I'm ignorant on this one....why do we play the Pats EVERY YEAR? I know it's a good rivalry (for them) and ratings but is that it or is it a numbers/scheduling thing that just keeps coming up legitimately?
While I'm rooting for Finny's prediction, it actually is legit. Schedule is set pure on rotation and where you finish.
6 games against division rivals every year
play each NFC division on rotating basis, so see each team every fourth year.
play other 3 AFC divisons on rotation, so see each team minimum of 1 in 3
Last two games based on division finish. first place plays other firsts (in two other AFC divisions), second plays second, etc.