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#13 Big A

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:54 PM

Didnt see it posted before, just trying to share. Saints right there at number 2 also.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:29 AM

Didnt see it posted before, just trying to share. Saints right there at number 2 also.

 

Largely in part because the Falcons went 13-3 last season and were/are on both teams' schedules twice. Derp. 



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:48 AM

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:42 AM

Broncos are in one of the weakest divisions in the league.  Panthers are in one of the strongest.  We play 2 of the toughest divisions in the NFL with the NFC West and South.  When you look at playing only 7 games with above .500 records and only 6 games that were in the playoffs last year, it doesn't look that daunting.  Look at the Lions.  They play 12 games vs. teams that were above .500 last season.  That seem way, way tougher than our schedule.

 

Opponents' winning percentage really is a misleading way to calculate strength of schedule.  THere are always a number of teams that tank and underperform.  There are some that overachieve.

 

The things that's so difficult about our schedule is having the bye in week 4, the fact that we travel to AZ after our bye while we play 3 teams (including SF and NE) coming off of their bye weeks.  And the fact that we really don't have any long stints at home but basically bounce between home and away all season.

 

Timing is what makes our schedule difficult, not necessarily how our opponents did last year.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:42 AM

sorry, double post.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:44 AM

Of all of the "predictive" metrics that people use to try and see the future this one has got to be the dumbest.

 

Not one of the 32 teams in the NFL is the same squad they were last year.  Not one game will be played under identical conditions to the ones played last year.  No group of coaches are going to call  the same game if they have a common opponent.

 

And for fug sake anyone who has followed the NFCS should be very familiar with the worst to first nature of the modern NFL.

 

Last years results are only slightly more illustrative of whats going to happen this season than Wednesdays powerball drawing tells us anything about Saturdays drawing.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:46 AM

and the excuses keep building.

 

 

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#20 SIGCHI222

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:48 AM

Projected.  Projected strength of schedule.  How does that usually work out?

 

 

 

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:49 AM

Largely in part because the Falcons went 13-3 last season and were/are on both teams' schedules twice. Derp. 

 

Largely because were were in the same division and finished with the same record.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:52 AM

How does Dallas always get an easy schedule and we get one of the hardest. Jerry's pockets must be real deep.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:59 AM

How does Dallas always get an easy schedule and we get one of the hardest. Jerry's pockets must be real deep.

 

Well, it's a medical fact that he has a 40 year old mind...whatever that's worth.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:09 AM

carolina consistently has the top, or in the top 3 hardest schedules in the league....