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32 takes on the 2012 schedule

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There’s much that can be said about the 2012 schedule.  Since we aspire to focus not on any one team but on all 32 of them, I took a careful look at each team’s schedule and came up with one observation per team.

So here they are.  One per team.  This way, no one can complain.

But someone surely will find a way to.

Bills:  Their success in 2011 hasn’t translated to greater exposure in 2012.  They’ll have no Monday night games, and they’ll have to flex their way into a Sunday night appearance.

Ravens:  They’ll face the Steelers twice in 14 days.  And while the Ravens previously have asked to not play in Pittsburgh at night, that’s precisely what will happen on the evening of November 18.

Bengals:  Last year, the Bengals struggled to sell out games played at Paul Brown Stadium.  This year, with the Giants and Cowboys joining the Ravens and Steelers as visitors to Cincinnati, at least half of the home games should sell out.  Along with one more to be mentioned later.

Browns:  The team that wanted to trade up to get Robert Griffin III will get a close look at him in the final home game of the year.

Broncos:  The new darlings of the NFL thanks to the presence of Peyton Manning, the Broncos are scheduled to have five prime-time games and four 4:15 p.m. ET kickoffs on CBS.

Colts:  In contrast, the team for which Peyton Manning used to play has 15 games scheduled to kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET, along with the one Thursday game in which every team will participate.

Texans:  Now that they’ve mastered the Colts (sort of), the Texans won’t see them until December 16.  And then again on December 30.

Jaguars:  After two inexplicable appearances on MNF in 2011, the Jags won’t have a prime-time game beyond their perfunctory Thursday nighter.

Chiefs: The season starts with the first-ever clash between teams run by a pair of former Patriots executives, when the Falcons and G.M. Thomas Dimitroff come to town to face the Chiefs and G.M. Scott Pioli.

Dolphins:  Between September 23 and November 11, the Dolphins have only one home game (vs. Rams), which is sandwiched between two road games, a bye, and two more road games.

Patriots:  The Pats get three of their last four games on the frozen FieldTurf of Gillette Stadium.

Jets:  In contrast, the Jets will play three of their final four games away from home.  (Given the reception that one or both quarterbacks may be receiving by then, that could be a good thing.)

Raiders:  Last year, former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer reportedly said he would never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again.  On November 25, he will.

Steelers:  They have only two home games before October 28.  And they’ll probably wear those awful throwback uniforms in at least one of them.

Chargers:  From September 23 through November 25, the Chargers have only one Sunday home game.  (There’s a Monday night game on October 15, and a Thursday night game on November 1.)

Titans:  The Titans will play only two games in their division before Thanksgiving.

Cardinals:  They’d better win as many games as they can early in the year.  The final nine games include the 49ers twice, at Green Bay, at Atlanta, at the Jets, at Seattle, and home games against the Lions and Bears.

Falcons:  They’ll get a chance to get off to a quick start; four of their first six games will be played against the depleted AFC West.

Panthers:  Sunday night is football night.  But it’s not Cam Newton night.  Unless the Panthers get flexed.

Bears:  They’ll appear three times on Monday night football, more than any other team.

Cowboys:  In 2011, they didn’t play the Giants until December 11.  In 2012, they’re finished with the Giants by Halloween.

Lions:  They have only three home games before Thanksgiving, with three different sets of back-to-back road games during that stretch.

Packers:  Even with two home games in five days to start the season, the Packers will play three home games in December.

Vikings:  They’re the only NFC team that will face Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.  The good news is that they also play Blaine Gabbert.

Saints:  If Drew Brees throws a touchdown pass in each of the team’s first four games, he’ll be able to break the record held by John Unitas for consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass (47) against the Chargers on NBC.

Giants:  A brutal schedule that has not soft spots but trap games.  Especially since two of the soft spots/trap games involve a Redskins team that swept the Giants in 2011.

Eagles:  They won’t leave Pennsylvania from September 23 until November 5.

Rams:  They could be 4-4 at the bye, which could put them in position for a run at the division title.

49ers:  13-3 will be very difficult to duplicate, with four games against the AFC East, four against the NFC North, and games against the Giants and Saints.

Seahawks:  The Seahawks finish with home games against the 49ers and Rams, which if everything is bunched together like it was two years ago could give them an edge on winning the NFC West.

Buccaneers:  The best they can hope for at the bye is 2-2, given trips to play the Giants and Cowboys in Week Three and Week Four, respectively.

