Dissecting possible scenarios for Patriots 2014 schedule
We already know who the Patriots are going to play in 2014. All we’ll learn Wednesday is the order in which they’ll play their games, the time and the day of the week.
So what’s the big friggin’ deal about schedule release day?
I don’t know either, but I love it.
Maybe it’s because the frame to the season while before, all you had was the foundation. When’s the bye week? When are the prime-time games? Do they close on the road late? Do they open on the road against a good team or a rollover? Are there back-to-back road games? When are the Jets games, the Broncos game and the Colts game? Where in the fall can fans burn a grand to go see the Patriots play on the road?
The teams care. Preparation for the first opponent begins when the schedule drops. Not in earnest. But the dossiers are pulled and the work begins.
Here are the Patriots opponents:
HOME: Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Bears, Bengals, Broncos, Lions, Raiders
ROAD: Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Packers, Vikings
A quick dissection: