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2013 Opponents Set


HoosierCat

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Here's the rest of the picture: we get the Colts and Chargers as our two "other" games.

Pitt: same sked except they get Oakland and Tennessee

Cleveland: Jax and KC

Baltimore: Houston and Denver

Two points here:

1) As Bengal fans we know how to get easy schedules: Just suck the year before. We also know it ain't worth it. I don't want another last place schedule ever again

2) You can't project a year out who's going to be good. At this time last year we thought the NFC East was going to be murder's row. As it turned out all those teams were very beatable

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2) You can't project a year out who's going to be good.

Yup. Just look at the Colts. I don't think anyone expected that. But FWIW my $0.02:

Colts and Chargers: Colts will come back to Earth a bit but will still be a tough opponent. Chargers, who knows? New HC and GM in the offing, maybe a new QB, ask again in the spring.

Oakland and Tennessee: Oakland is a train wreck. I don't see any quick improvement there. Tennessee, Locker looks awful, Munchack may be out, who knows?

Jax and KC: I don't see how either team can not be better in 2013. They can't get much worse. With Charles I think KC can come back quickly if they find even an average (think Kitna-esque) QB. Jax ownership is apparently going to import Tebow against the wishes of the coaches so they could continue to suck.

Houston and Denver: Hard to see either team taking a big tumble.

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2) You can't project a year out who's going to be good.

Yup. Just look at the Colts. I don't think anyone expected that. But FWIW my $0.02:

Colts and Chargers: Colts will come back to Earth a bit but will still be a tough opponent. Chargers, who knows? New HC and GM in the offing, maybe a new QB, ask again in the spring.

Oakland and Tennessee: Oakland is a train wreck. I don't see any quick improvement there. Tennessee, Locker looks awful, Munchack may be out, who knows?

Jax and KC: I don't see how either team can not be better in 2013. They can't get much worse. With Charles I think KC can come back quickly if they find even an average (think Kitna-esque) QB. Jax ownership is apparently going to import Tebow against the wishes of the coaches so they could continue to suck.

Houston and Denver: Hard to see either team taking a big tumble.

I agree with your 2 cents but who thought the Giants would be so beatable if asked a year ago? The thing in the NFL is injuries. 53 man rosters are inadequate for a 16 game season and positions can get decimated. Will Peyton still be healthy a year from now?

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Well that tough home schedule ought to amount to some primetime action, or at the least some sellouts. Hopefully the team can rise to the challenge.

Exactly what I was thinking. I could see 7 out of 8 of those home games being seen as good candidates for primetime (Steelers, Ravens, Jets, Patriots, Packers, Vikings, Colts). A good playoff showing will only help, but I am hoping for two night home games, maybe a Thursday Night and a Monday Night. Could be fun!

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Yeah, I would love to see expanded rosters. Owners don't want to spend the coin, tho, and I'm sure that there are players who don't want to share either.

I don't understand why the owners didn't bring up the idea of 60 man rosters in the last CBA negotiations in exchange for some concessions they wanted from the players. Sure it would have cost the owners some more coin but these would have likely been minimum salaried players. It's nuts that we have to pickup a guy like Crocker off the street mid season. No other league does it that way.

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