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    One bottom-feeder game

    Our schedule was projected to be the toughest in the league. I look at it another way - basically how many bottom-feeder teams did we get to play for so-called "freebie" wins? Sure, there is no such thing as a free win, but as we learned last year, it sure is easier to make a run when the teams on your schedule aren't so great.
    For the purposes of this comparison I am defining "bottom-feeder" by a team with 4 or less wins right now and more or less considering it a free win. There are 7 such teams currently: OAK, KC, CLE, STL, DET, WAS, TB

    We got to play only one of them.

    Chargers - SIX
    Bengals - FIVE
    Ravens - FIVE
    Broncos - FIVE
    Steelers - FIVE
    Jags - THREE
    Jets - TWO
    Texans - TWO
    Titans - ONE
    Pats - ONE
    Phins - ONE
    Colts - ONE

    This seems to indicate that the Phins, Titans, Pats, Texans, and Jets *might* be significantly better than their record indicates.

    It also shows how remarkable the Colts' undefeated record thus far is - they haven't drawn many freebie games either. Meanwhile, the Ravens have absolutely FEASTED, and may beat us out for a wildcard because of this. This might possibly work in our favor though - their SOV can't be terribly high assuming the bottom-feeders keep losing. So, you should root for the bottom-feeders (particularly the ones the Ravens have played - KC, CLE, OAK, DET) to keep losing, unless of course they're playing the Ravens in the final three weeks (OAK).

    It also suggests that the best remaining team on our schedule is the Titans (plus that's a road game), followed by the Texans. The Steelers don't look too impressive considering they've been granted 5 bottom-feeder games and didn't even win all of them.
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    to make matters worse, we played most of our games against the teams when they were hot. San Diego and maybe the first Buffalo game are the exceptions.
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    Which brings up the question:

    Which AFC and NFC division do we get to play next year? I know it's rotated...but is it rotated in advance so that we know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72TributeBike View Post
    Which brings up the question:

    Which AFC and NFC division do we get to play next year? I know it's rotated...but is it rotated in advance so that we know?
    AFC North and NFC North
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    Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minnesota, Chicago, Green Bay, & Detroit

    PLUS our six divisional games.

    2 potential "bottom-feeder" games (or more or less depending on how these team start off in 2010)

    Wow...

    Let's a get a legitimate #1 WR for Henne and a little more help for the LBs and secondary! Then perhaps we'll stand-out like Indy is doing this year in 2010!!!
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    Not to mention we played both undefeated teams and came the closest to beating both of them of anyone, except MAYBE the Pats with respect to the Colts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72TributeBike View Post
    Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minnesota, Chicago, Green Bay, & Detroit

    PLUS our six divisional games.

    2 potential "bottom-feeder" games (or more or less depending on how these team start off in 2010)

    Wow...

    Let's a get a legitimate #1 WR for Henne and a little more help for the LBs and secondary! Then perhaps we'll stand-out like Indy is doing this year in 2010!!!
    whoever in the AFCS and AFCW finishes in the same position we finish this year. If we finish 1st AFCE, we play whoever finishes first in the AFCS and AFCW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolpns13 View Post
    whoever in the AFCS and AFCW finishes in the same position we finish this year. If we finish 1st AFCE, we play whoever finishes first in the AFCS and AFCW.
    Meaning we'll probably draw the Chargers and Colts again if we win the division. Or Broncos and Jags (?) if we finish second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oasis View Post
    Meaning we'll probably draw the Chargers and Colts again if we win the division. Or Broncos and Jags (?) if we finish second.
    If we win the division we'll play the Colts and probably the chargers.. We finish 2nd and, yeah, Jags again and most likely Broncos... It would be nice to have an interconference rivalry like what the Colts and NE "used" to have... I say "used" to have because the Rats are done and wont be seeing the Colts as much anymore due to division ranking.. we take that spot now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 72TributeBike View Post
    Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minnesota, Chicago, Green Bay, & Detroit

    PLUS our six divisional games.

    2 potential "bottom-feeder" games (or more or less depending on how these team start off in 2010)

    Wow...

    Let's a get a legitimate #1 WR for Henne and a little more help for the LBs and secondary! Then perhaps we'll stand-out like Indy is doing this year in 2010!!!
    time to get used to playing tougher schedules. i, for one, embrace the idea of playing against the best teams year in and year out.
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