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firehawk157
04-10-2007, 01:40 PM
Tomorrow apparently...

http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=5974

From the bengals apparently, so I don't know. It'd sure be a crime if they lied to us and the Bengals wouldn't do that.

firehawk157
04-10-2007, 01:45 PM
JLC has it too, so I guess it's confirmed.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/redskinsinsider/

redskin_rich
04-10-2007, 01:46 PM
The NFL didn't want to announce the schedule the same day as they announced the suspensions of Jones and Henry.

I've been chomping at the bit to see this year's schedule. Please, give the Redskins all 1PM Sunday games.

hockeygoalie29
04-10-2007, 01:52 PM
The NFL didn't want to announce the schedule the same day as they announced the suspensions of Jones and Henry.

I've been chomping at the bit to see this year's schedule. Please, give the Redskins all 1PM Sunday games.

Why 1pm? Tailgating is so much better at the 4pm games since you don't have to be up at the butt crack of dawn!

redskin_rich
04-10-2007, 01:57 PM
Why 1pm? Tailgating is so much better at the 4pm games since you don't have to be up at the butt crack of dawn!
I like being home by 6PM, getting a little time with my family and being able to watch the later games. Also, It gets cold when the sun goes down in December.
One more thing, less drunken idiots at the early games.

dj_stouty
04-10-2007, 02:02 PM
I like being home by 6PM, getting a little time with my family and being able to watch the later games. Also, It gets cold when the sun goes down in December.
One more thing, less drunken idiots at the early games.

Nothing is definite once the schedule comes out. Danny has been known to "volunteer" changing 1pm games to 4pm games in the middle of the season.

I also like the 1pm games, b/c you can cook breakfast at the tailgate. YUM!

CNYSkinFan
04-10-2007, 02:10 PM
well the 4pm switch is only to move a game so it can be the Nationally televised game...only if the Redskins are doing well will that happen.

LATrueRedskin
04-10-2007, 10:06 PM
Our scheduling was pretty brutal last year. We played 3 or 4 teams coming off their bye week, and 2 of them were NFC East rivals. Let's hope we do better than that, but I wouldn't be surprised if we didnt.

redskin_rich
04-10-2007, 10:14 PM
Our scheduling was pretty brutal last year. We played 3 or 4 teams coming off their bye week, and 2 of them were NFC East rivals. Let's hope we do better than that, but I wouldn't be surprised if we didnt.
The whole NFC East had a brutal schedule last year, I actually thought we had it easier than everyone but the Cowboys. As it turned out, everyone but us made the playoffs. I think even at the halfway point, we were only a game or two out of first place but we ended up where we deserved to be, unfortunately.
Point being, you can't read too much into the schedule, because you have no idea where your team will be at during any point of it.

Dept_of_Defense
04-10-2007, 10:21 PM
Our scheduling was pretty brutal last year. We played 3 or 4 teams coming off their bye week, and 2 of them were NFC East rivals. Let's hope we do better than that, but I wouldn't be surprised if we didnt.
I totally forgot how brutal our schedule was. Other than our bye coming @ a good time for us, we got screwed. They have to take that into consideration this year. I would love to see Dallas @ FedEx Week 1 @ 1.

BostonSkins
04-10-2007, 10:24 PM
I just want to know when the Skins are coming to Gilette!!!

LATrueRedskin
04-10-2007, 10:44 PM
The whole NFC East had a brutal schedule last year, I actually thought we had it easier than everyone but the Cowboys. As it turned out, everyone but us made the playoffs. I think even at the halfway point, we were only a game or two out of first place but we ended up where we deserved to be, unfortunately.
Point being, you can't read too much into the schedule, because you have no idea where your team will be at during any point of it.

Oh, absolutely. Being an awful team didn't help our efforts either. But even last year we were among the first in strength of schedule. It seems like we always are. And it's no guarantee that the teams on our schedule will be as good, or as bad, as they were last year.

bgforever
04-10-2007, 11:12 PM
Our scheduling was pretty brutal last year. We played 3 or 4 teams coming off their bye week, and 2 of them were NFC East rivals. Let's hope we do better than that, but I wouldn't be surprised if we didnt.

That was my observation. Salt in the wound, was the injuries prior to the game, the play of some players by the time the game arrived and the position we left ourselves in, in the process. It was truly an important learning experience on how to approach games better this year. that many bye games always suck!

skins111111
04-11-2007, 06:23 AM
Dec 1st 8th or 15th....that is the question........come on schedual

smoak
04-11-2007, 06:28 AM
I like being home by 6PM, getting a little time with my family and being able to watch the later games. Also, It gets cold when the sun goes down in December.
One more thing, less drunken idiots at the early games.

Agree on all counts including DJ's breakfast comment.... Great, now I'm hungry.

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 06:59 AM
I would love to see Dallas @ FedEx Week 1 @ 1.

not gonna happen. dallas and nyg play sunday night in week 1

chrisbcbu
04-11-2007, 07:13 AM
The schedule is due to come out at 1pm est. They are going to have it air on NFL network. Also they will have it streamed live on NFL.com as well.

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 07:59 AM
The schedule is due to come out at 1pm est. They are going to have it air on NFL network. Also they will have it streamed live on NFL.com as well.

im ready to print out several copies and hang them all over work

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 08:22 AM
The schedule is due to come out at 1pm est. They are going to have it air on NFL network. Also they will have it streamed live on NFL.com as well.
Some teams may release their schedules earlier than the official announcement. At least, that is what has happened in the past.

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 08:26 AM
Some teams may release their schedules earlier than the official announcement. At least, that is what has happened in the past.

Yup. Last year, I believe we knew 50% of our schedule before the official release becuase our opponents had already released their full schedule.

Keino
04-11-2007, 09:14 AM
I like being home by 6PM, getting a little time with my family and being able to watch the later games. Also, It gets cold when the sun goes down in December.
One more thing, less drunken idiots at the early games.

Yea... and I hate having to make Mad scramble to the airport to catch the last flight back to Tampa. I like being able to take my time getting there.....

chrisbcbu
04-11-2007, 09:36 AM
Yup. Last year, I believe we knew 50% of our schedule before the official release becuase our opponents had already released their full schedule.

yes you are right. I think it was an hour before the release when we had the full schedule.

DUCKIN_TACKLERS
04-11-2007, 09:42 AM
Nfl Network is putting on a schedule release show at 1pm today...probably know most of the schedule by then though

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 10:07 AM
Nfl Network is putting on a schedule release show at 1pm today...probably know most of the schedule by then though

I just scanned the internet and didn't find any leaks as of yet. I'll post them if I find them...

