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Schedule release remains on target for the middle of April

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It’s April, which means that we’re getting more and more questions about the timing of the release of the NFL’s 2014 regular-season schedule.

In an effort to reduce the number of questions we’ll receive about the timing of the release of the 2014 regular-season schedule, we’ve posed the question to the league office.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells PFT via email that the league currently is aiming for the “normal target” of mid-April.  Aiello also said there’s currently no plan to release part of the schedule (e.g., the Thanksgiving games, the Week One primetime games).

Some (i.e., we) expected a possible delayed release of the schedule, given that the draft has been bumped back by two weeks.  Usually, the schedule is released on a Tuesday night; our current guess is that it’ll be released on the 15th or 22nd.

Even though the 256 regular-season matchups already are known, merely answering the “when” will become the top sports story of the day, eclipsing actual game action by the MLB, NBA, and NHL.

So slaughter that, Mark Cuban.

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32 Responses to “Schedule release remains on target for the middle of April”
  1. thepftpoet says: Apr 1, 2014 9:07 AM

    I would rather watch a Raiders vs Jaguars preseason game right now than watch the MLB.

    Sigh…is football season back yet?

  2. ytownjoe says: Apr 1, 2014 9:10 AM

    What’s the odds of the Browns getting a night game?

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 1, 2014 9:10 AM

    The Redskins are a lock to win the Superbowl with Griffin-Morris-Garcon-Jackson and Reed. That is all. #HTTR

  4. thepftpoet says: Apr 1, 2014 9:17 AM

    Watch out NFL, the Minnesota Vikings dynasty in coming.

    The Peterson, Patterson, Jennings, Rudolph Dynamic offense duo is going to the the NFL by full force.

    Led by a coach who’s never not had a top 5 defense in the NFL.

    I can already see the purple and gold confetti falling while Adrian Peterson holds up the Lombardi trophy.

    #Skol

  5. ramitbaby says: Apr 1, 2014 9:19 AM

    Rumor has it Goodell has yet to ask Jerry which 8 games he wants scheduled in Prime Time this year.

  6. scoops1 says: Apr 1, 2014 9:20 AM

    the Lions are playing Buffalo or Miami on Turkey Day

  7. beerbudsnbevo says: Apr 1, 2014 9:38 AM

    Don’t need a schedule to know the Vikings are going to go 4-12…

  8. myfriendbobsacamano says: Apr 1, 2014 9:53 AM

    They’re waiting to see where Desean is gonna play so the Eagles vs ____ can be prime time.

  9. babygaga19 says: Apr 1, 2014 10:15 AM

    This news makes me so damn hot!!! Time to get the boys together for a three day party to celebrate! God Bless the NFL!

  10. kosarkid says: Apr 1, 2014 10:19 AM

    Surprised they didn’t wait til after the draft so they could get Michael Sam the most prime time games.

  11. 87hollywoodhorn says: Apr 1, 2014 10:19 AM

    Would you like it if they ditched the current div vs div model and allowed teams some liberty in creating their own schedules?
    Allow for cross division rivalry games (like Pit vs Phi) and huge tv revenue games like (NE vs DAL). The negative would be some teams would get passed over and have to play each other year in year out, but games like BUF vs CLE and JAX vs TB have rivalry written all over them!

  12. seatt1ej0nes says: Apr 1, 2014 10:20 AM

    LMAO! Why do you care about the schedule when it doesn’t even matter. The HAWKS are going to blow up your team again anyway. Don’t fight it…bow to the soon-to-be greatest dynasty, you peasants.

  13. InFact says: Apr 1, 2014 10:23 AM

    Note to Mark Cuban: NFL schedule release will show games on every night of the week.

    The NFL owners will never let you in their family.

  14. raidersownyou says: Apr 1, 2014 10:41 AM

    I feel bad for whoever plays the Raiders.

  15. 9thrty3 says: Apr 1, 2014 10:51 AM

    I believe every team is to be on a night game, it just depends if its a home or an away game.

