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Post Lions tied for 2nd toughest strength of schedule in 2013
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Team-by-team strength of schedule for 2013
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Published: Feb. 7, 2013 at 05:10 p.m.
Updated: Feb. 7, 2013 at 08:34 p.m.

The Carolina Panthers have the toughest road to the Super Bowl based on the strength of their 2013 schedule.

The Panthers will play teams in 2013 with a combined 138-116-2 record from last season as they look to improve on their 7-9 mark in 2012.

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[b]2013 Strength of schedule[/b]
Team                   SOS       Opponent record
Carolina Panthers       0.543     138-116-2
Detroit Lions           0.539     138-118-0
New Orleans Saints     0.539     137-117-2
St. Louis Rams         0.539     137-117-2
Baltimore Ravens       0.535     137-119-0
Green Bay Packers       0.533     136-119-1
Arizona Cardinals       0.52     131-121-4
Miami Dolphins         0.52     133-123-0
San Francisco 49ers     0.52     132-122-2
Minnesota Vikings       0.516     132-124-0
Seattle Seahawks       0.516     130-122-4
Cincinnati Bengals     0.508     130-126-0
Jacksonville Jaguars   0.508     129-125-2
New England Patriots   0.508     130-126-0
Atlanta Falcons         0.504     128-126-0
Chicago Bears           0.502     128-127-1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers   0.5       127-127-2
Washington Redskins     0.498     127-128-1
New York Jets           0.496     127-129-0
Philadelphia Eagles     0.496     127-129-0
Cleveland Browns       0.492     126-130-0
Pittsburgh Steelers     0.496     126-130-0
Tennessee Titans       0.488     124-130-2
New York Giants        0.48     123-133-0
Dallas Cowboys         0.48     121-134-1
Buffalo Bills           0.473     121-135-0
Houston Texans         0.473     120-134-2
Kansas City Chiefs     0.473     121-135-0
Oakland Raiders         0.469     120-136-0
Indianapolis Colts     0.461     117-137-2
San Diego Chargers     0.457     117-139-0
Denver Broncos         0.43     110-146-0


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April 17th, 2013, 1:04 pm
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Post Re: Lions tied for 2nd toughest strength of schedule in 2013
This isn't surprising at all. The Lions play in a division with 3 teams that were all in the playoff picture last year with CHI and MIN going 10-6 and GB going 11-5. Kinda hard not to get a tough strength of schedule with a 3rd of your games going against playoff teams before you even get to the rotational part of the schedule.


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Post Re: Lions tied for 2nd toughest strength of schedule in 2013
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This isn't surprising at all. The Lions play in a division with 3 teams that were all in the playoff picture last year with CHI and MIN going 10-6 and GB going 11-5. Kinda hard not to get a tough strength of schedule with a 3rd of your games going against playoff teams before you even get to the rotational part of the schedule.


I expect the Bears to have at least one rebuilding year. I think you have to consider Minny last season as a fluke until they get their QB situation sorted out.

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April 17th, 2013, 1:40 pm
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thelomasbrowns wrote:
rao wrote:
This isn't surprising at all. The Lions play in a division with 3 teams that were all in the playoff picture last year with CHI and MIN going 10-6 and GB going 11-5. Kinda hard not to get a tough strength of schedule with a 3rd of your games going against playoff teams before you even get to the rotational part of the schedule.


I expect the Bears to have at least one rebuilding year. I think you have to consider Minny last season as a fluke until they get their QB situation sorted out.


Minny is no fluke. They are an 8-10 win team with Joey Harrington at the helm. THAT'S how you build a team.


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wjb21ndtown wrote:
thelomasbrowns wrote:
rao wrote:
This isn't surprising at all. The Lions play in a division with 3 teams that were all in the playoff picture last year with CHI and MIN going 10-6 and GB going 11-5. Kinda hard not to get a tough strength of schedule with a 3rd of your games going against playoff teams before you even get to the rotational part of the schedule.


I expect the Bears to have at least one rebuilding year. I think you have to consider Minny last season as a fluke until they get their QB situation sorted out.


Minny is no fluke. They are an 8-10 win team with Joey Harrington at the helm. THAT'S how you build a team.


How come no long-term contract for Frazier?

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thelomasbrowns wrote:
wjb21ndtown wrote:
thelomasbrowns wrote:
rao wrote:
This isn't surprising at all. The Lions play in a division with 3 teams that were all in the playoff picture last year with CHI and MIN going 10-6 and GB going 11-5. Kinda hard not to get a tough strength of schedule with a 3rd of your games going against playoff teams before you even get to the rotational part of the schedule.


I expect the Bears to have at least one rebuilding year. I think you have to consider Minny last season as a fluke until they get their QB situation sorted out.


Minny is no fluke. They are an 8-10 win team with Joey Harrington at the helm. THAT'S how you build a team.


How come no long-term contract for Frazier?


Two fold, IMO:
1) I think it's the team more than the coach; and
2) Minny is a cheap organization, but they're smart, IMO. Perhaps they don't want to give a big extension to someone when they have them under contract, and they're not "proven" yet. We hand out extensions like candy. Mayhew's was NOT deserved.


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Post Re: Lions tied for 2nd toughest strength of schedule in 2013
Adrian Peterson started all 16 games for the Vikings last year. That is why they went 10-6. They also played an easy schedule, with their wins including such powerhouses as the Cardinals, Jaguars, Titans, Rams and of course the Lions (twice).

Building your team around a RB (which the Vikings have done) is more dangerous than a QB. Peterson will inevitably get hurt and sit out a few games next season, and the Vikings will finish around .500.


April 17th, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Adrian Peterson started all 16 games for the Vikings last year. That is why they went 10-6. They also played an easy schedule, with their wins including such powerhouses as the Cardinals, Jaguars, Titans, Rams and of course the Lions (twice).

Building your team around a RB (which the Vikings have done) is more dangerous than a QB. Peterson will inevitably get hurt and sit out a few games next season, and the Vikings will finish around .500.


I would argue that the Vikings aren't just built around their RB, but also their defense, that's why I think they're built right, and they're going into the draft with two first round draft picks, already having a solid team. They're going to be good for years to come. They're set up for sustainability, even in a smaller market that doesn't spend all of its cap money year after year.


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Post Re: Lions tied for 2nd toughest strength of schedule in 2013
wjb21ndtown wrote:
Blueskies wrote:
Adrian Peterson started all 16 games for the Vikings last year. That is why they went 10-6. They also played an easy schedule, with their wins including such powerhouses as the Cardinals, Jaguars, Titans, Rams and of course the Lions (twice).

Building your team around a RB (which the Vikings have done) is more dangerous than a QB. Peterson will inevitably get hurt and sit out a few games next season, and the Vikings will finish around .500.


I would argue that the Vikings aren't just built around their RB, but also their defense, that's why I think they're built right, and they're going into the draft with two first round draft picks, already having a solid team. They're going to be good for years to come. They're set up for sustainability, even in a smaller market that doesn't spend all of its cap money year after year.


The Vikings defense isn't going to win them any games, it's a middle of the road defense. They are built entirely around AP, if he goes down that entire offense falls apart. Ponder can't win games with his arm even if they can improve their WR corps. Even their defense is starting to show a lot of holes this off season with only Greenway at LB and Winfield gone now, if Allen has a bad year or gets hurt that defense most likely crumbles.

The Vikings are not built that well, they are a shaky team that went 3-13 in 2011 and then went to the playoffs because of a career year from AP.


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