The NFL schedule makers released the 2014 NFL schedule on Wednesday. The schedule can be found on Bovada, sportsbook.com, topbet and betonline.
If fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their way, the schedule makers for the NFL will be getting just a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings.
The two teams have been given two of the toughest schedules in the league due to having a number of back-to-back road games.
Here are a number of one or two liners about the overall schedule for this coming season.
- Pittsburgh is the ONLY NFL team that will play four sets of road games that are back to back.
- San Francisco and Houston must play three sets of road games that are back to back
- Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Denver and Cincinnati will each play three consecutive road games.
- The Broncos play three consecutive games on the road and have another back-to-back set of road games.
- Tampa Bay plays three road games in a row and two sets of back-to-back games on the road, OUCH!
- To open the season, Green Bay visits Seattle for the rematch of the Fail Mary end zone official’s debacle.
- Denver and Indianapolis open Sunday Night Football with the likes of Peyton Manning and counterpart Andrew Luck. The will face the likes of Von Miller, Robert Mathis and DeMarcus Ware. What better quarterbacks could there be running away from great pass rushers?
- San Francisco plays Seattle on Thanksgiving Night. The two will play their two head-to-head games within a three-week stretch.
- The other two games on Thanksgiving are Dallas vs. Philadelphia and Detroit vs. Chicago. The two games should be exciting due to their intense rivalries and implications in divisional races.
- If the World Series goes 7 games, it will go up against the Thursday night NFL game of the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints.
- The Jaguars, Saints and Patriots each open the season with two consecutive road games.
- San Diego has to play four games whose kickoff is 1:00 EST. Three of the four will be played on the East Coast.
- The Jets must play Denver and the Patriots over a span of five days. Their secondary will certainly be tired after that stretch of games.
- Seattle will play at home for Week 17 against St. Louis for the fifth time in the past six years.
- Denver has three of its first four games at home, with its only road game versus an NFC opponent, for the third straight season.
- For bye weeks, six teams are off in week 4, while only two each have byes between weeks 5 and 8.
Of course, there is much more than can be taken from the 2014 NFL schedule but these are just bit and pieces gleaned from the top sportsbooks online such as Bovada, topbet, betonline and sportsbook.com