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Looking like the next few years are gonna be rough as a Colts fan.

I wonder if the NFL tries to give the Colts a soft ball pitch schedule next year to help them get a few wins and stay relevant in their market. 

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Next year is going to be a difficult schedule, IMO. Both AFC North and NFC North have plenty of play makers to give us fits.

 

AFC North with Ravens, Steelers, Browns and Bengals

 

NFC North with Packers, Vikings, Bears and Lions

 

By finishing 3rd in the AFC South, we will get the Jets and Broncos, as those divisions stand right now. Then, of course, there is our division.

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When the season started we thought we had a hard schedule. Things happen and you can’t really predict what is hard or not until the season gets going.

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6 minutes ago, VaAllDay757 said:

We'll either play the NFC north next season or the NFC west which won't be easy at all


It’s a definite rotation, same NFC division every 4 years, and same AFC division every 3 years. It’s the AFC and NFC North for us next year.

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We really lucked out this year in terms of schedule, and opponent's bad luck (KC injuries, Pitt injuries, LAC regressing, Falcons tanking). Such a waste of all that good luck.

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Unless the QB situation is fixed, it's going to be very, very rough.  

 

There will be few Offensive FAs willing to sign too.  JB is terrible for the pocketbook as well as the football team.

 

Suck for the Clemson kid.

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4 minutes ago, Nickster said:

Unless the QB situation is fixed, it's going to be very, very rough.  

Which is a valid statement for roughly 2/3 of the league.

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On 12/10/2019 at 4:55 PM, Ratking said:

Looking like the next few years are gonna be rough as a Colts fan.

I wonder if the NFL tries to give the Colts a soft ball pitch schedule next year to help them get a few wins and stay relevant in their market. 

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I don't think there is much flexibility in the NFL schedules.   Obviously you play 6 games against your division opponents.  Then you play 4 games against an AFC division and 4 games against an NFL division.  That leave 2 games which I believe are against teams that finished in the same spot in their division the previous season.   Colts will probably face 2 teams the finish 3rd in their division this season.  These come from the same conference.   The Colts play the AFC North, so it will be the 3rd place teams in the AFC East and West.   Probably the Jets and the Raiders.  

So the Colts have:

Jax

Jax

Ten

Ten

Houston

Houston

Pit

Clev

Balt

Cincy

Chicago

Green Bay

Min

Detroit

Jets

Raiders

  

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4 minutes ago, Myles said:

I don't think there is much flexibility in the NFL schedules.   Obviously you play 6 games against your division opponents.  Then you play 4 games against an AFC division and 4 games against an NFL division.  That leave 2 games which I believe are against teams that finished in the same spot in their division the previous season.   Colts will probably face 2 teams the finish 3rd in their division this season.  These come from the same conference.   The Colts play the AFC North, so it will be the 3rd place teams in the AFC East and West.   Probably the Jets and the Raiders.  

So the Colts have:

Jax

Jax

Ten

Ten

Houston

Houston

Pit

Clev

Balt

Cincy

Chicago

Green Bay

Min

Detroit

Jets

Raisers

  

Looks like we are going to be in the run for Trevor Lawrence in 2021

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7 minutes ago, Introspect said:

Looks like we are going to be in the run for Trevor Lawrence in 2021

At first glance, going through that schedule has me thinking 8-8.   Granted we don't know home and road games yet.  I had us splitting the division games.   Beating Jets, Bears, Bengals, Lions and Browns.

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Every year according to some we always have the easiest schedule. That is why we we only win according to some. lmao :funny:. Before the season started 99% of people said we had a brutal schedule. Teams play 16 games so who gives a rats behind what their schedule is like. Every team in the league usually only has 3 or 4 games that stand out as tough, that has been reality for the 40 years I have been watching. This season, Pats have had 4 tough games = Baltimore, Houston, KC, and Buffalo. Guess what, they lost 3 of them. The rest of the teams they have played have been pip squeaks lmao .

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7 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Every year according to some we always have the easiest schedule. That is why we we only win according to some. lmao :funny:. Before the season started 99% of people said we had a brutal schedule. Teams play 16 games so who gives a rats behind what their schedule is like. Every team in the league usually only has 3 or 4 games that stand out as tough, that has been reality for the 40 years I have been watching. This season, Pats have had 4 tough games = Baltimore, Houston, KC, and Buffalo. Guess what, they lost 3 of them. The rest of the teams they have played have been pip squeaks lmao .

It is what it is.  However, it can be tougher or easier depending on the rotation.  I would prefer the Colts had the NFC East and the AFC East next year, but oh well.  New England had it easy with 2 games each year against the Dolphins, Bills and Jets.  No doubt that helped them win the division and get home field advantage most seasons.  

