Some thing a little of topic: Schedule - playing rested teams
Another thread mentioned that San Fran was coming off a bye and I thought "Two teams coming off a bye in a row? Thats unfair." How unfair? Well, I just found out. Looks like we got the short end of the coming-off-a-bye stick, but not the shortEST. That distinction belongs to San Diego.
Hypothetically, every team gets a bye week so every team should have to PLAY a team coming of a bye week, but this isn't true. These teams never have to play a well rested opponent.
New Orleans(but we give them a break because...well..you know)
Thats a pretty monster list. So who got screwed with multiples?
San Diego - 4 **
Buffalo - 3
Minnesota - 2*
Washington - 2*
Chicago - 2
New England - 2
Dallas - 2
* - Denotes consequitive rested opponents
** - Denotes 3 consequitive rested opponents
Looks like San Diego gets shafted HARD. But we didn't end up too dandy either.
I also took a look at home/away for this...not much changes.
San Diego - 3 aways
Buffalo - 3 Aways
New England - 2 Homes
All other 2 gamers - 1 away, 1 home
Side Note: Cleveland and Chicago played each other after bye-weeks...so they barely sneek by with having to play a rested team.