The NFL has released their 2014 schedule to the delight of pigskin fans and prognosticators everywhere.
Whether you pick against the spread, straight up, or are simply an NFL fan that doesn’t contribute to the billions of dollars bet on NFL games each year, the NFL schedule release means it’s time to start thinking about ironing those jerseys, locating those beer koozies, and dusting off those bobble-heads because it is time for some football!
And after that ridiculous Super Bowl where the Seattle Seahawks unleashed an embarrassing shellacking on the hapless Denver Broncos, the NFL is definitely ready to start anew.
Leading off the 2014 NFL Schedule is none other than the seemingly unbeatable Seattle Seahawks, playing on their equally formidable home turf. In an effort to defend their lopsided Super Bowl championship, the NFL champs will face off against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
While the Packers are no slouches, Seattle has only lost one home game in recent memory, so Green Bay will have to come prepared to silence the noise-record setting Seattle crowd by stomping some Seahawks into the turf.
The last time Green Bay’s schedule took them to Seattle, there were substitute referees that were almost as terrible as the normal referees, and they blew it at the end by ruling Seattle’s last second Hail Mary a touchdown when clearly the Packers intercepted it!
Kickoff for this NFL 2014 schedule opener will be a now traditional Thursday Night Game, on September 4
“This game won’t be about the past. It will be about the 2014 Green Bay Packers,” said Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy.
In Sunday’s games, following the NFL opener, the opening schedule offers several promising contests, including the Bengals at the Ravens, and the Niners at the Cowboys. Some NFL openers you probably won’t want to schedule on your DVR, however, include the Raiders visiting the Jets and the lowly Jaguars slinking up to Philadelphia.
The most anticipated game, though, will be Peyton Manning trying to shake off that brutal Super Bowl beating when his Denver Broncos take on his old team, the Indianapolis Colts. Let me hear a little, “Omaha! Omaha!”
Fortunately for Denver, the schedule has them at home and they will be acclimated to the mile-high affair, while the boys from Indianapolis might be sucking gas due to opening the season at high elevation.
But with the NFL, you never know, which is what makes each week and every game on the schedule intriguing.
A notable Week 2 game features the San Francisco 49’ers taking their regular-season Maiden Voyage in their new Levi’s Stadium, located south of San Francisco proper, in Santa Clara, CA.
Click here for the official NFL 2014 schedule.
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