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Thanks to the strength of their 2019 schedule, the road for the Patriots to advance to their third straight Super Bowl is going to be an easy one.

Based on strength of schedule rankings for each team, only the Washington Redskins have an easier path in 2019 than the Patriots.

The rankings are done by determining the combined winning percentage of a team’s 16 upcoming opponents based on their record from the previous year.

 

 

Inconceivable!!!

 

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Helps when you play in the AFC Least were the combined record of the other 3 teams were 17 -31.  But hey let's pretend it's it conspiracy.

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With all of the moving parts in the NFL today, strength of schedule from the prior season has swiftly declining importance

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All we have to do is get Edmunds and Hughes to break Brady's spine with a 'sack from the Gods' and all of a sudden, the Paytoilet's schedule becomes the toughest one of 2019.

 

 

51 minutes ago, Inigo Montoya said:

http://www.realclearlife.com/sports/super-bowl-champ-patriots-have-nfls-second-easiest-schedule-in-2019/

 

Thanks to the strength of their 2019 schedule, the road for the Patriots to advance to their third straight Super Bowl is going to be an easy one.

Based on strength of schedule rankings for each team, only the Washington Redskins have an easier path in 2019 than the Patriots.

The rankings are done by determining the combined winning percentage of a team’s 16 upcoming opponents based on their record from the previous year.

 

 

Inconceivable!!!

 

 

 

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The teams you play are what they are. What is really important is your home vs. away schedule (pats looks a little easier than buffalo's), when your bye falls, where your away games fall,  how many short weeks you have, and cross-country travel. The cheatriots usually get babied when it comes to rest and short weeks, and the Bills usually get screwed. We'll see how this year goes.

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The strength of schedule is never the same as how it looks in the off-season. Last year's BRUTAL Bills schedule ended up being not bad at all. 

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1 hour ago, Inigo Montoya said:

http://www.realclearlife.com/sports/super-bowl-champ-patriots-have-nfls-second-easiest-schedule-in-2019/

 

Thanks to the strength of their 2019 schedule, the road for the Patriots to advance to their third straight Super Bowl is going to be an easy one.

Based on strength of schedule rankings for each team, only the Washington Redskins have an easier path in 2019 than the Patriots.

The rankings are done by determining the combined winning percentage of a team’s 16 upcoming opponents based on their record from the previous year.

 

 

Inconceivable!!!

 

 

 

They have 6 games against the Bills, Fins and Jets. Of course their schedule looks easy. 

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Until we get better, they will always have at least a two game advantage over us from a strength of schedule perspective. Hopefully that starts to change this season.

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On the Bright Side / Silver lining 

 

The Bills Schedule has to be pretty easy too.  

 

Take away the obvious 

 

Bills

Home: Ravens, Bengals, Broncos, Eagles, Redskins
Away: Browns, Steelers, Titans, Cowboys, Giants

 

Patriots

Home: Browns, Steelers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Giants
Away: Ravens, Bengals, Texans, Eagles, Redskins

 

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well...aren't the schedules fairly similar?  ours can't possibly be as bad as last year...( 5 of first 7 on the road against top teams ) and this year we face

the afcn and nfce.....with the titans being the oddball game.  i fully expect at least 10-6.

 

i think we can finally get off the losing side of balt. and cincy.  a lot of these teams all have some sort of transitional issues be it qb / coach / loss of key players etc.

....and for once i'm glad it's not the bills.

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Of course the Patriots have an easy schedule this year...unlike us, they don't have to play the Patriots twice a year 😂

 

As others have said, when you play bottom feeding teams 6 times a year, it's a lot easier to make the playoffs. Nothing the schedule can do to change that aspect.

It's like a while back looking at the AFC South. The Jags, Texans & Titans were all terrible, so of course the Colts were going to make the playoffs year after year. Only now the AFC East is even worse, and the team at the top is even more dominant.

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3 minutes ago, billsredneck1 said:

well...aren't the schedules fairly similar?  ours can't possibly be as bad as last year...( 5 of first 7 on the road against top teams ) and this year we face

the afcn and nfce.....with the titans being the oddball game.  i fully expect at least 10-6.