Redskins:  The ‘Skins have a brutal stretch to finish the year, with a final seven games that include two against the Eagles, two against the Cowboys, one against the Giants, and a game against the Ravens.

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  1. tommccrossin says: Apr 18, 2012 12:52 AM

    It’s articles like these that keep me coming back, keep it up

  2. buddybowl69 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:53 AM

    Browns: The team that wanted to trade up to get Robert Griffin III will get a close look at him in the final home game of the year.
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    RGLeaf won’t last that long. Welcome to the NFL 1 Year Wonder. They’ll be facing Sexy-Rexy.

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    Broncos: The new darlings of the NFL thanks to the presence of Peyton Manning, the Broncos are scheduled to have five prime-time games and four 4:15 p.m. ET kickoffs on CBS.
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    Yeah, no favoritism here.
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    Patriots: The Pats get three of their last four games on the frozen FieldTurf of Gillette Stadium.
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    Once again, no favoritism.
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    Packers: Even with two home games in five days to start the season, the Packers will play three home games in December.
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    Refer to last statement.
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    Giants: A brutal schedule that has not soft spots but trap games. Especially since two of the soft spots/trap games involve a Redskins team that swept the Giants in 2011.
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    Just as edgamacated as the typical NJ Giants fan I see. And the Giants will just fake injuries and have too many players on the field at one time.
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    Redskins: The ‘Skins have a brutal stretch to finish the year, with a final seven games that include two against the Eagles, two against the Cowboys, one against the Giants, and a game against the Ravens.
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    At least RGLeaf will be well rested after sitting out 15 games due to a torn ACL from the Saints taking out their frustrations on all this Bountygate embarrassment.

  3. Ram says: Apr 18, 2012 1:56 AM

    “Rams: They could be 4-4 at the bye, which could put them in position for a run at the division title.”

    Okay, I am a diehard Rams’ fan and I know I would be ecstatic if they were 4-4 at the bye. Now, realistically, I am not getting my hopes that high just yet.

  4. lenke08 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:04 AM

    browns play chiefs in december. peyton hillis is coming back to cleveland folks…… he must understand now why us browns fans will be happy for a good clean tackle on him.

  5. anhdazman says: Apr 18, 2012 2:07 AM

    3 Prime Time games for the Bears?! I much rather watch the emergence of Cam Newton in Carolina, that’s the new superstar you have to show case on prime time.

  6. sportssince85 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:27 AM

    U also forgot to mention dat the Cowboys first 11 weeks of the season consist of 8 road games..thats a hard way to begin begin the season

  7. jluns275 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:31 AM

    How exactly is the AFC West depleted?
    1. San Diego hasn’t had a losing season in how long?
    2. Al Davis is no longer there to hold the Raiders down. Carson Palmer is expected to make strides after having a full offseason to gel w/ receivers & playbook.
    3. Peyton Manning is now at the helm in Denver, along with a markedly improved set of receivers & TE’s. Additionally, their defense will be healed & rested after wearing out down the stretch last year.
    4. Chiefs return 3 Key starters that missed all of last year & QB that missed half the year. They still came within a Richard Seymour blocked FG of winning the division last year despite HC Todd Haley’s best efforts to throw the season by starting Tyler Palko at QB after Cassel was lost for half the season & cutting LT Jared Gaither after 1 false start penalty (team was lacking experienced OL depth at the time).

  8. catquick says: Apr 18, 2012 2:47 AM

    Proving that life is fair, the Patriots have the easiest schedule in the NFL this season. How does that work? Why not just award them the AFC title and a Superbowl berth.

  9. kinnex says: Apr 18, 2012 3:12 AM

    Why did the Ravens ask to not play in Pittsburgh at night?

  10. dkinphx says: Apr 18, 2012 4:29 AM

    Mike,

    Review your perceptions of each division please.

    “Falcons: They’ll get a chance to get off to a quick start; four of their first six games will be played against the depleted AFC West.”

    I’m not sure what’s meant by “depleted AFC West” but if it’s in comparison to other divisions, I’d suggest looking at the following TOTAL W-L records by division:

    AFC North 37-27
    NFC North 36-28
    AFC East 33-31
    NFC South 33-31
    AFC West 31-33
    NFC West 30-34
    NFC East 30-34
    AFC South 26-38

    The AFC West performed better than 3 other divisions including everybody’s favorite NFC East. Know of what you speak.

