2014 NFL Strength of Schedule: The Texans will.........

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  1. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    ........theoretically play more of the dregs of the league than any other team besides the Jags.
     
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    Funny the Colts have the "easiest" schedule cause they play us, the Jags and the Tacks a combined 6 times.

    Save us Romeo!

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  4. Norg

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    nothing is easy when u get swept by the jags

    Blown out by the rams


    Beaten by first time starter MC LOVIN


    Have ryan fitzzppatttriicckkkkk Wipp u but I doubt that was the first time
     
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  5. infantrycak

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    Your article doesn't match your conclusion. We are one of the dregs on this basis. Indy is the beneficiary more than us as reflected in their easiest schedule.
     
  6. b0ng

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    SOS for the upcoming 2013 NFL season posted in Feb last year (Almost a year to the date)
    Code:
    Carolina Panthers 	.543 	138-116-2
    Detroit Lions 	.539 	138-118-0
    New Orleans Saints 	.539 	137-117-2
    St. Louis Rams 	.539 	137-117-2
    Baltimore Ravens 	.535 	137-119-0
    Green Bay Packers 	.533 	136-119-1
    Arizona Cardinals 	.520 	131-121-4
    Miami Dolphins 	.520 	133-123-0
    San Francisco 49ers 	.520 	132-122-2
    Minnesota Vikings 	.516 	132-124-0
    Seattle Seahawks 	.516 	130-122-4
    Cincinnati Bengals 	.508 	130-126-0
    Jacksonville Jaguars 	.508 	129-125-2
    New England Patriots 	.508 	130-126-0
    Atlanta Falcons 	.504 	128-126-2
    Chicago Bears 	.502 	128-127-1
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 	.500 	127-127-2
    Washington Redskins 	.498 	127-128-1
    New York Jets 	.496 	127-129-0
    Philadelphia Eagles 	.496 	127-129-0
    Cleveland Browns 	.492 	126-130-0
    Pittsburgh Steelers 	.492 	126-130-0
    Tennessee Titans 	.488 	124-130-2
    New York Giants 	.480 	123-133-0
    Dallas Cowboys 	.480 	121-134-1
    Buffalo Bills 	.473 	121-135-0
    Houston Texans 	.473 	120-134-2
    Kansas City Chiefs 	.473 	121-135-0
    Oakland Raiders 	.469 	120-136-0
    Indianapolis Colts 	.461 	117-137-2
    San Diego Chargers 	.457 	117-139-0
    Denver Broncos 	.430 	110-146-0
    actual season ending strength of schedule:

    Code:
    1. Chiefs - .445
    2. Packers - .453
    3. Eagles - .453
    4. Lions - .457
    5. Bears - .465
    6. Steelers - .469
    7. Broncos - .469
    8. Patriots - .473
    9. Bengals - .480
    10. Cowboys - .484
    11. Ravens - .484
    12. Colts - .484
    13. Jets - .488
    14. Seahawks .490
    15. 49'ers - .494
    16. Panthers - .494
    17. Chargers - .496
    18. Titans - .504
    19. Jaguars - .504
    20. Vikings - .512
    21. Saints - .516
    22. Browns - .516
    23. Redskins - .516
    24. Bills - .520
    25. Giants - .520
    26. Dolphins - .523
    27. Raiders - .523
    28. Cardinals - .531
    29. Rams - .551
    30. Falcons - .553
    31. Texans - .559
    32. Bucs - .574
    pre-season SOS is meaningless as december mock drafts.
     
  7. kiwitexansfan

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    Playoffs baby!!

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  8. BattleBull

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    The Rams are a very good football team. 7-9 in that division is nothing to slouch at, especially with that monster of a defense they're building.
     


  9. TheIronDuke

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    I see you're new here. First off, welcome. Second, you can put Norg on ignore because he has never once added a thought that's anywhere near either sane or intelligent his entire time on this MB. In fact, you've already contributed more in your one post than he ever has.
     
  10. CloakNNNdagger

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    I've pretty much got to give that to you.........I should have chosen a different conclusion. But we also really need to know what the actual % of wins per individual opponent is (and who they played) in order to get a better idea of what these numbers mean. And, of course, I realize that all of this changes by the time the first regular season game is played. I just thought that this piece would be something that numbers guys could have fun with, especially during this "slow" news period.:texflag:
     
  11. thunderkyss

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    We should be thinking that way. Regardless what you think of S.O.S. we're playing the Jags, the Titans, the Raiders, the Dolphins, Bills, Eagles, Redskins, Browns, Cowboys, Giants, & Steelers. Those teams count for 13 teams on our schedule. 80%

    I know they're saying, "We're playing the Texans... win!!" but that's not the point.

    We've got an opportunity to win a lot of games. We don't have to be the best team in the league to do it either, just better than the worst teams in the league.

    The Steelers, Giants, Cowboys/Eagles might make a big jump & turns out to be a lot better than they were in 2013, but we shouldn't just take it for granted that we're going to lose 9 games or more.

    We've got holes, we're not a very good team. But many of the teams we play in 2014 have holes, & aren't very good teams either.
     
  12. Norg

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    I agree the rams are a good team but what do u think about the raiders beating us at home ..??? with MC lovin that one really stings
     
  13. paycheck71

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    The Cowboys and the Steelers have MAJOR cap issues this offseason. While the Steelers are $11MM over the cap, they at least have enough players they can cut or restructure to get to a manageable cap situation. Still, it's not conducive to getting better. The Cowboys are in deep doo doo since even max restructuring Romo and Lee won't get them out of the woods. They'll have to cut several players (and there aren't many that would save them any cap space by being cut) and replace them with street minimum salary FA's. Unless they ace the draft and hit a couple of jack pots, I don't know how they can get better.

    The eye ball test tells me that the schedule is beatable, but I'm really struggling with the idea that the Texans can be a winning team next season with a total cluster f at QB.
     
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    To me it doesn't sting half as bad as the previous Raiders/Texans matchup at Reliant which was in the pre-Schaub lisfranc injury era.

    We lost to Jason Campbell!!:kubepalm:
     
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    These things end up not mattering since there are always surprises and whatnot, but since I believe last year was more a total fluke rather than reality, it's nice to see that we have an "easy" schedule on paper.

    Hell, if we bounce back to what we were in 2012, we'll be the team throwing this "strength of schedule" stuff off the rails.
     
  16. Thorn

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    We're gonna go 16-0 and win the next seven super bowls in a roll.

    Now pardon me while I pour myself another Jack Daniels and roll another joint.

    I'm a fan, what the **** am I supposed to hope for? LOL
     
  17. axman40

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    That you get pulled off the couch to kick the winning FG in the Super Bowl.
    George Blanda has nothing on Thorn!
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    All of this strength of schedule stuff doesn't mean a damn thing. Play the games. Make fewer mistakes in those games than the Texans did last season, force a few more turnovers than fewest in NFL history and get that turnover ratio from a -20 to something with a + in front of it, and you'll win games no matter who is on the schedule.
     
  19. thunderkyss

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    Well get ready for the, "There are no quality wins." argument. The opportunities are too far & between.
     
  20. Nawzer

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    We are THE dregs of the league based on last year.
     

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