The making of the NFL schedule is a complicated business, four men at NFL headquarters are tasked with plugging all the possibilities into computers. However, there are many variables to consider such as stadium difficulties, traffic and even One Direction concerts.
That's right, according to Peter King of the MMQB, the British boy band's tour of the United States which is due to start this fall and a number of NFL venues were included.
The band will take in stadiums in Miami, Atlanta, Tampa Bay, New Orleans and Phoenix among others between September and October.
King reported that: "as well as six One Direction concerts at NFL venues in the fall, New Zealand rugby team the All Blacks playing at Soldier Field on Saturday of Week 9 and baseball." were all roadblocks which affected the schedule.
Ultimately however, a schedule for the season has been agreed on and all eventualities have been considered.
The season will start on September 4th with the defending champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers. 2014's regular season will come to an end on December 28th where the pick of the games is an NFC East showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins.
I'm sure that individual teams will find fault with the schedule but another exciting NFL season will overshadow all the nay-sayers.
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