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  1. The Pencil Neck

    The Pencil Neck Subscribed Contributor

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    Every year, people are looking at the schedule and saying whether it's an easy or a hard schedule. Welp. We're playing a first place schedule now so they're going to be harder. But...

    This season, unless I'm mistaken, we're playing the NFC West, the AFC West, and the AFC 1st place teams.

    That means Patriots and Ravens again during the regular season. AND we play the:

    Niners, Seahawks, Cardinals, and Rams
    Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, and Chiefs

    What do you guys think about next year's opponents at this point?
     
  2. Tailgate

    Tailgate Fall of Hame

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    I think its a pretty much break even from the 2012 schedule. Same division winners and the two new divisons we play this year are pretty much on par with the last two. I like our home game set up better though. But what we saw this year is about what we can expect next year all things considering.
     
  3. Playoffs

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    Definitely tougher, imo.
     
  4. El Tejano

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    I think we can still have a 10 win season.
     
  5. thunderkyss

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    If we get New England early in the season, we might have a chance to get that win. So let's see

    Patriots
    Ravens
    Niners
    Seahawks
    Cardinals
    Rams
    Broncos
    Raiders
    Chargers
    Chiefs

    Titans
    Colts
    Jags
    Titans
    Colts
    Jags

    I think we sweep the whole division in 2013.

    13-3
     
  6. thunderkyss

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    Ok.... whatever.
     
  7. silentassassin

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    This was the case for the 2012-13 season as well.

    Edit: I should add to my point.

    I'm just implying that we've seen how they've responded to a 1st place schedule. The focus/concern should be with them closing down the stretch, and their performance in the playoffs next season(If they're able to get back).
     
  8. buddyboy

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    At least now you're backing it up with opinion. Before it was, "you're wrong, I'm right".

    But...whatever.
     
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  9. Surreal McCoy

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    Not true. He puts his opinions out there. See below :thinking:
     
  10. Vinny

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    We just have to get the NFC West while their good...nice
     
  11. JCTexan

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    The Colts will have a tougher schedule and won't be taking anyone by surprise. They had eleven wins this year and I think they will end up with nine or ten wins next year. Their team might take a drastic step forward but I don't think it's going to be in the amount of wins they have.
     
  12. 76Texan

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    Depending on how FA and the draft pan out, but I'm seeing 9-7, 10-6 at the moment.
     
  13. JCTexan

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    Patriots
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    Broncos
    Raiders
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    Chiefs

    Titans
    Colts
    Jags
    Titans
    Colts
    Jags

    12-4
     
  14. 76Texan

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    Looks like a Pro-Bowl year for Schaub :)

    You should be voted for President of the Sunshine Club, or at least a high ranking official.
     
  15. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    2012 opponents:
    AFC East: Patriots, Jets, Dolphins, Bills
    NFC North: Packers, Bears, Vikings, Lions

    2013 opponents:
    NFC West: Niners, Seahawks, Cardinals, and Rams
    AFC West: Broncos, Raiders, Chargers, and Chiefs

    Given the changes to these teams, like the Seahawks DC leaving for the Jags, and the Chargers, Chiefs cleaning house, I think the 2013 schedule is slightly easier. Just like last year, there are three tough games in 2013, 49ers, Seahawks and Broncos, but the rest of the teams are mediocre at best. I think the mid-level teams in 2012 were much harder than what I expect in 2013.

    Overall though, I think our division will be slightly stronger in 2013 than 2012. The Jags are getting a real head coach, and will probably get a real quarterback too, through the draft or free agency. I imagine they will have a much better defense, but it also might take a year or two to get things back on track.

    The Colts have 40 million to spend in free agency and should go on a defensive shopping spree. Their offense was pretty good, but I expect their defense to improve greatly with a new infusion of talent. They might even try to sign some Texans players like Quin or Casey, just to stick it to us.

    The Titans will probably be an 7-8 win team without much going for them. I wouldn't expect them to turn it around next year.
     
  16. JCTexan

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    Really? The Texans didn't lose to a team this year that didn't make the post-season, while going 3-4 against playoff teams. I don't see the Texans taking a drastic step back next year.

    Looking realistically to next years schedule: The AFC West looks (outside of Denver) relatively easy. Houston should probably go 3-1 against that division. The NFC West looks tougher than normal but if Houston goes 1-1 against SF/SEA then that's another division Houston should go 3-1 in. Sweeping divisional opponents is never easy but Houston should take four or five games in the division. Baltimore & New England are two of the toughest games but splitting those games is not out of the realm of possibility since they did it this year.

    An 11-5 or 12-4 outcome is what I predict for next year.
     
  17. 76Texan

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    Hey anything is possible if we stay healthy mostly and especially at all the important positions. But we really don't know what we're going to get with Cushing.

    Can he play at the same level as before?
     
  18. Luv_ya_blue

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    AWAY:
    Indianapolis - L
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    San Diego - W
    Arizona - W
    San Francisco - L

    Baltimore - L

    As much as it pains me to say:
    10-6 if we're healthy
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  19. silentassassin

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    Don't forget! A bad NFC West helped them to 9 wins a while back. :splits:

    Only loss came at Arizona on a game put away by a pick 6 and a goal line stand by the Cardinals if I remember correctly.
     
  20. Norg

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    the jags will make the playoffs this year ...!!!!!!!!!!! Naaa j/k LOL i wouldnt be surprised if they did tho pooorr titans they might have colts and jags surpass them when in reality they should be #2
     

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