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papz 02-07-2013 06:55 PM

New Orleans Saints will face second-toughest schedule in 2013 based on 2012 records
 
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Even though the New Orleans Saints will play a third-place schedule in 2013 with their 7-9 record from 2012, the Saints are tied for the second-most difficult schedule according to winning percentage in the NFL next season, according to NFL.com.

The Saints are tied with the Rams and the Lions as the 2012 winning percentage of the teams all three franchises will face in 2013 sits at .539. The Carolina Panthers will face the hardest schedule in the NFL next season when using the 2012 winning percentages as the basis with their opponents, holding a .543 winning percentage.

New Orleans will face all of its NFC South division foes twice -- Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay -- and host home games against Arizona, San Francisco, Dallas, Buffalo and Miami along with road games at St. Louis, Seattle, Chicago, New England and the New York Jets.

New Orleans Saints will face second-toughest schedule in 2013 based on 2012 records | NOLA.com

NFL releases team-by-team 2013 strength of schedule list - NFL.com

Danno 02-07-2013 07:00 PM

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SOS changes so much from game to game. The Falcons had one of the tougher schedules entering 2012 based on 2011 results, but ended up with the easiest schedule based on 2012 results.

Grain of salt guys.

saintfan 02-07-2013 07:00 PM

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Fine by me. Let's kick some *** and take some names. I'm ready.

hagan714 02-07-2013 07:04 PM

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show time for SP

papz 02-07-2013 07:06 PM

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Parity of the NFL.

2013 will be our turn to rise again.

hagan714 02-07-2013 07:12 PM

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weather games to keep an eye on

Seattle, Chicago, New England and the New York Jets. yes the jets

saintfan 02-07-2013 07:12 PM

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Anybody who's skeered needs to call da law...

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AllSaints 02-07-2013 07:47 PM

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BRRINNGGG ITTT !!!!!!!!

saintsfan1976 02-08-2013 06:44 AM

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Originally Posted by hagan714 (Post 478318)
weather games to keep an eye on

Seattle, Chicago, New England and the New York Jets. yes the jets

If weather you mean we'll be raining on their parade, then yes. :p

TheOak 02-08-2013 07:23 AM

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Good. There will be no dispute when we roll into The Meadowlands on Feb 2nd.

halloween 65 02-08-2013 08:55 AM

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I'm ready now!!

lsutigerfan 02-08-2013 11:23 AM

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Home is not so tough, 49ers only tough one. The road is brutal.

Supertek 02-08-2013 01:21 PM

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I don't think its that tough of a schedule. Also think it doesn't really matter we have lost to some of the worst and beat some of the best no matter who you play in the NFL there are no easy games.

Beastmode 02-08-2013 01:45 PM

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I think we all agree here, a schedule is just that, a schedule. For as awful as our defense was they did in fact show up a few games in rare form.

Papa Voodoo 02-08-2013 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by hagan714 (Post 478318)
weather games to keep an eye on

Seattle, Chicago, New England and the New York Jets. yes the jets

These will prepare us for our blizzard Superbowl victory :)

:bng:

Danno 02-08-2013 02:30 PM

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Also keep in mind, having Atlanta on our schedule, and Atlanta having us twice is a 12 game swing in the strength of schedule.

Atlanta's schedule is ranked 15th.

I think we all know Atlanta's 2012 record was grossly inflated and our 2012 record isn't a good indicator of our 2013 projections.

TheOak 02-08-2013 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by lsutigerfan (Post 478463)
Home is not so tough, 49ers only tough one. The road is brutal.

Who are you worried about on the road? Seattle? I am not worried about the Jets, Patriots, Rams, or Bears.

SmashMouth 02-08-2013 02:48 PM

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Heat Pump, Schmeet Pump! You gotta play the best to be the best!


WillSaints81 02-09-2013 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by hagan714 (Post 478318)
weather games to keep an eye on

Seattle, Chicago, New England and the New York Jets. yes the jets




We are not going to play all four of them in late November/December. My guess is we get pats week 6 or 7 due to the record, and jets maybe in September. I think they want us to go to Seattle and Chicago in December due to the defenses.

First half predictions(weeks 1-8)
Buffalo
New England
New York Jets
Tampa Bay
Carolina
Atlanta
Arizona
Mid Point(9-10)
St.Louis
Atlanta
Second half(11-17)
Miami
Tampa Bay
Carolina
Dallas
Chicago
San Francisco
Seattle

In first half TB is due for a win against us believe it or not, we are due for one against Carolina, and usually our first games against Atlanta are at home prior to week 10. So I'd say 2-1 there, bills and jets we should beat thats 4-1. Arizona as well makes it 5-1 with New England being a tossup as it really could go either way. If Rodgers is better than Brady, considering that GB has an even better defense we should be able to hang tough with them like the packers. On paper its a loss At mid point, I feel we should beat the rams since we lost last meeting and know to take them serious this time. And lets say we split with falcons again 6-3, assuming we go to Atlanta week 10. In second half, I think at this point is when a team like Miami begins to unravel I say we win thats 7-3. The second games against Carolina and Tampa Bay will have opposite results 8-4. Then the tougher ones and all are tough but SF is asking for us to win the most, 9-4. It is important to at least win one of Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, and New England. Dallas is at home but I just think of the last time we played them in the dome and it wasnt pretty. We wouldnt want to play them if they are down thats for sure.

TheOak 02-09-2013 05:07 AM

No such thing as "due" for a win.

SmashMouth 02-09-2013 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 478616)
No such thing as "due" for a win.

Well... almost ... we are due for another Super Bowl! :D:D:D

WillSaints81 02-28-2013 01:55 AM

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We are too good to be swept back to back seasons by a division rival.

Now I think we are not a lock to win division but believe we get back in playoffs. I feel Carolina if they go into both Zona and SF and win they're gonna be our biggest headache. But I do not think a sweep happens again. We have one rout a year against TB and the other is close and either can win(bucs won three of the last four of those).

Its gonna be a interesting offseason. I'm going to be looking more into specific defenses/offenses for teams to give a better accuracy of what to expect

Rugby Saint II 02-28-2013 01:15 PM

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Does anyone believe that Godhell tried to give us a tough schedule because he's not done with us yet? And yes, I am a conspiracy theorist! :wink:

Danno 02-28-2013 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 482692)
Does anyone believe that Godhell tried to give us a tough schedule because he's not done with us yet? And yes, I am a conspiracy theorist! :wink:

Goodell has absolutely nothing to do with our schedule.

The only thing the league can influence is when we play.

Who we play is set for the next 20 years, and has been set since the re-alignment several years back.

st thomas 02-28-2013 01:20 PM

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I love our chances of getting back in the hunt for the title nomatter what coach says.

WillSaints81 03-04-2013 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II (Post 482692)
Does anyone believe that Godhell tried to give us a tough schedule because he's not done with us yet? And yes, I am a conspiracy theorist! :wink:



The only thing he did last season to screw us was having us play in Atlanta on a Thursday night with three days rest. Atlanta is still beating their chest from that win thinking it was commanding of respect. Ryan wasnt great in that game either and Brees has an axe to grind next year.

Now Idk but the pats game will be interesting. I keep thinking week 6 but why would Goodell have us go there anytime but December?


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