2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby riggofan » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:12 am

I just don't understand how our 3-13 team that finished last in the division gets handed the toughest strength of schedule in our division this year:

http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/ ... f-schedule

Big surprise by the way that while we have the 17th hardest schedule, the Giants somehow end up with the 26th.

I know none of that stuff will ultimately matter once they start playing games I was watching Bettis on ESPN predict W-Ls last night, just rolling my eyes. I also can see that the other three teams "strength" rating looks a little easier because they're playing the 3-13 Redskins twice. Even so, I still feel like the NFL is constantly sticking it to us.

Anyway, I do like the first month. I hate playing a division game in week 1 like we did last year, so opening with Houston sounds good. We should have a legit shot in all of those September games, good opportunity to get some momentum going. I'm also glad as hell that we have Seattle at home. Much different game than playing them away obviously.

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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby PAPDOG67 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:15 am

Riggofan the schedule is the same for all division teams with the exception of 2 games. Those two "flex" games are listed below for each of our division rivals. I think we did ok......but at the end of the day the Strength of Schedule thing means absolutely squat.

Redskins - vs. TB (4-12) & @ MINN (5-10-1)

Giants -@ DET (7-9) & vs. ATL (4-12)

Cowgirls - vs. NO (11-5) & @ CHI (8-8)

Iggles - @ GB (8-7-1) & vs. CAR (12-4)

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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby riggofan » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:18 am

PAPDOG67 wrote:Riggofan the schedule is the same for all division teams with the exception of 2 games. Those two "flex" games are listed below for each of our division rivals. I think we did ok......but at the end of the day the Strength of Schedule thing means absolutely squat.

Redskins - vs. TB (4-12) & @ MINN (5-10-1)

Giants -@ DET (7-9) & vs. ATL (4-12)

Cowgirls - vs. NO (11-5) & @ CHI (8-8)

Iggles - @ GB (8-7-1) & vs. CAR (12-4)


Nice, thanks for clarifying!

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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby Skins Fan in Indy » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:59 am

If they can make it through that 3 games stretch with SF, Indy and St Louis and if they win the games before that they are suppose to win and with the last 3 out of 4 at home and against division rivals the Skins have a very real chance of taking the division. The key games I think will be first games against NY and Philly in Weeks 3 and 4. Im on the fence with saying 9 - 7 this year.

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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby Irn-Bru » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:10 pm

Another thing to consider: we face the Giants on Thursday (short week) but at home, and then have 10 days until we face Seattle on Monday night . . . again at home. That's about as good as it gets for friendly scheduling with the irregular part of the year.
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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby Irn-Bru » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:12 pm

riggofan wrote:I just don't understand how our 3-13 team that finished last in the division gets handed the toughest strength of schedule in our division this year:


I wouldn't go by this metric too reverently. Last year's win percentages are not terribly accurate at predicting future SOS.
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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby DarthMonk » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:49 pm

Irn-Bru wrote:
riggofan wrote:I just don't understand how our 3-13 team that finished last in the division gets handed the toughest strength of schedule in our division this year:


I wouldn't go by this metric too reverently. Last year's win percentages are not terribly accurate at predicting future SOS.


+1

Our "strength of schedule" matchups actually make our schedule theoretically easier than those of the Cowboys, Giants, and Eagles. What makes ours theoretically harder is we have tio play them while they get to play us. They each play a 3-13 team twice. We don't.
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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby riggofan » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:16 pm

Irn-Bru wrote:
riggofan wrote:I just don't understand how our 3-13 team that finished last in the division gets handed the toughest strength of schedule in our division this year:


I wouldn't go by this metric too reverently. Last year's win percentages are not terribly accurate at predicting future SOS.


Yeah I get that, you guys are definitely right.

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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby Countertrey » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:13 pm

DarthMonk wrote:
Irn-Bru wrote:
riggofan wrote:I just don't understand how our 3-13 team that finished last in the division gets handed the toughest strength of schedule in our division this year:


I wouldn't go by this metric too reverently. Last year's win percentages are not terribly accurate at predicting future SOS.


+1

Our "strength of schedule" matchups actually make our schedule theoretically easier than those of the Cowboys, Giants, and Eagles. What makes ours theoretically harder is we have tio play them while they get to play us. They each play a 3-13 team twice. We don't.
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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby riggofan » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:50 pm

Countertrey wrote:a mystery no more...


Yeah I spotted that right away, not a big mystery. But how do the Giants have the 26th SOS while the Eagles have the 20th? Shouldn't the Eagles have the toughest?

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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby Neo » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:52 pm

riggofan wrote:
PAPDOG67 wrote:Riggofan the schedule is the same for all division teams with the exception of 2 games. Those two "flex" games are listed below for each of our division rivals. I think we did ok......but at the end of the day the Strength of Schedule thing means absolutely squat.

Redskins - vs. TB (4-12) & @ MINN (5-10-1)

Giants -@ DET (7-9) & vs. ATL (4-12)

Cowgirls - vs. NO (11-5) & @ CHI (8-8)

Iggles - @ GB (8-7-1) & vs. CAR (12-4)


Nice, thanks for clarifying!


Riggo, I was thinking the same thing actually. I'm on the same page as Gibbs when he said "I never saw one I liked" in regards to a season schedule.

Just wanted you to know you weren't the only one thinking this. But yeah, PAPDOG cleared it up for me as well.
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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby SkinsJock » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:34 pm

Playing 2 Monday night games in October and also playing Seattle and then @ Arizona is going to be interesting - those 2 defenses were tough last season and there's little doubt they will be tough again
Griffin will become a really good QB but it's going to take time

We are lucky to have Cousins - hopefully he can continue to play well

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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby langleyparkjoe » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:43 am

If I had to pick only one game to attend this entire season it would be 10/6 vs the Seahawks.
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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby riggofan » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:48 am

langleyparkjoe wrote:If I had to pick only one game to attend this entire season it would be 10/6 vs the Seahawks.


Right on, man. I hope everybody in DC feels that way and shows up to blow the Seahawks out of Fedex.

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Re: 2014 Schedule Release Wed 4/23

Postby langleyparkjoe » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:21 am

Just FYI folks.. (not turning this into a ticket thread) but I looked up tickets for that 10/6 game and right now the endzone seat front row is going for $250. That's a good price I think for that seat, but than again I honestly have no clue. :mrgreen: I can't afford it right now but I hope by the time i'm able to that they will still be there. MNF.. front of the endzone.

I swear if I get a ticket I'm bringing a THN sign to that game !!!!!
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