On Tuesday the National Football League released the 2011 regular season schedule. Keep in mind that these dates could be subject to change as the lockout situation has yet to be resolved.
9/11 Dallas Cowboys 8:20 p.m. (Sunday night football)
9/18 Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 p.m.
9/25 @Oakland Raiders 4:05 p.m.
10/2 @ Baltimore Ravens 8:20 p.m. (Sunday night football)
10/9 @ New England Patriots 4:15 p.m.
10/17 Miami Dolphins 8:30 p.m. (Monday night football)
10/23 San Diego Chargers 1:00 p.m.
11/6 @ Buffalo Bills 1:00 pm
11/13 New England Patriots 8:20 p.m. (Sunday night football)
11/17 @ Denver Broncos 8: 20 p.m. (Thursday night)
11/27 Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m.
12/4 @ Washington Redskins 1:00 p.m.
12/11 Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 p.m.
12/18 @ Philadelphia Eagles 4:15 p.m.
12/24 New York Giants 1:00 p.m.
1/1 @ Miami Dolphins 1:00 p.m.
After a quick glance a couple of observations:
1) I think the NFL did a terrible job with the week one match-up. On the 10th anniversary of 9/11 a game against the Giants seems to be more fitting.
2) Jets vs. Giants on Christmas eve? A battle for bragging rights on a day when fans will have a very difficult time getting to the stadium?
3) Sunday night followed by a Thursday night? A tough night game against the Patriots to then fly out to Denver for a Thursday night game? Crazy.
4) Tough 4 game stretch- Ravens, Patriots, Dolphins, Chargers