Nov. 04, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) hands off to teammate Vick Ballard (33) during first half action against the Miami Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports
Every year someone makes the mistake, a common and quite forgivable one. You may even hear it from the broadcast booth of an NFL game, possibly even a Colts game: “Well, Bob, their schedule is going to be a lot tougher this time around because they won a lot of games last year.” While there was once some truth to that assumption, many of you well-versed football fans are quite aware that it’s no longer the case.
The idea that NFL teams face weighted schedules in the name of parity has become a bit of a myth. Indianapolis’s strength of schedule last year, coming off an oppressively bleak 2-14 finish, ranked 14th before the season, at 128-128; hardly a murders’ row, but certainly not the soft schedule many believe is afforded to a team that finished last in the league.no comments no comments