But since this is an NFL Network event, I'm guessing the NFL is really going to force the teams to be quiet about it until the 1pm show, so there may be no leaks.

Anyone want to predict the home opener opponent? I'll take a stab and say Dolphins.

CNYSkinFan
04-11-2007, 10:14 AM
I think we will open with Philadelphia

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 10:15 AM
I just scanned the internet and didn't find any leaks as of yet. I'll post them if I find them...

But since this is an NFL Network event, I'm guessing the NFL is really going to force the teams to be quiet about it until the 1pm show, so there may be no leaks.

Anyone want to predict the home opener opponent? I'll take a stab and say Dolphins.
If we open at home, I'm guessing it will be either Philly, Detroit, Buffalo or Miami. :D




Ok, I'll go with Detroit.

CNYSkinFan
04-11-2007, 10:15 AM
I think we will open with Philadelphia
btw Philly at our home...that is my prediction.

Redskin4Life
04-11-2007, 10:34 AM
btw Philly at our home...that is my prediction.
This would be my worst nightmare.... one of my family friends that I watch football with all the time is a Philly fan. The crap I'm going to have to hear about how we're going to start out 0-1 for the season is ALREADY annoying me.

CNYSkinFan
04-11-2007, 10:42 AM
with Dalls and NYG playign week 1 you would think they would just make it a rivalry week and let the other two teams play as well.

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 10:47 AM
redskins - dolphins week 1

"The Dolphins will begin the season Sept. 9 at Washington before playing their first home game Sept. 16 against Dallas."

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/football/pro/dolphins/sfl-dolsked07,0,7626755.story?coll=sfla-dolphins-front

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 10:50 AM
Good call, DJ!

So, the early leaks have started and we are opening at home with Miami. Check around team sites and more game schedules should start trickling in.

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 10:53 AM
Good call, DJ!

So, the early leaks have started and we are opening at home with Miami. Check around team sites and more game schedules should start trickling in.

or we could be patient and just wait until 1pm and know the whole thing anyways. i saw on PFT the dolphins schedule leaked and knowing we played them i checked it out

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 10:54 AM
Good call, DJ!

So, the early leaks have started and we are opening at home with Miami. Check around team sites and more game schedules should start trickling in.

SWEET! What do I win?

lakewinola
04-11-2007, 10:56 AM
Damnit, I was hoping that we would open on the road this year. My wife is due with our first child on Sept 1. Looks like my week 1 tixs will be for sale!

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 10:59 AM
or we could be patient and just wait until 1pm and know the whole thing anyways. i saw on PFT the dolphins schedule leaked and knowing we played them i checked it out
Patient? No way, this is like opening presents on Christmas. :)


SWEET! What do I win?How about another jalapeno-Patron shot on cinco de Mayo? ;)

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 11:01 AM
How about another jalapeno-Patron shot on cinco de Mayo? ;)

Deal. :D

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 11:11 AM
Patient? No way, this is like opening presents on Christmas. :)

lol. i know i know. great thrill yet short lived, but still not as fun if you know half of what youre getting

CNYSkinFan
04-11-2007, 11:12 AM
Damnit, I was hoping that we would open on the road this year. My wife is due with our first child on Sept 1. Looks like my week 1 tixs will be for sale!
DIBS!!!!!

gibbsisgod
04-11-2007, 11:32 AM
where is the bye going to be?

BandWagon
04-11-2007, 11:36 AM
where is the bye going to be?
It better be during my week long annual meeting again! The only game I've missed in 5 years was two years ago vs. Philly. Hated watching that one from the road, but I can't complain...I've been very, very lucky.

Probably just jinxed myself.

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 11:39 AM
Unconfirmed rumor on a Cowboys board that we close the season at home against the 'girls.
I hope that is true!

CNYSkinFan
04-11-2007, 11:40 AM
Unconfirmed rumor on a Cowboys board that we close the season at home against the 'girls.
I hope that is true!
Me too that would be awesome!!!!

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 11:41 AM
the eagles official website says they have 4 night games, three vs nfc east teams, im assuming we got a night game against philly

chrisbcbu
04-11-2007, 11:42 AM
Found this on a cowboys website site so its unconfirmed

http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85307
November 18 Washington at Dallas
December 30 Dallas at Washington

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 11:44 AM
Found this on a cowboys website site so its unconfirmed

http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85307

you mean we have to wait 2 months before playing dallas if thats correct?? thats gonna be a lot of hatred and rage building for me over the course of the season. i hope we stomp em both games

Fathead
04-11-2007, 11:45 AM
Closing with the destruction of the girls!

Patrick
04-11-2007, 11:49 AM
Found this on a cowboys website site so its unconfirmed

http://cowboyszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85307

If you trace that back it appears that Miami will be 9/9 for the home opener.

chrisbcbu
04-11-2007, 11:51 AM
If you trace that back it appears that Miami will be 9/9 for the home opener.

ya that was posted earlier in this thread.

So we open with Miami and close with Dallas.

Redskin4Life
04-11-2007, 11:57 AM
ya that was posted earlier in this thread.

So we open with Miami and close with Dallas.
So essentially we open with SD's offense (Cameron) and close with SD's defense (Philips)???

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 12:00 PM
Rumor...Regarding Packer game.

Oct. 14 vs. Washington

October at Lambeau is better than Nov or Dec!

BostonSkins
04-11-2007, 12:04 PM
@ Eagles Monday 9/17 per espn

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 12:06 PM
Another rumor...

Sunday, Oct. 28 Washington Redskins @ Pats 4:15 p.m. FOX

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 12:07 PM
Another rumor...


Sunday, 11/04/07 01:00 PM Washington vs. Jets

BostonSkins
04-11-2007, 12:08 PM
Another rumor...

Sunday, Oct. 28 Washington Redskins @ Pats 4:15 p.m. FOX

Nice...thanks!

Redskin4Life
04-11-2007, 12:08 PM
NFL Schedule's up on NFL.com:

http://www.nfl.com/schedules

Here's our team schedule:

http://www.nfl.com/teams/schedule/WAS

PennSkinsFan
04-11-2007, 12:09 PM
http://www.hailredskins.com

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 12:10 PM
Bye week 4? :devil2:

Redskin4Life
04-11-2007, 12:10 PM
We have a BYE Week 4?!?!?

And Buffalo and Chicago within a 4 day span?!??!?

Canuck
04-11-2007, 12:10 PM
Dec 2 vs Buffalo
Dec 6 vs Chicago

We get to play the Bears on only three days rest, ouch.

