Week 1: Mon. Sept. 10 at Oakland 7:15 p.m. ESPN
We have to wait an extra day to see our team start the season and we get will get to beat down the Raiders! This will not be an easy game to open up the season with. We go out on the road to start it out and the Black Hole is gaining more and more confidence these days.
Week 2: Sun. Sept. 16 Tennessee 1:15 p.m CBS
First home game is against Tennessee. Will we be able to see this game or will it be our first BLACKOUT of the year?
Week 3: Sun. Sept. 23 Atlanta 1:05 p.m. FOX
Michael Turner comes back to town and we will have to slow down a really good offense OR just try to outscore them.
Week 4: Sun. Sept. 30 at Kansas City 10:00 a.m. CBS
KC is getting some love as the most talented team in the division. We will have to go into Arrowhead and fight for a W. It is an early start game and we don’t do to well on those.
Week 5: Sun. Oct. 7 @New Orleans 5:20 p.m. NBC
Going out east for bounty gate! They will still have an interim interim coach when we get to town and hopefully they are still trying to get things together. Robert Meachem faces his old team and Drew Brees and Darren Sproles get to face their former team in this Sunday Night matchup.
Week 6: Mon. Oct. 15 Denver 5:30 p.m. ESPN
Our first look at Peyton Manning and he will have 5 weeks under his belt by this time. The rust will be knocked off and it should be a good old shoot out.
Week 7: BYE WEEK
Nice time for a BYE and anything better than a 4-2 record would be nice! We would have already faced each of our AFC West counterparts by this time.
Week 8: Sun. Oct. 28 @Cleveland 10:00 a.m. CBS
Coming off the BYE we head out to the Dawg Pound. We could be seeing Trent Richardson in their backfield.
Week 9: Thurs. Nov. 1 Kansas City 5:20 p.m. NFLN
Thursday Night…. eww! We get short preparation time for a division rival, but at least we will be home.
Week 10: Sun. Nov. 11 @Tampa Bay 10:00 a.m. CBS
The Thursday Night game will give us more prep time and more time to get healthy against Vincent Jackson.
Week 11: Sun. Nov. 18 @Denver* 1:15 p.m. CBS
Peyton Manning part II. Anyone want to drive out to Denver for this one?
Week 12: Sun. Nov. 25 Baltimore* 1:05 p.m. CBS
After battling with Manning, we have to deal with the tough Baltimore defense. Will Antwan Barnes go nutty against his former team again? What will the other former Ravens do?
Week 13: Sun. Dec. 2 Cincinnati* 1:15 p.m. CBS
AJ Green will be in town and this team will not be easy. This is going to be 3 straight grind it out games.
Week 14: Sun. Dec. 9 @Pittsburgh* 10:00 a.m. CBS
The Steelers might be in a decline, but they are still the Steelers and we don’t win in Pittsburgh. A 10am game and have to deal with Polamalu and Big Ben.
Week 15: Sun. Dec. 16 Carolina* 1:05 p.m. FOX
This might be the easiest game down the stretch OR the following week and that means that it will be a tough December. Will we be able to continue piling on wins in the month of December?
Week 16: Sun. Dec. 23 @N.Y. Jets* 5:20 p.m. NBC
Back to New York to deal with Rex Ryan and we are scheduled to be the Sunday Night game. Hopefully we don’t get flexed out because that could put us at another 10 am game. Who will be the starting QB by this time for New York?
Week 17: Sun. Dec. 30 Oakland* 1:15 p.m. CBS
Home sweet home! Who knows where we will be by this time. Hopefully we already have a playoff spot locked in by this time.
After looking over the schedule… DANG THAT IS A TOUGH SCHEDULE!!!! At least it looks really tough today. WE HAVE TO DO WELL WITHIN THE DIVISION! 5-1 is needed to have any comfort, but when do we make things comfortable?
We gotta get things rolling! BOLT UP!