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2009 SCHEDULE

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by wizard 87, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. wizard 87

    wizard 87 Packer Addict

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    PRESEASON
    Saturday, Aug. 15 ... Cleveland Browns (Gold pkg.) ... 7 p.m. (state)
    Sat., Aug. 22 ... Buffalo Bills ... 7 p.m. (state)
    Fri., Aug. 28 ... @ Arizona Cardinals ... 9 p.m. (state)
    Thurs., Sept. 3 ... @ Tennessee Titans ... 7 p.m. (state)

    REGULAR SEASON
    Sunday, Sept. 13 ... Chicago Bears, 7:20 p.m. (NBC)
    Sunday, Sept. 20 ... Cincinnati Bengals (Gold pkg.) ... Noon (CBS)
    Sunday, Sept. 27 ... @ St. Louis Rams ... Noon (Fox)
    Monday, Oct. 5 ... @ Minnesota Vikings, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
    Sunday, Oct. 11 BYE
    Sunday, Oct. 18 ... Detroit Lions ... Noon (Fox)
    Sunday, Oct. 25 ... @ Cleveland Browns ... Noon (Fox)
    Sunday, Nov. 1 ... Minnesota Vikings ... Noon (Fox)
    Sunday, Nov. 8 ... @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers ... Noon (Fox)
    Sunday, Nov. 15 ... Dallas Cowboys (Gold pkg.) ... 3:15 p.m. (Fox)
    Sunday, Nov. 22 ... San Francisco 49ers ... Noon (Fox)
    Thursday, Nov. 26 ... @ Detroit Lions (Thanksgiving) ... 11:30 a.m. (Fox)
    Monday, Dec. 7 ... Baltimore Ravens ... 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
    Sunday, Dec. 13 ... @ Chicago Bears ... Noon* (Fox)
    Sunday, Dec. 20 ... @ Pittsburgh Steelers ... Noon* (Fox)
    Sunday, Dec. 27 ... Seattle Seahawks ... Noon* (Fox)
    Sunday, Jan. 3 ... @ Arizona Cardinals ... 3:15 p.m.* (Fox)
     
  2. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    I've got 9-7. Losses to: Minni, Tampa, Dallas, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Arizona.

    I could be swayed on the Arizona game. The rest I feel fairly confident about.
     
  3. PackersRS

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    You're being quite pessimist. I try to see things differently...

    Dallas at home, win. Their team isn't exactly a "team". Getting rid of Owens, even though he was the major problem, doesn't solve the lack of command and the primadona attitudes from the whole roster. And it makes life a lot easier not having to cover him all the time.

    Tampa, new coach, no qb, no derrick brooks, old Barber, win.

    Baltimore, though, but i'm optimistic. Their passing game isn't good, and they lost a key defensive playmaker, and their best man is old, don't know if he'll be so dominant this year.

    MN and CHI I think we can win one road game from them. Or could be both. If we get a good start, we could win at MN. At CHI is thougher, unless the D is adjusted by then.

    Arizona, I don't think their D and Running game will be as good as it was on the playoffs. But their passing game is explosive, maybe too explosive for our lack of pass rush and for our aging corners.

    Pittsburgh, at Pittsburgh, I don't see us winning, unless our D AND our OL step up...

    Things could change by september, STL could be goood, so could be Cleveland...
    I could see us going 12-4. It could be 9-7, if things don't go well, but if they go better than expected, it could be 14-2, 15-1...It's a really easy schedulle, ON PAPER...
     
  4. GJ85

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    Looks like a nice schedule just glancing at it
     
  5. Eclipse612

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    We must get off to a fast start to get to the postseason I guess. We end up on the road most of December. That also gets the frozen tundra factor out of play, if it ever would have been a factor.
     
  6. Da-Holder4

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    im lookin at a 11-5 season... losses to pitt, Baltimore, 1 to Chicago, and 1 to Minnesotta... i think we could end up winning all the division games this year though, it all depends on AP, and JC
     
  7. Jess

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    After a day to digest the new sched, I'm changing Tampa to a win in my prediction. Too much turnover there between coaches and a new QB. I smells a rebuilding year for the Bucs. So, 10-6 I guess. Maybe 11-5 if Arizona comes back down to earth.
     
  8. Veretax

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    REGULAR SEASON
    Sunday, Sept. 13 ... Chicago Bears, 7:20 p.m. (NBC) W
    Sunday, Sept. 20 ... Cincinnati Bengals (Gold pkg.) ... Noon (CBS) W
    Sunday, Sept. 27 ... @ St. Louis Rams ... Noon (Fox) L
    Monday, Oct. 5 ... @ Minnesota Vikings, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) W

    First part 3-1 (I have a feeling St Louis will be tough this yaer.)

    Sunday, Oct. 11 BYE

    Sunday, Oct. 18 ... Detroit Lions ... Noon (Fox) W
    Sunday, Oct. 25 ... @ Cleveland Browns ... Noon (Fox) W
    Sunday, Nov. 1 ... Minnesota Vikings ... Noon (Fox) W
    Sunday, Nov. 8 ... @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers ... Noon (Fox) W

    4-0 (Could be losing to the vikes here if they get their two tackles back inside, hard to say.)

