We all Know that we have had a rough schedule so far. Only the Steelers, and Browns have had it worse in the games played so far. If you look at the whole year it does not get any better as we are in a three way tie for second hardest schedule. I was looking for bright spots, and came up with this.
The worst is behind us. Of the games remaining this year our opponents have a 49% win record as compared to the 62% win record of the games we have played so far. With games against the Lions, Bengals, Vikings, Browns, and Miami things are looking a little better for the rest of the year.
Now the bad news. One would think with the poor record we have now, and the odds small that things get much better in the "W" column this year that we would draw a weak schedule next year. Think again. Of coarse being in the AFC East does not help things at all. Two games against the Patriots, Jets, and Miami each is going to keep our schedule tough. Until one of our conference rivals falls in the power rankings we will have a tough schedule. Next year we play the NFC East, AFC west, and the worst teams in the AFC North and South plus our division. Off the top of your head you would think that would not be that bad. With the Giants the only team that is currently doing a great job. Dallas, SD, Eagles. and Denver are all slipping hard, and Washington and Oakland are treading water. KC has been weak for so long now, but are on a upward trend. So why is next years strength of schedule going to be bad? Well I took the current win loss numbers and extended them out the rest of the year with a few modifications (an attempt to make it more accurate) and came up with a total win loss % for the teams we will probably play next year. I came up with a 52.3% win rate. That is only slightly better than this years number of 55%. So although the schedule is getting better for the rest of the year next year will be right back into the fire.
Good luck and GO BILLS!!!!