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Old 04-17-2019, 07:30 PM
 
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Well, the schedule is upon us, and for Cats like myself and Colt,
something exciting in the drab world of Hockey playoffs especially since the local team decided to quit in the first round after impressing with regular season wins.

SO they revealed the schedule tonight.
A few things the Cat likes....the PESKY RED BIRDS Come to town on Nov 10 to play the Pirates. Bruce Arians will coach against his former team. ARRRRRGH!

Week two starts off with two big super bowl rematches between the 49ers and the STRIPEY CATS as well as
Seahawks and Steelers, while the next week has MY FINZ rematching the Cowboys and the Packers rematching the Broncos while the RAIDERS rematch the VIKINGS !


The BROWNS, one of the Cat's Most intriguing teams for the year, will be on MNF 2 times after being on it 2 times in the past 10 years. !

Analysts say the Patriots have the easiest schedule, the Broncos the hardest.
https://deadspin.com/the-nfl-schedul...-th-1834126508


Thanksgiving Day will be a Super Bowl rematch too as Bill's Buffaloes travel to Big D to take on the Cowboys.

SO what are you guys looking forward to the most? What do you think of the schedule? Predictions? Ideas?

Draft is next week so more to come. .....

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Old 04-18-2019, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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While the Jets, Bills and Dolphins have not been very good over the years, the Patriots have better records against some of the other divisions they play. Their record against the AFC East is in the middle of the pack. https://www.reddit.com/r/Patriots/co...easy_afc_east/
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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No complaints about Carolina’s schedule. We get the Rams at home to debut. Could be a tough 4 week stretch with Week 3-6 with two games West of the Mississippi River and one in London right before the bye. Four very hard games at the end of the season will probably determine if we go to the playoffs.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:22 PM
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Location: Fredericksburg/Virginia Beach, VA
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While the Jets, Bills and Dolphins have not been very good over the years, the Patriots have better records against some of the other divisions they play. Their record against the AFC East is in the middle of the pack. https://www.reddit.com/r/Patriots/co...easy_afc_east/
“Myth of the easy AFC East.”

Not buying it. The familiarity between division rivals and frequency of contests makes it such that even a bad team can have a good day against a far better team from time to time. These are all top flight athletes and coaches after all. The AFC East has been weak during the Patriots run, as evidenced by the number of wildcard teams they’ve sent to the playoffs.

This is not to argue the Patriots haven’t been good. They obviously have, and it’s clearly not their fault their rivals have been unable to get out of their own way. But win percentage within a division is probably not the best metric for how soft that division is.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:28 PM
 
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I always crack up in regards to those who decipher who has the toughest schedule in the upcoming season based on opponents' combined records LAST season. I also noticed we seem to have far less of the NFC East shoved down the nation's throats on SNF. In fact, no Cowboys-Giants at long last (they do meet on MNF). The Giants stunk the season before last, yet it didn't keep the NFL and NBC from telecasting that tiresome game in Week One last season.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:34 PM
 
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"Predictions? Ideas?"

1. prediction: we will get tired of watching the Browns.
2. idea: "front-load" two Great Games per team before week 7.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:33 PM
 
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Well, the schedule is upon us, and for Cats like myself and Colt,
something exciting in the drab world of Hockey playoffs especially since the local team decided to quit in the first round after impressing with regular season wins.

SO they revealed the schedule tonight.
A few things the Cat likes....the PESKY RED BIRDS Come to town on Nov 10 to play the Pirates. Bruce Arians will coach against his former team. ARRRRRGH!

Week two starts off with two big super bowl rematches between the 49ers and the STRIPEY CATS as well as
Seahawks and Steelers, while the next week has MY FINZ rematching the Cowboys and the Packers rematching the Broncos while the RAIDERS rematch the VIKINGS !


The BROWNS, one of the Cat's Most intriguing teams for the year, will be on MNF 2 times after being on it 2 times in the past 10 years. !

Analysts say the Patriots have the easiest schedule, the Broncos the hardest.
https://deadspin.com/the-nfl-schedul...-th-1834126508


Thanksgiving Day will be a Super Bowl rematch too as Bill's Buffaloes travel to Big D to take on the Cowboys.

SO what are you guys looking forward to the most? What do you think of the schedule? Predictions? Ideas?

Draft is next week so more to come. .....
That would make a kick ass poster, especially if you were a kid
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Interesting Bills don't get a single prime time game, and their record wasn't terrible compared to the others at the bottom. Cardinals won 3, 49ers 4, at least Bills won 6. They should have at least 1 prime time game.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4ZPLyhXoAQHiux.jpg:large

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Old 04-21-2019, 08:59 AM
 
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Bills do get a Thanksgiving Day game @ Dallas. That's pretty much a prime time game. First Thanksgiving game for the Bills since 1994. They also have a week 16 game @ New England that could be flexed into a Saturday night prime time slot. Current day and time is listed as TBD.

The main problem with the AFC East over the last 20 years is not so much the lack of a .500 average record or better by the other 3 teams in the division but more that they have not had a second dominant team at any point during that 20 year span.

If we define a dominant team as having 12+ wins the New England Patriots have 12 such seasons since 1999. The Bills, Jets and Dolphins over the same time period have combined for zero such seasons.

Meanwhile the AFC West which has probably been by far the most balanced division since 1999 has the Cheifs with 3, Raiders with 2, Broncos with 5 and Chargers with 4.
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Old 04-21-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Your explanation makes sense. I was strictly looking at wins and losses, which isn't the only thing they use (otherwise the Packers wouldn't get 5 prime time after last season)!
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