Cadence calls wrote:The Raiders and Bucs got screwed.
Both have the equivalent of 5 straight road games mid season.
I get the Raiders being screwed again. That's old hat.
But what's up with the Bucs? Can't recall any history involving the Bucs that would relegate them to pariah status.
No October home games. 5 straight games on the road, bifurcated by a bye.
I get what you're saying about the Bucs, but I don't think it's that bad of a sequence. They were going to LA no matter what and going out there after a feature game vs. New Orleans and Sunday night in Cleveland in front of a road game in Seattle is as good of a spot as they could get. Similar story with Seattle. The Seahawks will be coming off a vs. LAR, @ CLE, v BAL, @ ATL sequence and in front of @ SF-bye. It's never easy playing in Seattle, but you couldn't draw up a better spot for a letdown game.
Oakland got screwed though. Even their home game before the road swing is on a short week against KC. Once the road sequence is in motion they go to Indy and Green Bay after each had another home game. And the London game against Chicago is after a Bears home game and in front of their bye. They draw Houston in a good spot, but if they go in there 1-5 having not played a home game in 6 weeks? Not a good place mentally, themselves.