BUT since you keep bringing this up, lets look at it a second. Going into the season, you are correct. The Bears had the easiest schedule. But as anyone with any brains know, a team can go from weak and easy to tough and difficult. When all was said and done, at the end of 2006 they had the second easiest (winning percentage wise) BUT that year they played 10 of their 16 games against teams with a winning record (tied for third most) and they played against 7 teams which made the playoffs (again, tied for seventh most). A big factor in the poor winning percentage of opponents comes from the 3-13 Lions. http://www.everyjoe.com/2007/04/13/sports/nfl-strength-of-schedule-2007/ So, was their 2006 schedule really that easy? No.