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News on 2010 Schedule that is being worked on now

BIG FRED : 1/29/2010 3:08 pm
I got this email from a friend of mine about next years NFL schedule .I guess we will see how true this is in April ....

A third party company works with the NFL for the scheduling period. Making the schedule for the next season is a huge process because you have to schedule around already scheduled events, have to take team requests (I.E. Tampa Bay doesn't want to play SF on the road one week and then Cleveland on the road the next) and figure out what teams get MNF, SNF, TNF game and how many. Then you have to proof read the schedule to make damn sure you don't have any conflicts and that no team is getting screwed by travel time and days between games and that stuff.

ESPN and NBC send in their requests this time of the year. From what I've heard we'll see, in no order:

New England/Green Bay
Atlanta/New Orleans
Indy/NY Giants
New England/NY Jets
Dallas/NY Giants
Green Bay/Philly
Pittsburgh/New Orleans
Denver/San Diego on Christmas

They second MNF game on opening week will probably be Oakland/San Fran but San Diego/Oakland, Denver/Oakland and Oakland/Seattle are also being thrown around

New Orleans/Baltimore
New England/Indy
Green Bay/Minnesota
San Diego/New England
San Diego/Indy
New Orleans/Minnesota

And the opening thursday night game of the season depends on who wins the Super Bowl. If New Orleans wins it will be New Orleans/Atlanta at the SuperDome and if Indy wins it will be Indy/Cincinnati at Lucas Oil Stadium

Thanksgiving games will be Detroit/NY Jets and Dallas/Chicago. Tampa Bay/Carolina will probably be the night game.

Those are the requests ESPN/NBC have sent in for MNF and SNF that have been accepted and will happen. There's a bunch more games that have been requested but CBS/FOX have protected or the NFL just didn't accept.
Eric from BBI : Admin : 1/29/2010 3:12 pm : link
any time the Giants and Cowboys now play, the ratings are through the roof.
5-6 night games for Indy  
SwirlingEddie : 1/29/2010 3:14 pm : link
is interesting.
if this is true  
The Jake : 1/29/2010 3:14 pm : link
then we have only one prime time game. and that is fannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnntastic as far as i'm concerned.
Surprised that game  
BIG FRED : 1/29/2010 3:15 pm : link
will be monday night instead of sunday night if this is true
so does that mean we open up  
DCPollaro : 1/29/2010 3:15 pm : link
the season vs dallas on MNF??
Interesting Stuff ... Thanks for Sharing  
ballanda : 1/29/2010 3:15 pm : link
It's weird that there are only 2 Giants night games so far. Usually we get the max of 5. There's always flex scheduling.
Correct me if I'm wrong  
JonC : 1/29/2010 3:15 pm : link
but it looks like your listings indicate the home team first, as in HOME/VISITOR.
The Jake : 1/29/2010 3:16 pm : link
i'm blind. make that 2 prime time games. crap.
Chris in Philly : 1/29/2010 3:17 pm : link
You sure about that?
Giants in 07 : 1/29/2010 3:17 pm : link
You mean two.
GiveShockeyTheBall : 1/29/2010 3:17 pm : link
dam, i like when the game is on SNF. al michaels and collinsworth are the best out there IMO
Chris in Philly : 1/29/2010 3:18 pm : link
I find it hard...  
Chris in Philly : 1/29/2010 3:18 pm : link
to believe NBC wouldn't want us once. Though with flex scheduling, who knows...
There is zero  
jtgiants : 1/29/2010 3:18 pm : link
chance the Giants get no NBC games.
If the home team IS listed frist,  
Stu : 1/29/2010 3:19 pm : link
odd that there are no games scheduled for the new stadium in those plans.
I like Indy/Giants being  
tbonfig : 1/29/2010 3:19 pm : link
a MNF game....

I also think that Dal/Giants will open the new stadium on a MNF game

thanks for the post!
bois : 1/29/2010 3:19 pm : link
I hate the prime time games..I can live with 2. Give me a nice slate of about 9-10, 1pm starts and I'll be in heaven.
yeah looks like  
BIG FRED : 1/29/2010 3:21 pm : link
We play @Indy this year  
JonC : 1/29/2010 3:21 pm : link
and the Thanksgiving games are always @Detroit and @Dallas. That's where I derived the HOME listed first question.
those are the requested games  
YAJ2112 : 1/29/2010 3:22 pm : link
not all the games that will be on SNF/MNF. So undoubtedly we will have more than 2 primetime games even before flex scheduling comes in
Motley Blue : 1/29/2010 3:23 pm : link
1:00pm or 4:00pm games are fine by me.
Toth029 : 1/29/2010 4:23 pm : link
Gets an awful lot of home prime-time games... shocking.gif
If Indy wins the Bowl...  
PSIMMS 22-25-268 : 1/29/2010 4:33 pm : link
I would be shocked if the NFL doesn't schedule the Manning Bowl II for the opening Thursday night of the '10 season.
Indy/Bengals on opening night???  
nyjuggernaut : 1/29/2010 4:40 pm : link
weird match-up for them to pick...especially with teams like the Cowboys, Chargers, Titans and the Giants to choose from.
I Find It Surprising  
Bernie : 1/29/2010 5:14 pm : link
that the Giants are not on Sunday night at least once. I bet even money one of the Cowboy or one of the Eagles games is on Sunday night.
PSIMMS... I thought the same thing  
pimcnj : 1/29/2010 5:20 pm : link
but now I'm not so sure. The first meaningful game of the season will get good ratings regardless of the matchup. Manning vs Manning can be a big draw any time of the year. So I have my doubts about that now.
The only way the Bengals get to be the opening  
BigBlueCane : 1/29/2010 5:51 pm : link
game is if the Colts want an opponent they're head and shoulders above.

Otherwise it's Manning bowl 2.
So NBC..  
Sean in PA : 1/29/2010 8:08 pm : link
doesn't put any request in for the Giants or Jets with a new stadium opening up?
RE: 2010 night games  
MikeinPrescott : 1/29/2010 9:39 pm : link
I think I remember the G Men making an advance request to the league that for 2010 we do not want any home prime time games due to the parking lot (old Giants Stadium) being demolished and suitable mass transit not being available. If I recall correctly, that would rule out any prime time showing the new stadium (likely true for the Jets as well). So I would not expect a MNF or SNF opening for the stadium (although I am still hoping for Dallas first, Indy second). Can anyone else remember reading that about no home night games, or am I completely wrong?
SwirlingEddie : 1/29/2010 9:49 pm : link
I think you're right; I recall that too.
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