Looking at the Patriots 2012 schedule, some weeks appear much bigger than others.
They get Peyton Manning once and Tim Tebow twice. But we already knew that before dates and times were released.
So much for the highlights of the Patriots 2012 schedule.
The Patriots get their chance at Manning's rehabilitated neck on October 7 at Gillette. That contest is stuffed after games at Baltimore (Lee Evans won't be around to drop any potential game-winning passes) and Buffalo and before a trip to Seattle.
Quick - name three players on the Seahawks.
Calling it early - thinking this version of the Broncos offense should be able to put up at least two touchdowns during this visit. It will actually be nice to have Manning vs. Brady matchup that does not end with another humiliating and excruciating loss in the Super Bowl.
Rex Ryan, Sanchize and Tim Tebow's clipboard come to Foxboro on Oct. 21 for a 4:15 p.m. kickoff. That could also be a likely date for Game 7 of the ALCS. Probably won't have to worry about leaving Foxboro in time to watch Jon Lester's first pitch.
But the big one will be on Thanksgiving Night - New England at New York, Nov 22. Kickoff set for 8:20 p.m. on NBC. The NFL has the hype machine going full blast on this one:
My favorite high school football rivalry and/or the Macy's parade. The National Dog Show. And Brady, the Hoodie, Tebow, Rexy and Sanchize over for a nightcap. Sounds like the perfect holiday to me. Leftover turkey or is that the Patriots' running game? Speaking of fat, bloated and stuffed, did I mention Rex Ryan yet?
Last year, the Wire Fox Terrier won best in show. This year, the Jets and Dolphins will contend for worst of breed in the AFC East. On Thanksgiving, Tebow can say grace for the nation before we eat during the day. And Rexy can drop f-bombs all night on national TV while the Sanchize completes pass after pass to the Patriots secondary.
In the words of Bart Scott - "Can't wait. Pass the gravy."
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