LadyNRedskinsfan
04-11-2007, 12:10 PM
2007 REDSKINS SCHEDULE

Sep 9 Miami 1:00pm
Sep 17 @Philadelphia 8:30pm
Sep 23 N.Y. Giants 4:15pm **MY CHOICE FOR NEXT HR TG!!!**
Week 4 BYE
Oct 7 Detroit 1:00pm
Oct 14 @Green Bay 1:00pm
Oct 21 Arizona 1:00pm
Oct 28 @New England 4:15pm
Nov 4 @N.Y. Jets 1:00pm
Nov 11 Philadelphia 1:00pm
Nov 18 @Dallas 1:00pm
Nov 25 @Tampa Bay 1:00pm
Dec 2 Buffalo 1:00pm
Dec 6 Chicago 8:15pm
Dec 16 @N.Y. Giants 8:15pm
Dec 23 @Minnesota 1:00pm
Dec 30 Dallas 1:00pm

SkinsfaninNJ
04-11-2007, 12:11 PM
Week 4 bye stinks.

Redskin4Life
04-11-2007, 12:11 PM
The schedule:

Sep 9 Miami 1:00pm
Sep 17 @Philadelphia 8:30pm
Sep 23 N.Y. Giants 4:15pm
Week 4 BYE

Oct 7 Detroit 1:00pm
Oct 14 @Green Bay 1:00pm
Oct 21 Arizona 1:00pm
Oct 28 @New England 4:15pm

Nov 4 @N.Y. Jets 1:00pm
Nov 11 Philadelphia 1:00pm
Nov 18 @Dallas 1:00pm
Nov 25 @Tampa Bay 1:00pm

Dec 2 Buffalo 1:00pm
Dec 6 Chicago 8:15pm
Dec 16 @N.Y. Giants 8:15pm
Dec 23 @Minnesota 1:00pm
Dec 30 Dallas 1:00pm

PGiddy18
04-11-2007, 12:12 PM
Oh I am AT that monday night game in Philly!!

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 12:12 PM
We have a BYE Week 4?!?!?

And Buffalo and Chicago within a 4 day span?!??!?
Yeah, it looks like the Chicago game is a Thursday nighter at home. Make your plans now to take that Friday off work.
Man, two home games in a 4 day span, that is going to be a rough week.

SkinsfaninNJ
04-11-2007, 12:12 PM
3 night games. Not bad.

skinfanjon
04-11-2007, 12:13 PM
Dec 2 vs Buffalo
Dec 6 vs Chicago

We get to play the Bears on only three days rest, ouch.

Yeah but then we get 10 days to prepare for our annual trip to the Meadowlands.

PGiddy18
04-11-2007, 12:13 PM
Week 4 bye stinks.

Yes, but we don't play a single team coming off of their bye, so I'll take it.

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 12:15 PM
Man, two home games in a 4 day span, that is going to be a rough week.

Rough for who? The players or the tailgaters? ;)

At least they don't have to travel for that 2nd game...

BostonSkins
04-11-2007, 12:15 PM
Love the Thursday night game...love it. Hopefully Rex hasn't been benched by then.

skinfanjon
04-11-2007, 12:15 PM
The Cowboys are on the road at Phily and New York the two weeks before hosting us in our first matchup. Awesome!

RedskinsDave
04-11-2007, 12:16 PM
Bye week 4? :devil2:

What a waste.

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 12:16 PM
3 night games. Not bad.

yeah but the giants game on sunday night could be moved to the day time due to flex scheduling during that part of the year. so if theirs a better match up we wont be playing a primetime game

Redskin4Life
04-11-2007, 12:16 PM
Interesting... we're going to be done with Philly before we see Dallas ONCE.

FunBunch5
04-11-2007, 12:17 PM
I went over the schedule. IMO there are 10-12 wins if our defense returns to form and our offense continues its improvements. I know those are big ifs, but I am optimistic Gibbs is turning the team around this year.

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 12:18 PM
Rough for who? The players or the tailgaters? ;)

At least they don't have to travel for that 2nd game...
What players? I'm talking about myself! lol

shally
04-11-2007, 12:19 PM
Yeah but then we get 10 days to prepare for our annual trip to the Meadowlands.


similar to dallas playing in thanksgiving... it should be okay

all in all, other than the early bye, i like it.. we do not have to go to green bay in winter

Redskin4Life
04-11-2007, 12:20 PM
Being in Panther country, I should be able to see 7 games on regular TV....

shally
04-11-2007, 12:21 PM
Interesting... we're going to be done with Philly before we see Dallas ONCE.

but we end with dallas at home.. should be a doozy

GeneralDisorder
04-11-2007, 12:21 PM
When's the tailgate then, chaps - Detroit Oct 7th...?

Let's not be silly and pick the Giants on Sept 23rd. That'll go down at Chez Disorder like woodworm in Heather McCartney's coffee table...

I'm already watching the Giants in London a month later. Don't make me watch them twice in one month. I don't deserve that...

silverspring
04-11-2007, 12:21 PM
I think we got a pretty soft schedule. Sure everyone always has something to complain about like the bye week. But it isn't that bad. And while we have to play 2 tight games dec 2 and 6th it is almost like we get another bye week after the game on the 6th.

LadyNRedskinsfan
04-11-2007, 12:22 PM
i like the way the schedule is set up. aside from the 4 day span before we play chicago. november looks to be the toughest month but december looks like it couldbe a very important month if we end up being in the thick of things.

Canuck
04-11-2007, 12:22 PM
but we end with dallas at home.. should be a doozy

Hopefully we're 15-0 and we decide to rest our starters :)

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 12:22 PM
When's the tailgate then, chaps - Detroit Oct 7th...?

Let's not be silly and pick the Giants on Sept 23rd. That'll go down at Chez Disorder like woodworm in Heather McCartney's coffee table...

I'm already watching the Giants in London a month later. Don't make me watch them twice in one month. I don't deserve that...

I personally like the Detroit game. EArly October, so the weather should be mild, and we dont 'have to worry about FedEx getting overwhelmed by too many opposing team fans. (Detroit may not even have fans by that time)

shally
04-11-2007, 12:23 PM
Hopefully we're 15-0 and we decide to rest our starters :)

yup.. but we lost to a jimmy johnson team that way.. they were 1-15 and beat us...

shally
04-11-2007, 12:24 PM
I personally like the Detroit game. EArly October, so the weather should be mild, and we dont 'have to worry about FedEx getting overwhelmed by too many opposing team fans. (Detroit may not even have fans by that time)


we need to open with a win.. beating philly to start would get us off to a great start

CNYSkinFan
04-11-2007, 12:26 PM
Decent schedule. I hate the short week for Chicago...but other then that I can live with it.

