The 2015 schedule has been released. Fans across the world have already charted the exact path their respective teams will take to 14-2 (accounting for the trap game and close road loss) and a Super Bowl victory.
Take a deep breath. Smell that? The intoxicating scent in the air is that of optimism, and it's running high for all 32 teams.
While each fanbase basks in the glow of assumed future success, players aren't as quick to get fitted for rings. What do they care about most in relation to the schedule, Mike Adams?
We're here to provide you with a handy guide of the weeks the fans dread and players crave -- this season's bye weeks.