Originally Posted by ricksteelers55
although im not a fan of ''excuses'' I have to admit that after taking a look at the Patriots schedule this year Im confused.
I mean if you want to give special treatments you couldnt do better than that.
All the ''tough teams'' they are facing are in New England(Carolina,Baltimore and Titans) the only tough team they are facing away are the Colts and they are not a ''physical'' team.
also the game they are playing in London of course had to be an away game so they could still play 8 games in Foxboro
I wish we can play them in the playoffs and beat the %??/$?$/? out of them
I hate the Patriots,I think I hate them even more than the rat birds
Do you have any idea how the NFL comes up with its schedule?
It's a simple rotation: besides the six division games, you also have four games against another division in your conference, once every three years; four games against each team from a division outside your conference, once every four years; and two games against teams that finished in the same place that your team did.
Once you go through those rotations you repeat, alternating home and away. Fans get to see every team within their conference play their team twice in six years, once home and once away. And fans get to see their team play every team in the other conference twice every eight years, once home and once away.
Considering the Steelers schedule this year, I wouldn't advise getting in to a debate about another team having an "easy" schedule. I think your hatred of the Patriots may be clouding your common sense.