Pats' 2021 opponents

nattysez

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Home: Browns, Buccaneers, Saints, Jaguars, Titans, Bills, Dolphins, Jets
Away: Chargers, Falcons, Panthers, Colts, Texans, Bills, Dolphins, Jets

I assume they'll put the Bucs game later in the season to be sure fans can be in attendance.

Not the easiest schedule. I suspect the 2020 Pats would've gone 5-11 against this group, and the Chargers may improve a lot with a better HC next year. Fortunately, things will be entirely different in 2021!

View: https://twitter.com/MikeReiss/status/1345899573978537984
 

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I’d say a good chance the Tampa game, one of the Buffalo games, one of the Jets games, and the Chargers game are in prime time. Possibly the Titans game too.
The Patriots aren't getting close to 5 prime time games next season
 

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Home: Browns, Buccaneers, Saints, Jaguars, Titans, Bills, Dolphins, Jets
Away: Chargers, Falcons, Panthers, Colts, Texans, Bills, Dolphins, Jets

I assume they'll put the Bucs game later in the season to be sure fans can be in attendance.

Not the easiest schedule. I suspect the 2020 Pats would've gone 5-11 against this group, and the Chargers may improve a lot with a better HC next year. Fortunately, things will be entirely different in 2021!

View: https://twitter.com/MikeReiss/status/1345899573978537984
Why would you think the Patriots would have lost 2 more games against an easier schedule?
There are 4 games they won this year in that group, I expect they would have gone around 7-9 against that lineup too.
 

j-man

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its likely that there will be a 17 game season

and that the AFC will get 9 home games in odd years 8 in even years

and the 17game will be AFC VS NFC like sains @ Titans
 

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my 02 cents
Home: Browns W, Buccaneers L, Saints, L Jaguars W, Titans L, Bills, L Dolphins, W Jets W
Away: Chargers W, Falcons W, Panthers L , Colts, L Texans W, Bills, L Dolphins, L Jets W
 

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Brady got them ratings. Year 2 of no Brady takes away the "What will they be like without him?" curiosity
I would bet they have another few years of being bad before the ratings drop. The Patriots beat up the league for close to 2 decades, that gives them a certain built in National interest, whether that is the people who became fans to bandwagon, or the many many people who hate them and hope to see them lose. Franchises who have had a lot of recent success draw until the success has been gone a while.
 

j-man

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I would bet they have another few years of being bad before the ratings drop. The Patriots beat up the league for close to 2 decades, that gives them a certain built in National interest, whether that is the people who became fans to bandwagon, or the many many people who hate them and hope to see them lose. Franchises who have had a lot of recent success draw until the success has been gone a while.
yeah the pats are up there with dallas pitt
 

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Brady got them ratings. Year 2 of no Brady takes away the "What will they be like without him?" curiosity
What about the, “wait, why are they still starting Cam Newton...we thought he was out of the league” ratings?
 

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Monday night games aren't really based on ratings draw since the move from ABC to ESPN. No one thought November's Pats-Jets game would be good to begin with, as an example.
 

Cellar-Door

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Monday night games aren't really based on ratings draw since the move from ABC to ESPN. No one thought November's Pats-Jets game would be good to begin with, as an example.
They thought it was a traditionally well drawing team and the biggest media market, with a chance to be a playoff place decider.
That has a lot more chance to be a big ratings draw than say... BAL/CIN or LV/DEN
 

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It's been awhile since the NEP last lost their 1st 3 home games.