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League reveals slate for "NFL100 Game of the Week"

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The NFL celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019.

To commemorate the notable benchmark, the NFL has 17 matchups with historical significance in mind.

Week 1 (Sept. 5): Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears, Thursday Night Football on NBC

The 2019 regular season kickoff features the NFL's oldest rivalry, which began in 1921. The Packers hold the all-time edge in the series with a 96-94-6 record.

Week 2 (Sept. 16): Cleveland Browns at New York Jets, Monday Night Football, ESPN

A throwback to the first-ever game to air on MNF, which saw the Browns defeat the Jets 31-21 on Sept. 21, 1970.

Week 3 (Sept. 22): Dallas Cowboys at Miami Dolphins, FOX

The two teams met in Super Bowl VI, which was played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. The Cowboys emerged with a 24-3 win over the Dolphins.

Week 4 (Sept. 29): Los Angeles Chargers at Miami Dolphins, CBS

The two teams squared off in the 1981 AFC Divisional Round and produced one of the most thrilling games in league history. Led by current CBS Sports analyst Dan Fouts, the Chargers pulled off a 41-38 win in overtime. Fouts completed 33 of 53 passes for 433 yards and three touchdowns with an interception in the win.

Week 5 (Oct. 6): Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans, CBS

Buffalo and Tennessee captivated audiences with the Music City Miracle in the 1999 playoffs. With 16 seconds remaining in the game and the Titans facing a 16-15 deficit, fullback Lorenzo Neal fielded a short kickoff, made a move to his right, and then handed the ball off to tight end Frank Wychek. The tight end took a few steps to his right before stopping, and then turned his body to the left and threw a lateral across the field to an uncovered wide receiver Kevin Dyson, who raced 75 yards down the left sideline untouched for the game-winning touchdown.

Week 6 (Oct. 10): New England Patriots at New York Giants, Thursday Night Football, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon

These two teams squared in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, with Eli Manning and the Giants winning both games over Tom Brady and Co. The first of the two wins prevented the Patriots from becoming second undefeated team in NFL history.

Week 7 (Oct. 20): Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers, CBS

Two of the league's storied franchises met in Super Bowl II, which saw the Packers win a second straight championship by soundly defeating the Raiders, 33-14.

Week 8 (Oct. 27): Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday Night Football, NBC

The Packers' first-ever Super Bowl championship came against the Chiefs in Super Bowl I. As for the present, this game also features a thrilling matchup between quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes.

Week 9 (Nov. 3): Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs, FOX

The two clubs met in Super Bowl IV, with the Chiefs securing their first and only Super Bowl win behind Hank Stram's famous "65 Toss Power Trap" play.

Week 10 (Nov. 10): Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, FOX

The two teams are bitter rivals, but the Saints' win on Sept. 25, 2006, brought out a lot of emotions with the reopening of the Superdome following the city-wide devastation from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Week 11 (Nov. 17): New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles, CBS

The two teams met in Super Bowls XXXIX and LII, with a split in the matchups. The last meeting produced the "Philly Special" and an Eagles' win behind backup QB Nick Foles.

Week 12 (Nov. 24): Oakland Raiders at New York Jets, CBS

Perhaps a sign of the times, but what happened on Nov. 17, 1968, when the game was cut off on the East Coast to show the film "Heidi" isn't likely to ever happen again.

Week 13 (Dec. 1): San Francisco 49ers at Baltimore Ravens, FOX

These two teams met in Super Bowl XLVII, and the matchup at the Superdome featured brother versus brother (Jim and John Harbaugh) on opposing sidelines along with an infamous power blackout.

Week 14 (Dec. 8): Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns, CBS

The annual Battle of Ohio, which has the Bengals holding a 50-41 edge in the all-time series.

Week 15 (Dec. 16): Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints, Monday Night Football, ESPN

These two teams met in Super Bowl XLIV. From the head coach Sean Payton successfully calling an onside kick to open the second half to cornerback Tracy Porter's game-clinching 74-yard pick-six, this game produced memorable moments as the Saints marched on to secure their first championship.

Week 16 (Dec. 21 or 22): Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers, airing TBD

The Raiders and Chargers produced the "Holy Roller" game in 1978 and the result forever changed the NFL's rule on an offense's ability to advance recovered fumbles. In the contest, Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler avoided a sack by throwing the football forward towards the goal line. Running back Pete Banasnak touched the ball, then used both hands to shove the football forward. Tight end Dave Casper then recovered the football in the end zone to give the Raiders a 21-20 win.

Week 17: TBD

 

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Lot of Raiders games...

 

EDIT: This schedule is skewed heavily towards some favorites.  I understand the Packers being in three games.  But there's two games for the Saints, three games for the Raiders, two for the Chargers, two for the Browns, etc.  No games for the Steelers?  No games for the Redskins?  No games for the Broncos?  One game for the Cowboys (bias aside)? One game for the Bears?  One game for the 49ers?  One game for the Eagles (possibly fair, considering)?  Something is fishy about this.  Obviously making up a narrative is fine - look at the reasoning for the Bengals-Browns game.  So they couldn't fluff up a narrative that incorporates the Steelers or Broncos?

