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NFL PreSeason Schedule

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Gary Toma, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    Here is the updated 2011 PreSeason NFL Schedule.

    Lots of changes compared with the schedule released June 7'th.
  2. HDJulie

    HDJulie Icon

    Aug 10, 2008

    I know this is probably a stupid question, but what does LIL (Local Into Locals) mean? I see on the document that that column has the DirecTV channel number. How does that relate to LIL?


    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    gct thanks much appreciated
  4. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006

    LIL is perhaps most accurately, "...a Local station picked up by DIRECTV and re-broadcast via satellite back Into your Local area."

    Example: on August 12, the Bucs/Chiefs game will be your local FOX affiliate broadcast provided to you by DIRECTV satellite. Pencil in your FOX channel number in the LIL column.

    In the case of NFLNET or ESPN, we already know what those channel numbers will be for your area, so that entry is filled in for you.
  5. HDJulie

    HDJulie Icon

    Aug 10, 2008
    Ah, that makes sense! Thanks!
  6. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    pretty sure NFL Network will have the boatload some live and a ton on tape delay

    If it means anything to anyone that has satellite outside of D* or E*

    in NYC

    WCBS has the pre-season NY Jets games...superceeding any national game CBS may have on the pre season TV calendar

    WNBC has the NY Giants
  7. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    As of today (7/27) NFLNET is only indicating that they will be covering the five PreSeason games (as in the schedule) live.

    If they follow last year's procedure, you are absolutely right: every preseason game will be re-broadcast at least once!
  8. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Like to see that schedule too.
  9. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    When NFLNET releases that replay schedule, I will poke a copy of it here for you.

    In the meantime, it is interesting that the DIRECTV website which now has the 2011 NFL schedule, provides two columns, one for HD Channel, another column for SD Channel. Sure hope we're not returning to the days of -1 (dash-one suffix) channels. Where is Satracer when you need him.....

  10. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Hey, thanks a lot gct!
  11. mpar1

    mpar1 AllStar

    Mar 20, 2008
    A commercial over the weekend indicates that they will show every game again this year.
  12. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    ... lifted from the NFL 2011 Kickoff Guide publication:

    [SIZE=+1]The 2011 changes:

    • UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS: Three adjustments were made to the unnecessary roughness rule in the interests of
    player safety and competitive fairness:

    [SIZE=+1]o Existing unnecessary roughness rules have been standardized and protection for defenseless players has been[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]expanded, including additional safeguards for defenseless receivers, players who receive “blindside” blocks and[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]quarterbacks, kickers and punters on changes of possession. All unnecessary roughness violations result in a 15-[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]yard penalty.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]o Illegal “launching,” which has been defined as a player leaving both feet prior to contact to spring forward and[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]upward into an opponent and delivering a blow with any part of the helmet, has been prohibited. “Our intent with[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]launching was trying to make a uniform rule that applied everywhere on the field to every player,” says NFL[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]Competition Committee Chair and Atlanta Falcons President RICH MC KAY.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]o Roughing the passer rules have been clarified so hits to the head of a passer by an opponent’s hands, arms, or[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]other parts of the body will not result in fouls unless they are forcible blows.[/SIZE]
    • KICKOFFS: Due to an increasing number of injuries on kickoffs, several rules have been changed to make those plays
    safer for both the kicking and receiving teams. The kicking team’s restraining line has been moved to its own 35-yard line.
    The kicking team formation for kickoffs has also been adjusted so all players other than the kicker must be lined up no
    more than five yards behind their restraining line. Illegal formation violations result in a five-yard penalty.

    • INSTANT REPLAY: Two adjustments were made to instant replay procedures in the interest of competitive fairness:

    [SIZE=+1]o The replay official will now initiate reviews of all scoring plays throughout the game from the booth, allowing[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]confirmation of all scoring plays and providing more flexibility to coaches in the use of their challenges. “This[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]proposal is what I would call a modernization of instant replay,” says McKay.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]o Teams will now be penalized 15 yards for initiating a challenge after a foul that prevents the next snap. This[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]prevents a team from challenging the previous play if it commits a pre-snap foul.[/SIZE]
    • DEAD BALL PERSONAL FOULS: Dead ball personal fouls by either team at the end of a half will now be enforced on
    the ensuing kickoff of the third quarter, eliminating the extension of a half after a five- or 15-yard penalty enforcement that
    includes a dead ball personal foul against the defense. This ensures consistent enforcement for all dead-ball personal
    fouls on both the offense and defense in these situations.

    • PLAYING FIELD COLOR: Absent prior approval from NFL, the surface of the entire field must be a league-approved
    shade of green, preserving the uniform appearance of all NFL games.

    There will also be points of emphasis on several existing rules this season (although the rules themselves have not changed):

    [SIZE=+1]• All rules that encourage player safety will continue to be strictly enforced, including runners grasping the facemask of[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]defensive players, horse-collar tackles, chop blocks and clipping. The focus will be on eliminating these tactics from the[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+1]• The rules pertaining to what constitutes a completed catch were reviewed by the Competition Committee and language[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]was added to the rulebook to further clarify the guidelines. In order to complete a catch, a player must first have a firm grip[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]and control of the ball, then two feet or some other part of his body other than his hands on the ground. After these first[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]two requirements have been met, he must maintain control of the ball long enough to perform an act common to the game[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1](e.g. being able to pitch, pass, or advance the ball). It is not necessary for the player to commit one of those acts,[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]provided he maintains control of the ball long enough to do so. The committee also confirmed the traditional standard that[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]if a player is going to the ground in the process of making a catch, he must maintain control throughout the entire process[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+1]of contacting the ground.[/SIZE]​
  13. mpar1

