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 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 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
Teamvs. playoff teams in 2011'12 foes, winning marks
Baltimore Ravens7-16 games
Green Bay Packers6-17 games
New Orleans Saints6-25 games
San Francisco 49ers5-25 games
New York Giants5-37 games
Houston Texans4-36 games
New England Patriots4-34 games
Pittsbugh Steelers3-56 games
Tennessee Titans3-56 games
Washington Redskins2-27 games
Denver Broncos2-47 games
Kansas City Chiefs2-45 games
Oakland Raiders2-45 games
San Diego Chargers2-46 games
Seattle Seahawks2-55 games
Chicago Bears2-57 games
Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-65 games
Buffalo Bills1-35 games
Dallas Cowboys1-47 games
Philadelphia Eagles1-48 games
Atlanta Falcons1-54 games
Arizona Cardinals1-56 games
Carolina Panthers1-65 games
Detroit Lions1-66 games
Jacksonville Jaguars1-68 games
Indianapolis Colts1-77 games
St. Louis Rams1-75 games
Miami Dolphins0-56 games
New York Jets0-56 games
Minnesota Vikings0-77 games
Cincinnati Bengals0-85 games
Cleveland Browns0-87 games
 
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