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NY Jets: A Look at Strength of Schedule in 2016

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John Breech of CBS posted an article last week looking at strength of schedule. For what it is worth (not much), the Jets have the seventh toughest schedule in 2016.

T-1. San Francisco 49ers: 142-114, .555

T-1. Atlanta Falcons: 142-114, .555

3. Los Angeles Rams: 141-115, .551

4. New Orleans Saints: 140-116, .547

T-5. Seattle Seahawks: 139-117, .543

T-5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 139-117, .543

T-7. Arizona Cardinals: 136-120, .531

T-7. New York Jets: 136-120, .531

Why do I say this is not worth much? Because the strength of schedule is based on the performances of the opponents in 2015. The Jets will play the 2016 versions of these teams. The rosters will change on these teams.

People act like they know who the good teams and the bad teams will be. With a handful of exceptions, though, nobody really knows who will be good and who will be bad. On a typical year, half the Playoff teams switch. You never know when a team will underachieve or overachieve. You also don't know what injuries will occur. Seattle is one of the exceptions I mentioned. You can reasonably expect them to be good, but they might get hit by the injury bug

If you don't believe me, just think about how daunting people said December would be for the Jets in 2015 with a game against the Giants and a trip to Dallas. How about that tough opponent Miami was supposed to be?