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Old 04-17-2017, 05:41 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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The league will release its schedule this week, likely Thursday. Personally I look forward to the schedule even more than the draft. With that said, who do you hope your team plays in week 1? Who do you think they'll play?
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:44 PM
Status: "Beach time!" (set 17 days ago)
 
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For the Broncos I hope they play @ Chiefs in week 1. I consider this the Broncos best chance to go into Arrowhead and swipe a win since week 1 can be so unpredictable. With that said I'm hearing a lot of rumblings that the Chiefs will play the Pats in the kickoff game, and that should be good theater too. I think the Broncos will open @ Dolphins because the league seems to have a sick fascination with sending the Broncos to Florida early in the year.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I'd like to see the Falcons and Patriots square off in the kickoff game in week 1 like Carolina and Denver did so last year. That would be nice if that happened.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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For the Packers, hard to say, I was thinking it would be the Falcons or Dallas, but schedule maker may want those later in the year. When I first read the title, I thought it said Week 17, need new glasses, I guess.

I'm hearing it will be Chiefs and Patriots for the week 1 game, which doesn't make sense to me, should be the Falcons.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:24 PM
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^ See, I profoundly disagree about the Patriots hosting the Falcons. I was really disappointed last year when the league brought the Panthers to Denver for week 1. I felt the Broncos should have been able to play a division rival that week, or at least an AFC Rival. I think Pats vs Chiefs is a good matchup. It's the top 2 teams from the conference last season and I think would be a pretty good draw for the league's kickoff special.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I hope the Packers play at Detroit. Get that pesky dome game out of the way.
I just hope the Packers don't have to face a team with a rookie QB or some new QB in week 1 who they don't have any tape on.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:55 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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... the league seems to have a sick fascination with sending the Broncos to Florida early in the year.
Similarly, I never understood why the Patriots usually play at Miami early in the season, then the Dolphins visit Foxborough late in the season, in fact the last game in early January - it seems to be scheduled that way every year - and in general late season games in cold-weather eastern cities that start at 4PM or even at night.

In general, shouldn't warm-weather and dome-stadium teams have at least the bulk their northern open-air road games early in the season and vice versa?

I don't share the fascination of extreme heat or frigid conditions significantly influencing the competitive balance.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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I'd like my team to play the Browns every week!
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:14 AM
 
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Patriots. I know it won't happen. Always best to get the worst out of the way first.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I am still waiting for the regular season schedule to come out so I know who the Packers play and when. This upcoming season will be very interesting.

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