will get 3 SNF games and 2 @ home KC @ denver last season was a top 10 Game overall in 2018
    Chi will be on SNF a lot and because denver new coach came from the bears some network will want that storyline plus the last 2 bear/broncos games came down to the last drive 11'15 and i put the bear game in a spot where denver is bad they can take it off
     
  27. Ale Xander

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    Denver is an important market for the NFL for geographic reasons, especially with the Cards sucking. I agree with jman.
     
  28. RedOctober3829

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    One week I can reasonably rule out for Pats at Eagles is Week 2. The Sox play at the Phillies on Sat/Sun 9/14 and 9/15. Since the 2 stadiums are so close together, I can't see the Eagles and Phillies playing home games at the same time.
     
  29. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    So probably Pats @ Eagles, MNF, on Sept 16, then, huh?
     
  30. SirPsychoSquints

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    This pattern has held up the last three seasons - no weekends with an eagles and phillies home game.
     
  31. RedOctober3829

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    Was told this morning #Bears #Packers Thursday night season opener at Soldier Field is likely to be officially announced at NFL owners meeting this week.
     
  32. tims4wins

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    That's probably the Curran tweet... maybe?
     
  33. E5 Yaz

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    It's been said in so many places since the idea was broached, that it's been an open secret
     
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  35. RedOctober3829

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    Zo just tweeted "How about them Cowboys?". Would make sense as Giants-Cowboys has been a favorite SNF opening game in recent years.
     
  36. Helmet Head

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    forget it, I misunderstood your post
     
  37. tims4wins

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  38. RedOctober3829

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    Preseason opponents per Nick Underhill
    at Tennessee
    at Detroit
    vs. Giants
    vs. Carolina
     
  39. tims4wins

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    Hello joint practices

    I assume this is NOT in order, they always finish vs. the G-men?
     
  40. Ale Xander

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    Carolina again???

    They should get Miami or something to go with the former D coach theme.
     
  41. RedOctober3829

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    This may have something to do with Giants-Jets. They usually play each other Week 3, but with them playing each other this year they don't want to do the "dress rehearsal" game. Giants-Jets will probably be Week 1 or 4.

    I don't think Giants will be Week 3 either for the same reason.
     
  42. tims4wins

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    Makes sense
     
  43. tims4wins

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    Wait a sec. The Pats play the Giants this year too in the regular season. So moving them to week 3 instead of Giants-Jets doesn't make sense.
     
  44. Jed Zeppelin

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    In 2015 Giants/Jets was week 3 and Giants/Pats was week 4 as usual. I assume they like to keep it that way to fill the stadium as much as possible.
     
  45. tims4wins

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    Order was wrong.
     
  46. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Yup. But Giants-Jets is not Week 3 like I had said as well.
     
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  48. tims4wins

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    Vrabel confirmed today

     
  49. tims4wins

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    Schedule release tomorrow 8pm
     
  50. RedOctober3829

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    I wonder if the following will be the times we play. I think

    1:00 games
    vs. Dolphins
    vs. Bills
    at Dolphins
    at Bengals
    at Ravens
    at Bills
    at Jets

    4:25 games
    vs. Giants
    at Texans
    vs. Jets
    vs. Steelers

    SNF
    vs. Chiefs
    at Eagles
    vs. Cowboys

    TNF
    vs. Browns

    MNF
    at Redskins
     

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