Schedules often determine a team's fate
An NFL team plays just 13 of a possible 31 opponents. Which 13 a team faces makes a huge difference.
Updated: July 18, 2003, 11:06 AM ETBy By Ryan Early | NFL Insider
In baseball, basketball and hockey, teams play so many games in such a balanced schedule that any comparison of schedule strength has more to do with the length of the road trips or the frequency of games than which opponents are coming up. In the NFL, with a season of just 16 games, things are quite different.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Broncos sign WR Sanders to 3-year deal
- Texans' Foster medically cleared to return
- Source: Giants physical for Rodgers-Cromartie
- Ex-Seahawks CB Thurmond signs with Giants