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2014 NFL Schedule

Games grouped by start times and listed alphabetically by home team. Listed times are local followed by Eastern.

Posted on 23 April 2014

NFL announces regular-season schedule

Flexible scheduling expanded

Posted on 23 April 2014

NFL announce regular-season schedule

Flexible scheduling expanded

Posted on 23 April 2014

2014 NFL Schedule: Flex games can now start in Week 5

With the 2014 NFL Schedule release set for tonight at 8 p.m. ET comes a new wrinkle. Now, the league will be able to flex "Sunday Night Football" games starting in Week 5. However, the new policy comes with a caveat.

Posted on 23 April 2014

2014 NFL schedule: Who has the toughest and easiest road to the postseason?

Not all schedules are equal. The NFL doesn’t play a round robin, so some teams are going to benefit from the good fortune of having much easier opponents than other playoff contenders.

Posted on 23 April 2014

NFL Schedule 2014

The long-awaited release of the NFL schedule will take place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. The schedule release will, of course, be accompanied by a special on NFL Network.

Posted on 23 April 2014

LIVE updates: NFL schedule out Wednesday night

LIVE updates: NFL schedule out Wednesday night

Posted on 23 April 2014

NFL will release schedule on Wednesday night

The long-awaited release of the NFL schedule will take place on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Eastern. The schedule release will, of course, be accompanied by a special on NFL Network.

Posted on 23 April 2014

Predicting The Most Expensive Games On The 2014 NFL Schedule

Even at the times of little news during the offseason, the NFL keeps fans in anticipation of what might come next. With less than a month until the NFL Draft, the release of the 2014 NFL schedule is expected sooner. For most sports, a schedule release isn’t a big deal, [...]

Posted on 23 April 2014

NFL to release schedule Wednesday night

The NFL schedule is going to be officially announced and released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Posted on 22 April 2014

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THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE IS NOW OUT: http://www.nfl.com/schedules?icampaign=Schedule_release_HP_CP

Here is where all leaks will be posted with sources:

NOTE: Away and home are switched, Away is first and Home is second, sorry about that

Week 1

Away Home Time Net Source
Packers Seahawks Thursday NBC Here
Bills Bears 1pm CBS
Saints Falcons
49ers Cowboys
Colts Broncos 8pm ET NBC
Giants Lions 8pm ET ESPN

Week 2

Away Home Time Net Source
Bears 49ers 4:25 ET FOX
Saints Browns
Lions Panthers Here
Jets Packers

Week 3

Away Home Time Net Source
Texans Giants
Vikings Saints
Bears Jets
Packers Lions Here

Week 4

Away Home Time Net Source
Giants Redskins THU. 8pm ET CBS
Saints Cowboys
Lions Jets Here
Packers Bears
Dolphins Raiders

Week 5

Away Home Time Net Source
Vikings Packers TNF CBS
Falcons Giants
Bills Lions Here

Week 6

Away Home Time Net Source
Giants Eagles
Lions Vikings Here

Week 7

Away Home Time Net Source
Giants Cowboys
Saints Lions Here
Panthers Packers

Week 8

Away Home Time Net Source
Lions Falcons 9:30a ET FOX Here

Week 9

Away Home Time Net Source
Colts Giants

Week 10

Away Home Time Net Source
Giants Seahawks
Dolphins Lions Here
Bears Packers

Week 11

Away Home Time Net Source
49ers Giants
Lions Cardinals Here
Vikings Bears

Week 12

Away Home Time Net Source
Cowboys Giants
Lions Patriots Here

Week 13

Away Home Time Net Source
Seahawks 49ers THU.
Bears Lions THU. 12:30p ET CBS Here
Giants Jaguars
Eagles Packers

Week 14

Away Home Time Net Source
Cowboys Bears Thursday
Giants Titans
Bucs Lions Here
Patriots Packers MNF ESPN

Week 15

Away Home Time Net Source
Redskins Giants
Vikings Lions Here
Saints Bears Monday ESPN

Week 16

Away Home Time Net Source
Giants Rams
Lions Bears Here

Week 17

Away Home Time Net Source
Eagles Giants
Redskins Cowboys
Bears Vikings
Lions Packers

NOTE: I am actively updating this list and please notice that some of these may be wrong as they are rumors at this point

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Posted on 23 April 2014

Here's the Complete Offseason Schedule Until the Preseason Begins

This list includes (as far as I know) every league-wide offseason event that is scheduled. I got the information from this article.

Date Event Location
February 8-9 NFL Regional Combine Houston, Texas
February 15-16 NFL Regional Combine Florham Park, New Jersey
February 17 Clubs able to designate Franchise or Transition Players
February 19-25 NFL Scouting Combine Indianapolis, Indiana
February 22 NFL Regional Combine Costa Mesa, California
March 1 NFL Regional Combine Tampa, Florida
March 3 4 p.m. EST deadline to designate Franchise or Transitional Players
March 8-9 NFL Regional Combine Flowery Branch, Georgia
March 8 Clubs permitted to contact players who will become UFAs after 4 p.m. EST
March 11 Start of 2014 League Year at 4 p.m. EST
March 11 Before 4 p.m. EST, clubs must submit Qualifying Offers to Restricted Free Agents to retain Right of First Refusal/Compensation
March 11 Before 4 p.m. EST, clubs must exercise options for 2014 on all players who have option clauses in their 2013 contracts
March 11 Before 4 p.m. EST, clubs must submit a Minimum Salary tender to keep exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring contracts who have fewer than three accrued seasons
March 11 Before 4 p.m. EST, all clubs must be under the 2014 salary cap for the combined salary cap hits of their top 51 players
March 11 At 4 p.m. EST, all expiring contracts expire
March 11 Free Agency Period Begins at 4 p.m. EST
March 15 NFL Regional Combine Lake Forest, Illinois
March 22 NFL Regional Combine Davie, Florida
March 22-23 NFL Regional Combine Renton, Washington
March 23-26 Annual Owners Meeting, Compensatory Selections Announced Orlando, FL
March 29 NFL Regional Combine Indianapolis, Indiana
March 29-30 NFL Regional Combine Owings Mills, Maryland
April 7 Offseason Workouts begin for teams with new head coaches
April 12-13 Super Regional Combine Detroit, Michigan
April 21 Offseason Workouts begin for teams with returning head coaches
May 1 Deadline for teams to decide if they want to exercise the fifth year team option for all 2011 first round draft picks
May 2 Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets
May 7 Deadline for prior club to excercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents
May 8-10 NFL Draft New York City, New York
May 19-21 NFL Spring League Meeting Atlanta, Georgia
June 2 Deadline for Prior Club to send "June 1 Tender" to its unsigned Unrestricted Free Agents. If the player has not signed a Player Contract with a Club by July 22 or the first scheduled day of the first NFL training camp, whichever is later, he may negotiate or sign a Player Contract from that date until the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, at 4:00 p.m. EST only with his Prior Club.
June 2 Deadline for Prior Club to send "June 1 Tender" to its unsigned Restricted Free Agents who received a Qualifying Offer for a Right of First Refusal Only in order for such player to be subject to the CBA's "June 15 Tender" provision.
June 16 Deadline for club to withdraw Qualifying Offer to Restricted Free Agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting "June 15 Tender" of one-year contract at 110 percent of the player's prior-year Paragraph 5 Salary (with all other terms of his prior-year contract carried forward unchanged).
June 22-28 Rookie Symposium Aurora, Ohio
Mid-July Training Camps open (explained further below)
July 22 Signing Period ends for Unrestricted Free Agents to whom a "June 1 Tender" was made by Prior Club. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, Prior Club has exclusive negotiating rights.
July 22 Signing Period ends for Transition Players with outstanding tenders. After this date and until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on the Tuesday following the 10th weekend of the regular season, Prior Club has exclusive negotiating rights.
August 3 Hall of Fame Game Canton, OH

