Originally posted by Willisfn4life:
We have to travel to New Orleans again, what kind of bs is that?
It's all based on a formula. This is our year to play the NFC South. We played them this year because we were on the rotating basis of playing 1 division opponent that finished with the same spot in the division as us. You do that with 2 teams(1 from each rotating division) so that's why you see a lot of the bad teams getting easier schedules. So you finish 4th in the division you play the other team that finished 4th. Finish 1st play the team that finished 1st.
So 3 home, 3 away with our division = 6
4 NFC Teams from 1 division = 4 (rotates every year... ex: east, north, south, east, north south... home/away rotates as well so you play them once every 4 yrs and it's 8 years between playing them at home and on the road so 2002 home 2006 road 2010 home
4 AFC Teams from 1 division = 4 (same as above)
2 teams that finishes in same spot in their division as you (rotating)
So no bias in who we play but there is a schedule maker who decides what week you play who and what time. He spends a long time on it and will take feedback. Jim said he didn't want to be schedule for a cross country thursday night game again. I notice now days a lot more 3 in a row at home though. Use to be home, away, home away a lot more. Now you will have a lot of 2 and 2's and once in awhile 3 in a row. Don't see 3 on the road very often at all so that's good. P.S. Don't think the playoffs have anything to do with it so you might play someone on the road in the playoffs and it might make it 3 straight but that playoff game is just the way it works out.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Dec 31, 2012 at 12:44 AM ]