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  1. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    To date, Pats' opponents are 2-4-0 in terms of having Winning Record/Losing Record/.500 Record, EXCLUDING their Pats game.

    By the same metric, the Pats' next ten opponents (double-counting the Bills) are 5-4-1.

    The 5 are Bills, Bills, Jets, Pitt, Arizona
    The 1 is Indy
    The 4 are Miami, Oakland, Rams, Seattle

    Insert your own comments here about whether a ranking that puts both the Jets and Cardinals ahead of Indy is meaningful or not ...
     
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    xmarkd400x 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Usually strength of schedule or "SoS" is done by tallying the Win/Loss record of opponents, not by generalizing on "winning" or "losing" records.

    By generalizing, you lose some specifics about the data. Specifically, an undefeated team has as much weight as a 1-loss-below-.500 team. By your metric, if the Pats next two opponents where 7-0 then 3-4 that would be the indistinguishable from a 4-3 team and an 0-7 team, which it should not be the case.

    Also, I think it's valid that Indy is below other teams. Despite their recent success, this year is shaping up to be a poor year for them.
     
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