According to Shefter...
According to Shefter...
I'm pretty sure that was the schedule we were all trolled with a few weeks ago.
I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only thing interesting about that schedule is to see how close the person gets it to the official schedule when it comes out tomorrow.
Still...that took someone quite some time to put together. Not a bad job at all.
September 1 o'clock games please!!!!!!
FYI, on ESPN's listing it says they're is a Sports Center Special on at 7 PM EST tomorrow night. Likely the release show.
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This schedule CAN'T be right.
The Dolphins bye in week 10???? I don't think we've ever had a bye that late in the season. Seems our bye has always (or at least as I recall) during week 5.
And how in GOD'S NAME....do we get scheduled against the Texans...AGAIN???? I could understand it if our records were close to being the same, but last year? The Texans go to the playoffs and we're eliminated from the playoffs at week...what, 10?
I guess we keep getting scheduled against them because we're 0-lifetime against Houston.
We either play their division or finish in the same position in division.
As if anyone cares, I am working on my Phins schedule research (going through previous years to see when we played what team, I'm through 2004 right now) and will have it tonight along with my schedule guess. A little preview, I think we will open with two straight road games!
No shocker there.A little preview, I think we will open with two straight road games!
Just looking at our opponents...HOU, TEN, JAC, IND, OAK, CIN, SFO, SEA, ARI, STL...interesting.
Really the only killers on the schedule are the Patriots x2, the Texans and the 49ers. Everything else is sort of up for grabs with teams that are 9-7 (Cincinnati, Tennessee), 8-8 (Jets x2, Oakland, Arizona), had a losing record (Buffalo x2, Jacksonville, Seattle), or were absolutely awful (Indianapolis, St. Louis).
Given our division, it's about as good as we could ask, IMO. I suppose it would have been nice if we hadn't been handed 3rd place division standing instead of 4th place division standing, even though we won the higher draft pick over Buffalo. Then we'd get to add another terrible team (Cleveland) to the schedule.
I just see a lot of up-for-grabs games on the schedule. Should make for yet another exciting 6-10 or 7-9 record.
Home schedule will be: NWE, BUF, NYJ, TEN, OAK, JAC, SEA, STL.
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Okay guys, here are my findings as far as when we played each non division team since the merger, obviously some have a bigger pool of numbers than others . . .
10, 15, 3, 16, 1
13, 12, 11, 4, 12
2, 16, 6, 5, 4,
With all of that in mind, here is my best guess mock schedule, though we usually have more numbers to go by over nine years. This is just one of those years with rare opponents, I guess . . .
1. @ Colts
2. @ Cardinals
3. Jets (MNF)
4. @ Texans
8. @ Bengals
12. @ Jets
13. Jaguars (TNF)
15. @ Niners (MNF)
17. @ Bills
Discussion: Given that the NFL has indulged Ross' ridiculous request of no 1pm home games the past several years, I see no reason why they will not continue to do so. This means that Miami either has to play on the road week 1 or at home against SEA/STL in a 4:15 alternative game and Miami is still too much of a national brand to put it with GB/SF on FOX week 1 (the game I think will be in that slot). I put Miami on the road again in week 2 because the Marlins are at home, despite not sharing a stadium anymore, the NFL frowns on scheduling baseball and football in the same town on the same day (see Phillies/Eagles as prime example).
I have Miami with three primetime games and I can already hear you guys, THREE, THIS GUYS IS CRAZY! Well the TNF game with Jacksonville is due to the fact that every team must be on NFLN once and can't play more than one time zone away. Jacksonville was unsexy enough to be an NFLN game. I think we can all agree that Miami will get at least on MNF game against the Jets or Patriots, I went with the Jets and with the early MNF slot they like to put us in. As for that last one, I feel Mia/SF is the kind of late season big name game ESPN would love. Plus, looking at SF's opponents, if I am right and the GB game is on FOX, that leaves five games (plus one NFLN) to be in primetime as they should get the max allowed. Now I think the NYG and NO games will go to SNF along with either the NE or NYJ games (one goes to NBC, the other stays with FOX) and either the CHI or DET game will also go the MNF (but not both, I can't see FOX allowing all of NYG, NO, CHI, and DET to go ESPN) which leaves MIA, BUF, MIN, or NFCW team . . . the answer ends up being pretty obvious.
So there you have it, I've been doing this for three years and only gotten five games exactly right, but we will see how wrong I am come tomorrow! I will be happy to answer any questions regarding my thought process or the NFL on tv in general. As a bonus, here is my week 1 prime picks . . .
WNF: Cowboys @ Giants
CBSE: Steelers @ Bengals
FOXE: Eagles @ Redskins
FOXL: Niners @ Packers
SNF: Patriots @ Ravens
MNF1: Texans @ Jets
MNF2: Chargers @ Raiders
Thought process: We already know the WNF kickoff game, but I went with SF/GB as the showcase FOX game based on rumblings I heard that it would involve the Packers (which I think makes sense). The SNF and MNF1 games are very tough to predict given what I've heard that the NFL does not want to showcase Denver early in prime in case Manning should not be ready or have a set back. Given that restriction, it is always a good bet to see a lot of AFC prime games week 1 given the CBS restrictions with the US Open coverage. Thus the sexiest game I found not involving Denver or burning off another divisional game early (ala BAL/PIT or NYJ/NE) was an AFC Championship rematch with two teams that will certainly get the max 3 SNF games. The MNF1 game went to HOU/NYJ as it was a good enough matchup without being something CBS would protest too much over loosing. I would think PHI/WAS would be great here, but FOX for the lead early makes too much sense for that one. The MNF2 slot was actually pretty easy, with the Niners in the FOXL slot, the Raiders either have to play early on Sunday or the late MNF slot . . . given that they have not appeared in that slot in a couple of years and the NFL will have to use either OAK or SEA in this slot, so how about killing two birds with one stone.
Hope your heads aren't spinning, TV is my industry so I can get a little carried away.
I still can't faarkin BELIEVE the NFL went and changed the rules for travel around and SCREWED 1,000s of Dolphin fans in Seattle out of seeing their team this year. Bastitches.
Thank you for getting rid of the fist pump Muck
No way there are 3 primetime games. No marquee players on offense (sorry, Reggie Bush isn't getting use primetime gigs) and coming off another losing season = cutback in primetime games.
As you stated, we are required by the league to be in 1 primetime game and that will be a Thursday night tilt...and odds are that it will be a road game. Poor home attendance + first year coach + coming off back to back losing seasons + no top flight marquee name = 1 road primetime game.