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Old 04-18-2019, 11:00 AM   #11
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Your right I read it wrong. Fuck Rodger anyway, just because.

I am hearing the three road games is because the NFL thinks the Phillies may be in the playoffs and didn't want a conflict. WTF is that. That is really BS as most of the playoff games for baseball are at night. The last time I checked both the Bills and Vikings games are at 1pm.

I really do not like this schedule.
When did the Eagles start playing in Citizens Bank Park? I agree..total BS.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:04 PM   #12
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Yea they may not want the problems of both the Phils and the Eagles the same day but that is a long shot. I'd also submit it would not be the first time the city handled two events at the sports complex.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:27 PM   #13
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I first things I look at to see if we’re getting F’ed over:

1. How many times do we play a team (especially division opponent) coming off of their bye?
So the answer is three times, which ties New England for the most of any team.
It's not as bad as it seems though.
1. In Week 5 we play the Jets after their bye but we play on TNF the week before as well so we have a mini-bye.
2. In Week 11 we play the Patriots but we have a bye in week 10 also. Still, we lose the advantage of playing a team on a week's less rest.
3. In Week 12 we play the Seahawks after their bye.


Then check same for Cowboys.
The Cowboys play zero teams after their bye. The NFL continues to give them every advantage it can.


2. Do we play a Thursday night home or road game?
Road game in week 4 at Green Bay. The 5th THF road game in the last 6 years.
The Cowboys of course get a cupcake of a game at home vs the Bills on Thanksgiving. They actually have to play a road game the next week at Chicago who also play on Thanksgiving.


3. Do we play any division games on a short week (After MNF)?
Yes, at Washington in week 15 after playing on MNF vs the Giants in week 14.

The number of teams that you play after their bye or mini-bye (TNF) is the biggest disadvantage in the NFL schedule.
The Patriots have to play back to back weeks vs Cleveland and and Baltimore who both have a bye the week before.
Baltimore also has the play back to back weeks vs CIN and HOU who both have a bye the week before.
Green Bay also has to do the same vs Detroit and Oakland (but at least it's Det and Oak). Green Bay also has two games vs opponents that played on TNF the week before (KC and CHI).

In the big scheme of things, I don't think any of the coaches or players care. In fact they probably use it as motivation. I know that we were really motivated to play well in Carolina in 2017 and in New York last year on TNF.
But if I were Lurie, I would be pissed.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:54 PM   #14
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I would also be pissed about the three road games in a row. MN and Dallas would project to be tough games while the last of the three is at Buf which shouldn't be as tough. Although no one knows until they see the season unfold.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:23 PM   #15
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I would also be pissed about the three road games in a row. MN and Dallas would project to be tough games while the last of the three is at Buf which shouldn't be as tough. Although no one knows until they see the season unfold.
I read today somewhere that we are the only team with three straight road games. Is that true?
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:27 AM   #16
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I just read that also. Didn't check all the teams but have no reason to not believe it. I don't think three straight road games happens often and it has to be tough on a team.
But reality is that the schedule is the schedule. You never know what teams will be tough or what teams will have injuries when you play or what day the fog will roll in during an important game. The best you can go on is that the weather will probably be better in GB in Sept than it will in Dec or the knowledge that Dallas sucks.
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At least they'll only need to get on a plane once (for Miami on 12/1) after week 8. That's pretty remarkable.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:02 AM   #18
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Tampa Bay has a pretty horrific road game stretch including a home game in london
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The Raiders don’t play at home for a 7 week stretch. 2 road games, London home game, bye, 2 more road games.
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The Raiders donít play at home for a 7 week stretch. 2 road games, London home game, bye, 2 more road games.
Maybe that is who I was thinking of. Thanks.
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