    Sunday, Nov. 15 ... Dallas Cowboys (Gold pkg.) ... 3:15 p.m. (Fox) W
    Sunday, Nov. 22 ... San Francisco 49ers ... Noon (Fox) W
    Thursday, Nov. 26 ... @ Detroit Lions (Thanksgiving) ... 11:30 a.m. (Fox) W
    Monday, Dec. 7 ... Baltimore Ravens ... 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) L

    3-1 (I'm nervous about the San Francisco Game, but no way the lions beat us, or that we beat the ravens)

    Sunday, Dec. 13 ... @ Chicago Bears ... Noon* (Fox) L
    Sunday, Dec. 20 ... @ Pittsburgh Steelers ... Noon* (Fox) L
    Sunday, Dec. 27 ... Seattle Seahawks ... Noon* (Fox) W
    Sunday, Jan. 3 ... @ Arizona Cardinals ... 3:15 p.m.* (Fox) W

    2-2 (Could be 0-4 to or 3-1, 1-3 Seahawks and cards are difficult to gauge come december.)

    12-4

    Should win the Division
     
  9. Jess

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    I wouldn't say there's no way the Lions beat us. They should've beaten us last year in the game at Ford. If Kitna doesn't get interception-itis they probably win that game. Not to mention that they always play us tough on thanksgiving. Would I bet on the Lions to win that game? No. But do I think it's possible? Yes.

    And why do people think we can beat Dallas? I'm curious, because I look at that matchup on paper and see that they have a better offense than we have, and a defense that's just as good as ours.
     
  10. Veretax

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    Dallas is going to regress again. That eagles loss will have them in trouble all season i think. Romo has what..... 2 receivers to throw to plus witten? They lost some defenders, and they don't have a lot of draft picks to restock.
     
  11. Jess

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    Makes sense. I don't know what it is in my DNA, but I constantly overestimate Dallas. At the beginning of last year I was of the opinion that they could go something like 15-1, blow out every NFC team by 20 in the playoffs, and then win the Super Bowl. I thought they were that loaded. Of course we all know how that turned out. Lol.

    I think i'm still adjusting to them not being the powerhouse they were in the mid 90's when I was growing up. :lol:
     
  12. PackersRS

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    I think we will win against DAL, but thinking about it I find it a thougher game than x Baltimore. Their corners aren't that good. They lost the most promising Center in the NFL. Their best receiver is 35. Ray Lewis, even though he played well last year, wasn't very fast, and is clearly in the downfall of his carrer. They lost Bart Scott, and though I agree he's overrated, he's still a great loss. AND MOST OF ALL, THEY LOST THE BEST DC IN THE LEAGUE. The only positive thing Baltimore could agregate is that they have draft picks and their QB is more mature, but that doesn't compensate all the losses. I would say, even though it's at their stadium, it's a W.
     
  13. Veretax

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    Now, if it was in Dallas, then I'd say there is a higher probability of us losing, cause we SUCK there against them :/ Even under the Name we struggled at Dallas.
     
  14. danielchile

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    We play against them at Lambeau.

    I could see us going at least 10-6 this season. It all depende on how our D transitions to the 3-4. If we nail it, it won't be JC or AP who could stop us in this division.

    Oh, and of course, a nice playcall by MM...'cause he sucked last season.
     
  15. PackFanatic

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    One thing... as a long time ( 1957) season ticket holder i am not happy that the front office dipsticks have given the gold package Dallas again this year.
     
  16. danielchile

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    What does "gold package" means?

    I'm not from US, sorry.
     
  17. stuffin

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    Who knows what THE PACKERS record will be??

    Not me.

    Just way too many variables this year to comtemplate/predict such a thing....

    Maybe after 8 or 9 games one could foretell such a thing, but the last part of the schedule looks overwhelming.... now, before a game is even played....
     
  18. longtimefan

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    I too hate trying to guess at the record NOW...

    Wait till preseason is an easier gauge
     
  19. barro

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    Schedule looks light early. With the exception of the Viking it looks like 5 winable games and if you can split with Minn 6-1 is a nice start.
     
  20. dansz15

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    I would have to say it doesn't look bad until the second half where it picks up, but then again on paper like said before last season did not look like a disaster.
     
  21. danielchile

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    Preseason sucks...the lions were 4-0 in the preseason and...well everyone knows what happened.
     
  22. Dizzle498

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    Ya, I agee, I am not sure if preseason is the best gauge. However, I can start making predictions come Monday next week! Draft time baby!
     
  23. robdog

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    Not sure why but I am pretty pumped for this draft. Guess I am expecting good things lol!
     
  24. shiftysdad

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    I don't know, there's nobody too good coming out of this draft.

    Mind you, time has told that the stars always come out of the nobody drafts, and vice versa.

    (Look at Reggie Bush, for example)

    I find our schedule a bit odd, but hey, can't complain, right?

    I think we'll improve from last year. We did worse than we should've, but that puts us in a better draft position.

    To comment on the above; as far as I've noticed the pre-season does not reflect on the season outcome at all. I'd say it's better to lose in the pre-season to get the team in the right set of mind.

    Chicago Bears are on the downfall, and Minnesota's going to stay in it's place.
    So depending on how much we improve and how vastly the Bears decline; I can see us sitting around 2nd in our division, but not Wild card.

    Sorry guys, but I'm predicting another season without playoffs.

    Turn of the decade, we'll become major contenders again.
     
  25. Jess

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    I realize that any team could backslide in any given year, but I don't think Chicago did anything to make themselves worse this year. At the very least they'll stay where they were. I'd argue they made themselves quite a bit better by adding Cutler.

    I'll grant you and everyone that the Packers had some bad breaks last year and if the D learns how to play late in close games they could easily win 11 games, but I think Chicago will be right there as well at the end of the year. I see a very close 3 team race for division supremacy coming our way this year.

    Also, I don't really know what this smiley is, so i'm using it: :toivo:

    :p
     

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