Creating the NFL Schedule with the NFL Schedule Makers | Ari Meirov NFL Show | PFF

PFF NFL Insider Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) is joined by the creators of the NFL schedule, Mike North and Charlotte Carey, to discuss the surprising amount of attention and care that goes into crafting the NFL schedule every season. Charlotte and Mike discuss their thought process when determining some of the biggest primetime games of the year, how they determine bye weeks, how “flexing” works and much more.

Timestamps:
00:00 – Do networks and teams complain about the schedule?
02:40 – How do you even start making the schedule?
05:30 – How does the player movement affect the schedule?
07:50 – How did Bills-Rams become the opener?
09:40 – Why are there two MNF games in Week 2?
13:00 – Working with Amazon
14:00 – How did the Patriots get four straight primetime games?
18:40 – Why did the Lions not get any primetime games?
20:30 – Will there ever be a time where the Lions and Cowboys don’t play on Thanksgiving?
21:45 – Why aren’t teams taking a bye after the international game?
23:50 – The changes to the schedule in 2023

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