Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! MPbears68, great breakdown of our opposition bruh. I think the points 68 references about our opposition are reasonable and objective in terms of past performance and off season moves made, however, the speculation that everyone makes about strength of schedule for an upcoming season is totally subjective because every team changes (and deals with those changes differently) each year. The Bears themselves are a total crap shoot for this year and we are basing our speculation off of what we've seen in pre-season. Now, I'll grant you that I like what we've seen also, but that is certainly no guarantee. Other teams fans are looking at us and applying a reasonable an objective analysis given our plentiful off-season changes that we too will suck. Ultimately, my point is that we don't really know what we have yet, much less what OTHER teams have, so to try to estimate a realistic strength of schedule is damn near impossible. I hope MP is right; I hate those seasons where we have a weak schedule because then you don't really have the confidence that your team is what they appear to be; however, I wouldn't want an unrealistically difficult schedule either, for obvious reasons. Give me a solid middle of the road schedule, inching over onto the difficult side, and then when the wins come, I can feel good about them. I really don't want to make the playoffs walking on cake. That's just me.