2012 Schedule

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    I am happy only one Patriots game conflicts with Denver schedule (same time and station)
     
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    and ESPN is having a THREE hour show starting at 7 pm. guess they're trying to keep up with the NFL network. Let me see-one hour on Tim Tebow, one hour on Peyton Manning and one hour on the Saints. Guess the other 29 teams are out of luck.
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    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4720586/rapid-reaction-pats-12-schedule

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    Eight teams have five prime-time games: Broncos, Steelers, Chargers, Bears, Packers, Giants, Eagles, 49ers.  (Patriots have 4)

     
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    Rex on facing Patriots on Thanksgiving: "That one's going to be a beauty... no doubt.

     
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    Analysis of the Patriots' schedule

    Posted by Greg A. Bedard  April 17, 2012 07:38 PM
    By Greg A. Bedard, Globe Staff

    Some quick-hit thoughts on the Patriots’ schedule, which has been released:

    • Part of it is only the preseason, but that’s a tough stretch for the Patriots to close with two exhibitions on the road, and then start the regular season with three of four on the road. That’s five of six on the road from mid-August through early October.
    • With the Patriots opening the exhibition schedule Aug. 9, it looks like the Patriots will report to training camp July 25 with the first practice(s) the following day.
    • As for the regular-season schedule, it seems to have a nice balance.
    • The Patriots open with five of their first eight games on the road, and then close with five of eight at home.
    • The Patriots open with two winnable games, at Tennessee (can be a tough place to play in the heat) and home against the Cardinals before the toughest three-game stretch of the early season: at Ravens, at Bills, and home to Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
    • That’s followed by a brutal travel stretch. Patriots fly west to Seattle, come home to face the Jets, and then fly to London to face the Rams before the Nov. 4 bye.
    • The Patriots get to rest up for the Bills at home and host the rebuilding Colts.
    • Then it’s the last mountain on paper: four days before Thanksgiving at the Jets, at Dolphins, home to Texans and 49ers.
    • Patriots close with three of four at home, including big matchups at home against the Texans and 49ers. Those warm-weather teams have a chance to play in tough conditions at Gillette in December.
    • Patriots have four prime-time games: Sept. 23 at Baltimore (NBC), Thanksgiving night at Jets (NBC), Dec. 10 vs. Houston (ESPN), Dec. 16 vs. San Francisco (NBC). Last season the Patriots had four prime-time games as well, but the Colts were flexed out of Sunday Night Football.
    • Patriots have nine 1 p.m. games. They were schedule for only four last season (ended up five).
    • Both the Patriots’ short weeks (Nov. 22 at Jets, Dec. 16 vs. 49ers) happen in a four-game stretch.
    • Patriots again won’t face the Jets in December.
    • So much for the NFL scheduling more divisional games late to make the games more meaningful. The Patriots have one (vs. Miami) in the final four weeks and face the Dolphins twice in Decembe
     
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    Not bad at all. At Baltimore should be the biggest challenge.
     
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    A late bye is good for an already well-oiled team.  The Patriots get to pick up where they left off, often enough against disorganized teams with rook quarterbacks and new head coaches.  Some of the early disorganized teams include Tennessee, Buffalo and Denver.

    Calling the London game an “Away” game is a giftie.  It’s like a home game in several ways.  After that, the Patriots have 8 home games and 7 away games.

    I love the December home games against Houston, San Francisco and Miami.  In all three cases a warm-weather team has to come up and play in the wind and sleet.  Frisco plays a night game in the cold too, after traveling all the way across the country.  Wow!  This really accentuates New England’s climate advantages.  Remember, free touchdown celebration snow comes with every seat purchase!

    At Miami on Dec. 2 isn’t too bad, considering it could have been in September and the Patriots could have melted.  Having Denver here is far better than playing in Denver, which has the best home field advantage in the NFL (20% less oxygen per breath in their mile-high air).

    Baltimore plays at Houston just before New England.
     
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    @ seattle!!!!!
     
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    Obviously things change, injuries, suprise teams, etc.... but just looking at the Pats schedule it is pretty light, when you compare it to someone like the Giants.  The Giants play as many games against AFC play-off teams as NE!  The Pats get 3 out 4 games against last years play-off teams at home.  Only leave EST 2 times, STL in London and SEA.  Nothing to complain about.
     
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    sff, hou and bal will be tough

    i would not underestimate buf, ari and stl
     
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    The schedule always has its surprises, sometimes an easy schedule ends up being very tough because every year there are a few surprise teams that improve a lot. Other times what appears to be a tough schedule ends up being much easier for just the opposite reason, or injuries. Buffalo could be tough this year and the Rams may be much better as well with Fisher coaching and all of the young talent they are going to bring in. Seattle is unpredictable, up and down like when Carrol coached here. 

    As for the Giants, they usually do have a difficult schedule, that division is tough, they all play each other competitively, just look at the Redskins last year. For the Giants it still  be as brutal as last years stretch when they had all of those road games against playoff teams. That was pretty brutal. As of now it appears that the Packers have one of the easier schedules. 

    Just a little more than a week til the draft!!!
     
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    If the Pats don't lose any big names to injuries this year should be a 13+ win season again. Do like our chances of making it back to the Super Bowl with the Texans and Ravens as being the other teams in the mix.
     
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    We take both Jet and Miami games.
    We split Buffalo.
    Baltimore nips us at their place.
    San Fran nips us here.
    Houston is a coin toss.

    12-4, 13-3 if we take care of business against Houston prior to San Fran coming to town.
     
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    and ESPN is having a THREE hour show starting at 7 pm. guess they're trying to keep up with the NFL network. Let me see-one hour on Tim Tebow, one hour on Peyton Manning and one hour on the Saints. Guess the other 29 teams are out of luck.
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    In Response to Re: 2012 Schedule (Has been released) : Two full servings of turkey.  Keep the Pepto handy.
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    In Response to Re: 2012 Schedule (Has been released) : don't overlook SF, even at home
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    Yes I agree, the 49ers are going to be a challenge for sure but at least the game is at Gillette. Hopefully in cold weather, though the 49ers are built for bad weather. The Patriots advantage aside from playing at home is that SF has to fly all the way across country for that one. The Ravens are always tough on the Patriots, should be tougher on the road. 
     
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    We take both Jet and Miami games. We split Buffalo. Baltimore nips us at their place. San Fran nips us here. Houston is a coin toss. 12-4, 13-3 if we take care of business against Houston prior to San Fran coming to town.
    Posted by NoMorePensionLooting


    I'm going to need to upgrade. The Patriots will NOT lose to Baltimore this year. In fact this game is now no different than when a drunk pounded on my friends car telling him to get out and fight like a man. Well, my friend got out and stood up, all 6' 5" and 261 lbs of him. Even though this was over 25 years ago I can tell you it did not go well for the drunk.

    It will not go well for Baltimore either. These teams hate each other and now it's deeply personal.  John Harbaugh just pounded on the Patriots roof demanding they step out and fight like a man. The Patriots will know in their soul they must oblige.


    So make it 13-3 with a good shot at 14-2 if we handle Houston.

     
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