The 2011 NFL schedule is going to be announced today.
We still don't know whether or not there's going to be a 2011 season and exactly how much of it will be played if there is one—but the NFL is going to go ahead and release the schedule anyway.
As the saying goes, the show must go on.
While the schedule will help straighten things out, we've known each team's matchups for a while now. The NFL took care of that matter way back in January, about a month before the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
As for who will be playing in Super Bowl XLVI, I think it's a good bet that the Philadelphia Eagles are going to be in the mix. There were moments last year when they looked like a virtual lock to make it out of the NFC, and they probably would have if Michael Vick hadn't broken down.
However, the Eagles are looking at a tough schedule in 2011. They have games against the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons lined up, and they're also going to have to negotiate their usual NFC East matchups.
Come to think of it, the NFC East as a whole should house plenty of drama if and when the 2011 season comes around.
For the sake of talking a little football, what's say we take a look ahead?
There are a few hours before the schedule hits, so we have plenty of time to gaze into the old crystal ball. And once we have the schedule, we can discuss it at length.
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