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24 minutes ago, RollerColt said:

Dear god. Another year of playing the Steelers... 

But healthier :headspin:. Seriously we seem to not be able to beat the Steelers, Pats, and Chargers. 

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57 minutes ago, Myles said:

It is what it is.  However, it can be tougher or easier depending on the rotation.  I would prefer the Colts had the NFC East and the AFC East next year, but oh well.  New England had it easy with 2 games each year against the Dolphins, Bills and Jets.  No doubt that helped them win the division and get home field advantage most seasons.  

Imagine if we played the AFC North and NFC West along with the Pats and Chiefs :hairout: glad we don’t for awhile.

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Bunch of negative people on this thread. With Adam V being on IR I bet we are the youngest team in the league. How can you guys be so negative already for next season.

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1 hour ago, Myles said:

Beating Jets, Bears, Bengals, Lions and Browns.

 

Sadly, knowing only what we know now  ... we have JB, the Bengals will likely have Burrow, Lions will have Stafford back .... I wouldn't feel confident about any of those games. 

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1 hour ago, Chloe6124 said:

Bunch of negative people on this thread. With Adam V being on IR I bet we are the youngest team in the league. How can you guys be so negative already for next season.

People don’t have faith in JB. I don’t blame them.

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To me, there is no more toothless ranking than strength of schedule. Every team in the NFL, can beat any other team on any given game day, regardless of ranking. Of course there are averages and tendencies, but every year, the strength of schedule rankings turn out to be bogus according what what happens in reality. 

 

 

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20 hours ago, runthepost said:

People don’t have faith in JB. I don’t blame them.

Yes, but if you have watched this team since it moved from Baltimore, it would show that only 2 qbs in over 30 years, gave fans a sense of confidence. Even Harbaugh and Luck had their doubters, so JB not getting faith is a far more common occurrence in the league. 

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22 hours ago, runthepost said:

People don’t have faith in JB. I don’t blame them.

Don't you find it odd that some people have a ton of faith in a rookie QB though and not JB who has only played in 11 full games under Reich. A rookie QB that is a crapshoot scares me more to be honest. I think some are just to the point where they can't stand JB being the starter that they would prefer anyone but him. I am keeping an open mind about JB and hopeful if we draft a QB that he turns out good.

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I really haven't seen much that has been easy about our schedule. We have played Houston and Tennessee twice and both are 8-5, played KC who is a monster, Pittsburgh is also 8-5. What in the hell is easy about that schedule. Now we play the Saints too.

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6 minutes ago, 2006Coltsbestever said:

Don't you find it odd that some people have a ton of faith in a rookie QB though and not JB who has only played in 11 full games under Reich. A rookie QB that is a crapshoot scares me more to be honest. I think some are just to the point where they can't stand JB being the starter that they would prefer anyone but him. I am keeping an open mind about JB and hopeful if we draft a QB that he turns out good.

A rookie QB gives the illusion of hope. JB does not anymore. I can be sold on a rookie QB next year because he's a different person with different potential and a different skillset. You can't sell me on Brissett anymore.

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2 minutes ago, Jared Cisneros said:

A rookie QB gives the illusion of hope. JB does not anymore. I can be sold on a rookie QB next year because he's a different person with different potential and a different skillset. You can't sell me on Brissett.

Thing of it is, I am not sold on any rookie either. They have to show me a huge sample size before I buy into that. 

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On 12/10/2019 at 4:55 PM, Ratking said:

I wonder if the NFL tries to give the Colts a soft ball pitch schedule next year to help them get a few wins and stay relevant in their market.

The schedules are determined by a formula so there is no way the NFL could "give the Colts a soft ball [sic] pitch schedule next year to help them get a few wins and stay relevant in their market."

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On 12/13/2019 at 5:33 PM, Myles said:

At first glance, going through that schedule has me thinking 8-8.   Granted we don't know home and road games yet.  I had us splitting the division games.   Beating Jets, Bears, Bengals, Lions and Browns.

We typically  beat packers 

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On 12/10/2019 at 2:06 PM, chad72 said:

Next year is going to be a difficult schedule, IMO. Both AFC North and NFC North have plenty of play makers to give us fits.

 

AFC North with Ravens, Steelers, Browns and Bengals

 

NFC North with Packers, Vikings, Bears and Lions

 

By finishing 3rd in the AFC South, we will get the Jets and Broncos, as those divisions stand right now. Then, of course, there is our division.

im just hoping next year is the developmental year for the young qb we draft in rd 2 or 3

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