Originally Posted by ricksteelers55
I see well seems like i was wrong,but how come we played the buccaneers 2 consecutive times in Tampa Bay before playing in Pittsburgh in 2006 ? It wasnt an ''additional game'' it was a rotational game so it should have been home-away no ?
2002 (away) and 2006 (home) were part of the current rotation.
2001 was part of a completely different setup when there were only three divisions in each conferense, and there were a different number of teams in each division. 2001 schedule was also screwy because there were 31 teams in the league that year.
The current setup can still end up with up to three consecutive home (or away) games against a specific team because a "1 vs 1" plays home twice in a row (or away twice in a row) and then in the third year those two teams could meet in "this division vs that division", and that div-div rotation could happen to be be on the same home/away rotation.