Do The Patriots and NFL Make Love?

How in the world can a team that went 18-1 last season have a schedule for this season in which the opposing teams win total from last year is only 99? To make matters worse, the teams that the New England Patriots will face this season lost 157 games last season.

Now, let’s get something out of the way real quick: NFL scheduling is based on how teams performed the prior year. So, if a team goes 19-1 and loses in the Super Bowl, they should have the second strongest schedule in the NFL. The New York Giants should have the second-toughest schedule, right?
Well, in the case of the Patriots, they didn’t even come close. Their strength of schedule is so weak that the next team above them, the San Diego Chargers, plays teams that have collectively won nine more games!

Is this the same team that embarrassed the NFL by cheating against the New York Jets and the St. Louis Rams? Is this the same team that got a little slap on the hand by forfeiting one of the two 1st round picks it had in this draft? Is this really happening? Is the NFL favoring the Cheatriots?

It must be. You can check the strength of scheduling here. This blows me away. I cannot believe this.

This is a Cowboys site, so I’d be digressing if I didn’t say the Cowboys schedule is middle of the pack in strength. The teams they face were 134-122 last season, compared to 153-103 that the Pittsburgh Steelers have this season.

Is anyone else really annoyed with this Patriots schedule, though? It seems like the NFL wants the Patriots to go undefeated. I just hope the New York Jets improved enough to dump these scumbags to the curb, because they are quickly becoming one of my most despised teams. And just think back in the days, the Patriots were such a harmless little team with the homosexual guy hiking a football on their helmets.

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