they schedule your conference divisional opponents based on their previous rankings. Since we won our division we have to play the other nfc division winners besides our other scheduled games. The falcons play the second place teams, the saints the third and the bucs play the 4th.
It's supposed to be a competitive balancing policy.
We finally have a good enough oline to take advantage of the vertical aspects of our Air Coryell based offense. Shula is actually doing very little different on a situational basis it's just that we now have the personnel for it to be effective.