NFL  > New England Patriots  > not a particularly difficult schedule
April 18, 2012, 12:56 PM
Week 1 - at Tennessee
Week 2 - vs. Arizona
Week 3 - at Baltimore
Week 4 - at Buffalo
Week 5 - vs. Denver
Week 6 - at Seattle
Week 7 - vs. New York Jets
Week 8 - at St. Louis (in London)
Week 9 - Bye
Week 10 - vs. Buffalo
Week 11 - vs. Indianapolis
Week 12 - at New York Jets
Week 13 - at Miami
Week 14 - vs. Houston
Week 15 - vs. San Francisco
Week 16 - at Jacksonville
Week 17 - vs. Miami
April 18, 2012  01:17 PM ET

Giants have the toughest schedule and the Patriots have the easiest schedule (according to 2011 win/loss records).

Different ends of the spectrum for the SB teams.

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April 18, 2012  01:52 PM ET
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i see 5-3/6-2[?] by the bye,......i hate to circle a (W) before season starts.

7-1

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April 18, 2012  02:28 PM ET
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It does not matter how difficult your schedule is, if your defense can not stop anybody...The playoffs is about defensive stops, when you have to have it.

Right! But I don't think the defense will be as crappy as last year and they still went 13-3.

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April 18, 2012  02:37 PM ET

Yup..damn 4 point difference in the Super Bowl!

April 18, 2012  02:45 PM ET

People tend to forget that although the Pats were 31st in yards allowed they were in the middle of the pack in points allowed. That said, I look for an improved defense this year.

April 18, 2012  02:55 PM ET
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Right! But I don't think the defense will be as crappy as last year and they still went 13-3.

It's not going to be easy to replace 20 sacks between 2 players that are no longer with the team.

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April 18, 2012  06:42 PM ET

NFC West is definitely the weakest division in the NFC and probably the weakest division in the league.

AFC South is arguably the weakest division in the AFC now that Peyton Manning jumped from Indianapolis to Denver.

So yeah, definitely an easy schedule by NFL standards.

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April 18, 2012  08:02 PM ET
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BGD,I admire yer level headed patience,on this upcoming season,cuz,I ain't crowing about Cincy, before even the preseason starts, I've been dissapointed enough too know, Ya can't,see the whole outcome of the season in the 1st 4 preseason games.

Why did you all sign Terrence Newman?

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April 19, 2012  07:58 AM ET
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TH,I guess for depth and certain circumstances,[Giants?]

certain circumstances = the need for a human hurdle?

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