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Does strength of schedule predict Super Bowl champion?

Does a team's strength of schedule predict how successful its season will be? ESPN.com's research team takes a closer look.

Originally Published: April 15, 2008
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN.com

The strength of schedule entering a season is based on opponents' records from the year before; the better the records of the opponents, the higher the strength of schedule. The "actual" strength of schedule is based on the cumulative record of opponents for that season. We went back to 2002, when the NFL implemented its current scheduling formula.

Note: All strength of schedule information came from the Elias Sports Bureau.

In 2007, the Giants' schedule was ...

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