At 1 PM EST
At 1 PM EST
Damnit, I'll be working ! You can bet I'll be checking the net to find out when we'll be playing !
Although the schedule isn't everything in determining the fate of an NFL team, it means a lot more than coaches want to admit.
On Wednesday at 1 p.m. Eastern, everything about the 2007 NFL schedule will be revealed. The schedule release day is becoming more and more like an unofficial holiday every spring. ESPN and The NFL Network each have two-hour specials. Fans have opportunities to study their schedule and map out their falls, particularly if they plan to travel to a few road games of their favorite teams.
Those who are traveling spring to their phones in order to book hotel rooms, particularly for some of the hard-to-get hotels over busy fall weekends. Other fans rush to book air travel. Teams scramble to get the right hotel locations.
From the competitive standpoint, how the schedule breaks down determines a team's chance. Last year, for example, the Colts had three AFC South home games scheduled during the first five weeks of the season. Win those games and Indianapolis could take early control of its division. The Colts won the games and eventually won the Super Bowl. Cold weather teams look for the chance to get four home games in the final six weeks of the season. Warm weather teams hope for an extra September home game to wear out a visiting team not used to heat and humidity.
The newest twist involves the additional night games and flexible scheduling. The eight Thursday or Saturday games given to The NFL Network plus the post-Thanksgiving ability of NBC to move Sunday day games into the night also play a big impact. NFL players and coaches love consistency, but the weekly challenge of playing a day game one week and a night game the next tends to mentally wear on a team.
Courtesy of ESPN
"Give me a 6 pack, half hour of rest and lets go play them again....We can beat them."
"They say that when you're the champs, everybody will try to beat you. Well, I'm glad we're the champs, so bring 'em on, bring 'em all on. If we die, we ain't gonna die running. It's gonna be a fight."
Monday night November 26, Joey Porter comes home to Pittsburgh
This isn't exactly an easy 3rd place schedule, from mid November on it's pretty brutal so if we can survive it we'll be battle tested for the playoffs !
5 prime time games too, that's way cool. I was hoping we'd atleast get 1 or 2 but 5 is great !!
Sunday, Sept. 9 -- at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Sept. 16 -- Buffalo, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Sept 23 -- San Francisco, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Sunday, Sept. 30 -- at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Oct. 7 -- Seattle, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Sunday, Oct. 14 -- bye
Sunday, Oct. 21 -- at Denver, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Oct. 28 -- at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Monday, Nov. 5 -- Baltimore, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Nov. 11 -- Cleveland, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Nov. 18* -- at NY Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Monday, Nov. 26 -- Miami, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Sunday, Dec. 2* -- Cincinnati, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday, Dec. 9* -- at New England, 1 p.m.(could be changed to 4:15 p.m.)
Sunday, Dec. 16* -- Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Thursday, Dec. 20 -- at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. (NFL Network)
Sunday, Dec. 30* -- at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS)
* Time could change due to flex scheduling
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