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Teams' skeds are practically set in stone

Originally Published: September 29, 2009
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2

Last year's Super Bowl teams are a combined 2-4, and if you haven't heard it already, you will: "That's parity scheduling -- shows what happens when Arizona has to play a championship schedule." NFL parity scheduling is a myth -- maybe that's why so many people believe in it! And scheduling has had absolutely zero impact on the Steelers and Cardinals so far.

Parity scheduling as a major factor in the NFL is a myth because 14 of the 16 opponents teams face are determined years in advance; ...

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