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Old 01-03-2012, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Playoffs haven't started and 2012 schedules are listed at NFL.com.

What I don't get is Packers play the Giants again in NY and Saints come to Lambeau again, they were here this year, seems strange.

Now I wish I could find where strength of schedule is listed. This year all the talk was Pack has an "easy" schedule. I don't call teams that made it to the playoffs easy, Lions, Saints, Giants, Falcons.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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teams that had an easier schedule than the packers (.460)...

New Orleans (.440)
Houston (.450)
San Francisco (.450)

New England & Tennessee also had an opponent win pct. of .460

NFL Draft Order

doesn't necessarily mean that these teams were assigned patsies any more than they influenced their opponents' poor records.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Playoffs haven't started and 2012 schedules are listed at NFL.com.

What I don't get is Packers play the Giants again in NY and Saints come to Lambeau again, they were here this year, seems strange.

Now I wish I could find where strength of schedule is listed. This year all the talk was Pack has an "easy" schedule. I don't call teams that made it to the playoffs easy, Lions, Saints, Giants, Falcons.
I get how they determine who they play. I don't get how they determine where they play. For instance, the last three games Dallas played Arizona have all been in Arizona. If Arizona finished third this year, we would have went to Arizona again next year. I don't get that.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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The where has me confused. Giants came to Lambeau in 2010, Pack went to NY in 2011, so I just assumed Giants come to GB in 2012, nope Pack back to NY again. Just odd, I think. Packers won both games I don't think that matters.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: The City
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NFL Schedule Formula
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:06 PM
 
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49ers have a very tough schedule.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:16 AM
 
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I was surprised 49ers have to play the 4 NFC North teams, wow! Vikings not so scarey, the other 3 tough matchups!
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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I was surprised 49ers have to play the 4 NFC North teams, wow! Vikings not so scarey, the other 3 tough matchups!
Isn't that totally standard to play each team in a division that isnt your own in the NFC and AFC? They just happened to draw the NFC North for this round
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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I guess I thought it was more scattered but apparently not, didn't realize but see the NFC West teams are on the Packers schedule.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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Heh, next season the Steelers only have to play two games against teams that finished 2011 with 10+ wins, and they're both against the Ravens. Otherwise, they get to play the AFC West (8-8 division winner) and the NFC East (9-7 division winner), plus their two "placement" games against the Jets (8-8) and the Titans (9-7). Of course, there are lots of solid teams with talent on that schedule, so I'm sure that it'll be a bit harder than it looks initially, just like the this season's schedule turned out to be.

By the way, the NFL's four-year interconference schedule rotation has developed a habit of scheduling certain divisions in the AFC and NFC against each other during leap years. Aside from January, April and July all starting on the same day of the month, and billions of dollars being wasted on overbearing presidential campaigns, you know it's a leap year when...

The AFC East plays the NFC West.
The AFC North plays the NFC East.
The AFC South plays the NFC North.
The AFC West plays the NFC South.

Of course, since I'm a bit of a calendar geek, I could be the only person who finds that interesting.
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