This past Wednesday, the NFL officially released the 2014 schedule for all 32 teams. While it is way too early to really get excited or dejected about anything so trivial, it’s also late April, we’re two weeks from the Draft and we all have an addiction to pro football. Here at the Landry Hat, we would not be doing our part if we did not break down the schedule for you and have an in-depth analysis of the schedule for you, the fans.
Before I break down each game, individually, there are a few general observations I would like to mention. At first glance, it would certainly appear that the Dallas Cowboys must be on Commissioner Roger Goodell’s poop list. Dallas is the only NFC team to have to finish the season with three of their final four games on the road. If that were not bad enough, those three games could very well be miserable weather wise as Dallas goes to Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. in the month of December.
For the two other teams that have to run such a ridiculous gauntlet of late season road contests, each one of them has something positive to take from it. Indianapolis has an indoor game (the lone home game for the Cowboys) along with very winnable games against Cleveland and Tennessee. The only other team with three of their final four games on the road is the Jets and they have an indoor game and a trip to South Florida. Also of note, Dallas was given a stretch leading into this final month were they have three games in fourteen days. Ouch.
Here’s a game by game look at the first half of the schedule. On Tuesday, I will reveal part two.