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Panthers have the hardest schedule in NFC in 2009

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#11 Brooklyn Bully

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:24 PM

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.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:00 PM

This is when Fox is at his best, when the chair is too hot to sit in.

*just tryin' to be positive*

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:17 PM

Good Bye Mr. Fox

Yeah, same thing folks were saying before last season, especially after Smith was suspended and the first 2 games were against the Chargers and Bears. :nono:

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:22 PM

Steelers faced arguably the hardest schedule any team has ever faced (eight of the 12 playoff teams from 2007, 12 teams with records of .500 or better in 2007, and the Super Bowl winners and runners up). Good teams find ways to win.

(ps. I need tickets for when the Eagles come to town...thanks ;))

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:47 PM

At least one, probably more, of the bottom feeders last year will make a serious run.

Raiders, Jags, Bengals, Browns, Chiefs, Seahawks, Rams, Lions

I'd say at least 5 of those teams will be tremendously better.



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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:16 PM

And, strength of schedule means nothing before the season. No one knows who is going to be good next season.

Going into last year, SD was projected as one fo the best, Atlanta was supposed to be one of the worst, no one would have picked the Dolphins, Falcons, and Cardinals in the playoffs.

We need to wait and see.


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Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:56 PM

the good news for us is that the falcons, saints, and bucs also have a hard schedule as well.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:14 PM

We will have to wait till the season starts to know who is good and who is not. Still we are going backwards losing Pep so its not gonna be a cake walk ether.