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2012-12-26 08:32:43 PM  
Can I ask how they know the home/away yet?  I didn't think that was decided until the schedule was officially figured out.

I know you can determine the teams for the next season once you know the order of finish (or at least the same for the other divisions of your team), since the rotation of the divisions in and out of conference you play is a set rotation, and you always play 6 games in division.  You just don't know the two other teams in conference who will finish at the same place as you until near the end of the season.  Do they also automatically set who is home/away on those?
 
2012-12-26 08:46:32 PM  
I wondered the exact same thing regarding the home/away part.
 
2012-12-26 09:09:03 PM  

KiwDaWabbit: I wondered the exact same thing regarding the home/away part.


I believe they try to make it the inverse of the last time the divisions were paired up in the cycle.
 
2012-12-26 09:21:40 PM  

dletter: Can I ask how they know the home/away yet?  I didn't think that was decided until the schedule was officially figured out.


For the inter-conference and division-on-division matchup, it's on a rotating basis.  Every time they play a division it rotates which two teams are home & which two teams are away.  The previous years of playing the same-on-same in the other two divisions do not affect the lineup.  So even if, say, the Patriots played Baltimore in Baltimore this year, they can still play them in Baltimore again next year if it's their time to, and it is in this case.

As for the two same-on-same matchups, that too is on a rotating schedule.  The Broncos knew ahead of time that it would be the AFC North team at home and the AFC East on the road.  The who is always open to changes, but that's how it works.
 
2012-12-26 09:23:30 PM  

LucklessWonder: KiwDaWabbit: I wondered the exact same thing regarding the home/away part.

I believe they try to make it the inverse of the last time the divisions were paired up in the cycle.


OK, so, that may be the case with the divisional opponents, but, then, you have all the teams that play each other from other divisions.  So, while lets say the NFC East plays the entire West, and North vs. South.   So, then you have (for the first place NFC teams for example):
E1 @ N1
S1 @ E1
N1 @ W1
W1 @ S1
So, that makes sense... is that known that the league has a setup like the above, that then "flips" those around every time the N/S E/W combo comes up then?
 
2012-12-26 09:25:32 PM  
Thanks Friar Reb, appears you answered my last question as I was posting it :)
 
2012-12-26 09:44:44 PM  
so tempted to go to the one at dallas.
 
2012-12-26 10:15:52 PM  
The NFL is really trying to milk the Manning/Brady thing for all it's worth, huh?
 
2012-12-26 10:15:55 PM  
Payton manning goes to Indy in 2013. As a colts fan, I'm not looking forward I this.
 
2012-12-26 10:27:11 PM  

ArtosRC: The NFL is really trying to milk the Manning/Brady thing for all it's worth, huh?


As long as they either continue finishing in the same spots of their respective divisional standings or are in the "on" year of the three-year intraconference divisonal rotation, yeah.
 
2012-12-26 10:56:41 PM  

ArtosRC: The NFL is really trying to milk the Manning/Brady thing for all it's worth, huh?


The only decisions the league makes annually as to the scheduling of games is:

1) What week
2) What day
3) What time

Note "who" is not on that list. Who plays who was predetermined based on a formula set when the league went to 4 teams in 4 divisions.

Brady and Manning play so often because they both play on teams in the AFC that won their division.
 
2012-12-26 10:59:30 PM  
For the noobs:

14 of the 16 games are already set every year. Only two are dependent on how a team finishes in the division.

Every team plays:
- Everyone in their division twice (6 games)
- Everyone in another division in their conference once (on a 3 year rotation; and they alternate the home/away so everyone visits everyone else once every six years AT THE LEAST) [4 games]
- Everyone in one division in the opposite conference once (on a 4 year rotation; and they alternate the home/away so everyone visits everyone else once every eight years) [4 games]
- From the two divisions in the same conference that a team isn't playing, the two teams that finished in the same spot in the standings the previous season (1 vs 1, etc) [2 games]

Only the last piece is subject to change based on anything that actually happened during this season.

If you look at the Broncos schedule from 2009, they played the exact same NFC teams. If you look at the Broncos schedule from 2010, they played the exact same AFC team.

(On a side note, there was a slight change with how NFC West teams were scheduled because teams didn't want to fly out to the west coast twice so they switched the 'pairing' from StLouis/Arizona and Seattle/SF after the first time the schedule 'rolled over' in 2009 so you might see some interruptions in the typical home/away alternating if you at old NFC West schedules)
 
2012-12-26 10:59:40 PM  
Yeah, I'm not even going to try to save face.

