This is all based on last season's teams. Offseason and other things change all this. Everyone thought the Falcons would be a cakewalk this year, look what happened? Some teams fall, some teams rise. And "hard" is pretty relative to our current position. If we're for real next season, it won't seem as hard, whereas if we struggle, it's gonna be a very hard schedule.
Hey, I said I think we win the division. All I'm saying is I feel we won't go 12-4. And sure, a few teams surprise you every season and a few teams go sour. But for the most part, you can ballpark how a team will do based on what they currently have. Barring injury, the Pats, Jets, Phins, Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Falcons, Vikings, and Cardinals all have good teams. And six of the teams I just mentioned we play on the road.
I think 10-6 is a good safe bet for our team. I'd be thrilled with 11-5. Of course we could go 16-0...and next year, when someone argues what I'm arguing now, you can point out how everyone said we had a tough schedule but went 16-0. Just be realistic. We're facing a lot of teams that year in and year out usually have tough squads. I'm not knocking the Cats at all. I think we'll be back in the Playoffs.