Beating the bills would be a huge statement game. I think the second meeting would be that statement game though, not the first one.
See I agree with this so much. This alternating divisions bullshit is the wrong way to go about scheduling. The Super Bowl champs should always have the toughest schedule or at the very least an attempt to give them the toughest by numbers. That’s absolutely ridiculous.
I know how it works. I’m saying that it shouldn’t be alternating divisions and then being matched up with wherever you finished the year prior in your division. I’m saying to scrap that because that’s how things like the defending champions having the easiest schedule in the league happen.Every team in a division plays the others twice. Weak division = weak schedule
I know how it works. I’m saying that it shouldn’t be alternating divisions and then being matched up with wherever you finished the year prior in your division. I’m saying to scrap that because that’s how things like the defending champions having the easiest schedule in the league happen.
I get it’s just numbers and some teams will be better than projected and vice versa but still. Just from an optics standpoint that shouldn’t happen. I’d rather them purposely give the reigning champions the toughest schedule and the runner up the next toughest schedule and so on at least as close as they could within the numbers.
TB in the NFC South is matched up against the NFC East bc it just happened to fall like that. I get it different year but the only information we have to go on is last year. So by the numbers TB is playing the weakest division in football. Also in the extra game TB drew Indy instead of KC. That’s bullshit plain and simple. Like I said I get it just happened to fall like that but it shouldn’t be constructed the way it is. That’s my gripe
The reason the Bills have the third easiest schedule based on the records of the teams last season is because they beat the Dolphins twice. If the Dolphins had won those two games, they would have the third easiest schedule this coming season.