The 2008 NFL schedule was set based on that formula and the NFL schedules determined factor will remain the same in 2009.
NFL schedules determined in advance are easy enough to figure out. The 2008 NFL schedule has each team playing their three division opponents, home and away each season. NFL schedules determined action shows that each team plays a total of four teams from another division within its conference on a rotating basis. That accounts for three more games on each season’s NFL schedules determined in advance. NFL schedules determined games also show that each team will play two games within the conference based on the previous year’s standings.
NFL schedules determined in advance show that each team plays 16 games during a 17-week period. Each of the teams has a bye week. Most of the games are played on Sunday afternoon with one game played each Sunday and Monday night. NFL schedules determined action shows that in the last few weeks of the regular season, after the college football season is over, there are games on Thursday and Saturdays. NFL schedules determined in advance also show that the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions each host Thanksgiving Day games. Two years ago, the NFL schedules determined in advance show that a third game was added to be shown on the NFL Network.
NFL schedules determined in advance guarantee that each team will play every other team in the league at least once every four years and play a road game in the other team’s city at least once every eight years. The 2008 NFL schedule shows that the AFC East will play the AFC West, the AFC North vs. the AFC South, the NFC East vs. the NFC West and the NFC North vs. the NFC South. Out of conference matchups on the 2008 NFL schedule have the AFC East vs. the NFC West, the AFC North vs. the NFC East, the AFC South vs. the NFC North and the AFC West vs. the NFC South.