GeneralDisorder
04-11-2007, 12:26 PM
I personally like the Detroit game. EArly October, so the weather should be mild, and we dont 'have to worry about FedEx getting overwhelmed by too many opposing team fans. (Detroit may not even have fans by that time)

I might even have a copy of last season's Jacksonville game by then...

:)

skinfanjon
04-11-2007, 12:29 PM
Decent schedule. I hate the short week for Chicago...but other then that I can live with it.

Thats pretty much my sentiment. The Bears are coming off a Sunday home game to the Gints before coming to Fedex, so at least its a short week for both of us. Plus, we get that extra time to prepare for a divisional game te next week, I really like that.

I can live with the bye in Week 4, but we need to win 2 of the first 3.

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 12:29 PM
Darn, I wanted to travel to the Tampa game but it's the weekend after Thanksgiving.

LadyNRedskinsfan
04-11-2007, 12:30 PM
here are our division opponents schedules......

DALLASS COWBOYS

Sep 9 N.Y. Giants 8:15pm
Sep 16 @Miami 4:05pm
Sep 23 @Chicago 8:15pm
Sep 30 St. Louis 1:00pm
Oct 8 @Buffalo 8:30pm
Oct 14 New England 4:15pm
Oct 21 Minnesota 1:00pm
Week 8 BYE
Nov 4 @Philadelphia 8:15pm
Nov 11 @N.Y. Giants 4:15pm
Nov 18 Washington 1:00pm
Nov 22 N.Y. Jets 4:15pm
Nov 29 Green Bay 8:15pm
Dec 9 @Detroit 1:00pm
Dec 16 Philadelphia 4:15pm
Dec 22 @Carolina 8:15pm
Dec 30 @Washington 1:00pm

NEW YORK GIANTS

Sep 9 @Dallas 8:15pm
Sep 16 Green Bay 1:00pm
Sep 23 @Washington 4:15pm
Sep 30 Philadelphia 8:15pm
Oct 7 N.Y. Jets 1:00pm
Oct 15 @Atlanta 8:30pm
Oct 21 San Francisco 1:00pm
Oct 28 @Miami (London) 1:00pm
Week 9 BYE
Nov 11 Dallas 4:15pm
Nov 18 @Detroit 4:15pm
Nov 25 Minnesota 1:00pm
Dec 2 @Chicago 4:15pm
Dec 9 @Philadelphia 1:00pm
Dec 16 Washington 8:15pm
Dec 23 @Buffalo 1:00pm
Dec 29 New England 8:15pm

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Sep 9 @Green Bay 1:00pm
Sep 17 Washington 8:30pm
Sep 23 Detroit 1:00pm
Sep 30 @N.Y. Giants 8:15pm
Week 5 BYE
Oct 14 @N.Y. Jets 1:00pm
Oct 21 Chicago 4:15pm
Oct 28 @Minnesota 1:00pm
Nov 4 Dallas 8:15pm
Nov 11 @Washington 1:00pm
Nov 18 Miami 1:00pm
Nov 25 @New England 8:15pm
Dec 2 Seattle 1:00pm
Dec 9 N.Y. Giants 1:00pm
Dec 16 @Dallas 4:15pm
Dec 23 @New Orleans 1:00pm
Dec 30 Buffalo 1:00pm

LadyNRedskinsfan
04-11-2007, 12:31 PM
Darn, I wanted to travel to the Tampa game but it's the weekend after Thanksgiving.
thats what i was thinking, but at least its after thanksgiving which still leaves some options open.

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 12:31 PM
I might even have a copy of last season's Jacksonville game by then...

:)

Ha Ha...Your copy of Curious George is in the mail. :D

Patrick
04-11-2007, 12:31 PM
I personally like the Detroit game. EArly October, so the weather should be mild, and we dont 'have to worry about FedEx getting overwhelmed by too many opposing team fans. (Detroit may not even have fans by that time)

AGREE ................ DETROIT @ 1:00 would be a good hRTG
Second choice ..... ARIZONA @ 1:00 still faily early in the fall.

Patrick
04-11-2007, 12:33 PM
thats what i was thinking, but at least its after thanksgiving which still leaves some options open.
Will make for a great extended weekend.

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 12:35 PM
i kinda like the short week of the bears game. if we're in the playoff hunt it will give us a long week of rest which could be crucial down the stretch and into the playoffs. on the other hand, i dislike it because that means i have to wait 10 days before the next game and a week between games already seems like an eternity...

GeneralDisorder
04-11-2007, 12:35 PM
Buffalo on the Sunday, Chicago on the Thursday.

Hmmn....

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 12:37 PM
here are our division opponents schedules......



dallas gets two thursday games in a row, thats rather weird

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 12:41 PM
dallas gets two thursday games in a row, thats rather weird
That's the first time I've seen them get the next Thursday after playing on Thanksgiving Thurs.

Dallas is going to be on national TV way too much this year.

dj_stouty
04-11-2007, 12:48 PM
I must say....4 away games in 5 weeks is pretty tough.

But I'm happy we don't have to travel to Lambeau or Gillette in November or December.

chrisbcbu
04-11-2007, 12:48 PM
I dont like the Tampa game date. I had planned on going to that, but now i dont know.

Hopefully i can make the tailgate again this year.

MPCSkins
04-11-2007, 12:49 PM
I'm liking the Cowboys on the last Sunday at home. Hopefully we can ruin some playoff hopes for them.

LadyNRedskinsfan
04-11-2007, 12:49 PM
That's the first time I've seen them get the next Thursday after playing on Thanksgiving Thurs.

Dallas is going to be on national TV way too much this year.
thats fine with me. that way the whole world can watch romo and the 'girls self destruct.

hockeygoalie29
04-11-2007, 12:49 PM
There's a pretty tough stretch right in the middle of the season where we play 4 of 5 games on the road. Not to mention 4 of those are against 2006 playoff teams. Those 5 weeks could define our season, if we come out of it with 2 or 3 wins we should be in good shape! Luckily 3 of the 4 road games are on the east coast...

Oct 28 @New England
Nov 4 @N.Y. Jets
Nov 11 Philadelphia
Nov 18 @Dallas
Nov 25 @Tampa Bay

Patrick
04-11-2007, 12:56 PM
There's a pretty tough stretch right in the middle of the season where we play 4 of 5 games on the road. Not to mention 4 of those are against 2006 playoff teams. Those 5 weeks could define our season, if we come out of it with 2 or 3 wins we should be in good shape! Luckily 3 of the 4 road games are on the east coast...

