2010 NFL Schedule: How Will The NFC East Fare?

April 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So, the NFL schedule is out and the mad rush to predict the future is on.
I personally think these April predictions border on the absurd. So much will change between now and the first week of the regular season. Not to mention that there is no real continuity any more. Yesterday's thoroughbred is today's nag and vice versa.
None of that, however, will stop me from throwing my hat into the prediction ring. I can be as ridiculous as the next guy. So, here I go with my very own formula for building an NFC East crystal ball and staring the future fearlessly in the face.
My formula for determining the strength of schedule for each of the three teams goes like so:
I took the opponent's record from 2009 and used their winning percentage as a base. If an opponent was, say 8-8, then the base would be .500. An opponent who was 12-4 a year ago gets a base of .750. I then add 10 percent if the game is played at the opponent's place. I subtract 10 percent if it is a home game f...

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