Originally Posted by RS12
How bout winning more games as the season goes along so it doesnt come down to the last game.
Love to, but that hasn't been reality. The NFC East has been hotly contested since Dallas and New York got good again in the mid-late 2000's. Now Washington is looking like another contender for the division title.
Originally Posted by Illini88228
There is no league agenda against the Dallas Cowboys. The league wants to make money, and there is NOTHING on earth they would like better than for Dallas to be great again.
Ye Gods this has nothing to do with conspiracy and everything to do with fairness. Erase that "C" word from the thread. It has to do with removing any bias from scheduling that last divisional game.
To make money, they schedule Dallas on the road. That's a bias and a competitive disadvantage with the playoffs at risk. It's not about conspiracy but fairness. Schedule Dallas, but rotate or find some other way to take better care when scheduling this final game.
Take the Steelers. They have a competitive division and as a marquee franchise they schedule them on the road to make money. But at least it breaks even regarding divisional games where the playoffs may be on the line.
Three division finals away, and three at home.
2009: Ravens Week 16, @Dolphins
How about the Packers and Lions? About even, with a slight edge to GB. Maybe they want to stress the "frozen tundra".
2009: @Chicago Week 14, @Arizona
2007: @Green Bay
2008: @Green Bay
2011: @Green Bay
2007: @Minnesota Week 15, New Orleans
2008: Green Bay Week 16, @Houston
2010: @Green Bay
2007: Chicago Week 15, @Denver
2008: @Detroit Week 14, NYG
2009: @Chicago Week 16, NYG
2012: @Green Bay
None of these teams is facing their final divisional game on the road 5 of 6 times.
I understand why they do it to Dallas. The point is it needs to stop.
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