Originally Posted by WVRed
On the other hand, Jacksonville finished 12-4, yet gets the same amount of playoff games we did. Tampa Bay finished 11-5, yet only manages to get one game. The NFL is really playing to their fan base.
As a Bucs fan, I'm considerably disappointed in the NFL's scheduling. The Bucs are getting one Monday-night matchup against the Carolina Panthers and then get one other "nationwide" appearence against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day (one of the most unfair scheduling quirks of the NFL -- forcing some team to travel on short rest to Dallas or Detroit). Otherwise 13 of their remaining 14 games are 1:00 PM "local" starts.
No national love for the Bucs.
Oh well...Bucs v. Bengals falls on my birthday, October 15th. I'm planning on being in Tampa with a couple of my friends (all Bengals fans) for the game. Bucs victory would make a great birthday present.