Patriots get sweet deal from schedule-maker; Eagles, Jaguars -- not so much

Take a look at how your favorite team did last year against playoff teams and ask yourself if they really can compete with the good teams in the NFL this year.

Only seven teams had winning records against playoff teams -- including playoff games -- in 2011.

Playoff teams Atlanta, Detroit and Cincinnati had a combined 2-19 record against playoff teams and need to improve in games against the good teams or the aren't going anywhere in 2012.

Take a look at the New England Patriots ' situation in 2012. The AFC Super Bowl rep was 4-3 against playoff teams last season, but plays only four games in 2012 vs. teams which had winning records last seasson.

Conversely, look at the Philadelphia Eagles games against teams with winning records last year; Philly is one of only two teams (Jacksonville is the other) playing eight games against clubs with winning records last season.

How they fared vs. real competition
Team vs. playoff teams in 2011 '12 foes, winning marks
Baltimore Baltimore Ravens 7-1 6 games
Green Bay Green Bay Packers 6-1 7 games
New Orleans New Orleans Saints 6-2 5 games
San Francisco San Francisco 49ers 5-2 5 games
New York New York Giants 5-3 7 games
Houston Houston Texans 4-3 6 games
New England Patriots 4-3 4 games
Pittsbugh Pittsburgh Steelers 3-5 6 games
Tennessee Tennessee Titans 3-5 6 games
Washington Washington Redskins 2-2 7 games
Denver Denver Broncos 2-4 7 games
Kansas City Kansas City Chiefs 2-4 5 games
Oakland Oakland Raiders 2-4 5 games
San Diego Los Angeles Chargers 2-4 6 games
Seattle Seattle Seahawks 2-5 5 games
Chicago Chicago Bears 2-5 7 games
Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-6 5 games
Buffalo Buffalo Bills 1-3 5 games
Dallas Dallas Cowboys 1-4 7 games
Philadelphia Eagles 1-4 8 games
Atlanta Atlanta Falcons 1-5 4 games
Arizona Arizona Cardinals 1-5 6 games
Carolina Carolina Panthers 1-6 5 games
Detroit Detroit Lions 1-6 6 games
Jacksonville Jacksonville Jaguars 1-6 8 games
Indianapolis Indianapolis Colts 1-7 7 games
St. Louis Los Angeles Rams 1-7 5 games
Miami Miami Dolphins 0-5 6 games
New York New York Jets 0-5 6 games
Minnesota Minnesota Vikings 0-7 7 games
Cincinnati Cincinnati Bengals 0-8 5 games
Cleveland Cleveland Browns 0-8 7 games
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