The NFL Schedule Announcement Pre-Game Show


Published: April 11, 2009


... has become less interesting, with the linear schedule model created in 2002.

The current model has conference teams guaranteed to play at home at least once every six years, and non-conference opponents at home once every eight years. This is year eight of the schedule, so some very interesting and unique match-ups will be scheduled for this year.

Houston, in year eight of their franchise, will finally host San Francisco and Seattle, and for the first time visit Arizona and St Louis.

Jacksonville, in year 14 of the franchise, will finally host St Louis, and visit San Francisco.

Tampa Bay is "hosting" New England this year, the last time they did that was 1997. Of course this year the game is in London, so it's not an actual home game. That means that New England will not visit Tampa until 2017, barring some schedule changes.

Tennessee is hosting Arizona this year, the first time they have since 1994. Of course, back in 1994, they were in Housto...

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