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On 4/20/2019 at 7:15 PM, xzmattzx said:

Lot of Raiders games...

 

EDIT: This schedule is skewed heavily towards some favorites.  I understand the Packers being in three games.  But there's two games for the Saints, three games for the Raiders, two for the Chargers, two for the Browns, etc.  No games for the Steelers?  No games for the Redskins?  No games for the Broncos?  One game for the Cowboys (bias aside)? One game for the Bears?  One game for the 49ers?  One game for the Eagles (possibly fair, considering)?  Something is fishy about this.  Obviously making up a narrative is fine - look at the reasoning for the Bengals-Browns game.  So they couldn't fluff up a narrative that incorporates the Steelers or Broncos?

Probably because certain teams are not scheduled to play each other.  Chargers-Dolphins are the teams that played in what I still consider the greatest game in NFL history, the 41-38 Charger win in what was one of the most emotional games as well. 

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On 4/19/2019 at 2:24 PM, VaBeach_Eagle said:

Week 11 (Nov. 17): New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles, CBS

The two teams met in Super Bowls XXXIX and LII, with the Patriots cheating in the first game and losing in the second. The last meeting produced the "Philly Special" and an Eagles' win behind backup QB Nick Foles.  It is wisely recognized by all good and smart people to have been the best, most important, and most enjoyable game in the entire history of the NFL and, in fact, in the history of human sporting events period.

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3 hours ago, Wallyhorse said:

Probably because certain teams are not scheduled to play each other.  Chargers-Dolphins are the teams that played in what I still consider the greatest game in NFL history, the 41-38 Charger win in what was one of the most emotional games as well. 

The Steelers play the Browns every year.  They couldn't do anything to schedule one of these NFL100 games for the Steelers against absolutely anyone?  The only opponent they could fine to give the Browns a second game in this series was against the Bengals?

 

The Chiefs, Raiders, and Chargers all have at least 2 games, and the Broncos have none.  They couldn't make even one of these divisional games part of the NFL100 to include Denver?

 

They couldn't include Cowboys vs Redskins, which is one of the biggest rivalries in the league?

 

None of these, but Saints vs Falcons and Bengals vs Browns is part of this?

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I think the schedule was independent and this is just the marketing adapting to it

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Should have done Eagles-Giants, which the NFL had previously named the greatest rivalry in the history of the league.

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16 hours ago, Havenless said:

Should have done Eagles-Giants, which the NFL had previously named the greatest rivalry in the history of the league.

 

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23 hours ago, Havenless said:

Should have done Eagles-Giants, which the NFL had previously named the greatest rivalry in the history of the league.

Interesting given Eagles-Cowboys is considered a bigger rivalry. 

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On 4/23/2019 at 11:52 PM, xzmattzx said:

The Steelers play the Browns every year.  They couldn't do anything to schedule one of these NFL100 games for the Steelers against absolutely anyone?  The only opponent they could fine to give the Browns a second game in this series was against the Bengals?

The Chiefs, Raiders, and Chargers all have at least 2 games, and the Broncos have none.  They couldn't make even one of these divisional games part of the NFL100 to include Denver?

They couldn't include Cowboys vs Redskins, which is one of the biggest rivalries in the league?

None of these, but Saints vs Falcons and Bengals vs Browns is part of this?

Agree on the AFC West as a whole.  Probably there were bigger games the weeks they played.

Redskins-Cowboys I would have had as the late Thanksgiving Day game and Bears-Eagles on Thanksgiving Night with the idea of Cowboys-Eagles being the following Thursday.

As for the Browns, remember, although they have the old Browns' records they really have only been there since 1999.  Steelers-Ravens I would have understood because of both more recent years AND the Ravens being the original Cleveland Browns. 

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On ‎4‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 11:10 PM, Wallyhorse said:

Interesting given Eagles-Cowboys is considered a bigger rivalry. 

NFL Films ranked that as the 9th biggest rivalry of all time, with Eagles-Giants as #1. I have this set at the Eagles-Cowboys, the one that I posted earlier in the thread is set at Eagles-Giants.  

 

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Nothing is more relevant than the Raiders (3), Dolphins (2), and the Jets (2) and the battle of Ohio (Zero Super Bowls, no AFCCGs in 30 years)

The last Super Bowl out of those 5 teams was 35 years ago.

The Chiefs (2) had 1 blip of relevance with Joe Montana in 1992-93, but otherwise have been a joke franchise for 50 years until last season.

 

The Steelers are the team of the '70s, they won the Super Bowl twice in the '00s. They went to the Super Bowl in the 10's and the '90s.

The Broncos have won 3 Super Bowls and played in 8.

They have combined for 26 AFCCG appearances.

Lets leave them both off the list.

 

FYI - The Titans are also the Oliers so you get the Frank Reich game as well as the Music City Miracle.

In the 70s through the 90s the Cowboys and DC were playing in a combined 10 Super Bowls. 

They have a combined 20 NFCCG appearances and their rivalry is 100x more relevant than Cleveland - Cincy

 

 

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