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This is the second weekly edition of the 2011 Strength of Schedule Blogs.

A "Rank" column has been added to the left side of this week's charts. Nothing exciting. But it makes it a lot easier to scroll through the middle.

I will be adding two more charts for future weeks (Adjusted Games Played & Adjusted Entire 16 Game Season) based on suggestions from last week's comment section. The "adjustment" would basically be backing out a team's record from their opponent wins/losses. In other words, Green Bay's #32 ranking in Games Played SOS is partially due to their undefeated record; an "adjusted" chart would take their undefeated record out of the equation. I'm hoping to create the two new charts over Thanksgiving Break - but I make no promises.

This first chart lists the strength of schedule that teams have played so far:

The following chart lists the strength of schedule that teams will be playing throughout the remainder of the season:

This last chart compiles the strength of schedule for the entire season based on 2011 standings.

2012 Draft Order Projections (not to be confused with a mock draft)

Strength of Schedule is the NFL's primary tiebreaker for determining draft order. If two teams finish with the same record, the team with the weakest strength of schedule drafts first.

If the NFL season were to end today, the following 20 teams would miss the play-offs and draft in the following order (based on their entire 17-week strength of schedule):

This week there were two separate ties (St Louis Rams / Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers / San Diego Chargers) in both the Wins/Losses columns and the Strength of Schedule column.

After Strength of Schedule, the NFL states to use divisional or conference tie-breakers if possible. The Rams are 1-7 in the NFC, while the Vikings are 2-5 in conference play. So St Louis would get to select before Minnesota. Tampa Bay and San Diego are in different conferences, so their draft selection order would actually come down to a coin flip.

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November 22, 2011  09:11 PM ET

I like it. I'd be more interested in seeing the adjusted charts.

November 22, 2011  09:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I like it. I'd be more interested in seeing the adjusted charts.

Yeah, that sounds like a ton of work, but would be really interesting to see.

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November 22, 2011  11:00 PM ET

Damn spammers keep posting their crap on here. I'm very happy to have the power to delete their garbage from this thread, XD

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November 23, 2011  11:33 AM ET

The Bears just rock.

November 23, 2011  12:52 PM ET

I did an adjusted one. Lets see if this works.

Rank Team Adj-Opp-Wins Adj-Opp-Loses Adj-Opp-Win %
1 TB Buccaneers 56 34 0.62%
2 Denver Broncos 51 49 0.57%
3 Chicago Bears 50 40 0.56%
3 Seattle Seahwaks 50 40 0.56%
5 Detriot Lions 49 41 0.54%
5 Minnesota Vikings 49 41 0.54%
7 NE Patriots 48 42 0.53%
7 New York Jets 48 42 0.53%
9 Philedelphia Eagles 47 43 0.52%
9 San Diego Chargers 47 43 0.52%
11 San Fransisco 49ers 46 44 0.51%
11 Baltimore Ravens 46 44 0.51%
11 Pittsburgh Steelers 46 44 0.51%
11 Atlanta Falcons 46 44 0.51%
11 St. Louis Rams 46 44 0.51%
16 Cincinatti Bengals 45 45 0.50%
16 Dallas Cowboys 45 45 0.50%
16 Buffalo Bills 45 45 0.50%
16 Carolina Panthers 45 45 0.50%
20 Oakland Raiders 44 46 0.49%
21 Houston Texans 43 47 0.48%
21 Arizona Cardinals 43 47 0.48%
21 Jacksonville Jaguars 43 47 0.48%
21 Miami Dolphins 43 47 0.48%
21 Indianapolis Colts 43 47 0.48%
26 New Orleans Saints 42 48 0.47%
26 Tennesse Titans 42 48 0.47%
28 Green Bay Packers 41 49 0.46%
29 New York Giants 40 50 0.44%
30 Wash Redskins 39 51 0.43%
30 Cleveland Browns 39 51 0.43%
32 Kansas City Chiefs 37 53 0.41%

 
November 23, 2011  12:52 PM ET

I knew it would come out ugly

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