    mpar1 AllStar

    Mar 20, 2008
  14. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    This is just the RePlay Schedule for NFLNET PreSeason,

    lifted from the source posted by mpar1

    Thanks, mpar1

    WEEK 1
    Thursday, August 11
    11:00 PM – Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles
    Friday, August 12
    4:00 PM – Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots
    11:00 PM – Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys
    2:00 AM – Arizona Cardinals at Oakland Raiders
    Saturday, August 13
    7:00 AM – Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers
    10:00 AM – Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions
    1:00 PM – Miami Dolphins at Atlanta Falcons
    4:00 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins
    7:30 PM – Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns — LIVE
    10:30 PM – San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints
    Sunday, August 14
    10:00 AM – Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans
    1:00 PM – New York Giants at Carolina Panthers
    7:00 PM – Buffalo Bills at Chicago Bears
    10:00 PM – Indianapolis Colts at St. Louis Rams
    4:00 AM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Kansas City Chiefs
    Wednesday, August 17
    7:00 AM – New York Jets at Houston Texans
    WEEK 2
    Thursday, August 18
    11:00 PM – New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Friday, August 19
    11:00 PM – Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens
    Saturday, August 20
    7:00 AM – Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers
    1:00 PM – Carolina Panthers at Miami Dolphins
    4:00 PM – Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers
    8:00 PM – New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans — LIVE
    11:00 PM – Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks – [Join in progress]
    Sunday, August 21
    10:00 AM – Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns
    1:00 PM – Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos
    4:00 PM – Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts
    11:00 PM – Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers
    2:00 AM – Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars
    Monday, August 22
    4:00 PM – Tennessee Titans at St. Louis Rams
    11:00 PM – San Diego Chargers at Dallas Cowboys
    Tuesday, August 23
    8:00 PM – Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets
    Wednesday, August 24
    1:00 PM – Chicago Bears at New York Giants
    WEEK 3
    Thursday, August 25
    11:00 PM – Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles
    Friday, August 26
    4:00 PM – Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals
    11:00 PM – St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs
    Saturday, August 27
    7:00 AM – Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens
    1:00 PM – Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts
    11:00 PM – Houston Texans at San Francisco 49ers
    2:00 AM – Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
    Sunday, August 28
    10:00 AM – New York Jets at New York Giants
    1:00 PM – Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans
    4:00 PM – Atlanta Falcons at Pittsburgh Steelers
    11:00 PM – Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    2:00 AM – New England Patriots at Detroit Lions
    Monday, August 29
    4:00 PM – Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills
    8:00 PM – Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings
    11:00 PM – San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals
    2:00 AM – New Orleans Saints at Oakland Raiders
    WEEK 4
    Thursday, September 1
    7:00 PM – Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals — LIVE
    10:00 PM – Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals – LIVE
    2:00 AM – San Francisco 49ers at San Diego Chargers
    Friday, September 2
    10:00 AM – St. Louis Rams at Jacksonville Jaguars
    1:00 PM – Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints
    4:00 PM – Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets
    8:00 PM – Dallas Cowboys at Miami Dolphins
    10:30 PM – Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks – LIVE
    Saturday, September 3
    7:00 AM – Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills
    10:00 AM – Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins
    1:00 PM – Baltimore Ravens at Atlanta Falcons
    4:00 PM – New York Giants at New England Patriots
    8:00 PM – Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
    11:00 PM – Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
    Sunday, September 4
    7:00 PM – Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears
    10:00 PM – Houston Texans at Minnesota Vikings
    * Live games on NFL Network and NFL Preseason Live will be blacked out  when televised on local stations. Blackouts also may apply to preseason  tape delay airings in home markets. NFL Preseason Live features all the  preseason games except the 11 that are televised nationally by NFL  network partners.[/FONT][/SIZE]
  15. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Do you edit that replay sched into the download sched too ?
  16. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    Sorry, that I did not do.

    I tried it a few seasons ago, but it was a bear to try to keep up with.
    the RePlay schedule shown is for the initial RePlay showings only. There are many games given a RePlay twice and perhaps another ten games that will be given a RePlay three times. These changes and additions will just keep churning.

    NFLNET feels free to keep changing the RePlay schedule, usually with very little advance notice.
    The REAL key: set your DVR to record the RePlay games you want to see. Usually (but not always) it will adjust to RePlay schedule changes and grab the games you want to see.
  17. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    You maybe could add just the 1st replay day/time NFLN showing for each game into the sched since that is locked in.

    Then if someone cant watch it they can at least dvr that showing.

    Not really trying to give you more work though. :)

    Oh props to east coast in the house....more downloads than the other 3 zones combined !!
  18. Gary Toma

    Gary Toma UNIX

    Mar 22, 2006
    Just for dcowboy7,

    The attachment is a coffee table version of the NFLNET RePlay rebroadcast schedule for the 2011 PreSeason games.

    The schedule is for initial airings only; some games will have multiple showings.

  19. dcowboy7

    dcowboy7 Hall Of Fame

    May 22, 2008
    Pequannock, NJ
    Cool....thx. :)
  20. rmc_ss

    rmc_ss AllStar

    Oct 17, 2005
    I know Direct has no control over the preseason and how it is actually aired, but it seems silly to me that Direct can't carry all of the pre-season games as an incentive to pre-pay for Sunday Ticket.

    Yes, I know it is driven by the NFL, but it would seem to be a win-win- NFL would generate more viewers and buzz for the season, plus it would be a pre-season warm-up for Direct to test out new software and interfaces before NFL ST goes "live"!

    I would suggest to offer it as an incentive for pre-pays on ST to lock in a customer base...

    Again, a win-win for NFL and Direct! :confused:
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