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  1. Fahrenhype

    Fahrenhype Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    ESPN released the strength of schedule breakdown and I've seen a number of complaints that the Patriots have the easiest schedule next year of the AFC East teams.

    Amazing how basic arithmetic skills could be such an elusive trait among fans of a sport like football. :bricks:
     
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    Dufflebagz 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    It's obviously because the Bills, Dolphins and Jets all have to play powerhouses in the Titans, Texans, and Jaguars respectively. While we only have to play the garbage Colts :rolleyes:
     
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    Ron Sellers 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    The comment section of any ESPN article will never be confused with intelligent conversation.
     
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    T_Brady12 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    If they want our "easier" schedule, those losers can go right ahead and TRY to win more games.
     
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    Whenever anyone talks about SOS within a division, simply insist that they leave division games out of the calculations.

    The Patriots will be facing Pittsburgh and Indianapolis.
    The Jets will be facing Baltimore and Jacksonville
    The Dolphins will be facing Cleveland and Houston
    The Bills will be facing Tennessee and Cincinnati


    All other games outside the division are the same.

    I'd say that it's a decent possibility that the Jets may end up with a tougher opponent SOS, but very unlikely that either the Dolphins or Bills will do so.
     
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    Koma Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I don't understand how people can get worked up about this. Next year's SOS is a nice conversation piece, but the problem is that it assumes that teams will repeat last season's record next season.

    I'll accept that the Bills, for example, will definitely go 4-12 again as long as the Patriots are guaranteed to be 14-2 again. Since that's not possible, the SOS discussion can't be taken too seriously.
     
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    dex13 On the Game Day Roster

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    yep, its funny how distorted the numbers make things. If you just take away the Pats/Bills games and the Bills SOS is .487 and the Pats SOS is .540 for 14 games.
     
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    strngplyr In the Starting Line-Up

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    ESPN and NFL.com comment sections aren't worth talking about, just enjoy laughing at them. I have to assume they were put there for comedic purposes.
     
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    Koma Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I hadn't looked at that article before commenting here. Based on this season's results, the Patriots SOS next year is tied for 15th.

    People really have problem with this? :confused:
     
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