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2021 opponents

Discussion in 'Green Bay Packers Fan Forum' started by Poppa San, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. Poppa San

    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    Home: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Washington, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers.
    6 of the 8 home opponents made the playoffs.

    Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals.
    3 of the 8 road games vs playoff teams.

    Also
     
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  2. PackAttack12

    PackAttack12 R-E-L-A-X

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    A lot can change in a year, but damn that sounds like a brutal schedule.
     
  3. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    Wtf frisco and Saints on road again?
     
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  4. Zartan

    Zartan Lets Go UGF Pandas! Staff Member Moderator

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    Im getting tired of playing 49ers yet again...

    Why couldent we get The Bucs again in Tampa so maybe I could had attended it...
     
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    Rams, Seahawks, 49ers, Saints, Ravens, Steelers...That's brutal!
     
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    PikeBadger Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The price you pay for winning all the time. The NFL is desperately trying to get the best teams back to 8-8 via scheduling and draft order. Alas, they continue to fail.
     
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    Heh, that's not really true. Only 2 games are slotted by record (3 with a 17 game season.)

    The 16 game schedule is:

    Your Division: 6 games
    One other NFC Conference: 4 games
    One AFC conference: 4 games
    The matching place finisher from the other 2 NFC conferences: 2 games.

    The rest of the North has the same (equivalent) schedule for 14 games. I say equivalent, because obviously no one can play themselves.
     
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  8. PikeBadger

    PikeBadger Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Would you rather have two 1st place NFC teams or two last place NFC teams on your schedule?

    Would you rather have the 1st and 33rd pick in the draft, or picks 32 and 64?

    The NFL does try to artificially create parity because they know that all GM’s are not created equal.
     
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    PikeBadger Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Hope we get Los Angeles in mid December.
    Good news that no games in Florida in first half of the season. I hate those games.
     
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    gbgary Cheesehead

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    almost all those teams are trending down and a couple will be decimated by cap cuts. the schedule is the least of the Packers problems next year.
     
  11. PackAttack12

    PackAttack12 R-E-L-A-X

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    You also had a cautionary, pessimistic view of what the Packers were going to be up against this season as well. Like I pointed out in the studs/duds thread which you conveniently ignored, you said last year we were an overachieving 13-3 team and that we would regress record wise this year. Now we're 13-3 again, but just a few weeks ago you said we were overachieving like last year.

    Care to try to square those pegs?

    It has to be tough on you right now with Rodgers about to win an MVP after you left him for dead.
     
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    gbgary Cheesehead

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    I think we did overachieve last year. I didn't ignore your post...I didn't see it. going into this season i expected a repeat of the disjointed offense of last year and a worse record. what I didn't expect was Rodgers total buy-in to the system. that has propelled this team to the level they're at. LOL...and no it doesn't bother me that he'll be the MVP. I've said all season his 180 from last year has been the key to all positive aspects of this years O. he deserves the MVP! I don't ever recall saying this year's team is overachieving. please find that statement. we'll see if there's any context involved. *sigh* "left Rodgers for dead." I think you're losing it. last season i said he was "still good but trending down." he was. fact.
    now what's this got to do with next year's schedule?
     
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    Which team will we play on the opening Thursday night game as Super Bowl champions? Steelers or Bears seem likely.
     
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    I tagged you in the colts game thread from a few weeks ago. I’ll be happy to do it again. Stay tuned. Give me a few. Check it out when you see it on page one.
     
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  15. Poppa San

    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    NFC north plays AFC North and NFC West next season. Interesting in that the NFC lEast played both same divisions this year.
     
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    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Just because they were first place this year doesn't mean they will be good next year. Based on last year's schedule, the Packers got to play the Niners and the Eagles. MN got the Seahawks and Dallas. Now the East teams are a wash, but do you think playing the Niners or the Seahawks was easier this year?
     
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    I agree with your general premise but what do you think the league’s reasoning is then for pitting champions against champions? There is a noticeable difference between the Packers and the Lions schedule next year. It’s been this way for many years now. The league does try to create parity IMO. There is a huge difference drafting in the 7th spot versus the 25th spot in every round and playing 3 what probably will be tougher teams next year. I’m not complaining just trying to explain the NFL’s motives.
     
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    colts game day thread? neither one of us posted in that thread. I didn't post in colts studs/duds either. idk.
     
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    I don't see what is wrong with trying to give all 32 teams a shot at being competitive. It makes the games more interesting when a fan's team is not playing and more interested fans means more money. I also think there are more teams who had 500 or worse records this year with a shot to make the playoffs next year. I mean the truly bad team are getting fewer and fewer. Besides the Jets and Jaguars I could see scenarios where any of the other non playoff teams this year make the playoffs next year. Ok maybe not the Lions
     
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    I don't agree that the scheduling variability for those two games based on division rank is all that artificial - I think it's a sensible act of fairness, in that Detroit, for instance, is going to play two games against a first-place team (the Packers) that the Pack doesn't have to play; the Pack plays two games against a last-place team (Lions) that Detroit doesn't get to play.

    in my view the division-finish-ranked games on the schedule just provide equity, not a manipulated parity.

    The draft is obviously what it is, no argument there - although it's a widely-shared process among other leagues.
     
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    For the record, I don’t see it as wrong either.
     
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    The Packers play 14 common opponents with the other teams in their division but have to play Washington and New Orleans while the Bears, Lions and Vikings face other teams from those two division.

    In my opinion that's not a significant difference at all.

    I definitely prefer the Packers having the 32nd pick in each round.
     
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    [QUOTE="captainWIMM, post: 895198, member: 6794"
    I definitely prefer the Packers having the 32nd pick in each round.[/QUOTE]


    Lol, me too!
     
  25. Poppa San

    Poppa San Levelheaded Staff Member Super Moderator Moderator

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    nitpick, it's 12. Next season fer instance, the Lions do not play NO or Washington or 2 games against the Lions.
     

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