Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The 2007 NFL Schedule

Offering further proof that yes, you can talk about football all year, the NFL released the full 2007 schedule today, and ESPN and NFL Network were waiting with 3.5 hours of coverage. I'd make a joke about Pacman Jones needing to set his TiVo, but SportsCenter beat me to it.

For the Titans...

(note: NBC picks the Sunday Night games for Weeks 11-17 the week before the games, so times for those weeks are subject to change)

2007 Tennessee Titans Schedule
Week 01 - at Jacksonville (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 02 - vs Indianapolis (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 03 - at New Orleans (Monday Night Football - 8:30 PM - ESPN)
Week 04 - off week
Week 05 - vs Atlanta (1:00 PM - FOX)
Week 06 - at Tampa Bay (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 07 - at Houston (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 08 - vs Oakland (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 09 - vs Carolina (1:00 PM - FOX)
Week 10 - vs Jacksonville (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 11 - at Denver (Monday Night Football - 8:30 PM - ESPN)
Week 12 - at Cincinnati (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 13 - vs Houston (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 14 - vs San Diego (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 15 - at Kansas City (1:00 PM - CBS)
Week 16 - vs NY Jets (4:15 PM - CBS)
Week 17 - vs Indianapolis (1:00 PM - CBS)

The off the cuff analysis: at least it's not the murderous first six weeks the schedule was last year, though I don't like the early bye in week four. The schedule seems to be broken up in difficulty - the first three games are tough, but the three game stretch between Week 7-9 needs to be a 3-0 run to balance out the rest of it. The stretch run, save for the Texans in Week 13, is murder.

If you're not a Titans fan but want to see where your team will be, check out all the schedules here.

As for the nationally televised games...

NBC Sunday Night Football - 8:15 PM
Week 01 - New Orleans at Indianapolis (Season Opener - Thurs. Night)
Week 01 - NY Giants at Dallas
Week 02 - San Diego at New England
Week 03 - Dallas at Chicago
Week 04 - Philadelphia at NY Giants
Week 05 - Chicago at Green Bay
Week 06 - New Orleans at Seattle
Week 07 - Pittsburgh at Denver
Week 08 - none (for the World Series?)
Week 09 - Dallas at Philadelphia
Week 10 - Indianapolis at San Diego
Week 11-17 - games to be announced during the season

ESPN Monday Night Football - 8:30 PM
Week 01 - Baltimore at Cincinnati
Week 02 - Washington at Philadelphia
Week 03 - Tennessee at New Orleans
Week 04 - New England at Cincinnati
Week 05 - Dallas at Buffalo
Week 06 - NY Giants at Atlanta
Week 07 - Indianapolis at Jacksonville
Week 08 - Green Bay at Denver
Week 09 - Baltimore at Pittsburgh
Week 10 - San Francisco at Seattle
Week 11 - Tennessee at Denver
Week 12 - Miami at Pittsburgh
Week 13 - New England at Baltimore
Week 14 - New Orleans at Atlanta
Week 15 - Chicago at Minnesota
Week 16 - Denver at San Diego (Christmas Eve)
Week 17 - none (New Year's Eve)

NFL Network Thursday Night Football - 8:15 PM
Week 12 - Green Bay at Detroit (Thanksgiving - 12:30 PM - FOX)
Week 12 - NY Jets at Dallas (Thanksgiving - 4:15 PM - FOX)
Week 12 - Indianapolis at Atlanta (Thanksgiving - 8:15 PM - NFL Network)
Week 13 - Green Bay at Dallas
Week 14 - Chicago at Washington
Week 15 - Denver at Houston
Week 16 - Pittsburgh at St. Louis
Week 17 - New England at NY Giants

Smells like football...

2 comments:

Jeff Wright said...

Great...Manning and Brees to start off with while Pacman is cooling his heels on the sidelines.

I guess we can be thankful that the NFL didn't force the Titans to schedule an intervention mid-season to prevent more of Pacman's self-destructive behavior. Of course, they did this by taking him out of the picture for the year. Wonder if the Bengals will need a cornerback next year. He could be a "character" guy for their locker room.

"Make it rain" baby.

Will Shelton said...

NFL Network was making the point/joke that if Pacman appeals his suspension and they trim it to 10 games based on the outcome of the Vegas situation, which some anonymous source in the league's front office said was possible, then he can come back just in time to cover Chris Henry. Of course, I also wonder if you'll find Pacman pumping gas or bagging groceries somewhere in the Nashville metropolitan area between now and then. I mean, he's gotta have something to throw at strippers.