Bolded emphasis is mine

Here are the rules for opening training camp:

Clubs are permitted to open preseason training camp for Rookies and First-Year Players beginning seven days prior to the club's earliest permissible mandatory reporting date for veteran players.

Veteran players (defined as a player with at least one pension-credited season) other than quarterbacks or "injured players" (as defined in CBA Article 21, Section 6) may report to a club's preseason training camp no earlier than 15 days prior to the club's first scheduled preseason game or July 15, whichever is later.

Veteran quarterbacks and injured players may be required to report to the club's preseason training camp no earlier than five days immediately prior to the mandatory reporting date for all other veteran players, provided the club has already opened (or simultaneously opens) its official preseason training camp for all Rookies and First-Year players.

A three-day acclimation period will apply to players who are on a club's roster up to and including the mandatory veteran reporting date. Players who join the roster after that date may practice (including wearing pads) and play immediately after passing a physical.

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Posted on 7 February 2014

How the NFL Schedule could work if it expands to 34 or 36 teams.

One of the many concerns about NFL expansion is the schedule. Bored at school today, I sorted out how the league could expand. When it goes to 34 teams, the new teams are LA and Virginia (VA). At 36, add on Portland (PTL) and San Antonio (SA).

34 Teams Here are the divisions. I used a lot of shorthand, for the sake of time.

AFC West (AW) AFC East (AE) AFC North (AN) AFC South (AS)
DEN NWE PITT IND
KC NYJ BAL HOU
SD MIA CLE TEN
OAK BUFF CIN JAX
LA VA --- ---
NFC West (NW) NFC East (NE) NFC South (NS) NFC North (NN)
SEA PHL NO GB
SF DAL CAR MIN
ARZ NYG TB CHI
STL WAS ATL DET

For the sake of this explanation, assume the final standings of the year were the order I posted them in. Sorry Cincinnati, Jacksonville, St. Louis, Washington, Atlanta, Detroit, Virginia, and LA fans.

Now, let's start with the AFC. Obviously, 2 divisions have 5 teams. Each of the 5 team divisions plays a 4 team AFC division, like such:

AW plays AN (I'm going to dub this technique a Scheduling Matrix (SMX), just because it's used a few times, and it needs a name)

PITT plays: DEN, KC, SD, OAK

BAL plays: KC, SD, OAK, LA

CLE plays: SD, OAK, LA, DEN

CIN plays: OAK, LA, DEN, SD

So, Each AW team plays 3 AN teams, except for OAK who plays 4. In the AE, they would all play 3 games against the AS, besides BUFF who plays 4.

To get to 16 games, the AW (Minus OAK) would face: Each AW team twice, the AE minus BUFF, the team in the AE that finished in the place as them last year again, and 3 teams in the AN.

So, DEN would play: OAK, SD, KC, LA, OAK, KC, SD, LA, PITT, CLE, CIN, NWE, NYJ, MIA, VA, NWE.

NWE, NYJ, MIA, and VA would have similar schedules, but they would be put in a SMX with the AS, and play the AE x2 and the AW mostly once.

OAK would play: AW x2, the entire AN, and the whole NW

Their schedule: OAK, SD, KC, LA, OAK, SD, KC, LA, PITT, BAL, CLE, CIN, SEA, SF, ARZ, STL.

BUFF would again be similar to OAK.

For the sake of variety, the divisions they play would be switched around. So next year the 4th place team in the AW would play the whole NE, then after that the NS, and so on. Next year the AW would be SMXed against the AS, and visa versa for the AE.

The AN schedule would work like this: AN teams x2, 4 teams in the AW, all the AS teams, and the team that finished in the same place as them in the NW and NE.

PITT: BAL, CLE, CIN, BAL, CLE, CIN, DEN, KC, SD, OAK, IND, HOU, TEN, JAX, SEA, PHL.

AS schedules would be similar. They would also play the top ranked teams in the NW and NE.

Whichever 2 divisions the 4th place AW and AE teams play would also face the same ranked AN and AS team.

So now, the NW.

They play: NW teams x2, all the NE, same ranked AN team, same ranked AS team, 4th place AW team, 2 teams similarly ranked in the NS, and the same ranked team in the NN.

By similarly ranked team, I mean the 1st and 2nd place NW team plays the 1st and 2nd place NS teams. 3rd and 4th NW team plays the 3rd and 4th place NS team.

SEA plays: SF, ARZ, STL, SF, ARZ, STL, PITT, IND, OAK, NO, CAR, GB, PHL, DAL, NYG, WAS.

The NE is similar. I feel this one is a little more confusing, so here's an example.

WAS: PHL, DAL, NYG, PHL, DAL, NYG, CIN, JAX, BUFF, CHI, DET, ATL, SEA, SF, ARZ, STL.

Phew. Almost there.

NS plays: NS teams 2x, NN teams once, similarly ranked NW teams, same ranked NE team, SMX against NN.

The NS and NN need a 4x 3 matrix.

NO: GB, MIN, CHI CAR: MIN, CHI, DET TB: CHI, DET, GB ATL: DET, GB, MIN

So, NO plays: CAR, TB, ATL, CAR, TB, ATL, GB, MIN, CHI, DET, GB, MIN CHI, SEA, SF, PHL.

The NN is very similar.

Pros of this system: Works for a 34 team league.

Cons: There is little AFC-NFC play. The NS and NN in this year play each other a lot. As I said earlier, the divisions the AN and AS face will rotate, so next year it might be the NN and NW who face each other a lot. The SMXs could be better balanced, the 2nd place team winds up with the easiest schedule. I didn't think of this until now, it's an easy fix but I'm too lazy to do that right now.

Any questions? Good.

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36 teams there are 4 options I thought of.

3 of them use 6 divisions of 6 teams.

AFC West (AW) AFC South (AE) AFC North (AN) NFC West (NW) NFC East (NE) NFC North (NN)
DEN ATL PITT SF PHL GB
SEA TEN BAL STL NYG MIN
SD MIA CLE ARZ WAS IND
OAK JAX CIN HOU NO CHI
KC VA BUFF LA TB DET
PTL CAR NWE SA DAL NYJ

Geography wise it's not perfect, but I tried to keep rivalries intact over geography.

The easiest, but probably worst: Play your division twice, play 1 other division once. 16 games, but a little too narrow IMO.

Option 2: Play your division twice, play similarly ranked teams in one other division (#1 and #2 play #1 and #2, #3 and #4 play #3 and #4, #5 and #6 play #5 and #6), play same ranked team in all other divisions. This is a little better as you play at least one team in each division.

DEN: SEA, SD, OAK, LA, PTL, SEA, SD, OAK, LA, PTL, HOU, TEN, PITT, SF, PHL, GB

Option 3: Play your division once, play one team in your division twice (Could be a locked rivalry, or you could play the similarly ranked team in your division), play similarly ranked teams in all other divisions. The issue is there aren't as many division games, but I like this one best.

DEN: SEA, SD, OAK, LA, PTL, OAK (Rivalry), HOU, TEN, PITT, BAL, SF, STL, PHL, NYG, GB, MIN

The other option is 4 divisions of 9 teams.

AFC West (AW) AFC East (AE) NFC South (NS) NFC East (NE)
DEN NWE NO PHL
SD BUFF TB DAL
PTL MIA ATL NYG
LA NYJ CAR WAS
OAK CLE STL GB
SF PITT HOU MIN
SEA CIN IND DET
ARZ BAL TN CHI
KC VA JAX SA

Here, similarly ranked teams means 1,2, and 3 play 1,2, and 3. As you can figure, 4,5,6 play 4,5,6 and 7,8,9 play 7,8,9.

Each team plays: Their division, the 2 other similarly ranked teams in their division, the similarly ranked teams in the other division in their conference, and the similarly ranked teams in one division in the other conference.

DEN plays: SD, PTL, LA, OAK, SF, SEA, ARZ, KC, SD, PTL, NWE, BUFF, MIA, NO, TB, ATL.

I hope you guys like this and it makes sense! Thought, comments, improvements?

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Posted on 16 January 2014

Week 15 NFL Predictions Thread

Hey /r/NFL, it's Tuesday so that means it's time for another prediction thread. Last week I went 12-4, bringing me to 129-79 so far. How did everyone else do? There will be five division games this week. On to the predictions!

Week 15 Schedule


Winner Loser Comments
Broncos Chargers Peyton shook off doubters that he can't play well in the cold and he'll have to do it again this week in a division game where the Chargers are still trying for that 6th seed. Should be a good matchup.
Falcons Redskins There is no reason the Falcons can't pull out a win this week. They're playing a Redskins team with drama in the QB and HC rankings and a lot of doubt in their camp.
Bears Browns After a confident win against the Cowboys, the Bears would do well to ride the win train into Cleveland and handle business with McCown under center.
Colts Texans Home game againts a defeated division rival. Hopefully the Texans are playing spoiler this week and it turns out to be a great game.
Dolphins Patriots My upset for the week, if you want to call it that. With Gronk out again, it's one less weapon for Brady and a win here could give the Dolphins the 6th seed, so there's a lot for them to play for.
Eagles Vikings I'm back on the Kelly/Foles train. Next stop, the Metrodome. With AP out and Ponder iffy with his concussion, it'll be difficult for the Vikings to crawl out of that hole this late in the season.
Seahawks Giants The Giants have a way of fucking up the NFC and this could very easily go the other way. The Seahawks better not go into this game thinking it's an easy win. A long cross-continental flight into a frigid stadium could pose some challenges.
49ers Buccaneers As with their division rivals, the 49ers have a long plane ride ahead of them. However, they will be playing in a warmer stadium so that should help a bit.
Bills Jaguars The Bills have lucked out in playing back-to-back Florida teams, even though the first one didn't go so well. I think they will have a better result this week.
Chiefs Raiders After coming off a dominant win last week, the Chiefs look to keep the wins going in hostile Raiders country. Should be a great game.
Panthers Jets The Panthers are coming off a stinging loss and are looking to hold on to a shot at the division title. They'll have to face a Jets teams that has been unpredictable this last half of the season.
Packers Cowboys If Rodgers is cleared to play this week then we'll see the same show we saw on Monday Night Football. If not, the Cowboys have a good chance at winning this and getting back into palyoff contention.
Cardinals Titans The Cardinals are creeping up into playoff contention and the Titans pose a good threat to them. This will be a promising game that could tell us if the Cardinals will steal a playoff spot.
Saints Rams After embarrassing the Panthers at home, the Saints are back on the road to take on another dome team that has played spoiler to them in the past. Should be a great game, but Brees' offensive power is much stronger than Clemens'.
Bengals Steelers The Bengals are the legitimate AFC North Champions barring any screw ups in the last 3 games. This game will be great due to being a division game, but I think the Ginger Wonder will pill out another win.
Lions Ravens The Lions won't have to worry about a crapton of snow being on the field this weekend so I think they'll get back into fighting for that division title.

Playoff Picture after my predictions.

Those are my predictions, let's hear yours. Please don't downvote this thread because you didn't like my picks, just post who you think will win this week. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

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Week 13 NFL Predictions Thread

Hey /r/NFL, it's Tuesday so that means it's time for another prediction thread. Last week I went 6-8, bringing me to 106-70 so far. How did everyone else do? Week 13 gives us a full 16 games to watch now that the byes are over. And since it's Thanksgiving this week we'll see three games on Thursday. There will be nine division games as well. On to the predictions!

