I slacked off with these blogs over the last couple of weeks but my goal was to post the season ending Strength of Schedule stats before any of the major media outlets could. So here it is:
Followed by the Adjusted SOS. For anyone unfamiliar with the Adjusted Strength of Schedule, this is simply a team's SOS after removing all the games said team actually played. Or in other words Green Bay's 15 wins were removed from their "opponent's losses" column. Et cetera. It's just a way to remove a team's direct impact from their own SOS ranking.
And finally, a sneak peak at the 2012 NFL Draft selection order has been included because Strength of Schedule plays a significant role in determining draft order position.
Note: The Oakland Raiders traded their 2012 first round selection (17th overall) to the Cincinnati Bengals as part of the Carson Palmer trade.
There appears to be two draft order ties that need be broken by coin flip: Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins for the 8 & 9 spots, then Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks for the 11 & 12 spots. That number does seem high to me because I can't recall many instances in the past where the NFL has actually flipped a coin over any tiebreaker. But following the NFL's draft selection tie-breakers, the primary tie-breaker (SOS) is even and the secondary tie-breaker (divisional and conference records) is not applicable. So to the best of my knowledge, the NFL will need to break these ties via coin flip.