  11. cserisey says: Apr 18, 2012 4:32 AM

    I heard someone say today that the Browns have the third toughest schedule in the season. How can you stink as bad as my Browns and get the third toughest schedule in football? I guess it’s the division they play in, plus, we have to play the NFC east this year. Shoot man, we should get some div. 1-A schools on our schedule, but that’s nothing certain for the Browns. Just thought I’d say it before someone else does…..

  12. dkinphx says: Apr 18, 2012 4:41 AM

    PS- The AFC West played the NFC North and AFC East last year. That would be two of the top 3 divisions by overall records. The AFC West played tough schedules last year. This year we get the top division AFC North and the NFC South. That would be 1 and 4. Not an easy schedule this year either.

  13. botchedextrapoint says: Apr 18, 2012 5:26 AM

    Bucs schedule looks tough, all the teams they play are better than them.

  14. larrybrown43 says: Apr 18, 2012 6:21 AM

    Mike, you see things that I would have never seen. Nice work.

    Why so few 4:00 games? I know with the dumb Thursday games there is one less game for Sunday viewing but some weeks only have two 4:00 games. That should be used as sort of a day flex system for the better day games.

  15. alstottwastheman says: Apr 18, 2012 6:26 AM

    “Buccaneers: The best they can hope for at the bye week is 2-2, given trips to play the Giants and Cowboys.”

    – Yup mark it down now. How could anyone defeat the powerhouse that is the 8-8 Cowboys?

  16. chadmurdigan says: Apr 18, 2012 7:12 AM

    Mike, I hate to complain, but did your remark about the Panthers mean that they’re not playing any Sunday night games?

    With Cam assuring everyone his improvement is through the roof this year, surely the NFL isn’t going to just rely on flexing to give Cam Sunday night icon status? Say it isn’t so!

  17. blkcat89 says: Apr 18, 2012 7:18 AM

    Nice read.

  18. jharmon64 says: Apr 18, 2012 7:21 AM

    Rams 4-4 at the bye?

    Opponents:

    Road:
    Detroit, Chicago, Miami
    Home:
    Washington, Seattle, Arizona, Green Bay, New England

    I see about 3 wins tops, most likely one or two. Everyone of these teams was significantly better than the Rams last year.

  19. starfan79 says: Apr 18, 2012 7:48 AM

    Cowboys have 8 road games in the first 11 weeks.. Damn!

  20. jgedgar70 says: Apr 18, 2012 8:03 AM

    The fact that the Panthers have only 2 prime time games – and no Sunday night games – no more than Arizona and Oakland, and San Diego gets 4 prime time games, is all the proof I need that Roger’s alleged close friendship with Jerry Richardson is a fake and all the suits in NY have some sort of personal hatred for Carolina. What a freaking joke.

  21. manofsteel3 says: Apr 18, 2012 8:11 AM

    “And while the Ravens previously have asked to not play in Pittsburgh at night…”
    This still blows my mind, that the freakin Ravens asked not to play in Pittsburgh at night. You’ve got to be kidding me. I cannot recall any other team doing something like this. Request a home game before a Thursday nighter, sure. Request not to have 3 straight on the road. Fine. But asking not to play a division opponent on the road at night. Just embarassing.

  22. thcnote says: Apr 18, 2012 8:11 AM

    Falcons:  They’ll get a chance to get off to a quick start; four of their first six games will be played against the depleted AFC West.
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    Please. They will go no better than 2-2 against an underrated afc west. Book it.

  23. kvanhorn87 says: Apr 18, 2012 8:17 AM

    Here is an observation that deserves consideration: the eagles play 3 straight games against teams coming off byes. Later in the season another similar setup against the redskins. Also play the cowboys the week after thanksgiving in Dallas coming off a short week monday night game and traveling while Dallas sits from turkey day waiting at home. If they can survive this, haters even have to give credit. But we know how that goes.

  24. sj39 says: Apr 18, 2012 8:21 AM

    Best schedule the Rams have had in quite a while. I think they will have a much better record than 4 and 4 at the bye.

  25. 4thqtrsaint says: Apr 18, 2012 8:24 AM

    These were some of the most entertaining posts I have ever read on this site… I’m not being sarcastic either… The readers started today in top form… I got several good laughs this morning. :)

  26. jruc says: Apr 18, 2012 8:37 AM

    I hope Manning is back to at least 85-90% ….With the same willful team and players from last year, that would make us Superbowl contenders….No one is guranteed to go until they win the Conference Championships though. If you disagree then ask Green Bay and many teams before that that were the best in the league during the regular season but watched the bowl from anywhere but the sidelines with the other 29 teams.

