Why so many NFC East vs. AFC West games scheduled so close together?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Red Dragon, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    The following games have taken place or will take place in just the first four weeks of this season alone:

    • Cowboys vs. Chiefs
    • Eagles vs. Chiefs
    • Giants vs Broncos
    • Giants vs Chiefs
    • Eagles vs Broncos
    • Eagles vs Chargers
    • Cowboys vs Chargers
    • Redskins vs Raiders

    That's a lot of division vs. division games to pack into just four weeks. Is there a particular reason for this?
  2. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Well-Known Member

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    There seems to be a trend lately of trying to stack the vast majority of intra-division games later in the season, that might have something to do with it.
  3. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Yep - they want more meaningful (division) games to be played towards the end of the year. Business decision.
  4. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    You forgot Denver @ Dallas in week 5

    and yes, the league wants the divisional games to be played more in the middle and end of the season...Dallas' last two games are Wash & Philly and Wash plays the giants in week 17
  5. Nav22

    Nav22 Well-Known Member

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    Check out this week's NFC East schedule.

    Cowboys at Chargers
    Redskins at Raiders
    Eagles at Broncos
    Giants at Chiefs

    I liked it better when the schedule was a bit more random/spread out, but it's not something I'll lose sleep over.
  6. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    I like it this way personally. The conference games and then of course division games later in the season have more playoff and tiebreaker bearing
  7. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the games for the weekend I could see the redskins winning and Dallas losing. I also see the eagles losing and the Giants is a Toss up. I'm just not confident in the passing game for Dallas to go down to SD and win. It's out of sync and very "slow" there's no explosiveness that we are use to seeing. I think defensively we will be in it but offensively I'm just not sure. Also IIRC we haven't beaten Phillip Rivers yet have we? Or wait I think we did in what 2005? When opening game in SD. Also I think if Pryor plays I think the raiders have a better shot at beating the skins if Flynn plays it's a win for the skins for sure. I hope TP is healthy enough to play.

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