Steelers 2008 scheduled opponents listed

RightIsWrong

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Being a die-hard Steelers fan, it will be really nice to see them on tv so much (assuming that a LOT of their games will be nationally broadcast) but.....dang!!!

It's either going to be one of the most rewarding seasons ever or one of the worst because the potential is there to be beat ever week.

Without further ado, I give you.....the 2008 Steelers opponents:

Home
*Indianapolis (13-4)
Houston (8-8)
*NY Giants (14-6)
*Dallas (13-4)
*San Diego (12-6)

Road
*Jacksonville (12-6)
*Tennessee (10-7)
*Washington (9-8)
Philadelphia (8-8)
*New England (18-1)

Denotes '07 playoff team
Combined record - 117-58 (.669)

Factoids:

? Eight of Pittsburgh's 10 non-AFC North games are against 2007 playoff teams.

? All 10 non-division foes were .500 or better in 2007.

? New England plays four games against teams that finished over .500 in the 2007 regular season. Pittsburgh plays 10.

? Excluding the Steelers in 2005, the last four Super Bowl champs (Giants, Colts, Pats, Pats) are on Pittsburgh's schedule.
 

KeithTalent

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Yeah I just read about this in MMQB; it's insane really, but of course it is inevitable that at least one or two of those teams predicted as contenders for next year will fall apart, making their schedule a little less difficult.

KT
 

rise

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when i saw the schedules, i was happy to see the sttelers making another trip to the razor. always good times seeing them whimper out of town.
 

se7en

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Good chance for Tomlin to show what hes made of with that schedule.

Jax and Tenn on the road weeeeee!!!!
 

paulxcook

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A lot of the good teams must be playing each other this season. The Colts' schedule is tough too (though part of that is being in the best division in football):

Colts 2008 opponents:

HOME GAMES
Baltimore
Cincinnati
Chicago
Detroit
New England *
Jacksonville *
Houston *
Tennessee *

AWAY GAMES
Cleveland *
Pittsburgh *
Green Bay *
Minnesota *
San Diego *
Jacksonville *
Houston *
Tennessee *

Is that a brutal road schedule or what?? At least I should see some wins at home, I guess.


* denotes teams with a record of .500 or better in 2007.

 

oiprocs

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Rank??.TEAM??????SOS??2007 Win%

1. Pittsburgh Steelers???..0.598??? .625
2. Indianapolis Colts???...0.594??? .813
3. Jacksonville Jaguars???0.559??? .688
4. Baltimore Ravens????0.551??? .313
5. Minnesota Vikings???..0.551??? .500
6. Cincinnati Bengals???..0.547??? .438
7. Cleveland Browns???...0.547??? .625
8. Houston Texans????..0.547??? .500
9. Detroit Lions?????..0.543???. .438
10. Tennessee Titans????.0.543??? .625
11. Chicago Bears?????.0.532??? .438
12. Green Bay Packers???..0.532??? .813
13. Dallas Cowboys????..0.524??? .813
14. Washington Redskins??..0.524??... .563
15. New York Giants????.0.520??... .625
16. Philadelphia Eagles???..0.520??.. .500
17. St. Louis Rams?????.0.489??.. .188
18. San Francisco 49ers???.0.485??.. .313
19. Seattle Seahawks????.0.477??.. .625
20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers?...0.469??.. .563
21. Arizona Cardinals????0.465??.. .500
22. Carolina Panthers????.0.465??. .438
23. Miami Dolphins????...0.465??.. .063
24. Atlanta Falcons?????0.461??.. .250
25. New York Jets?????.0.457??.. .250
26. Kansas City Chiefs???..0.453??.. .250
27. New Orleans Saints???.0.450??.. .438
28. Buffalo Bills??????0.449??.. .438
29. Denver Broncos????...0.446??.. .438
30. Oakland Raiders????..0.438??.. .250
31. San Diego Chargers???.0.422??. .688
32. New England Patriots??..0.387??.1.000
Whoo hoo! My Broncos are 4 spots from last in schedule toughness!

Go Donkeys, Go Go, Go Donkeys
 

new2AMD

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The 2 afc teams in the AFCCG have the easiest schedules in the league. Of ocurse that is all based on last years records. Doesnt mean the opponents will be as good this year.
 

GagHalfrunt

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Originally posted by: Slew Foot
The Pats and Chargers have the easiest schedules?
Sure, they're the top teams in the two worst divisions. So they each have 6 games against their creampuff divisional rivals.
 

Tommouse

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Originally posted by: Slew Foot
The Pats and Chargers have the easiest schedules?
I think part of it has to do with their divisions sucking. Bills, Jets, Dolphins. 49ers, Raiders, Broncos(??).
 

RightIsWrong

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Originally posted by: Slew Foot
The Pats and Chargers have the easiest schedules?
The list of SoS that oiprocs listed was from this year. At least that I what I am guessing based on the Pats win % being 1.000 (16-0 reg season) and the Steelers being .625 (10-6 reg season).

This means that the Steelers will have had the toughest schedule back to back years.
 

GagHalfrunt

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The NFL has absolutely no latitude when it comes to scheduling other than times and which games are on Sunday vs Monday. The schedule follows an EXACT formula every year. NFL Scheduling criteria for 16 games:

a) 2 games against each team in your division (6)
b) 1 game against each team in a certain division within your conference (4)
c) 1 game against each team in a certain division in the other conference (4)
d) 1 game against the two teams in your own conference that finished in the same spot as you that you're not otherwise playing.

b+c rotate year by year. If you play the NFC east one year it'll be the NFC west the next, then the NFC South, then the NFC north, then it starts all over again.

So

a) the Steelers have 6 games against Cleveland, Cincy and Baltimore
b) this year the Steelers play the 4 teams in the AFC South. By luck of the draw that's currently the strongest division in the AFC.
c) this year the Steelers play the 4 teams in the NFC East. By luck of the draw that's also the strongest division in the NFC
d) this year the Steelers play San Diego and Indy, the other 2 first place teams in the AFC that they were not already playing.

Remember that the Steelers only have to win their division to make the playoffs again and the other teams in their division also have to play the same killer schedule against the AFC South and NFC East. The only games that will be different are that the Steelers play the 2 other first place teams, Cleveland plays the 2 other 2nd place teams, etc. The schedule is pretty balanced. In a fluke year like this where one division has to face the 2 other strongest divisions every one of their divisional opponents faces the same. It's fair.
 

Alistar7

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Originally posted by: rise
when i saw the schedules, i was happy to see the sttelers making another trip to the razor. always good times seeing them whimper out of town.
Like the Pats whimpered out of Arizona this year. What is this 3 games in a row at NE for Pitt? I guess the NFL understands they can't win at Pitt without cheating so they just make sure it's always a home game.

It is a rough schedule but that's ok, I would prefer a harder schedule over an easy one like NE.
 

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