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Life ain't easy in the NFC North:

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Lions top adjusted strength of schedule list
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By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

Last Saturday, we took a closer look at how the Chicago Bears compiled a 10-6 record in 2012, noting their dominance of inferior competition and struggles against teams that finished the season with winning records. It wasn't necessarily the definitive analysis of the Bears' season, but it helped explain why general manager Phil Emery didn't allow the final record to impact his decision on coach Lovie Smith's future.

Wednesday, AFC South colleague Paul Kuharsky offers an avenue for weighing the Detroit Lions' 4-12 record. Kuharsky's adjusted strength of schedule removes each team's head-to-head result from the combined winning percentage of its opponents.

Lions opponents were 12-4 against the Lions this season, raising those team's combined winning percentage. When we take those 16 Lions games from the total equation, we get a truer sense of how good the Lions' opponents were.

As the chart shows, they were still good enough to confirm the Lions had the NFL's toughest schedule in 2012. The Minnesota Vikings ranked No. 4 and the Green Bay Packers and Bears tied for No. 7.

The full chart:

NFL Adjusted Strength of Schedule
A look at adjusted strength of schedule for the NFL in 2012. If a team goes 16-0, it had a big impact on the winning percentage of the teams it played. Here we take out a team's record and look at how opponents were in the rest of their games.

Rank Team Win pct. W-L-T Adjusted Win pct.
1. Lions .566 144-110-2 .554
2. Cardinals .559 141-111-4 .550
3. Rams .539 137-117-2 .540
4. Vikings .520 132-122-2 .529
5. Giants .521 133-122-1 .527
6. Cowboys .523 134-122-0 .525
7. Packers .508 129-125-2 .521
Bears .512 130-124-2 .521
9. Saints .521 133-122-1 .519
49ers .504 128-126-2 .519
11. Jaguars .539 138-118-0 .517
12. Seahawks .504 127-125-4 .517
13. Panthers .516 132-124-0 .513
Texans .496 127-129-0 .513
15. Patriots .496 126-128-2 .513
16. Titans .512 131-125-0 .504
Ravens .496 127-129-0 .504
18. Jets .512 130-124-2 .504
19. Redskins .494 126-129-1 .502
20. Buccaneers .502 128-127-1 .498
21. Browns .508 130-126-0 .496
22. Dolphins .500 127-127-2 .496
23. Chiefs .516 132-124-0 .492
Eagles .508 130-126-0 .492
25. Broncos .457 117-139-0 .475
26. Bills .480 122-132-2 .471
27. Steelers .465 119-137-0 .463
28. Raiders .469 120-136-0 .450
Chargers .457 117-139-0 .450
Colts .441 113-143-0 .450
31. Bengals .438 112-144-0 .442
32. Falcons .422 108-148-0 .438
Source: ESPN Stats & Information

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January 9th, 2013, 4:40 pm
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The main thing I see when I look at that list is - LOOK OUT FOR MINNESOTA... 4th toughest schedule and still managed to put up some big wins and make the playoffs.

Who cares that we had a tough schedule? We were supposed to have a tough schedule, we had a good season last year. If anything it's Az, and St. Louis that got screwed.


January 9th, 2013, 4:47 pm
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Agreed. The rest of the top teams were good last yr.


January 9th, 2013, 6:13 pm
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Schedules aren't based on your previous win/loss record anymore. That stopped a long time ago. The only time it matters is the two rotational division games where they play the team with the same rank in their division.

Next year isn't going to be any easier.


January 9th, 2013, 6:37 pm
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njroar wrote:
Schedules aren't based on your previous win/loss record anymore. That stopped a long time ago. The only time it matters is the two rotational division games where they play the team with the same rank in their division.

Next year isn't going to be any easier.


What is it now? Luck of the draw? And, why did they stop basing it on your previous W/L record? There were some on here predicting a tough schedule for us after we made the playoffs last year, I thought that's why our schedule looked particularly hard before the season started.


January 10th, 2013, 1:25 pm
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Heres How the Schedule works right Now (IIRC) using 2012 Sched.

6 Divisional Games

4 Games from 1 other NFC Division - NFC West (Rotating)

4 Games from 1 other AFC Division - AFC South (Rotating)

EFFECTED BY PREVIOUS YEAR RESULTS - 2 Games from Teams rated the same spot as the Lions in a diff division - Eagles & Falcons


January 10th, 2013, 8:48 pm
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DJ-B wrote:
Heres How the Schedule works right Now (IIRC) using 2012 Sched.

6 Divisional Games

4 Games from 1 other NFC Division - NFC West (Rotating)

4 Games from 1 other AFC Division - AFC South (Rotating)

EFFECTED BY PREVIOUS YEAR RESULTS - 2 Games from Teams rated the same spot as the Lions in a diff division - Eagles & Falcons


That's what I thought.


January 10th, 2013, 8:53 pm
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wjb21ndtown wrote:
DJ-B wrote:
Heres How the Schedule works right Now (IIRC) using 2012 Sched.

6 Divisional Games

4 Games from 1 other NFC Division - NFC West (Rotating)

4 Games from 1 other AFC Division - AFC South (Rotating)

EFFECTED BY PREVIOUS YEAR RESULTS - 2 Games from Teams rated the same spot as the Lions in a diff division - Eagles & Falcons


That's what I thought.


Only two games are based on record. Everything else is rotational. So ever 4 years we get to face the weak AFC West. Every 3 years we get to face the NFC West. I believe this coming year is the NFC East and AFC North, which will be even tougher than this year.


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