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Randy:

--- Quote from: Matty Raider on January 19, 2012, 04:05:17 PM ---Why in the hell do we play MIAMI and CLEVELAND every freaking year????? :o :o

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Why do we play Miami and Cleveland every year? Well first of all, we don't. You got me curious, so I checked. The only years we played them both in the last 10 years were 2011, 2007, and 2005.

The schedule makers can't just pick who they want us to play, they have to use an 8-year rotating schedule that ensures that each team plays each other team at least twice every 8 years (once home and once away). The way the rotation works is every year we play all 4 teams in a certain AFC division, all 4 teams in an NFC division, the 3 teams in our division (twice each)....that makes 14 games so far.....then we play two AFC teams who finished in the same place in the standings that we did, in their divisions. These teams are chosen from the two AFC divisions who we are not scheduled to play that year. So for example, last year those teams were from the AFC North and AFC South, since we were already playing all the teams in the AFC West and AFC East.

Here is a breakdown of each year going back to 2002 that shows who we were scheduled to play in the rotation for each of those years, and why we did or did not play Miami and Cleveland each year:

2011 - Raiders played the Dolphins and the Browns

We played the Dolphins in 2011 because it was our turn in the rotation to play all the AFC East teams (Patriots, Jets, Dolphins, Bills).

We played the Browns in 2011 because we were scheduled to play the AFC North and AFC South teams who finished in the same place as the Raiders the previous year (2010 - 3rd place) and those were the Browns and the Texans.

2010 - Raiders played the Dolphins but not the Browns.

We played the Dolphins in 2010 because we were scheduled to play the AFC East and AFC North teams who finished in the same place as the Raiders the previous year (2009 - 3rd Place) and those were the Dolphins (AFC East) and Steelers (AFC North).

2009 - Browns only

We played the Browns in 2009 because it was our turn in the rotation to play all the AFC North teams (Steelers, Ravens, Browns, Bengals).


2008 - Dolphins only

We played the Browns in 2008 because it was our turn in the rotation to play all the AFC East teams (Patriots, Jets, Dolphins, Bills).


2007 - Dolphins, Browns

We played the Dolphins in 2007 because we were scheduled to play the AFC East and AFC North teams who finished in the same place as the Raiders the previous year (2006 - 3rd Place) and those were the Dolphins and the Browns.


2006 - Browns only

We played the Browns in 2006 because it was our turn in the rotation to play all the AFC North teams (Ravens, Steelers, Bengals, Browns).


2005 - Dolphins, Browns

We played the Dolphins in 2005 because it was our turn in the rotation to play all the AFC East teams (Patriots, Jets, Dolphins, Bills).

We played the Browns in 2005 because we were scheduled to play the AFC North and AFC South teams who finished in the same place as the Raiders the previous year (2004 - 4rd Place) and those were the Browns and the Titans.


2004 - Neither

We didn't play either team (Dolphins or Browns) in 2004 because we were scheduled to play the AFC South (Titans, Colts, Texans, Jaguars) and NFC South (Panthers, Saints, Bucs, Falcons), plus the two teams in the AFC North and East who finished in the same place as the Raiders the previous year (2003 - 3rd Place) Those were the Steelers and the Bills.


2003 - Browns only

We played the Browns in 2003 because it was our turn in the rotation to play all the AFC North teams (Ravens, Bengals, Steelers, Browns).


2002 - Neither



NFL ROTATION:

In addition to playing our three AFC West division opponents each year, once home and once away, here are the other teams we were/are scheduled to play in the rotation. I wasn't able to find a schedule that went beyond 2013.


2002: AFC East, NFC West

2003: AFC North, NFC North

2004: AFC South, NFC South

2005: AFC East, NFC East

2006: AFC North, NFC West

2007: AFC South, NFC North

2008: AFC East, NFC South

2009: AFC North, NFC East

2010: AFC South, NFC West

2011: AFC East, NFC North

2012: AFC North, NFC South (plus one team in AFC East and AFC South who finished in same place as 2011 Raiders)

2013: AFC South, NFC East (plus one team in AFC North and AFC East who finish in same place as 2012 Raiders)



http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d81d70273/article/2011-teambyteam-opponents

http://www.johnnyroadtrip.com/schedules/nfl_future_afcn.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_League_regular_season

raider kyle:

--- Quote from: Matty Raider on January 19, 2012, 04:05:17 PM ---Why in the hell do we play MIAMI and CLEVELAND every freaking year????? :o :o

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Because we either finish last in the division like they do or third.

Big Raider Dave:
It's a shame we are not playing Tampa away next season as they are one of the teams that will be playing regular over here & it might have been us. Shame.

Matty Raider:
Why in the hell do we play MIAMI and CLEVELAND every freaking year????? :o :o

RaiderWildeStyle:

--- Quote from: Raider Dee on January 19, 2012, 08:42:03 AM ---It's about time the NFL brought The Raiders over to Wembley for a game in this UK Raider fans opinion.  8)

looking at the list , an away game @ Wembley against Miami or Cincinnati isn't out of the question

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Maybe Miami...

But the Cincinatti game is too important for Mike Brown to give up... It will be return of Carson Palmer to Cincinatti and Mike Brown will need to have extra staff on as it might sell out. (I think Cincinatti game might be primetime.. 2 teams that were legitimate playoff contenders in 2011)

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