HoosierCat Posted December 31, 2011 Report Share Posted December 31, 2011 One other reason to watch the Miami/NYJ game is that it will help decide our final unknown opponent in 2012. If Miami wins and Buffalo loses, Miami visits PBS next season. Otherwise, Buffalo pays the Bengals a call. In addition to them and the usual six division games, the Bengals will play the Jaguars (in Jax), the NFC East and the AFC West.Right now, our 2012 opponents have a winning percentage of .498. For comparison purposes, right now this year's opponents are batting .492.If you take out the AFC North, next year's opponents are .449 right now.The NFC East is guaranteed to have only 1 team with a winning record. Either the Cowboys or Giants will end up 9-7. The AFC West could end up with 0 teams with a winning record; at best, the Broncos and Raiders will be 9-7.So, counting two games each vs. Pittsburgh and Baltimore, the Bengals will play between 5 and 7 games against opponents who had a winning record this season, and 9 to 11 games against team .500 or worse -- the kind they feasted on this year. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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