ummm......this is exactly what I am doing and what my previous post was. You give us 3-3 in the Division....which is going to be tough, but doable. I would argue that all of the teams in our Division have gotten tougher.
Then let's look at all the teams who have gotten better: Seattle, San Fran, Miami, Minnesota.
New England and NY Giants, while they may have not gotten better, are still no slouch.
So that gives us six teams on our schedule that are very difficult match-ups and/or who have improved their rosters from last year. We have to go no worse than .500 in those games to just have a shot at the playoffs and 10 wins is still no guarantee.
Still trying to figure out who that's irrelevant.
Not once have you mentioned the other rosters. You mentioned Strength of Schedule. SOS is based on last year. Please don't chance your direction and then imply my opinion is irrelevant.
Your point, I think, that you are trying to make, is all these teams got better and we didn't? While these teams may have added Big Names and did well in the draft. I am saying we did just as well in adding players that will make our Top 10 defense better and our 12th ranked offense (should have been higher had we not had a OC with his head up his arse, but that is a different topic) better.
There is no guarantee any will be better then the other. Adding a big name free agent doesn't mean they got better. Other teams dump these players for a reason. Just like we did with Gamble. Not worth the money we are paying them so we dump em. Free agents are flawed in a sense. Adding the big name doesn't mean squat to me.
My point is, I believe we added players to our roster that will contribute just as much as any player OTHER teams have added to theirs.
So SOS means nothing... What others have added do. It just an opinion whether they will make the splash that they are hoping for.
If Rivera has his poo together then there isn't one team out there, with the players we have added, that we cannot beat. NOT ONE.