Week 13 Schedule


Winner Loser Comments
Lions Packers A super short week resulting in a game on Thanksgiving that the Lions are used to every year. I think Matt Flynn showed some merit last week coming from behind to tie in OT, but the Lions are my pick for division champs and I think they'll be pissed after losing at home to the Bucs.
Cowboys Raiders Dallas is coming off a close win and they'll continue this week and have some of that six-legged turkey.
Ravens Steelers The Steelers made a joke of the Browns but now they're facing a Ravens teams that's picking up speed. Should be a great evening game that we'll all try to stay awake for after all that turkey.
Browns Jaguars This really all depends on who shows up to play for the Browns. Could be another close game where the cold weather might play a factor.
Colts Titans After back-to-back surprise beatdowns, the Colts will rally and pull away with a win this week.
Bears Vikings The Bears are battling for the division title and they're not going to let the Vikings stop them.
Dolphins Jets Miami had a close game and the Jets are starting to unravel. Could go the other way, but the Dolphins looked better last week.
Eagles Cardinals Tough pick. Both teams are playing very well, so I'm thinking the weather will be a deciding factor in this matchup.
Panthers Buccaneers The Bucs may play spoiler and surprise a few people, but Carolina is the safe bet this week.
Patriots Texans The Texans are in the running for the #1 draft pick if they keep up the way they've been playing.
Bills Falcons I think the Falcons used up their last ounce of strength trying to beat New Orleans. Traveling up to Buffalo after their bye doesn't help their chances.
Rams 49ers The Rams are not the team they were earlier in the season. They're winning games handily and could give the 49ers a tough time.
Broncos Chiefs The Broncos will take out their frustration from last week on the Chiefs and sweep them on their turf.
Bengals Chargers Could go either way. The Bengals want to keep that division lead and playing in a warm stadium in December will help a lot.
Giants Redskins RGIII is struggling, mostly due to no protrection and getting clobbered on every play. Look for the Giants to take advantage of this.
Saints Seahawks Total biased upset special! The Saints offense is so much better than Seattles' and both defenses are in the top five in the NFL. With Thurmond out and Browner not coming back, Sherman is going to have his hands full trying to contain Jimmy Graham. If the Saints can contain Lynch, which will be a challenge, and get past the crowd noise then they have a good chance. People will call me a homer but I'm not basing my pick on stats or logic, just on who I think will win. Deal with it.

Current win/loss of teams coming off their bye: 15-13

Those are my predictions, let's hear yours. Please don't downvote this thread because you didn't like my picks, just post who you think will win this week. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

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Posted on 26 November 2013

Week 12 NFL Predictions Thread

Hey /r/NFL, it's Tuesday so that means it's time for another prediction thread. Last week I went 10-5, bringing me to 100-62 so far. How did everyone else do? Week 12 is the last week of byes, giving us 14 games to watch. On to the predictions!

Week 12 Schedule


Winner Loser Comments
Saints Falcons Throw the current record out the window. Both teams always fight each other hard and have as much hate for each other as their fanbases. This could be a blowout or a close game depending on who shows up. Injuries are plaguing both teams, but the Saints are still looking like the better team with a top 5 offense and defense.
Steelers Browns Both teams are battling the Ravens for second place in the division. This will be a good game, but I think the Steelers keep rolling on to another win.
Lions Buccaneers The Bucs are starting to gain momentum, but I don't think they'll beat a team this year with a winning record.
Packers Vikings Does anyone know which QB either team will be putting ont he field this week? Packers by a touchdown because of homefield advantage.
Chiefs Chargers Another division game against a team that always gives them fits. Not a good combination for the Chiefs to bounce back from, but I think they barely pull it off.
Rams Bears The Rams have been spoiling a couple of teams this season, which shouldn't be surprising anymore. I'm going against logic and picking them this week.
Panthers Dolphins Both teams are coming off wins and the Panthers want that playoff spot bad this year. Should be a good game that could have a different result.
Jets Ravens The Jets will continue thier W-L-W-L.... against a 4-6 Ravens team fighting for second place in their division.
Texans Jaguars This game is going to be a snoozefest which could end up being the Jaguar's second win. Might have to change this later.
Raiders Titans The Raiders are getting into a groove and the Titans are scraping by. Another game that could go either way.
Cardinals Colts Partial upset. The last two weeks had the Colts losing horribly to the Rams and barely winning against the Titans, while the Cardinals are right up there with the 49ers to secure a playoff spot.
Giants Cowboys Sean Lee is out and they're playing in New York. It looks like the Giants are going to claw their way back into the race not due to performance, but due to a shitty division.
Broncos Patriots Another night game for both teams (big surprise). I think Brady will bounce back and take out his frustration on the Broncos. But Manning has an overall better team around him to pass the ball to and a defense that can keep the Patriots at bay.
49ers Redskins The 49ers will get over their loss last week and take it out on the Redskins, putting them right back in the race for a Wild Card spot.

Bye Teams - Bills, Bengals, Eagles, Seahawks

Current win/loss of teams coming off their bye: 13-13

Those are my predictions, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

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Week 11 NFL Predictions Thread

Hey /r/NFL, it's Tuesday so that means it's time for another prediction thread. Last week I went for 7-7 picking some teams I shouldn't have and being surprised by a few others, bringing me to 90-57 so far. Week 11 puts two more teams on a bye, bringing us closer to 16 games again. On to the predictions!

Week 11 Schedule


Winner Loser Comments
Colts Titans Both teams suffered stinging defeats last week and it's hard to say which team will bouce back first. Tough pick.
Jets Bills A tough division game for the New York rivals. Jets with a close win off their bye.
Bears Ravens Even though the Ravens won last week it was a tough win and they are not looking as strong as they were. I think Josh McCown will lead the Bears to victory at home.
Bengals Browns I think the Browns defense can make this a great game. Cincinnati at home by a narrow margin.
Raiders Texans Injuries and inconsistencies have plagued the Texans and it doesn't stop this week. Raiders by a touchdown, maybe more.
Cardinals Jaguars Jacksonville, congrats on your first win of the season. It may not be your last, but the second one won't come this week. Arizona's defense is very good and their offense is managing under Palmer.
Chargers Dolphins Although the long trip from San Diego to Miami is going to suck for the Chargers, after Monday night's performance the Dolphins have a lot of fixing to do.
Eagles Redskins Nick Foles is outperforming his position, which is why he was named the starter for the rest of the season. This may not be a blowout, but it'll be a great performance by the home team.
Lions Steelers Detroit is looking to solidify their playoff spot while the Steelers are just trying to not be last in their division.
Falcons Buccaneers Tampa Bay finally got a win! Let's be honest here, this game could very well be the least exciting game to watch this week.
Saints 49ers Should be a great battle. If the Saints were playing at Candlestick, this could very well go the other way. If the Saints can stop the run then Brees can put on a show at home and take a win from their once division rival.
Seahawks Vikings Look for the Seahawks to play down to their opponent and win by a field goal.
Giants Packers Just goes to show you how valuable Aaron Rodgers is. With Matt Flynn going full circle back to Green Bay, they may have a good shot to win, but don't put money on that.
Broncos Chiefs This'll be the Chiefs' first loss. Should be a great game, hence being flexed to Sunday night.
Panthers Patriots Holy hell, I never thought I'd pick the Panthers over New England. Their defense is scary good and playing at home makes Tom Brady have to work extra hard. Should be a great game.