 

i think we can finally get off the losing side of balt. and cincy.  a lot of these teams all have some sort of transitional issues be it qb / coach / loss of key players etc.

....and for once i'm glad it's not the bills.

late edit.

they are

see above 

 

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9 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

On the Bright Side / Silver lining 

 

The Bills Schedule has to be pretty easy too.  

 

Take away the obvious 

 

Bills

Home: Ravens, Bengals, Broncos, Eagles, Redskins
Away: Browns, Steelers, Titans, Cowboys, Giants

 

Patriots

Home: Browns, Steelers, Chiefs, Cowboys, Giants
Away: Ravens, Bengals, Texans, Eagles, Redskins

 

 

I really like our games for 2019. I know a lot can change between now and September but I can see a couple of routes to double digit wins. Will be interested to see how the schedule comes out.

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Bills have 9th easiest based off of last year,  but as someone already mentioned things change year to year.

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I've never understood this "easiest schedule" thing.

 

There's a literal formula for what teams play who from season to season.

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The Chicago Bears were 12-4 last season.  Did anyone have them at that record before the season started? Who had the Jags going 5-11? The schedule means nothing. Show up to play every week and be the better team.  

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Never understood the outrage on this stuff. They play a divisional that collectively sucks yearly and rarely fields a 9 or 10 win team. They per schedule rules have to play the other division winners so they do play the top 3 teams in the AFC from the previous year. Otherwise the Pats do not control how the divisions rotate with who they play yearly its pre determined years in advance.

 

Buffalo also has a very weak schedule due to their divisional foes and the fact we play the NFC East who wasn't very good last year and the AFC North who has one team ascending in CLE two middling in PIT/BAL and one cratering in CIN.

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4 hours ago, Inigo Montoya said:

http://www.realclearlife.com/sports/super-bowl-champ-patriots-have-nfls-second-easiest-schedule-in-2019/

 

Thanks to the strength of their 2019 schedule, the road for the Patriots to advance to their third straight Super Bowl is going to be an easy one.

Based on strength of schedule rankings for each team, only the Washington Redskins have an easier path in 2019 than the Patriots.

The rankings are done by determining the combined winning percentage of a team’s 16 upcoming opponents based on their record from the previous year.

 

 

Inconceivable!!!

 

 

Absolutely meaningless until the season starts and we see who is actualy good and who isn't.

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No point in complaining.  It is a rotation after all.  The thing is, it's all based on team strength in 2018.  2019 is a different year.  The strength of some teams will carry over from one year to the next, but some teams that were excellent in 2018 will stink in 2019, and a few go the other way too.  Lists like this vary by only a few percentage points or less from one team to the next, so the actual schedule may turn out to be  a fair amount tougher than last season's results suggest.

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1 hour ago, GunnerBill said:

 

I really like our games for 2019. I know a lot can change between now and September but I can see a couple of routes to double digit wins. Will be interested to see how the schedule comes out.

i didn't see which were home and away, but now i like it even better. this could be the year we at least get to the divisional round. every team (except one) is beatable...

 

wash.   qb?  who knows?...but even if they get a good vet and/or rookie, they need a miracle(s).

balt.   defend jackson / get turnovers  winnable

cincy   new coach  qb competition? loss of key free agents?

titans   could very well take a step back this year

steelers   normally count this as a loss but the loss of bell and brown causing chaos...

giants...beatable

@ cowboys  maybe not, but if it's later in the year who knows...

and of course we should win out at home ( except one)

 

i'm likin it!

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SOS is based on prior year's win loss ratio and, with time-series parity the norm for non-Patriots NFL, SOS does not mean much at this time. Bills and Jets should be better and Miami worse this coming season. Certainly hope Bills will win at least one vs. Pats this season.

 

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“The one thing about strength of schedule is that there’s no perfect way to measure schedule difficulty before the season,” according to CBS Sports. “Between injuries, free agency and the draft, a lot can chance between now and the start of the season in September. ”

 

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