First half of our schedule is a cakewalk on paper. The cowboys might be the best team we face in the first 8 weeks.
Mid schedule.. Cardinals are pretty good admittedly.
Only really worrying stretch is the last few weeks we have Tampa twice and bills in between. That's rough and a pretty big measuring stick but it comes quite late in the season.
We're a big unknown right now. We've played quite possibly the worst team in the league and a Saints team missing a ton of their roster and half their coaching staff. Take the wins however you can get them, but yeah I'm not surprised that the national media is a bit hesitant to jump on the bandwagon just yet.
Now if we were the Cowboys... yeah, we'd be Super Bowl bound for sure. Looking like 16-0 is not just a possibility but likely. Coverage tendency varies by team.