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Old April 21 2013, 08:39 AM   #175
chrisspringob
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Re: NFL 2013 Off-Season Discussion

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Bal@Den would be a rematch of last season's divisional round playoff game that went to double OT and could have gone either way, deciding the Super Bowl champion. Plenty of "story" there.
Yes, but there are several other playoff rematch storyline games that will probably make it to SNF during the season. Not as unique a storyline as, say, Peyton and Eli playing what'll probably be their last game against each other or Peyton returning to Indy or Shanahan returning to Denver. So many Denver games with storylines like that this season, and they can't put them all on NBC.
Looks like they did indeed choose BAL @ DEN for the opener.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/ey...13-nfl-kickoff
Yeah, I was a bit surprised that they made that one a primetime game, and not Denver@NYG, which is probably the final game ever between Peyton and Eli. I guess the intrigue threshold is higher for AFC-NFC matchups than for matchups within the conference.
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