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Old 06-16-2005   #1
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Default 2005 strength of schedule

The Dolphins have the most difficult schedule (which is one reason I believe they will have the 1st pick in the draft next year) while the Texans are log jammed with divisonal foes Colts & Jaguars. If the strength of schedule within our division is so close then it should be quite an interesting affair in 05.

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2005 Strength Of Schedule
Team Winning Percentage Opp. Total Wins Opp. Total Losses
Dolphins .547 140 116
Chargers .543 139 117
Patriots .539 138 118
Jets .535 137 119
Chiefs .535 137 119
Ravens .531 136 120
Bills .531 136 120
Browns .527 135 121
Raiders .527 135 121
Broncos .523 134 122
Bengals .523 134 122
Steelers .508 130 126
Jaguars .504 129 127
Colts .504 129 127
Texans .504 129 127
Falcons .500 128 128
Packers .496 127 129
Buccaneers .492 126 130
Panthers .492 126 130
Saints .492 126 130
Titans .492 126 130
Lions .488 125 131
Giants .488 125 131
Vikings .480 123 133
Bears .480 123 133
Cowboys .477 122 134
49ers .471 113 127
Redskins .465 119 137
Seahawks .457 117 139
Eagles .453 116 140
Cardinals .449 115 141
Rams .445 114 142
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Can you really determine the SOS for a team in '05 based on the '04 records? Has parity taught us nothing?

I bet teams that had San Diego on their schedule in '04 thought they were in for a cakewalk based on their (San Diego's) '03 record.
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Can you really determine the SOS for a team in '05 based on the '04 records? Has parity taught us nothing?

I bet teams that had San Diego on their schedule in '04 thought they were in for a cakewalk based on their (San Diego's) '03 record.
I know I thought SD was gonna be a cakewalk.
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that's funny cuz i thought that too.
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We almost won that one. I wonder what a diffeance that would have made for both teams?
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We almost won that one. I wonder what a diffeance that would have made for both teams?
If SD would've lost the next one we would've seen Rivers in the 2nd half of week 3 if they were trailing @ the half. Hypothetically.
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Yeah, I don't think strength of schedule is as prominent these days since the realignment of divisions and the planning of schedules years in advance (I think only two games a season are now based on previous records). Then along with parity, you just never know which teams will be strong from year to year.
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Yeah, I don't think strength of schedule is as prominent these days since the realignment of divisions and the planning of schedules years in advance (I think only two games a season are now based on previous records). Then along with parity, you just never know which teams will be strong from year to year.
Your thinking is correct on the 2 games based on previous record.
For those who do not know how the schedule is figured, here ya go.
1. You play everyone in your divsion twice (once @ their place and once @ yours)...that's 6
2. There is then a rotation from year to year among the AFC teams and the NFC teams where all teams in a particular AFC division will play all teams in a particular NFC division and no other teams from an opposite conference division. This results in ONLY playing the cowgirls once every 4 years. That makes 10
3. The same rotation of playing divisions applys within your own conference. For example we play all the teams from the AFC North this year. That's 14.
4. Then with the other 2 divisions in your conference, if you came 3rd place in your division last year (just like the Texans did) you then play the 2 other teams from the other 2 divisions that came 3rd in their division last year.That's 16.

Pre-Season games are usually agreed upon by the owners in conjunction with the NFL and their schedule makers ( we've played Broncos and cowgirls the past couple of years).
Hope this helps anyone who did not know.
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