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    2012 NFL Strength Of Schedule


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    Imagine that!

    The 13-3 Patriots get the easiest 2012 schedule followed by the 15-1 Packers.

    Of course though, the Packers do play us 3-13 Vikings twice, which tends to skew their S.O.S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    Imagine that!

    The 13-3 Patriots get the easiest 2012 schedule followed by the 15-1 Packers.

    Of course though, the Packers do play us 3-13 Vikings twice, which tends to skew their S.O.S.
    What skews it even more is we play the 15-1 packers twice putting a pretty healthy 30-2 mark on our SOS. Looking at the teams we play, it doesn't look particularly bad. It's just that we were particularly bad, so every team looks scary.

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    I hate strength of schedule discussions.

    The win ratio of a team the year before is only loosely correlated with their eventual performance this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NodakPaul View Post
    I hate strength of schedule discussions.

    The win ratio of a team the year before is only loosely correlated with their eventual performance this year.
    I totally agree!

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    Not bad really, we are in by far the hardest division though...

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    Strength of schedule is mostly a mirage, and what isn't is almost entirely based on factors out of everyone's control. If you're in a good division like we are, it's tough. If you're in a crappy division like the NFC West, it's easy.

    You have to remember that 14 out of the 16 games you will play in any given year are predetermined by the league's formula. You'll always have your 6 divisional games, and you'll always play one entire division from your conference on a three year rotation (this year we get the NFC West), and you'll always play one entire division from the other conference on a four year rotation (this year we get the AFC South). If you know the order in which they rotate, you can lock in 14 games every year.

    The other two are the two remaining teams in your conference who finished in the same divisional rank as you did... which is why we get the Bucs and Redskins this year.

    Strength of schedule... phooey! It's only worth comparing within your own division, and then only if you exclude the divisional games and take it with a grain of salt.

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