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#21 YoloinOhio

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:43 AM

If we don't get a Thursday game that'd be nice. I hate Thursday games (unless they follow a bye week).

not having to play on a Thurs would be an advantage imo. Just not sure how it would work with leaving some teams out ... would some play twice on thursdays? Since there are 16 TNFs... to leave out 4 teams

#22 quinnearlysghost88

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:45 AM

i say @carolina week 1



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:46 AM

not having to play on a Thurs would be an advantage imo. Just not sure how it would work with leaving some teams out ... would some play twice on thursdays? Since there are 16 TNFs... to leave out 4 teams


Cowboys played back to back Thursday's last year because of Thanksgiving

#24 BuffaloBaumer

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:49 AM

i say @carolina week 1

 

I hope Carolina is in October as that is the big road trip we are picking this year



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:52 AM

i say @carolina week 1

Being in Atlanta...wouldn't mind it. Only 3 hours away.

#26 zow2

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:59 AM

I hate the idea of closing the season out on the road for the final two weeks, assuming what Sal C. reported is true (leak).

 

I like it....especially as a ST holder.   I'd rather have a schedule loaded w/ Sept, Oct, Nov home games.  It's been years since the Bills seemed like a dominant cold weather home team.  Pittsburgh & Miami had no problem moving the ball and scoring in December of this past season.  I know the stats say otherwise but when you look at the situation (records, no playoffs pressure) and opponents....the December home advantage is not all it's cracked up to be.  If McDermott and Whaley build a dominant defense then bad weather home games will be sweet.  Teams will get smothered in Orchard Park.



#27 YoloinOhio

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:25 AM

Well here are two teams we won't play week 1

@mikeklis
League Network source: Broncos to open 2017 season at home vs LA Chargers on Monday night. #9sports

#28 row_33

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:38 AM

Good riddance to primetime games. Nothing worse than going to a night game when we are already 4 games out of division lead.


 

Closing the last two on the road at least gives season ticket holders a small chance that home games in November could possibly still mean something. 

 

hee...



#29 YoloinOhio

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:27 AM

TNF will be Chiefs at NE week 1. So we are down to Jets, Miami, colts, Bengals, raiders, NFC south.

#30 row_33

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:33 AM

Isn't a Thursday game mandatory for every team?  Or used to be?



#31 Royale with Cheese

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:41 AM

Isn't a Thursday game mandatory for every team?  Or used to be?

Looks like it's not the case anymore.
There are some really poor match ups and the ratings are low. I actually think that's smart of the NFL.

#32 Jamie Nails

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:41 AM

Never mandatory, just league trying to spread things out. Not going to do so this year because of ratings

#33 YoloinOhio

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:43 AM

Isn't a Thursday game mandatory for every team?  Or used to be?

apparently no longer mandatory and nothing written in CBA that it must continue
Just something they tried (it failed, too many bad matchups/teams)

#34 Boyst62

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:16 AM

Heard nothing yet.

#35 row_33

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:17 AM

Never mandatory, just league trying to spread things out. Not going to do so this year because of ratings

 

It was mandatory when it first came in, thanks Yolo for the update.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

I like it....especially as a ST holder.   I'd rather have a schedule loaded w/ Sept, Oct, Nov home games.  It's been years since the Bills seemed like a dominant cold weather home team.  Pittsburgh & Miami had no problem moving the ball and scoring in December of this past season.  I know the stats say otherwise but when you look at the situation (records, no playoffs pressure) and opponents....the December home advantage is not all it's cracked up to be.  If McDermott and Whaley build a dominant defense then bad weather home games will be sweet.  Teams will get smothered in Orchard Park.


Yeah, I get why season ticket holders prefer the earlier home games. I fly up for one game a year and it's always an early season date. This guarantees a meaningful game and "nice" weather. That said, IF they're making a playoff push in the last 2 weeks....I'd rather they be at home than on the road.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:56 AM

@jeffphowe

The Patriots will open the regular season at home against the Chiefs, per source.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:01 PM

 

@jeffphowe

The Patriots will open the regular season at home against the Chiefs, per source.

 

 

Special seat at the 50 yard line for the Commish?



#39 416BillsFan

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:11 PM

Atlanta week 4 according to Mike Bell of 92.9 Atlanta:

https://twitter.com/...104922819407872



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:22 PM

Atlanta week 4 according to Mike Bell of 92.9 Atlanta:

https://twitter.com/...104922819407872

If that is accurate, the Falcons play the Saints twice in December. That's weird.