Oct 28 @New England
Nov 4 @N.Y. Jets
Nov 11 Philadelphia
Nov 18 @Dallas
Nov 25 @Tampa Bay


Kind of the MAKE or BREAK part of our schedule ................ well I take that back.......... the FIRST THREE games will be the M/B part of our schedule ...:rolleyes:

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 12:56 PM
If we can win 2/3 in September and we should be able to win the first 3 in October, we'll be looking at a 5-1 record heading into the tough stretch.

Canuck
04-11-2007, 12:59 PM
If we can win 2/3 in September and we should be able to win the first 3 in October, we'll be looking at a 5-1 record heading into the tough stretch.

This is the NFL and we're 21-27 (reg. season) in the past three years with Gibbs as our coach. As far as I'm concerned any stretch of the season is a tough stretch.

hockeygoalie29
04-11-2007, 01:01 PM
Kind of the MAKE or BREAK part of our schedule ................ well I take that back.......... the FIRST THREE games will be the M/B part of our schedule ...:rolleyes:

Having a 2-0 record against NFC East teams after 3 weeks would really give us an advantage and make us the early front runners in the division. Of course, going 0-2 against the Eagles and Giants would put us in a HUGE hole!

shally
04-11-2007, 01:02 PM
This is the NFL and we're 21-27 (reg. season) in the past three years with Gibbs as our coach. As far as I'm concerned any stretch of the season is a tough stretch.

nice dose of reality on your part...

LadyNRedskinsfan
04-11-2007, 01:04 PM
Kind of the MAKE or BREAK part of our schedule ................ well I take that back.......... the FIRST THREE games will be the M/B part of our schedule ...:rolleyes:
definitely make or break, BUT its in the middle of the season during the 3rd quarter of the season. if we do well enough during the 1st, 2nd and 4th quarters, a possible losing quarter wouldn't kill us too much.

shally
04-11-2007, 01:04 PM
Having a 2-0 record against NFC East teams after 3 weeks would really give us an advantage and make us the early front runners in the division. Of course, going 0-2 against the Eagles and Giants would put us in a HUGE hole!

even more reason for gibbs getting this team off to a roaring start.. starting with preseason... we cannot afford to get a lame start

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 01:11 PM
This is the NFL and we're 21-27 (reg. season) in the past three years with Gibbs as our coach. As far as I'm concerned any stretch of the season is a tough stretch.
I thought it was the CFL, my bad...
Call me crazy but I tend to think we have a better shot at winning against Detroit and Arizona at home, than New England and Dallas on the road.

Canuck
04-11-2007, 01:29 PM
I thought it was the CFL, my bad...
Call me crazy but I tend to think we have a better shot at winning against Detroit and Arizona at home, than New England and Dallas on the road.

You're not crazy, I agree we have a better shot winning at home against the Lions and Cards. I'm just pessimistic from losing to the Vikings and Titans last year after assuming they were easy wins when the 2006 schedule came out.

MPCSkins
04-11-2007, 01:32 PM
You're not crazy, I agree we have a better shot winning at home against the Lions and Cards. I'm just pessimistic from losing to the Vikings and Titans last year after assuming they were easy wins when the 2006 schedule came out.

Yeah, we can't really look at anything next season as a guaranteed win considering we won 5 games last year. It's the NFL, any team has a decent chance of beating any other team.

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 01:41 PM
You're not crazy, I agree we have a better shot winning at home against the Lions and Cards. I'm just pessimistic from losing to the Vikings and Titans last year after assuming they were easy wins when the 2006 schedule came out.
I wasn't assuming anything, just offering up a scenario that was reasonable. Trust me, after last year, I am out of the business of guaranteeing anything. Every year we lose to someone we shouldn't and win one that we didn't necessarily expect.

One thing I do expect is that our team won't enter this season thinking they will walk easily to the playoffs.

ChiefPowhatan17
04-11-2007, 01:48 PM
The meadowlands twice this year. That's going to be tough. I think the whole schedule looks tough. There is not one game that is a gimme. I hope our guys play one game at a time this year.

RedskinsDave
04-11-2007, 01:48 PM
Another rumor...

Sunday, Oct. 28 Washington Redskins @ Pats 4:15 p.m. FOX

I will be at this one unless we get tickets to see the Giants-Phins game in London. Old England yes means New England no.

cmdlost29
04-11-2007, 02:04 PM
The meadowlands twice this year. That's going to be tough. I think the whole schedule looks tough. There is not one game that is a gimme. I hope our guys play one game at a time this year.

The schedule looks easy to me, a reward for winning 5 games total last year. IF Campbell is a good QB (which I think he will be), and IF our Defense rebounds (Not sure yet) we will end the year with an winning record and will fight for a playoff spot this year. Our schedule is soft.

The Giants suck without Tiki and Eli is not the answer, the Eagles have an injury prone QB and still no WR's, the Cowboys...well they are my pick to win the devision so I'm hoping for a second year Romo slump by the time we play them but they are the favorites in the East in my eyes as much as I hate to admit that. The only teams that bother me on the schedule are New England and da Bears.


Some things I like about the schedule:

3 Televised games
Another shot at Tampa in Tampa, we owe them big time

Dallas last week of the year, maybe playing for the devision!

Philadelphia early in the season. Usually they start off on fire but after injuries in 2 of 3 years, McNabbs got to be worried this season

Early bye week (Unlike some of you, I think this can be a blessing. If we start the season off shakey we have time to fix our problems early and alvage the season. If we start off on fire then we have a week to rest and motivate for the stretch run. If we started off slowly and had a bye week in week 9, we can't salvage the season. I think for our club this season an early bye week is a blessing)


Some things I don't like:

Playing Chicago on 4 days rest, were losing that game
Playing New England this year, were losing that game
4 road games in 5 weeks, I think we go 2-3 or 3-2 during the stretch

HAWGZHEAD
04-11-2007, 02:04 PM
I like the schedule although I wish we had a later bye week. Definitely going into this season with a different mind set than last year. Hopefully there will be some pleasant surprises this time.

Swirvi
04-11-2007, 02:07 PM
Is anyone else as baffled and perplexed as I am that year after year, the NFL sees fit to have us play Tampa Bay in Tampa?

Biggie
04-11-2007, 02:09 PM
Not bad. I'm not looking forward to those Pats or Bears games at all though.

BostonSkins
04-11-2007, 02:10 PM
Is anyone else as baffled and perplexed as I am that year after year, the NFL sees fit to have us play Tampa Bay in Tampa?

It's all a formula, the match-ups and locations are pre-determined by our record.

