And it's out. The 2011 NFL Schedule has been released just a few short minutes ago. Let's take a look at who the six-time Super Bowl champions are scheduled to play this coming season....provided there is a season.
||Sunday, Sept.11th||@ Baltimore Ravens
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept.18th||Seattle Seahawks
||Sunday, Sept. 25th||@ Indianapolis Colts
||Sunday, Oct.2nd||@ Houston Texans||1 pm|
|Week 5||Sunday Oct.9th||Tennessee Titans
||Sunday Oct.16th||Jacksonville Jaguars||1 pm|
||Sunday Oct. 23rd||@ Arizona Cardinals
|Week 8||Sunday, Oct. 30th||New England Patriots
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 6tth||Baltimore Ravens
|Week 10||Sunday Nov. 13th||@ Cincinnati Bengals
|Week 11||-----||Bye Week
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 27th||@ Kansas City Chiefs||8:20 pm|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 4th||Cincinnati Bengals
|Week 14||Thursday, Dec. 8th||Cleveland Browns||8:20 pm|
|Week 15||Monday, Dec. 19th||@ San Francisco 49ers||8:30 pm
|Week 16||Saturday, Dec. 24th||St. Louis Rams
|Week 17||Sunday Jan.1st||@ Cleveland Browns||1 pm|
Preliminary thoughts: That is a brutal start to the season with 3 games on the road and 3 playoff teams in the first 4 games. Starting against the Ravens is probably the dumbest thing the NFL can do, considering how highly rated those games are. You would think they would want to put those at the end of the season. That way you have great games near the end and two teams that are always fighting for the division. Moreover, I cannot wait for that Seahawks game. I have been yearning for another game against them since all that whining from XL. We have back to back games in week 3 and 4 against two teams that can pass really well. It looks very plausible to me to start the season 1-3. The end of the season looks a lot easier than the start with 5 games in a row against teams that did not break .500.
What do you all think?