Bye Teams - Cowboys, Rams

Current win/loss of teams coming off their bye: 13-9

Those are my predictions, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

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Week 10 NFL Predictions Thread

Hey /r/NFL, it's Tuesday so that means it's time for another prediction thread. Last week I went for 9-4 after a last minute switch, bringing me to 83-50 so far. Week 10 puts four more teams on a bye, bringing the total to 20. November games are underway, meaning playoff teams will start taking shape. Look for a lot of moves coming up. On to the predictions!

Week 10 Schedule


Winner Loser Comments
Vikings Redskins This game could go either way. Ponder and crew gave the Cowboys a run for their money last week. But the Redskins outplayed a good Chargers team. Slight homefield to the Vikings.
Falcons Seahawks My upset of the week! The battle of the bird teams continues with a rematch of last year's NFC Divisional Game. The Seahawks are playing down to the teams they face each week. With a near upset at home against a now 0-8 Bucs team we may be surprised to see Atlanta run away with this, especially at home.
Bengals Ravens Unless the Ravens can show me some of what brought them to the SuperBowl last year, I'm sticking with the current AFC North leader.
Lions Bears The Bears upset the Packers at home, now it's the Lions' turn to upset the Bears. Coming off a bye and an epic win before that, Detroit is pumped up.
Eagles Packers Not having Rodgers makes this pick much easier. After the Eagles torched the Raiders at home, look for another road victory since Discount Double-Check is out for three weeks.
Colts Rams The Rams love to play spoiler, so I wouldn't be surprised if this went the other way. Indy playing at home is a pretty comfortable pick though.
Giants Raiders It's getting much colder which could affect a warmer climate team like the Raiders. This Giants team is trying to break even before the season ends. New York will get their third win.
Bills Steelers EJ Manuel is back behind center and the Steelers just had one of their worst games ever. They could bounce back, but it doesn't look good.
Titans Jaguars It's a division game, which means it could be close but probably not.
49ers Panthers The 49ers off a bye and at home will slow down this hot Panthers team. This should be a great game.
Cardinals Texans Having Kubiak out hurts this Texans team a lot. Arizona is picking up speed and this is a great chance to get back into the fight.
Broncos Chargers This should be a great game. It will give us a glimpse as to how the Broncos will fare for the rest of the regular season without John Fox. Peyton Manning can hold the offense down, but what about the defense? The Chargers are a playoff team and this division game should be epic.
Saints Cowboys The Saints just came off their sloppiest game this season and still only lost by seven. The Saints hosting a night game at home are unstoppable and rarely does Payton let mistakes from the last game seep over into the next game. He'll right the ship and give us a great game. Also, it's Rob Ryan's revenge time against the team that shit-canned him.
Dolphins Buccaneers It's a battle of the drama teams. Performance and personnel puts the Dolphins in the win column.

Bye Teams - Browns, Chiefs, Jets, Patriots

Current win/loss of teams coming off their bye: 8-8

Those are my predictions, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

Last Week's Predictions

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Week 8 NFL Predictions Thread

Hey /r/NFL, it's Tuesday so that means it's time for another prediction thread. Last week I went for a horrible 6-9, bringing me to 63-44 so far. I know a lot of upsets happened so I'm not the only one here that went under .500. Post your scores so I don't feel like the only schmuck here. Week 8 is the last set of games of the first half of the season, and it's also one of the weeks with the least amount of games with six teams on their bye. Anyway, here we go!

Week 8 Schedule


Winner Loser Comments
Panthers Buccaneers Carolina had a decent game against the Rams and I think they'll continue the streak against the disorganized and MRSA-ridden Bucs.
Lions Cowboys This should be a good game. The Lions playing at home should give them a slight edge over the Cowboys who are finding ways to win even despite the Romo criticism.
Chiefs Browns KC is looking strong at home and the Browns are the next slab of meat on the BBQ pit.
Patriots Dolphins As with any AFC East division games, this could go either way. Hopefully, Belichick knows the new rules now and won't stack one player behind the other.
Saints Bills The Saints are off their bye with a fresh set of players and they're at home. Should be a slaughter, but the Saints have a way of playing close games that they should win by a large margin. We'll have to see.
Eagles Giants The Giants got their first win! So now they'll be 1-7 instead of 0-8.
49ers Jaguars British fans, I'm so sorry we keep giving you shitty games. At least you'll get to see some Kaepernicking. Yeah, apparently that's still a thing.
Bengals Jets Another surprisingly good game. I think homefield will help the Bengals win by a narrow margin.
Raiders Steelers Raiders are playing at home fresh off a bye. Should be a close game between two mediocre teams.
Broncos Redskins Denver is fuming that they lost last Sunday and Washington has the unfortunate privilege of being next on the hit list.
Falcons Cardinals Another game between two meh teams. The Falcons were able to pull off a win against a winless Bucs team, but how will they be against a Cardinals team that could pose some problems at home? This could go either way and I wouldn't be surprised if I'm wrong on my pick.
Packers Vikings Freeman should not be starting. I felt bad for him against the Giants because he needs more time with his new team before being put on the field. The Packers will destroy them.
Seahawks Rams This could shape up to be a defensive showdown. But now that Bradford is out, the Seahawks have an advantage on offense. But who knows, Kellen Clemens could be the Colin Kaepernick of the Rams offense.

Bye Teams - Bears, Chargers, Ravens, Colts, Titans, Texans

Those are my predictions, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

Last Week's Predictions

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Week 6 NFL Prediction Thread

Hey /r/NFL, I don't know about you guys but I'm slumming pretty bad in my picks so far. If you don't believe in parity in the NFL by now then something's wrong with you. I went a crappy 6-8, going 47-30 so far. If anyone went 14-0, please post in the comments because you are who I want to take to Vegas! So here we go!

