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Old 04-21-2008   #1
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Default New Rivalry week

Why doesn't the NFL have a rivalry week like baseball or College Football? It seems like it would benefit the NFL and the teams to have one. What do y'all think about this schedule?


Houston Texans -v- Dallas Cowboys

Cincinnati Bengals -v- Pittsburgh Steelers

Cleveland Browns -v -Baltimore Ravens

Indianapolis Colts -v- Tenessee Titans

New England Patriots -v- Buffalo Bills

New York Giants -v-New York Jets

New Orleans Saints -v- Atlanta Falcons

Oakland Raiders -v- San Francisco 49'ers

Seattle Seahawks -v- San Diego Chargers

Detroit Lions -v- Minnesota Vikings

Green Bay Packers -v- Chicago Bears

Carolina Panthers -v- Jacksonville Jaguars

Washington Redskins -v- Philadelphia Eagles

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -v- Miami Dolphins

Denver Broncos -v- Kansas City Chiefs

St. Louis Rams -v- Arizona Cardinals
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Because the NFL is on a set schedule formula. The rivalry games could only consistently be played on a yearly basis during pre-season. But many of the games on your list are divisional games anyways and are already played twice each season.
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Because the NFL is on a set schedule formula. The rivalry games could only consistently be played on a yearly basis during pre-season. But many of the games on your list are divisional games anyways and are already played twice each season.
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Default Re: New Rivalry week

While it would probably be difficult to accomplish due to stadium avaliability, I would like to see a week of intradivision only games. Maybe Week 16? That would be more of a rivalry week than the contrived geographical "rivalries".
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Because the NFL is on a set schedule formula. The rivalry games could only consistently be played on a yearly basis during pre-season. But many of the games on your list are divisional games anyways and are already played twice each season.
That "set schedule" you speak of is over after the 2009 season.
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Rivalry week??

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Default Re: New Rivalry week

On a side note I dont think most cowboy fans think of the Texans as rivals. They got the Eagles,Redskins,and Giants as rivals we easily fall in fourth place.

Are rivals have to be Jags, Titans.
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