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  • Which NFL teams got unfair schedules? University at Buffalo engineers know

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner1 day ago

    Washington Redskins fans, you might not want to hear this.

    University at Buffalo engineers, who have done a study on imbalances in the NFL schedule and presented it at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference earlier this year, have studied the 2015 NFL schedule that was released this week. One of the main imbalances they look at is which teams get the most games against "rested" opponents – those coming off Thursday night games or bye weeks.

    Yep, Washington got the shortest stick in that area.

    Washington plays five games against opponents with extra rest this year, the UB engineers said. That's the most in the NFL. The Redskins have three games against teams coming off bye weeks and two games against teams coming off a Thursday game. That's a very high number; it's almost one-third of Washington's schedule.

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