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Who made the MNF Schedule?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by StarHead69, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. StarHead69

    StarHead69 Active Member

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    Someone should lose their job for this season long snoozefest.

    Week 1: Sep. 12, 7:00 PM, New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins

    Week 1: Sep. 12, 10:15 PM, Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos

    Week 2: Sep. 19, 8:30 PM, St. Louis Rams at New York Giants

    Week 3: Sep. 26, 8:30 PM, Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys

    Week 4: Oct. 3, 8:30 PM, Indianapolis Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Week 5: Oct. 10, 8:30 PM, Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

    Week 6: Oct. 17, 8:30 PM, Miami Dolphins at New York Jets

    Week 7: Oct. 24, 8:30 PM, Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars

    Week 8: Oct. 31, 8:30 PM, San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

    Week 9: Nov. 7, 8:30 PM, Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles

    Week 10: Nov. 14, 8:30 PM, Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

    Week 11: Nov. 21, 8:30 PM, Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

    Week 12: Nov. 28, 8:30 PM, New York Giants at New Orleans Saints

    Week 13: Dec. 5, 8:30 PM, San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars

    Week 14: Dec. 12, 8:30 PM, St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks

    Week 15: Dec. 19, 8:30 PM, Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers

    Week 16: Dec. 26, 8:30 PM, Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

    (copied and pasted from another board)

    Oh boy, I can't wait for Dec. 12!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    at the start of the season many of these would have been looked at as very good match ups
  3. kmp77

    kmp77 Active Member

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    Bingo. Injuries and teams underperforming this season makes it look worse than it is. At the start of the season most of those games had something going for them.
  4. Romo_To_Dez

    Romo_To_Dez Active Member

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    SNF seems to get the better match ups on most weeks. The Colts-Saints would have been a better match up than the Ravens-Jags if Peyton was playing
  5. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I disagree. I think most of them look like bad games even before injuries or teams started under performing. There were few that really looked like good match ups. The injuries and such just made an already bad list much worse.
  6. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Florida got a lot of love!!! Dolphins play twice. Jaguars play twice and bucs once
  7. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    I thought schedules used to be done by hand but the NFL stopped using the people who had made it forever!
  8. DanteEXT

    DanteEXT Well-Known Member

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    I see lots of division games along with what was considered as up and coming teams (like the Rams).

    On paper doesn't look that bad when ignoring the present.

    In the offseason, week 12 was probably thought to be a possible game between 2 teams battling for the NFC West lead.
  9. yimyammer

    yimyammer Well-Known Member

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    That's the one that jumped out to me, the NFL might want to think about bringing that flex game concept to MNF
  10. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That's by design. SNF is the marquee game of the week, and they give it the best matchups they can (hence the flexible scheduling later in the season). MNF, since it moved to ESPN, has always gotten a fairly mediocre slate.
  11. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yep. Sunday Night is the new Monday Night.

    Still though, that is a really bad slate of games.
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Horrible slate of games. It truly is.
  13. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    I agree with you. These are the only games that looked remotely interesting going into the season, rating wise, and I'm being generous. The ones in green still have/had interest. The ones in red are duds now:



    Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
    Indianapolis Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    San Diego Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs
    Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
    Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
    Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots
    New York Giants at New Orleans Saints
    Pittsburgh Steelers at San Francisco 49ers
    Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints
  14. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I disagree about the Vikings/ Packers game. Game 1 was a very entertaining game. I think you can rest assured that game 2 will be a hard fought and entertaining game even though the Vikes are basically out of it. You won't see a Colts/Saints like game.
  15. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Sounds like ESPN got screwed this year by NBC. SNF schedule is worlds better.
  16. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Most of the matchups are pretty good, or looked to be good before the season started. They're not the quality of Sunday Night games, but they're not supposed to be. The loss of Peyton and idiocy of cutting Garrard have made some of the matchups a lot worse (but I doubt we'll see anymore 62 - 7) like we saw on Sunday.
  17. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    Why would the Chiefs/Chargers be a dud now? It's for first place in the division. And should the Chiefs win (they almost won in SD) they have 2 easy games afterwards which would put them at 6-3 going into the the NE game, which I would think would make it not so much of a dud. And Minnesota had a shot against GB in a rookie QB's first start.
  18. 67CowboysFan

    67CowboysFan New Member

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    I see this as a good thing. I have absolutely no reason to turn on ESPN until next year when we have a Monday night game. :)
  19. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    when they made the schedule, garrard was still the jags starting qb......

    i have no idea how the dolphins got two games, much less one.....

    i remember when MNF was a showcase of the playoff teams from the previous season, with the two SB teams getting to play about 3-4 times. i liked that format. it rewards the top teams by giving them primetime slots. it makes the bottom feeders want to improve, as to get national exposure.

    of course if you want ratings, you cannot go wrong with Dallas or Pittsburgh. They are the two most popular franchises across the globe.

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