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They’ve announced two games at the new White Hart Lane as well:
Jets @ Falcons on October 10th
Dolphins @ Jaguars on October 17th

I’ll be trying to get tickets for Fins @ Jags

Colts first 5 games:

Seahawks
Rams
@ Titans
@ Dolphins
@ Ravens

That is a very tough run of games!

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I thought this was quite interesting…

How the hell does Tom Brady do it?! Super Bowl champion scores himself the easiest projected schedule. (And my team get the hardest.)

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AFC North and NFC West look like a pretty tough pair of other divisions to play. But it looks like that guy’s rankings must have the Bears a a really bad team in addition.

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It’s partly just the luck of the draw - it’s the NFC South’s turn to play against NFC East and AFC East, both of which are arguably slightly weaker than, say NFC West or AFC North etc. Also, their own division doesn’t look so hot - 4 games against Panthers and Falcons is not exactly scary, and the Saints likely won’t be as good this year.

That said, it is classic Brady to win a Super Bowl and then have the easiest run to repeat.

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He’s also produced a 66-page PDF with projections for each team and most of the players individually. Pretty extraordinary level of commitment, even if you suspect it must have something in common with a start-up’s business plan :wink:

@Cavafy
Thank you so much for that!! :+1: :dragon:

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Seven weeks to GO!! :fireworks: :champagne: :dragon:

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Due to the inability to enter the USA for months, we’ve had to push back our trip we had planned to Miami. Now rebooked for the end of November for a couple of weeks, assuming we can travel to the USA by then.

And, the added benefit that it will coincide with two home games for the Dolphins! Not that I mentioned that to the Mrs when I rebooked. I suspect I’ll go on my own. Im not sure she’ll want to sit through a game again after last time I took her.

Just hope we can make it over there.

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Big news.

Only around a month to go to the start of the new season.
Rather excited!! :dragon:

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2 Live Pre-Season games:

Saturday 21st Aug 2021
01:00 Chiefs @ Cardinals
Tuesday 24th Aug 2021
01:00 Jaguars @ Saints

And it all starts again. :yum: :dragon:

Worth mentioning that you can currently watch ALL pre-season games for free courtesy of NFL Game Pass :+1:t2:

The new NFL season is coming along at just the right time. As England’s cricketing summer starts to fall apart, there’s a nice gap for the NFL to fill!

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I have given up commenting on cricket. :cry: :dragon:

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Looking forward to next Thursday night.
It should be a terrific season. :+1: :dragon:

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And Toledo @ Notre Dame, next Saturday evening. :+1: :dragon:

Been watching Secret Base on YouTube.

Lots of fascinating and often highly analytical videos, mainly about the NFL - teams and players.

Isn’t it about time for the Division winners/ wild card predictions?

I’ll start with

Chiefs
Bills
Titans
Browns to win the AFC dvisions

WFT (toss up with cowboys)
Bucs
Rams
Packers for the NFC

I’ll go Ravens, Steelers and Dolphins for the AFCwildcards (Dolphins cos I have to show faith in Tua)

NFC wildcards I’ll go Seahawks, Saints and 49ers

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I agree with you on the AFC picks. I was looking forward to a tough battle between the Titans and Colts for the South, but at least 3 of the Colts’ most important players decided not to get vaccinated. Unless they change their minds, they will surely miss time this year.
I’ll take Ravens, Chargers and Dolphins for the wild cards, but I have a feeling the Patriots will be in the mix again this year.

NFC division winners:
WFT
Packers
Bucs
Niners

Rams, Vikings and Seahawks for the wild cards.

There’s a pretty good chance we’ll have the same teams in the Super Bowl this year, but I’m going for the Browns to get beaten by Tampa this February.

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And what about predictions for the teams we support? I’m going 5-12 for the Bears, beating the Bengals, Lions (h), Cards, Vikes (h) and Giants in a tough schedule.

Maybe it surprises on the up-side if Fields comes in and pulls a few out of the bag later on. Dalton’s going to have a rough ride and I can see him limping to the bye week (and being very unhappy with Nagy’s play calling along the way).

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