Redskin4Life
04-11-2007, 02:18 PM
It's all a formula, the match-ups and locations are pre-determined by our record.
I agree with that except last year was the only year that the "formula" determined WHERE we play them. But the last couple of times, we've had to play them there. Why? I have no clue.... I'm mean, what determined us playing them in Tampa? The fact they had a worse record than us???

bwparker
04-11-2007, 02:23 PM
I took a look at the schedule and our past performances against these teams. (I know in FA it doesn't really matter because there is so much turn over, but I did it anyway). Have fun and read if you wish, but I advise you take it with a grain of salt because I doubt this is actually a good method of prediction.

First I looked at the past 5 games against each opponent in the regular/post season (no pre-season), but I didn't go back farther than 1997 (so some teams have less than 5 games). The interesting thing I noted here is that we are exactly 32-32 against these teams (that counts division opponents twice, because we play them twice) if you take out the double count we are 25-24. If you take out division opponents entirely we are 18-16.

If we go all the way back to '97 (not just the last 5 games) things don't look as bright. We have a 65-98-2 record (double count NFC EAST), a 45-59-1 record (single count NFC EAST), but a 25-20 record outside the division.

If anyone is curious what these records boil down to over a 16 game season it looks something like this(rounded to nearest whole number) with double counts of division opponents because we play them twice:

Estimate based on last 5 games against opponents (since 1997):
Double count division opponents: 8-8 (.500)
Outside of division record: 5-5 (.529)
Inside division record: 3-3 (.467)

Estimate based on last 10 years against opponents(counting tie as half a win and half a loss):
Double count division opponents: 6-10(.399)
Outside of division record: 6-4 (.556)
Inside of division record: 2-4 (.340)

And, in case anyone is still reading or cares about this pointless exercise, the reason the numbers don't add up in the Last 10 Years section to the same overall record is because in the last 10 years we have played so many more games against division opponents than not, so that percentage holds ALOT of weight in the overall calculation.

Either way, if the last 10 years/5 games can be any help as an indicator then we look to be headed for a season that is between 6-10 and 8-8. Thats not MY prediction, mind you, its just an indicator based on recent years.

EDIT: Added some formating for the fun of it.

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 02:24 PM
I agree with that except last year was the only year that the "formula" determined WHERE we play them. But the last couple of times, we've had to play them there. Why? I have no clue.... I'm mean, what determined us playing them in Tampa? The fact they had a worse record than us???
There is a formula for the non-division, slotted opponents as well. Whoever the last place team out of the NFCS was, we were to play them at their place, it just happened to be Tampa. It's just a glitch.

bwparker
04-11-2007, 02:27 PM
There is a formula for the non-division, slotted opponents as well. Whoever the last place team out of the NFCS was, we were to play them at their place, it just happened to be Tampa. It's just a glitch.
Yeah, we seem to go up and down with Tampa alot. But it does beg the question why do we seem to play the NFCS on the road so much?

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 02:49 PM
Yeah, we seem to go up and down with Tampa alot. But it does beg the question why do we seem to play the NFCS on the road so much?
One would have to know the formula for the slotted opponents to answer that question. I know 8 of the non-divisional opponents are already set every year on a 3 year alternating cycle but the 2 slotted conference opponent are only set as to which divisions they come from and I guess, who will be home or visitor. I have no idea how that is determined though.

Redskin4Life
04-11-2007, 03:03 PM
There is a formula for the non-division, slotted opponents as well. Whoever the last place team out of the NFCS was, we were to play them at their place, it just happened to be Tampa. It's just a glitch.
I just found it odd that we've see Tampa 6 times in the last 5 yrs counting this upcoming year. And this will be the fourth time in a row we're going to Tampa (one of them was a playoff game so I won't whine about that one). How can they explain going to Tampa three years in a row? Just a funny coincidence? And I thought they do the schedule by hand and not by computer? Wouldn't the committee notice this as a problem?

MONK_in_HOF
04-11-2007, 03:19 PM
I hate that early bye week. And I agree with skins4life, @ Tampa again??? I figured we would host them this year.

firehawk157
04-11-2007, 04:06 PM
I just found it odd that we've see Tampa 6 times in the last 5 yrs counting this upcoming year. And this will be the fourth time in a row we're going to Tampa (one of them was a playoff game so I won't whine about that one). How can they explain going to Tampa three years in a row? Just a funny coincidence? And I thought they do the schedule by hand and not by computer? Wouldn't the committee notice this as a problem?

I think it was generated by computer and then checked over by hand. But if you look at the Giants schedule, I noticed something off, but for you hR guys, I went ahead and fixed it so it reflects the ACTUAL schedule.

Sep 9 Dallas @ NY 8:15pm
Sep 16 Green Bay @ NY 1:00pm
Sep 23 Washington @ NY 4:15pm
Sep 30 Philadelphia @ NY 8:15pm
Oct 7 N.Y. Jets 1:00pm
Oct 15 Atlanta @ NY 8:30pm
Oct 21 San Francisco @ NY 1:00pm
Oct 28 Miami (London but the NFL is putting the money slated to go to hire professional refs into finding a way to put this game @ NY too) 1:00pm
Week 9 BYE
Nov 11 Dallas @ NY 5:15pm
Nov 18 Detroit @ NY 5:15pm
Nov 25 Minnesota @ NY 2:00pm
Dec 2 Chicago @ NY 5:15pm
Dec 9 Philadelphia @ NY 2:00pm
Dec 16 Washington @ NY 9:15pm
Dec 23 Buffalo @ NY 2:00pm
Dec 29 New England @ NY 9:15pm

firehawk157
04-11-2007, 04:17 PM
Good news, no teams coming off their bye weeks either!

supersix
04-11-2007, 04:38 PM
you mean we have to wait 2 months before playing dallas if thats correct?? thats gonna be a lot of hatred and rage building for me over the course of the season. i hope we stomp em both games

But Have you noiced we will be finished with Philly before we even start working on Dallas

skinsfan36
04-11-2007, 04:42 PM
glad to see we wont play any teams off byes this year. the buffalo and chicago stretch along with the new england nyj stretch will be tough but i like the schedule all in all i plan to attend at least 2 games.

SkinsfaninNJ
04-11-2007, 04:55 PM
I think it was generated by computer and then checked over by hand. But if you look at the Giants schedule, I noticed something off, but for you hR guys, I went ahead and fixed it so it reflects the ACTUAL schedule.

