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    Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions



    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    All that is true but that doesn't equal ratings.

    The only way I see a Ravens @ Texans prime time game is if it's late in the season and there's a playoff implication causing the game to be flexed.
    Houston is the 10th largest TV market in the country. I'm betting they'll get a national game, and if they do, this would be an attractive one because of Kubiak and other ex-Texans.
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    Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
    Every team has to play a Thurs game so there will be plenty of stinkers, no way around it. Bal/Hou can't be any worse than Oak/SD or Jax/Ind
    Bal/Hou is not a division game and the other two are. Most TNF games (although not all) are rivalry divisional games. I don't see how anybody calls those stinkers but I'm not trying to sidetrack this thread.

    If we play TNF it's likely within our division
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    I also went for 3 - and concur with the above that if we do get a Thurs night game, it's likely to be a roadie.

    There's one game that I think additionally to what's mentioned above as a candidate - Falcons at home. Flacco vs Ryan is still something the networks would be intrigued by.

    I'm thinking 3: 1) Atlanta or Carolina at home (slightly favour Carolina with the other being a 4.15 - it won't be both) probably as MNF.
    2) Steelers on the road - it's always a given one PIT/BAL game as prime time.
    3) The other'll be a 'not sure why' as there often is, or has been recently, - last year was @ Detroit, '12 was vs CLE, '11 was at JAC (bad memories...). Think it'll either be @ CLE, @ MIA or SD. If we get SD at home, wouldn't surprise me to have the Steelers game on a Thursday. @CLE/@MIA is very possible for a TNF (as stated below with Browns coming off a bye).

    However, as the Ravens should have a good year, we may well end up with a 4th later on.

    Think games like Colts have other draws that are more interesting for the networks.

    Further guesses:
    - I think Houston will just end up being a 4.15 game - not quite intriguing enough for prime time with 2 teams coming off below par seasons, but enough to give it some degree of a marquee occasion. However, don't forget CBS has the rights to TNF for 8 games as well - that may make it more likely as they won't be 'giving' up the rights to the game.
    - Ravens'll open at home after the fuss last year - get either the Titans or Jaguars as a last 'sorry' from the NFL over last year.
    - Swayed by the argument we'll finish with CLE as we've never finished with them (PIT/CIN a fair few times); that said, lean toward still thinking we'll end up with the Bengals, just at home this time.
    - Cleveland have recently got the short straw against us in terms of logistics (twice in a year following our bye) so it wouldn't be surprising if our game against someone who has just had a bye will be the Browns at their place.

    Which probably means none of the above will now happen!




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    Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by HotInHere View Post
    Houston is the 10th largest TV market in the country. I'm betting they'll get a national game, and if they do, this would be an attractive one because of Kubiak and other ex-Texans.
    People in Houston were dancing in the streets when he got fired. They're done with him. Seeing him be the OC won't put extra Houston eyes on the game.

    It's a good story line. Just not big enough IMO to make that a story line large enough to garner the national spotlight.

    There's also no rivalry. We've owned them 7 out of 8 times.
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  5. Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by HotInHere View Post
    And a few things I hope:
    Let the Ravens (and us) have Thanksgiving off this year.

    Can we please open at home, since we didnít get to last year?

    Let the Saints game be around Halloween. Because Iím going, and Halloween is AWESOME in the Big Easy.

    No home December night games.

    Several home January games.
    From your lips (eerrr keyboard) to Gods ears!!

    Would definitely prefer to sit on my ass on Thanksgiving night watching other teams play unless we're the away team.


    Amen to the Saints game around halloween.

    We were there the year after Katrina with Mista T. and several other board members which was hallloween weekend.

    That was my first introduction to 'Nawlins. (Second go around was Superbowl 47)

    We, including several others on here are already in the preliminary planning stages of that road trip to the Big Easy again this year.

    I'm like praying they don't make it a thursday night game or Christmas weekend or some other time that precludes my ability of attending.

    Halloween would be perfect, but any sunday day game in October or early November would be doable for sure.

    BC is right, if you can't enjoy yourself down there you got serious issues!!

    Bring on the Crawdads and Hurricanes!!!
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    There's not much that would make a Baltimore-Carolina game worthy of prime-time. I mean sure the Ravens signed the best player in the history of their team after they unceremoniously cut him, but there's no rivalry between them, and the Panthers are widely expected to fade back into irrelevance.




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    Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions

    Probably one and Im guessing it will be TNF at Pittsburgh. Fine by me since that mean I'll actually be awake for our games. If we're in the playoff-division mix though I'm sure well get flexed in one in the last couple months.

    Off topic but Ill be really curious to see if the Redskins get more than one. Their record says they should just get the one (and only because everyone has to be on once) but with a new coach and Jackson and all the RG stuff and just the general soap opera with them they might buck that trend. Not to mention the networks love the NFC East in primetime anyway.
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    Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions

    The Skins will get national games now for the same reason they got them for the last decade or so -- large fan base with a good size TV market.
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    Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions

    I voted for 3. The Ravens gained a lot of fans when they beat Manning, Brady, and the Forty-Whiners enroute to the Lombardi, so they're still a pretty good draw. We know at least one of the Pit games will be televised, possibly both.

    As for Thurs games being stinkers, with NBC now carrying the Thurs games, most of them just might be good matchups.




  10. #25

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    Anyway the nfl can screw the Ravens, that's what will happen. At least 2 games, probably a holiday game (Thursday) and a game against a post season team that the nfl favors.




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    Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions

    O's on road 1st week of season so we could get a Sunday or Monday niter. We always get a Sunday nite or Monday on the the road vs Stealers.

    Maybe Saints or Panthers in prime or Bengals.




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    Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by stevez51 View Post
    O's on road 1st week of season ...
    Too bad. When they're home, and we have a scheduling conflict, we win a Super Bowl ... Bc




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    Re: 2014 NFL Schedule Predictions

    It's funny they could play a night game Thurs and fly out that night to Detroit to play a day game but last year the White Sox couldn't do it....




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    Quote Originally Posted by stevez51 View Post
    O's on road 1st week of season so we could get a Sunday or Monday niter. We always get a Sunday nite or Monday on the the road vs Stealers.

    Maybe Saints or Panthers in prime or Bengals.
    Why are the Panthers being linked to the Ravens for a prime-time game here? Sure the Ravens signed their best player, but looking at the Panthers schedule there's much sexier matchups for the Panthers.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrian View Post
    - Swayed by the argument we'll finish with CLE as we've never finished with them (PIT/CIN a fair few times)
    For the record, the Ravens ended the 2005 season in Cleveland. It's understandable why one would want to forget that game though. For the masochistic: http://www.pro-football-reference.co...0601010cle.htm

    The team ended the regular season against Pitt in 2002, 2003, and 2007. Their final regular season game was against the Bengals in 1997, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (note that 2010 marked the first season the NFL actively tried to push division games into the final quarter of the regular season).




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