/Conspiracy
 
2012-12-26 11:20:12 PM  

ArtosRC: The NFL is really trying to milk the Manning/Brady thing for all it's worth, huh?


Wait until the AFC Championship Game then. It'll have as much Manning/Brady coverage as our old friend Tim Tebow had last year.
 
2012-12-26 11:31:20 PM  

ArtosRC: /Conspiracy


Wait until you see the reffing in the playoffs.
 
2012-12-27 12:08:13 AM  
I think he still has a house here so he was coming anyway. My buddy trimmed his old house down the street.
 
2012-12-27 12:52:56 AM  

Intoxoman: I think he still has a house here so he was coming anyway. My buddy trimmed his old house down the street.


I think I read somewhere that Peyton Manning is actually renting from him.
 
2012-12-27 01:15:53 AM  

FriarED1: ArtosRC: The NFL is really trying to milk the Manning/Brady thing for all it's worth, huh?

Wait until the AFC Championship Game then. It'll have as much Manning/Brady coverage as our old friend Tim Tebow had last year.


Divisional game, you mean. The Pats should play Denver in round 2.

Oh, wait, they'll still be in the news the following week.
 
2012-12-27 01:57:30 AM  
Pony thread?
 
2012-12-27 03:51:35 AM  

dletter: Can I ask how they know the home/away yet?  I didn't think that was decided until the schedule was officially figured out.

I know you can determine the teams for the next season once you know the order of finish (or at least the same for the other divisions of your team), since the rotation of the divisions in and out of conference you play is a set rotation, and you always play 6 games in division.  You just don't know the two other teams in conference who will finish at the same place as you until near the end of the season.  Do they also automatically set who is home/away on those?


Do you really think the Redskins and Broncos are in the same conference? You couldn't be bothered to examine the NFL standings?
 
2012-12-27 08:17:42 AM  

NetOwl: FriarED1: ArtosRC: The NFL is really trying to milk the Manning/Brady thing for all it's worth, huh?

Wait until the AFC Championship Game then. It'll have as much Manning/Brady coverage as our old friend Tim Tebow had last year.

Divisional game, you mean. The Pats should play Denver in round 2.

Oh, wait, they'll still be in the news the following week.


I don't know, I'm still holding out hope that the Chuckstrong Colts knock off the Texans this weekend

/And that the Pats don't sleepwalk again this week
//Can't come up with any scenario in which KC wins
///They stink
 
2012-12-27 08:51:14 AM  

NetOwl: FriarED1: ArtosRC: The NFL is really trying to milk the Manning/Brady thing for all it's worth, huh?

Wait until the AFC Championship Game then. It'll have as much Manning/Brady coverage as our old friend Tim Tebow had last year.

Divisional game, you mean. The Pats should play Denver in round 2.

Oh, wait, they'll still be in the news the following week.


I've got Houston losing to Indy this weekend which gives Denver the #1 seed and New England the #2. That puts them together in the AFC Championship Game.
 
2012-12-27 10:15:50 AM  

tommyl66: //Can't come up with any scenario in which KC wins
///They stink


Once upon a time a mysterious stranger named Stan Gelbaugh who was one of the 3 worst quarterbacks in the NFL (the other two being his teammates) beat John Elway in his prime before vanishing into the mists of history.

Then, many years later Tom Brady, in a rare moment of pity for Dolphins fans, threw an interception while sitting on his ass. It happens. Pretty rarely.

Since the Broncos host the Chefs, my magic spreadsheet (stolen formula), says the Chefs have an 11.2% chance of winning. And it looks like this is the single most unbalanced matchup of the year. (team with the most expected wins hosting the team with the least expected wins)
 
2012-12-27 10:43:23 AM  
I am SO going to the Dallas game. Being stuck in Cowboy Country, it may be my best chance to go to a Denver game.
 
2012-12-27 02:40:36 PM  

Twitch Boy: Pony thread?


Let's wait for the games themselves, especially the one in Indy.

Broncos at Colts? POST ALL THE PONIES!
 
2012-12-27 03:30:39 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: Twitch Boy: Pony thread?

Let's wait for the games themselves, especially the one in Indy.

Broncos at Colts Colts at Broncos? POST ALL THE PONIES!


FTFY
 
2012-12-27 04:16:24 PM  

FriarED1: Broncos at Colts Colts at Broncos? POST ALL THE PONIES!


Yeah, no. That's the possible playoff game this year. Next year's regular season game, which is the subject of TFA, is at Indianapolis.

Of course, I'll have no complaints if both those games come to pass.
 
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