  27. billsin20xx says: Apr 18, 2012 8:42 AM

    Notice once again the patriot’s have a sweetheart schedule, the only comment you can make is that 3 of last 4 are home games in the cold?

  28. mrgdawg says: Apr 18, 2012 9:02 AM

    East coast bias once again. Pats getting fluffed.

  29. xxsweepthelegxx says: Apr 18, 2012 9:03 AM

    I love how people get worked up over the schedule like hte NFL plays “favorites.” It’s based on a formula used, plus two flex games. The formula has remained the same for years, you can pretty much figure out what conference/non confernece teams YOUR team will play in 2014, 2015, etc… It’s simple math.

    And no game is easy at schedule release time. If my team had the 49ers on the schedule last year, early on, I’d be calling that an “easy game.” Then they finish 13-3. Once you get into the season a little, THEN you can mark down some “Easy” games.

  30. getyourownname says: Apr 18, 2012 9:03 AM

    manofsteel3 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 8:11 AM
    “And while the Ravens previously have asked to not play in Pittsburgh at night…”
    This still blows my mind, that the freakin Ravens asked not to play in Pittsburgh at night. You’ve got to be kidding me. I cannot recall any other team doing something like this. Request a home game before a Thursday nighter, sure. Request not to have 3 straight on the road. Fine. But asking not to play a division opponent on the road at night. Just embarassing.
    **************************
    As usual, like the crowd scene in Frankenstein, Florio loves to stoke the uninformed. Makes for a lot more hits on the website.

    The facts are that in 2009, after the Ravens had played 3 of the previous 4 years in Pburgh at night prime time games – which everyone knows is an advantage – they requested not to to it yet again after Pburgh had won the Super Bowl and was expected to be awarded a home night opener. At that time, the Steelers never had to play a night game in Bmore. That request was made one time, 3 years ago, and has not been repeated.

    I respect the Steelers but you can’t tell me if the situation was reversed, Steeler fans wouldn’t be annoyed about advantage going to the Ravens.

  31. pawesl says: Apr 18, 2012 9:15 AM

    Right the Pats have the easiest schedule based on LAST year. Lets see how much good that does them this upcoming season after every team has made roster changes.

    And why are non pats fans analyzing the Pats schedule? Who does that? I haven’t looked at any other teams schedule but my own. Just don’t have that kind of time.

  32. cornedbeefhashinacan says: Apr 18, 2012 9:18 AM

    Guess who’s watching all three Bears MNF games? This guy

  33. bosfaninva says: Apr 18, 2012 9:19 AM

    As a Pats fan for over 40 years, during most of which the Pats were the laughingstock/doormat/whipping boy/joke of the NFL, it tickles me no end to see the hatred/jealousy on these boards.

    Let’s pencil the Pats in for another 13-3 season, shall we? LOL

  34. toolkien says: Apr 18, 2012 9:48 AM

    buddybowl-

    It’s “favoritism” to have the two #1 seeds from the prior year showcased when the league is paid for by advertising? Who are they supposed to showcase at 7:00 P.M. the Browns and Dolphins? BILLIONS have to be generated by the networks to pay for all this and if the eyes aren’t affixed to the commercials, the money don’t flow. The same goes for Manning – people are going to want to watch him rebound or fail, either way the advertisers are happy and the money flows. This isn’t t-ball where everyone gets a ribbon and a popsicle for participating.

  35. cacaw420 says: Apr 18, 2012 10:03 AM

    kinnex says: Apr 18, 2012 3:12 AM

    Why did the Ravens ask to not play in Pittsburgh at night?
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    because at that point (before the 2009 season) the Steelers had hosted the Ravens in primetime in three of the previous four years, with the Ravens getting no home primetime games against the Steelers in that span.

  36. hooahitsnotatomthing says: Apr 18, 2012 10:38 AM

    sj39 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 8:21 AM
    Best schedule the Rams have had in quite a while. I think they will have a much better record than 4 and 4 at the bye

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    This is laughable. Jim Schwartz has been working on his hand shake all season and with as brittle as Sam Bradford is, that’s not a good thing!

    After game one it will be on with Kellen Clemmens.

    Give it up Lambs fans. You’re a baseball town at best.

  37. ptownstripes says: Apr 18, 2012 10:52 AM

    Bills: Their success in 2011 hasn’t translated to greater exposure in 2012.
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    Success?

    xxsweepthelegxx says:Apr 18, 2012 9:03 AM

    I love how people get worked up over the schedule like hte NFL plays “favorites.” It’s based on a formula used, plus two flex games. The formula has remained the same for years, you can pretty much figure out what conference/non confernece teams YOUR team will play in 2014, 2015, etc… It’s simple math.