Week 6 Schedule


Winner Loser Comments
Bears Giants The Bears had a few slip-ups last week, but they are by no means out of the race. The Giants are, and they're under damage control right now.
Bengals Bills Tough game to call. The Bills playing at home can potentially be formidable, but the Bengals just took down the Pats and are feeling pretty confident.
Packers Ravens The Packers put on a clinic against the Lions and the Ravens do have homefield, but I don't think it'll be enough.
Lions Browns Not sure if Megatron will be back this week, but I could flip this at the last second if he's a no-show. Browns are finding ways to win.
Vikings Panthers Fresh off a vacation win and a bye, the Vikings will be well-rested against a Panthers team showing signs of weakness.
Texans Rams The Texans did not play like the Texans last week. They have an easier opponent this week, which will give Matt Schaub a chance to redeem himself.
Chiefs Raiders This one could go either way. The Chiefs are 5-0 and look solid, but the Raiders played a great game last week. Giving it to the home team.
Jets Steelers Who would have thought this starting the season. I feel bad for Steelers fans, but then I remember all those rings they have.
Eagles Buccaneers Glennon has an opportunity to salvage what is left of the Bucs horrible, drama-filled season. But I just can't quite pick them this week, regardless of who the Eagles' QB will be.
Broncos Jaguars 5-0 takes on 0-5. It could be an upset, but would you really place money on it? Who knows, this could be the trap game of the season.
Seahawks Titans If this was in Tennessee, I would lean towards the Titans. But it's not.
Saints Patriots Homer pick, obviously. This could be just as tough as last week's game for the Saints. Hopefully, Gronk is still out and Brady will be stuck with his rookie offense.
49ers Cardinals I'm not sure which 49ers team will show up this week. I'm only picking them because they're playing at home.
Cowboys Redskins After the great perfomance by Romo last week, he may be motivated to actually turn that type of play into a win. Then again, the Redskins are coming off a bye and they always play the Cowboys well.
Colts Chargers This is based off the great performance by the Colts and the shabby one by the Chargers last week. Another tough game to predict.

Bye Teams - Falcons, Dolphins

Those are my predictions, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

Last Week's Predictions

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Week 5 NFL Prediction Thread

Hey /r/NFL, Week 4 is over and it looks like this season will continue to be a little unpredictable and therefore fun. I was a little better than last week and went 8-7 this week, going 41-22 so far. I'm hoping to pick up the slack with this week's picks! So here we go!

Week 5 Schedule


Winner Loser Comments
Browns Bills Both teams won last week in games where they were the underdog. Homefield is the deciding factor for me.
Saints Bears Everyone gave me shit for picking the Bears to lose last week. Well, I'm doing it again. The Saints go marching in to Soldier Field and come out with a win.
Patriots Bengals The Patriots are barely winning games, but they're winning. That rookie offense is coming together and even though I think the Bengals will win their division, they won't win this game.
Lions Packers Really tough game to call. The Packers are coming off of a bye and playing at home, but the Lions are showing they have the ability to win the division.
Chiefs Titans Should be a good one. I think that Locker not being there will be the deciding factor in this game. Hopefully, Fitz-magic can make this an enjoyable game.
Seahawks Colts Another great game. Both teams are playing well and the Colts have a very good chance of breaking the Seahawk's unbeaten record. I am not confident in my pick and I would not be surprised if I missed this one.
Rams Jaguars Ugh, Rams by a touchdown. Sorry, this game will be close, but not interesting.
Dolphins Ravens Look, the Saints are the kings of MNF, especially in the Dome. I don't think you can base the rest of the Dolphins' season on that one game. They are a legitimate contender for the AFC East title and the Ravens are hobbling along, losing games they should win.
Giants Eagles I think we finally get to see a win for the Giants. I could be wrong, and I probably am.
Panthers Cardinals The Panthers are coming off a bye against a depleted Cardinals team. I really hope for a good game, but there's just no telling.
Broncos Cowboys Put another notch in the Broncos' belt. This should be an easy road game victory. Sorry Cowboys fans, but you know it's true.
49ers Texans I really can't tell what kind of teams I'm looking at here. Both teams are inconsistent, so I'm going with the home team on this one.
Chargers Raiders The battle between the bottom tier of the AFC West. If Oakland didn't have such a shitty O-Line, this would be a great matchup.
Falcons Jets This is the Falcons' last chance to get a win before their bye. Should be a good game.

Bye Teams - Buccaneers, Redskins, Steelers, Vikings

Those are my pridections, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

Last Week's Predictions

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NFL Week 4 Prediction Thread

Hey /r/NFL, Week 3 is over and I must say that if this keeps up then it's going to be hard predicting the winners from now on. I was wrong on the Bears/Steelers game, but right on the Falcons/Dolphins game. I went a sorry 8-8 last week, going 33-15 so far. But I will not let that bring me down! Also, I've changed to a table format because I've had some complaints about mobile devices, blah blah blah. So here we go!

Week 4 Schedule


Winner Loser Comments
Rams 49ers This matchup is always a close one and hard to choose. The 49ers are not the team of last year and with the absence of Aldon Smith, it will be a long road to the end of the season.
Ravens Bills EJ Manuel will be a great QB in the future. But now he has to face off against a Ravens team that put up a great show last week against a powerful Texans team. It'll be tough.
Bengals Browns Another close divisional game. I think the Browns have a good chance to win this one. But without Trent Richardson, it'll be rough.
Lions Bears The Bears are the first on my list to lose their unbeaten status. Divisional games are always tough, and these two teams are the frontrunners to win the NFC North.
Chiefs Giants 3-0, meet 0-3. Chiefs look great and will continue their dominance of the NFC East.
Buccaneers Cardinals If the Bucs ever have a chance to get back into the season, it's this game. This could go either way, but it's do or die time for Tampa Bay.
Colts Jaguars I hate to see a team go 0-4, but the Jags are facing a Colts team that will have a good shot at a Wild Card spot. Not looking good for them.
Texans Seahawks Houston will bounce back in a big way by toppling another 3-0 team. The Seahawks are fierce at home, but they struggle on the road.
Vikings Steelers The Vikings lost to the Browns. They will put on a performance against another AFC North team that will make us forget all about that loss.
Titans Jets The Titans are another Wild Card contender and while the Jets are eeking away at wins, they have yet to win by a comfortable margin against any of their opponents, good or bad.
Raiders Redskins Matt Flynn will probably start against a Redskins team on the road, battling 0-3 mentality. Should be a good game.
Broncos Eagles Chip Kelly is getting educated in the finer points of professional football by losing to every AFC West team. This won't stop until they play Oakland.
Chargers Cowboys Another good game. The NFC East leaders, if you can call them that, have a good chance at winning. But it is a road game against the revitalized Chargers team.
Falcons Patriots Yet another 3-0 team to fall. As much as I'd love to see the Falcons go 1-3, and it's still possible, a home game where they're backed against the wall will make this outcome unlikely. I will be cheering for the Pats though.
Saints Dolphins Obviously, we save the best for last. 3-0 against 3-0. The Dolphins look good and I have confidence that they'll be a huge threat to the Patriots to win the AFC East. Luckily, the Saints are playing them at home on MNF, where they dominate their opponents. Probably a close game, but not too close. My heart can't take much more of those.

