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Old 01-05-2011, 07:40 AM   #4
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The two teams that took the biggest drops in strength of schedule on last year's list - the Bucs and Rams - went from 4-28 between them in 2009 to 17-15 in 2010; while the two teams saddled with the biggest increases in schedule difficulty - the Vikings and Cowboys - were a combined 12-20 in 2010 after having been 23-9 in 2009.

It may further interest you to know that the last eleven teams taking the biggest drop in SOS for that year improved their records by an average of exactly 3 games over the previous season - and if the spectacularly anomalous instance of the 16-0 Patriots of 2007 making the largest drop in 2008 is omitted, the average improvement rises to 3.8 games.
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