    And no game is easy at schedule release time. If my team had the 49ers on the schedule last year, early on, I’d be calling that an “easy game.” Then they finish 13-3. Once you get into the season a little, THEN you can mark down some “Easy” games.
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    Thank you for this. I am sick of reading people’s questions as to how the Patriots can go to the Super Bowl and then have an “easy” schedule. It is called schedule rotation. And I’m a Bengals fan, not a Patriots fan before anyone jumps to the wrong conclusion.

  38. theandy59 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:05 AM

    It’s definitely too early to predict because you don’t know who’s good and who sucks yet; but based on what we know from last season, this does look like an easy schedule for New England. Of their three toughest games, two are at Gillette. The rest of the league better hope that the Bills, Jets, and Dolphins get a lot better real fast or you could be looking at another 14-2 season and #1 seed for New England.

  39. jjackwagon says: Apr 18, 2012 11:13 AM

    MF, still perpetuating the myth that the AFC West is some how a lesser division than the others. Bravo, MF’r Bravo.
    BTW as previously mentioned the AFC West had a higher winning percentage than the NFC East NFC West and AFC South, just in case you are really interested in the truth. So please tell us exactly what you meant by “depleted”.

  40. noquickreactionshere says: Apr 18, 2012 11:54 AM

    getyourownname says:
    Apr 18, 2012 9:03 AM
    manofsteel3 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 8:11 AM
    “And while the Ravens previously have asked to not play in Pittsburgh at night…”
    This still blows my mind, that the freakin Ravens asked not to play in Pittsburgh at night. You’ve got to be kidding me. I cannot recall any other team doing something like this. Request a home game before a Thursday nighter, sure. Request not to have 3 straight on the road. Fine. But asking not to play a division opponent on the road at night. Just embarassing.
    **************************
    As usual, like the crowd scene in Frankenstein, Florio loves to stoke the uninformed. Makes for a lot more hits on the website.

    The facts are that in 2009, after the Ravens had played 3 of the previous 4 years in Pburgh at night prime time games – which everyone knows is an advantage – they requested not to to it yet again after Pburgh had won the Super Bowl and was expected to be awarded a home night opener. At that time, the Steelers never had to play a night game in Bmore. That request was made one time, 3 years ago, and has not been repeated.

    I respect the Steelers but you can’t tell me if the situation was reversed, Steeler fans wouldn’t be annoyed about advantage going to the Ravens.

    _______________________________

    Thank you for putting up a comment that actually makes sense. Can’t stand these posts that just try to make a non-story into a stort. I’m a die hard Ravens fan, I read the Sun and Baltimoreravens.com every day and listen to sports talk on my ride in to work and home every day. Not once have I heard anything about the Ravens requesting not to play at night in Pitt. Only story is the Ravens requesting a Monday Night home game.

  41. steelerfannomatterwhat says: Apr 18, 2012 12:30 PM

    Ravens people…..please get it right. The Ravens played primetime regular season games in Pittsburgh 2 years in a row and lost and then lost the primetime playoff game which is a playoff game. The Baltimore Sun reported that the Ravens requested that the NFL not make the Ravens play ANY primetime games in Pittsburgh anymore. Therefore, the next year, the Steelers played in Baltimore in primetime and beat the Ravens. Last year, there were no Steelers-Ravens primetime games period and the Ravens won both. This year, they are going back to a game in Pittsburgh. If the schedule was reversed, I would not see it as an advantage. It is what it is. The Steelers beat the Ravens at home in primetime, the Steelers beat the Ravens at Baltimore in primetimw, the Ravens beat the Steelers in Baltimore and Pittsburgh in daytime…….who cares? Get over it, hon.

  42. steelerfannomatterwhat says: Apr 18, 2012 12:35 PM

    There is no such thing as being “given an easy schedule”. The NFL rotates the schedules every year and the inter-divisional games and inter-conference games are rotated every cycle for home/visitors. If you win your division, you play the 1st place team in 2 other divisions in your conference and that is it. The remaining games are determined by rotation.