Sep 9 Dallas @ NY 8:15pm
Sep 16 Green Bay @ NY 1:00pm
Sep 23 Washington @ NY 4:15pm
Sep 30 Philadelphia @ NY 8:15pm
Oct 7 N.Y. Jets 1:00pm
Oct 15 Atlanta @ NY 8:30pm
Oct 21 San Francisco @ NY 1:00pm
Oct 28 Miami (London but the NFL is putting the money slated to go to hire professional refs into finding a way to put this game @ NY too) 1:00pm
Week 9 BYE
Nov 11 Dallas @ NY 5:15pm
Nov 18 Detroit @ NY 5:15pm
Nov 25 Minnesota @ NY 2:00pm
Dec 2 Chicago @ NY 5:15pm
Dec 9 Philadelphia @ NY 2:00pm
Dec 16 Washington @ NY 9:15pm
Dec 23 Buffalo @ NY 2:00pm
Dec 29 New England @ NY 9:15pm
This works out perfect for the commissioner so he doesn't have to travel far to root for his favorite team.

whitskins
04-11-2007, 05:09 PM
Good news, no teams coming off their bye weeks either!

That is huge. I believe we lost all three games to teams coming off their byes last year. What a huge disadvantage that was.

shally
04-11-2007, 05:20 PM
glad to see we wont play any teams off byes this year. the buffalo and chicago stretch along with the new england nyj stretch will be tough but i like the schedule all in all i plan to attend at least 2 games.

good point.. 1 year we had several of those types of games and they were really tough

Red Bear
04-11-2007, 05:47 PM
But Have you noiced we will be finished with Philly before we even start working on Dallas

yes i have, its usually philly we dont play until late in the season. this year its dallas. i hate both but i hate dallas a lot more, and i will be chomping at the bit ready for us to play them in particular.

RedskinsVision
04-11-2007, 06:15 PM
Weeks 8-12 will be rough with 4 tough road games against NE, NYJ, Cowdung, and TB sandwiched by a home game against Filthy. I think that stretch will determine our fate.

AGibbsGirl
04-11-2007, 06:27 PM
uh oh...Hubbo and I will def have to go to the Skins-Buffalo game!!

BandWagon
04-11-2007, 06:32 PM
I went over the schedule. IMO there are 10-12 wins if our defense returns to form and our offense continues its improvements. I know those are big ifs, but I am optimistic Gibbs is turning the team around this year.

Oh no, didn't take long before we started making predictions...

firehawk157
04-11-2007, 06:36 PM
I'm invading Dallas when the Skins play! Anyone wanna meet up with me per chance?

skinsfan36
04-11-2007, 06:49 PM
mort said hes looking forward to the eagles vs skins mnf game and he thinks the skins are closer to the 2005 playoff team then the team they were last yr and will surprise people,then said thats what he think but he is in a minority(i think because espn has many puke and iggle lovers it makes me sick)and then laughed

BandWagon
04-11-2007, 07:00 PM
mort said hes looking forward to the eagles vs skins mnf game and he thinks the skins are closer to the 2005 playoff team then the team they were last yr and will surprise people,then said thats what he think but he is in a minority(i think because espn has many puke and iggle lovers it makes me sick)and then laughed

Who really knows. I could make equally strong cases for 11-5 and 5-11. After last year, I give up on predictions. At this point we're dealing with a 5-11 team. Plain and simple.

helimech24
04-11-2007, 07:53 PM
Who really knows. I could make equally strong cases for 11-5 and 5-11. After last year, I give up on predictions. At this point we're dealing with a 5-11 team. Plain and simple.I'm with you man. None for me either.

ryflan47
04-11-2007, 08:16 PM
Hmm, I may be able to make the game at Tampa this year.

helimech24
04-11-2007, 08:38 PM
Hmm, I may be able to make the game at Tampa this year.
The more support the better down there. It is always close in Tampa

RicFlairOne
04-11-2007, 08:53 PM
I'm with you man. None for me either.

Yes and the reality of the situation is that the other team's fans unfortunately look at the schedule and see Washington and assume it's going to be a W for their team. Let's hope that the Skins can prove them wrong this year!!

Minnesota Mike
04-11-2007, 09:02 PM
Christmas eve eve at the Metrodome. I'll have to make that happen. And if it does, I'll be wearing my 44 Riggins jersey!!!

redskin_rich
04-11-2007, 09:28 PM
I just found it odd that we've see Tampa 6 times in the last 5 yrs counting this upcoming year. And this will be the fourth time in a row we're going to Tampa (one of them was a playoff game so I won't whine about that one). How can they explain going to Tampa three years in a row? Just a funny coincidence? And I thought they do the schedule by hand and not by computer? Wouldn't the committee notice this as a problem?
I'm not sure that is correct. We had Tampa here in '03 and '04 and played there in '05, '06 and now '07. The game in '06 was part of the set schedule that I mentioned before, so when we play the NFCS again in '09, Tampa will be here. Now '05 and '07, Tampa was our slotted NFC team and I don't know why both were scheduled down there but we need to find the formula to properly figure this out.
Also, when did we switch to the current scheduling format? Because we can only go from that time, everything before that is irrelevent.

EDIT- I think I figured out how the slotted opponents home/away is determined. I'm betting it is based on the same criteria as draft order. With two slotted opponents every year, one game has to be home and one away so the weaker of the teams gets the home game.

Understand?

joethefan
04-12-2007, 12:24 AM
I'm invading Dallas when the Skins play! Anyone wanna meet up with me per chance?


i'm trying to go there as well......working on my stuff as we speak...

SpicyMcHaggis
04-12-2007, 02:48 AM
There's only one thing I want to know about the schedule this year. Are the Redskins planning to show up in our divisional away games this year? If not, please let us know beforehand so I can change my plans.

joethefan
04-12-2007, 04:34 AM
There's only one thing I want to know about the schedule this year. Are the Redskins planning to show up in our divisional away games this year? If not, please let us know beforehand so I can change my plans.

that's a very good point....I just hope that can be somewhere in the picture by the time we go to Dallas....

smoak
04-12-2007, 06:06 AM
How about another jalapeno-Patron shot on cinco de Mayo? ;)

So is that taking off or what?

The key to this schedule is to start of winning. If we're 1-2 or even 2-2, we are done. I think you pretty much need to be 6-3 after 9 games this year b/c the back end will be tough. You can't lose to Miami at home and you can't lose two early division games. The good side is that if we can start off hot, there is a chance we could get on a roll. I hate the early bye week and I don't have time to check how many teams we have to play coming off their bye week. Last year we got screwed in that regard.

bgforever
04-12-2007, 06:15 AM
So is that taking off or what?