Bye Teams - Packers, Panthers

Those are my pridections, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

Last Week's Predictions

Edit: Please post how you did last week. I really want to know how I'm standing up compared to the rest of you guys.

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NFL Week 3 Prediction Thread

Hey /r/NFL, Week 2 is over and it's that time again. Every Tuesday after the previous week's games have all ended, I submit my picks for the following week's matchups, along with my reasons for the picks I've made. What an insane week, with 10 games being decided by seven points or less. How did everyone do? I was able to go 12-4 surprisingly, which puts me at 25-7 so far. So let's get to it.

Week 3 Schedule


over - I think Chip Kelly still played great, he just needs better clock management. This will be a good game with an outcome that's hard to pick.

over - I'm pulling for the Bengals to win the AFC North, but this will be a tough game to pull out, even at home.

over - Are the Cowboys legit this year? Hard to say, but their first two games have them looking like they have their shit together.

over - This one is going to be hard to call. Both teams played great last week and could be seen as a legitimate threat to their division. I'll give this to the home team, but I wouldn't be surprised if I lose on this one.

over - Although the Browns were able to keep the Ravens to 14 points, their offense won't able to produce much. Look for AP to pound out at least two touchdowns at home.

over - With Goldson's suspension and the Bucs being on pace to break the record for most penalties in a season, the Patriots just have to play a clean game to win out.

over - The Saints offense spent the last two tough games shaking the rust off. Look for a high scoring game if Brees can keep the ball away from Patrick Peterson and the Honey Badger.

over - I love how the Lions are looking so far, but I don't think the Redskins are going to go 0-3. RGIII is about to man up and put his offense together for their first win.

over - Both teams are 0-2. Lucky for the Panthers they're playing at home. Rivera's job is on the line, so he'd better man up and get control of his team.

over - After the last two games, you can definitely tell this is not the same Ravens team that won the SuperBowl. I do think this will be a defensive battle, but the offense is tipping in the Texans' favor.

over - This is my crazy pick of the week. The Falcons have a knack for letting teams get points on them in the last half of the game and the Dolphins are looking like a legitimate threat to the AFC East. Should be a good game.

over - E.J. Manuel orchestrated a great comeback win for the Bills, so these two teams are going to have a great battle that's really hard to decide.

over - Now that the 49ers got their shitty game out of the way, they're going to destroy the Colts. I feel bad for the Lucky Horseshoes.

over - I don't really need to explain this, do I? At this point, the Jaguars need to appease the fans and hire Tebow in some capacity. Maybe as a cheerleader.

over - The Steelers haven't gone 0-2 since 2002. They're not going 0-3. But the Bears look much improved so we'll have to wait and see.

over - My heart goes out to Pryor as tries to lead the Raiders to wins. But he's going against the juggernaut that is Five-Head and the Devil Donkeys. Good luck bud.


Those are my pridections, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

Last Week's Predictions

Side note: Sorry fellow GLoG teams for picking against you guys. Nothing personal.

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NFL Week 2 Prediction Thread

Alright /r/NFL, Week 1 has come and gone and now Week 2 is upon us. How did everyone do? I was able to go 13-3, which is not too shabby. Every Tuesday after the previous week's games have all ended, I submit my picks for the following week's matchups, along with my reasons for the picks I've made. Anyway, let's get to it.

Week 2 Schedule


over - Although Geno Smith was able to pull out a win at the last minute, I don't think he'll be able to do that two weeks in a row. Especially against the Patriots.

over - As much as I'd love to see the Falcons go 0-2, they are playing at home and they're angry about the Week 1 loss. The Rams will be their first casualty of the season.

over - I think the Panthers will bounce back after that close Week 1 game, but the Bills looked surprisingly good as well.

over - Could go either way. Gotta go with the home team. Sorry AP fans.

over - RGIII got a taste of what a sophomore slump looks like and the Packers need to shake off that loss to the 49ers.

over - Although it was a close match with Oakland, the Colts will widen their scoring points in their second home game in a row.

over - Call it a minor upset. The Cowboys looked better than average, but the Chiefs dominated their Week 1 game and they're playing at home.

over - The Ravens need a good win this week to get over the funk of the opening game, and the Browns are just the team to give it to them.

over - When the Texans can come back from a 21-point deficit and win the game, I feel bad for the Titans.

over - I'm drinking the Chip Kelly kool-aid for now. Plus the Chargers totally biffed that huge lead they had last week.

over - I'm rooting for Bruce Arians to turn that Cardinals team around, but the Lions looked pretty good. Glad to see Reggie Bush getting some love.

over - Call it a homer pick, that's fine. But the Saints defense showed up against a tough Falcons team and the Bucs lost to a Jets team in chaos. Gonna be a one-sided game.

over - Pryor gave it his all in that close Week 1 game, so I don't think the Raiders will have too much trouble this week.

over - The Broncos looked on point against the Ravens and I don't really know what to make of the Giants yet. Look for the Manning Bowl to be a one-sided game.

over - The only reason I'm giving this to the Seahawks is because this is a home game for them. They looked out of character against the Panthers, but I'm expecting them to have the rust shaken off and play a great game this week.

over - In the downward spiral that is the Steelers' season, I think the Bengals are looking primed to take the division, with the Ravens as the only legitimate competition.


Those are my pridections, let's hear yours. Keep it civil and fun. Best of luck!

Last Week's Predictions

Edit: I still don't understand why people feel the need to downvote these types of posts. Oh well.

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Posted on 10 September 2013

Wild Card Game Thread: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens

Wild Card Game

Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at Baltimore Ravens (10-6)


Time

1:00 PM Eastern

12:00 PM Central

11:00 AM Mountain

10:00 AM Pacific


Location

M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, MD)


Weather

~44°F, partly cloudy


Watch

TV Coverage: CBS

Stream: First Row | VipBox | LiveTV.ru

Radio: Sirius XM Radio Channel 88


Reddit Game Stream

http://reddit-stream.com/comments/162c5v (auto-refreshes)


Odds

Spread: by 7

Over/Under: 46.5


Previous Season Record

2-14 [missed playoffs]

12-4 [lost AFCCG to (23-20)]


Headlines

ESPN.com Gamecenter

Momentum for Colts, Ravens

Colts-Ravens Injury Report

Ray Lewis activated and ready to play

Reggie Wayne could be the difference-maker


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How schedules are determined in the NFL

I'm going to write this in as few words as possible because it can get quite wordy. Basically this is how the NFL determines what teams you play every year.