  43. steelers1981 says: Apr 18, 2012 12:46 PM

    As some others have pointed out, the NFL works on a rotating schedule. In theory you can tell who your favorite teams play in 14 of the 16 games years into the future and you can get an idea of who the other two games will be against. Those two games will be against teams in the same conference as the team in question but not in the same divison as the team in question. They are teams that finished in the same place (1st place or 2nd place, etc,) as the team in question. The only thing not known in advance is what point in the season they play different teams and what day of the week they’ll play. There is very little room for favoritism in NFL scheduling

  44. bowden5000 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:05 PM

    Bills success in 2011??? 6-10 and last place.

  45. steelers1981 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:23 PM

    starfan79 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 7:48 AM
    Cowboys have 8 road games in the first 11 weeks.. Damn!
    ____________________________________

    No, they don’t!

  46. steelers1981 says: Apr 18, 2012 1:28 PM

    sportssince85 says:
    Apr 18, 2012 2:27 AM
    U also forgot to mention dat the Cowboys first 11 weeks of the season consist of 8 road games..thats a hard way to begin begin the season
    _____________________________________

    Wrong!

  47. sliceanddic3 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:26 PM

    steelerfannomatterwhat says:Apr 18, 2012 12:30 PM

    Ravens people…..please get it right. The Ravens played primetime regular season games in Pittsburgh 2 years in a row and lost and then lost the primetime playoff game which is a playoff game. The Baltimore Sun reported that the Ravens requested that the NFL not make the Ravens play ANY primetime games in Pittsburgh anymore. Therefore, the next year, the Steelers played in Baltimore in primetime and beat the Ravens. Last year, there were no Steelers-Ravens primetime games period and the Ravens won both. This year, they are going back to a game in Pittsburgh. If the schedule was reversed, I would not see it as an advantage. It is what it is. The Steelers beat the Ravens at home in primetime, the Steelers beat the Ravens at Baltimore in primetimw, the Ravens beat the Steelers in Baltimore and Pittsburgh in daytime…….who cares? Get over it, hon.
    ————————————————
    Idoit. The Ravens played in Pittsburgh last year on a Sunday night (Primetime). And beat them. Remember, when Flacco went 92 yards on your defense and threw the game winner to Torrey Smith?

  48. watermelon1 says: Apr 18, 2012 2:38 PM

    The ravens simply asked if they could finally HOST the annual prime time matchup against the steelers after always havin to play in Pittsburgh for the nationally televised game.

    Please don’t make it sound like they wanted or expected or even asked to never play in Pittsburgh at night ever again.

    But seriously… 2 meetings between these teams in 14 days? Only thing that could make that better is if Hines ward ends
    Up coming back in time for those once steelers realize they need more receivers and leadership on offense.

  49. rg32dc says: Apr 18, 2012 4:00 PM

    “along with the one Thursday game in which every team will participate”

    Wow. That should be a real scrum. I believe I might tune in for that one.

  50. stavreafavre says: Apr 18, 2012 4:02 PM

    October in Wisconsin is perfect, ideal football weather. And year after year, the packers get one or maybe two games at home in that month. Stupid.

  51. steelerfannomatterwhat says: Apr 18, 2012 8:35 PM

    Idoit. The Ravens played in Pittsburgh last year on a Sunday night (Primetime). And beat them. Remember, when Flacco went 92 yards on your defense and threw the game winner to Torrey Smith?

    So I mixed up the years…..Please learn to spell i-d-i-o-t, you looser (haha). Fact is the Ravens complained about playing primetime in Pitt and then were awarded with 2 straight years of playing primetime in Baltimore where they beat Dennis Dixon in OT and then lost the next year. My point still remains, who cares where they play? And no, I only remember how the Ravens cannot beat the Steelers in the playoffs and choked real well against the Patriots. Way to go hon.

  52. sliceanddic3 says: Apr 19, 2012 10:26 PM

    So I mixed up the years…..Please learn to spell i-d-i-o-t, you looser (haha). Fact is the Ravens complained about playing primetime in Pitt and then were awarded with 2 straight years of playing primetime in Baltimore where they beat Dennis Dixon in OT and then lost the next year. My point still remains, who cares where they play? And no, I only remember how the Ravens cannot beat the Steelers in the playoffs and choked real well against the Patriots. Way to go hon.

    Ha. Okay i deserve that one. And the whole Ravens team did not choke, only Evans and Cundiff choked. Flacco out played Brady. Theres no words how they stunk it up against Pit in the playoffs.. But man, its just a matter of time until they beat the Steelers in the playoffs whether it be in Baltimore or Pittsburgh.

  53. blackqbwhiterb says: Apr 24, 2012 6:46 AM

    Redskins win the NFC East, surprising many, but not me. HTTR!!!!

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