The key to this schedule is to start of winning. If we're 1-2 or even 2-2, we are done. I think you pretty much need to be 6-3 after 9 games this year b/c the back end will be tough. You can't lose to Miami at home and you can't lose two early division games. The good side is that if we can start off hot, there is a chance we could get on a roll. I hate the early bye week and I don't have time to check how many teams we have to play coming off their bye week. Last year we got screwed in that regard.


Interesting that I read where Joe Gibbs said he really wants to get off to a fast start. I have come to realize it is also not paranoia to think that MOST coaches in the schedule against the past seasons he's been here, have watched him with an enormous microscope win or lose to gauge him. Point, he is feared or respected far more than others would lead you to believe. I was amazed at writers' reliance on bloggers, and any little tid bits that smelled close, but no cigar. Ok, some of the desperate writers would do that, but they did do it. I see coaches in the same light in some regard, because the tightness of the race will be early and heart breaking by EARLY Nov most likely.

I see we get an early break in the season, which I don't favor. I know the scheduler loves us. Well when you finish 5-11, this is what you get I suppose, but the schedule looked funny in 2006, after our 10-6 finish, as well, so it must be Scheduler's Love :)

Joe Gibbs just do it.

JoeJacksonTaylor28
04-12-2007, 06:47 AM
Interesting that I read where Joe Gibbs said he really wants to get off to a fast start. I have come to realize it is also not paranoia to think that MOST coaches in the schedule against the past seasons he's been here, have watched him with an enormous microscope win or lose to gauge him. Point, he is feared or respected far more than others would lead you to believe. I was amazed at writers' reliance on bloggers, and any little tid bits that smelled close, but no cigar. Ok, some of the desperate writers would do that, but they did do it. I see coaches in the same light in some regard, because the tightness of the race will be early and heart breaking by EARLY Nov most likely.

I see we get an early break in the season, which I don't favor. I know the scheduler loves us. Well when you finish 5-11, this is what you get I suppose, but the schedule looked funny in 2006, after our 10-6 finish, as well, so it must be Scheduler's Love :)

Joe Gibbs just do it.

Don't we all? ;)

bwparker
04-12-2007, 07:31 AM
That is huge. I believe we lost all three games to teams coming off their byes last year. What a huge disadvantage that was.
I did the math on this last year. I looked at the last 5 years or so of how teams did coming off their bye week. It came out EXACTLY even. Despite what the media says and conventional wisdom tells us, coming off the bye week does NOT make a team any more or less likely to win (and therefor playing a team off their bye doesn't make you more likely to lose). It varied from year to year, but if you look at the past 6 years or so, the numbers back me up.

Red Bear
04-12-2007, 07:32 AM
I hate the early bye week and I don't have time to check how many teams we have to play coming off their bye week. Last year we got screwed in that regard.

this year we are one of 8 teams that dont have to play any teams coming off their bye week, so thats good for us

redskin_rich
04-12-2007, 11:44 PM
I did the math on this last year. I looked at the last 5 years or so of how teams did coming off their bye week. It came out EXACTLY even. Despite what the media says and conventional wisdom tells us, coming off the bye week does NOT make a team any more or less likely to win (and therefor playing a team off their bye doesn't make you more likely to lose). It varied from year to year, but if you look at the past 6 years or so, the numbers back me up.
This another thing that can't be qualified by simple stats. There are too many other factors that weren't put into the equation you came up with. Strength of teams is a big one. Momentum, injuries at the time. There are so many other factors, that just taking a simple W/L does not prove anything.
There needs to be as even a playing field as possible, in all aspects, including amount of teams played after bye weeks.

bwparker
04-13-2007, 07:10 AM
This another thing that can't be qualified by simple stats. There are too many other factors that weren't put into the equation you came up with. Strength of teams is a big one. Momentum, injuries at the time. There are so many other factors, that just taking a simple W/L does not prove anything.
There needs to be as even a playing field as possible, in all aspects, including amount of teams played after bye weeks.
Sure its not perfect. But if coming off a bye week was the HUGE advantage that everyone makes it out to be then in 80 post bye-week games in the past 5 years you think there would be at least a slight lean towards winning, wouldn't you? But there isn't it was exactly .500

Teams like New England and The Colts tended to win coming off their bye, but they tended to win anyway. Teams like the Lions and the Cards tended to lose, but they tended to lose anyway.

You are right, this isn't enough to categorically prove that it has no effect. Its just that if it DID have a noticable effect one would expect it to show up in these numbers and it doesn't. To me thats enough to say its probably not as much of a difference maker as we'd like to believe.

All that being said, I'm still happy we don't have to play anyone coming off their bye this year ;)

chrisbcbu
04-13-2007, 07:36 AM
Interesting take on our schedule. Im sure most of us here have had this thought before.

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/news/4/ARTICLE/8943/2007-04-12.html
Today's subject is the Washington Redskins. Before I get started on the recently released schedule, I have to first dispel a common myth. Not all Redskins fans are delusional fanatics who believe the 'Skins will go 16-0 and win the Super Bowl every single year.
No, no not even close. Most fans are sane, reasonable people who honestly believe that each year the Redskins could finish as poorly as 11-5 and lose in their conference championship.

I, however, fall in the former group. I was born in the middle of a Redskins' game and have been blessed with a delusional mind ever since. In the 22 seasons I've been around, I've predicted a Super Bowl victory at the start of every single one. And with three correct guesses in my lifetime, I've got a 13 percent success rate.

While I'll admit that predicting Washington to win the Super Bowl every year is a bit ridiculous, what's wrong with being so optimistic? In professional football every team has a chance, unless you're team hails from Cleveland.

I'll admit I'm a bit biased. But I'll try and take an honest, rational look at the 'Skins' upcoming season. It's certainly tough, but after looking through it, I'm pretty confident we'll finish 16-0.

Let's break it down.

Read the article for the game by game breakdown. Some funny stuff in it.

hail2skins
04-13-2007, 08:06 AM
That is hilarious.

smoak
04-13-2007, 08:12 AM
this year we are one of 8 teams that dont have to play any teams coming off their bye week, so thats good for us

great friggin news after last season, but still it should be even for all teams.

redskinz#1fan
04-13-2007, 04:32 PM
Interesting take on our schedule. Im sure most of us here have had this thought before.

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/news/4/ARTICLE/8943/2007-04-12.html


Read the article for the game by game breakdown. Some funny stuff in it.


I love this guys way of thinking! That was a great article...if you want to call it that!:D

chrisbcbu
04-14-2007, 07:16 AM
That is hilarious.

I agree. I debated on whether to make a whole new thread for that article but decided to put it here.