Just when I thought I had seen everything in 57 years of life.
Just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water.
The NFL scheduling shark swam up and took a good chunk of my butt with him.
For starters, no home game at 1 PM until October 25th. That's week 7!
There goes our heat advantage.
I understand that we wanted to start on the road because we wanted to make sure we had time to have the stadium renovations in place.
BUUUTTT...In the first 10 weeks of the schedule we have only 2 games in SunLife Stadium. Part of that is due to hosting the Jets in London in week 4 and then the Bye in week 5.
Hello! What does the NFL have against us? Please just come out and tell us so we can apologize and then we can all move on from there.
A 7 week stretch from week 6 through week 12 with a total of 5 road games. Those road games are at the Titans, Patriots, Bills, Eagles and Jets. With the middle 3 in a row! In 18 Days!
Its tough enough to win in this league with an alternating schedule but we may have to come out of camp as the greatest road warrior team ever just to stay in the hunt this season.
We do get 2 night games: Thursday October 29th at the Pats and Monday December 14th hosting the Giants.
We do get Breakfast at Wimbledon on October 4th at 9:30 AM with our home game against the Jets in London. That should be fun to watch at church with the choir singing "Be not afraid".
On the positive side, we should actually be able to open up with 2 road wins at the Skins on September 13th and then at the Jags on September 20th.
We have no cold weather games in December as San Diego is our only away game in the last 5 games.
And in November, we have 3 games on the road in the Northeast with all starting at 1 PM. So we may not need any parkas this season.
But we finish home against the 2 AFC Championship teams from last year, the Colts on December 27th and the Pats in the New Year on January 3rd.
The Colts, we can beat. The Pats, we will have to beat.
We do get 4 home games out of the last 5: Baltimore, Giants, at San Diego, Colts and Pats. On second look, that's not that great a consolation.
Oh well, we knew going in that this was going to be a tough schedule with the division cross over games with the NFC East and AFC South. But those divisions are saying the same thing.
So here it is in case you haven't read it elsewhere (all times EST):
Week 1: 9/13 at Skins 1 PM
Week 2: 9/20 at Jags 4:05 PM
Week 3: 9/27 Bills 4:25 PM
Week 4: 10/4 Jets in London 9:30 AM
Week 5: BYE
Week 6: 10/18 at Titans 1 PM
Week 7: 10/25 Texans 1 PM
Week 8: 10/29 at Pats Thursday Night 8:15 PM
Week 9: 11/8 at Bills 1 PM
Week 10: 11/15 at Eagles 1 PM
Week 11: 11/22 Cowboys 1 PM
Week 12: 11/29 at Jets 1 PM
Week 13: 12/6 Ravens 1 PM
Week 14: 12/14 Giants on Monday Night at 8:30 PM
Week 15: 12/20 at Chargers 4:25 PM
Week 16: 12/27 Colts 1 PM
Week 17: 1/3 Pats 1 PM
Dolfan since 12/25/1971