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Tagged: strength of schedule (80 Results)

Scheduletron: Defensive strength of schedule

There was a reader request last week for defensive strength of schedule. I ran those numbers, and the results are interesting for those mulling whether to select the Bucs, Rams or Steelers.  more »

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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

The numbers suggest Carolina and Atlanta are set up for fast starts this season. The Colts, Dolphins and Rams, meanwhile, could be hurt by scheduling early.  more »

Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

Playing around with the schedule, I notice that the Carolina Panthers are set up for a fast start. Christian McCaffrey, it seems, will have every opportunity to put up the best statistics in the early going.   more »

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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

Some of the sports books are starting to publish their over-under win totals for the upcoming season. When that happens, I like to plug those numbers in the schedule, giving an indication of which franchises might be helped along by easier schedules.  more »

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Around the NFL: NFL adds 17th game

The 17-game schedule is a reality. Owners today approved a proposal adding an extra week to the regular season – it will take effect in the upcoming season.  more »

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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

Playing around with the numbers, I notice the Packers just played the 2nd-easiest schedule by any team in the last three years. Not that they’re not a great and deserving team, but this could be supporting evidence that they’re not quite as awesome and flawless as some believe.  more »

Scheduletron: Luck of the draw

With only three weeks left, Strength of Schedule isn’t particularly useful drawing up expectations of what’s the come. It can, however, give us an indication of which teams have benefitted from the luck of the schedule makers thus far.  more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

The Ravens-Steelers game has been moved to Sunday, leaving a pretty lean slate for Thursday. The Lions are an uninspiring 4-6 (they seem worse) while the other three teams all have 3-7 records. At least one of the games will feature a division leader at the end of the day.  more »

Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

Carson Wentz has had his troubles this year, but I wonder if he’ll get a boost from the schedule down the stretch it lays out pretty favorably for the Eagles.  more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

The Raiders, Ravens and Saints are looking like playoff teams, and they’ve been able to be successful despite playing difficult schedules. That’s impressive.  more »

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Scheduletron: Revised strength of schedule

If you’re a fan of strength of schedule, the Bears, Eagles and Colts look like teams that could be trending upwards. The Patriots and Cardinals, meanwhile, could be undermined by harder schedules.  more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

If you’re a fan of strength of schedule, the Browns and Chargers look like teams to emphasize in the second half of the season. Their schedules project to be the easiest over the next nine weeks.  more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

Strength of schedule plays a role in how offenses perform. That’s half of the equation, after all. It’s not only the 11 guys on the field, but the 11 guys that they’re playing against. And some of the best offenses have difficult schedules coming up.  more »

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Scheduletron: Murderer's row

The 49ers are sitting at 2-3, and if they’re going to make the playoffs, it’s going to take a hell of a turnaround. Their upcoming schedule is by far the hardest in the league.  more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

With a quarter of the season in the books, let’s take our first look at Strength of Schedule. Which teams have benefitted from playing easy schedules? And which teams should be the most affected by scheduling the rest of the way.  more »

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