  16. Coach John Harbaugh says: Apr 1, 2014 10:59 AM

    we pity the rest of the league this year

    signed,
    baltimore

  17. theclink12 says: Apr 1, 2014 11:04 AM

    Green Bay vs. Seattle to open the season.

  18. 87hollywoodhorn says: Apr 1, 2014 11:05 AM

    I dont see why the primetime slots are so few to share. Football games at night are way better to attend and watch on tv. Football at noon is wayyyyy too early

  19. Shinnbone says: Apr 1, 2014 11:17 AM

    Since the NFL is trying so hard to “evolve” with new fresh ideas…(London Games, Canada) why not do something for the Thanksgiving day games like instead of having the dreadful “Lions home game” and traditional “Cowboys home game” put it in a rotation for all teams excluding the Vikings of course.

  20. believeland2014 says: Apr 1, 2014 11:45 AM

    Calling IT: San fran vs Seattle is the season opener

  21. Go-Hawks! says: Apr 1, 2014 12:34 PM

    The NFL would be crazy not to start the prime time season with a Superbowl rematch. Seahawks vs Broncos. Put it on your calendar. It’s going to happen. I just hope the Broncos show up this time.

    Go Hawks!

  22. jgedgar70 says: Apr 1, 2014 12:50 PM

    Here’s one guy that isn’t going to watch. I’ll just DVR it and watch it the following weekend. There’s nothing to see. The NFL will figure out a way that 24 teams get 1 night game while the other 8 teams get all the rest, led by the Cowboys. Call me when something new happens.

  23. overdrawnagain says: Apr 1, 2014 12:55 PM

    Here’s hoping my Rams will NOT be on any Prime-Time game. The stink it up even more than usual if they have a National audience (see any pt game over the last 10 yrs). And Bradford will be hurt again by Oct. yeah…can’t wait.

  24. FreewayJim says: Apr 1, 2014 1:06 PM

    As an NFL fan dating back to 1973, the schedule release is one of my favorite sports related events of the year.

    Until the prominence of the Internet we had to wait until it showed up in the newspaper and if we were lucky they’d present by week AND team, which is all you had until the magazines started rolling out in mid June.

    Can’t wait!

  25. trefkennedy says: Apr 1, 2014 1:12 PM

    So sad, as a cowboys fan worst case is 2-14, best case is 5-11 and the skins gonna win the division either them or Eli and the G-men

  26. vikinganswer says: Apr 1, 2014 1:39 PM

    Overrated event unless you are a season ticket holder deciding which games to go to and which to sell.

  27. ronlpitts says: Apr 1, 2014 2:12 PM

    After they Put Dallas, Denver, New England and the Giants on 6 Prime Time games is there Room for anyone else?

  28. theclink12 says: Apr 1, 2014 2:13 PM

    For those of you that think Seattle will open against SF:

    No…it won’t happen. SF is opening a new stadium and it’s pretty much a given they will open at home…perhaps even the first Sunday night game. Also, NBC is going to want one of the Seattle-SF games but why waste it on opening night when everyone is already going to watch anyway.

    For those of you that think it will be Denver:

    No…not going to happen. Denver has already been told their last preseason game is in Dallas. They won’t do that and then make them open a week later in Seattle. Also…the last thing the NFL wants is talk about another blowout game like the Super Bowl was leading up to the opening night game.

    Mark it down…opening night in Seattle will be Green Bay.

  29. bobsnygiants says: Apr 1, 2014 2:27 PM

    they are just prolonging the season, tell them we don’t need it.

  30. n0hopeleft says: Apr 1, 2014 2:41 PM

    PLEASE let the Giants open up against the Redskins so BigBlue can shut these fools up.

  31. snoqualmkanem says: Apr 1, 2014 5:03 PM

    A Seattle vs Green Bay would not be of much interest to the general population.

    Of more interest would be the Superbowl rematch, the division rivalry with the Niners, or the standard Cowboys game.

  32. Shinnbone says: Apr 1, 2014 5:39 PM

    Really looking forward to the Browns & Jaguars game hopefully Thanksgiving night. Ratings bonanza!

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