There are 16 games in a season for every team in the league. 8 of them are home games, and 8 of them are games played on the road. I'm going to list the games that are played, and then break them down for you.

  1. 6 Divisional Games (3 Home & 3 Away)
  2. 4 Same Conference Games Against One Division (2 Home & 2 Away)
  3. 4 Non-Conference Games Against One Division (2 Home & 2 Away)
  4. 2 Same Conference Games Against One Team From Each of The Two Remaining Division's In Your Conference (1 Home & 1 Away)

Break Downs :

  1. Each division contains 4 teams. Not counting you, of course, there are 3 teams in your division that you can play. You play each of them twice a year. You play them each at home once, and on the road once. That takes up 6 of your 16 games.

  2. Each year you play all 4 teams in another division within your conference. My favorite team is the Chicago Bears, so I am going to use them as an example. This year, they play the entire NFC West (49ers, Cardinals, Seahawks, and Rams) They play two of these games at home (Rams, Seahawks) and play two of these games on the road (49ers, Cardinals). Each year, they play a different division in the NFC. So they only play the entire NFC West every 3 years. Next year, we play the NFC East (2013), then the NFC South(2014), then the NFC West again in 2015. Once 2015 comes, the locations of the games will switch. The 2 teams we play at home this year, we will play on the road in 2015, and vice versa for the teams we play on the road this year. This has continued for as long as I remember, and if you do the math correctly, you can figure out what divisions you played in the years past. This takes up 4 of your remaining 10 games.

  3. Along with playing an entire Same-Conference division, each year you play an entire Non-Conference division (2 Home & 2 Away). Let's use the Bears as an example again. This year they play the entire AFC South (Texans, Colts, Jaguars, and Titans). We play two of them at home (Colts, Texans) and two on the road (Jaguars, Titans). We only play this division once every FOUR years (Not every three, like we do in the NFC). The last time we played them was in 2008, and we won't play them again until 2016. Next year we will play the entire AFC North(2013), then the AFC East(2014), then the AFC West(2015). Just like in the same-conference games, when we play the AFC South again, the locations will be switched. The two teams we play on the road, we will play at home in 2016, and vice versa. This is why you don't play non-conference teams as often as other teams. This takes up 4 of your remaining 6 games.

  4. The final 2 games are played within the same conference. One of them is played at home, and one is played on the road. Surprise surprise, we are using the Bears once again as an example. Considering we have already covered 2 of the 4 divisions in the NFC, there are 2 divisions remaining that we haven't touched. In the Bears case, these divisions are the NFC East (Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins, Giants) and the NFC South (Saints, Bucs, Falcons, Panthers). Considering you only have 2 remaining games to fill in your schedule, why not play one team from each division? Well, that is exactly what you do. You play one team at home, and one on the road. This year the Bears play the Panthers at home, and the Cowboys on the road. You might be wondering, how do they decide which team you play? That is quite simple. You play the teams that were ranked the same in there division, as you were. The Bears ended the season last year in 3rd place in their division. So did the Cowboys, and the Panthers in their respective divisions. Figuring out which team you play at home, and which on the road, it's on a rotation schedule. Every year it's pre-determined which team you play at home, and which on you play on the road. To see the rotation schedule, Click Here

I'm not saying that this is a secret within the league, but I did figure this all out on my own throughout the years. Being the big fan that I am, I was curious, and figured out these things after taking a closer look at the schedules of past years. If you have any questions feel free to ask, as I am not the best at explaining things.

If any of you are wondering about how they decide the game times & dates, I'm pretty sure the league picks the times based on how good the teams are, and how exciting a game is projected to be. That's why you usually see better teams, and better match-ups on Sunday & Monday night games. Also, teams who play on the west coast almost always play the later games of the day (4:15pm EST) when they are playing home games.

One more additional thing regarding uniforms. Teams can only wear their alternate jersey two times throughout the season. They can wear alternate pants whenever they want, as the pants are not regulated. But besides the two games with their alternate jerseys, every team can only wear there default colored (Usually Home), and white jerseys (Usually Away). Although these jerseys are not limited to being worn only at home, and only on the road, as some teams occasionally wear white jerseys at home, and vice versa.

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Ok r/nfl, now that the schedule has been released, what is your teams W/L prediction?

Try to be as honest as possible (no 16-0).

Here is the schedule that was announced yesterday

I see my Seahawks going 9-7 with the potential to hit 10-6.

Week 1 @ - W

Week 2 vs - L

Week 3 vs - L

Week 4 @ - W

Week 5 @ - W

Week 6 vs - L

Week 7 @ - L

Week 8 @ - L

Week 9 vs - W

Week 10 vs - W

BYE

Week 12 @ - W

Week 13 @ - L

Week 14 vs - W

Week 15 @ - W

Week 16 vs - L

Week 17 vs - W

The potential for hitting 10-6 is if we split with SF. The games between us and the 49ers are always tough close games. I also see us maybe squeaking out a win against DAL, GB, or NE at home in the first half of the season. That is a big maybe though.

So what say you r/nfl?

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Game Thread: [Super Bowl XLVI] New York Giants vs New England Patriots (1st Half)

Super Bowl XLVI

  • New York Giants vs New England Patriots

Time

6:29 PM Eastern

5:29 PM Central

4:29 PM Mountain

3:29 PM Pacific


Regular Season Record

9-7

13-3


Location

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN


Weather

37° F / Hazy [Dome Game]


Watch

TV Coverage: NBC

Stream

NBC Sports

Radio

• New England Patriots: Sirius 86 / XM 226 / Internet 879

• New York Giants: Sirius 92 / XM 225 / Internet 881

• National Broadcast: Sirius 88 / XM 88 / Internet 88

• Spanish: Sirius 149 / XM 234 / SXM 550 / Internet 870, 950

• BBC Radio: Sirius 93 / XM 227 / Internet 861


Odds

Spread: Giants by 2.5/3

Over/Under: 53.5


Headlines

ESPN Preview Page

Official Site of SB XLVI

Giants Official Site Gamecenter

Patriots Official Site Gamecenter


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/r/nygiants

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