Continuing from previous posts, this is the current 2012 NFL draft order. This of course will vary slightly game by game for each team because of the strength of schedule tiebreakers, and I will not include any divisional standing/playoff consideration as those will change--all non-playoff teams constitute the top 20 picks, regardless of record--- but this is the updated current NFL draft order for 2012:
As for the Vikings' draft position/Strength of Schedule battle with St. Louis, it stands as:
Minnesota Vikings current opponents' strength of schedule: 115-81; SOS of .587
St. Louis Rams' current opponents' strength of schedule: 111-85; SOS of .566
Factoring in remaining schedules:
St. Louis Rams: Pittsburgh (10-4), San Francisco (11-3)
Minnesota Vikings: Washington (5-9), Chicago (7-7)
So when those are factored in we get:
Minnesota Vikings' current opponents' strength of schedule including remaining games: 127-97; SOS of .567
St. Louis Rams' current opponents' strength of schedule including remaining games: 132-92; SOS of .589
Keep in mind that if they tie in overall strength of schedule, the next tiebreaker is conference record, and the Vikings are currently 2-8 with the Rams being 1-10. We likely lose that tiebreaker. It's going to be really, really close, folks, but the Vikings did well this week in the SOS tiebreaker with the Rams. As a reminder of what to be watching for: Uncommon games on our schedules:
St. Louis: Philadelphia, New York Giants, Dallas, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Seattle (2x), Arizona, San Francisco (2x)
Minnesota: Carolina, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Kansas City, San Diego, Oakland, Denver, Chicago (2x), Detroit (2x), Green Bay
So again, we should be rooting for the teams of the NFC East, AFC North, and NFC West, and against the teams of the NFC South, the AFC West, and the NFC North if we want the #2 pick. And of course rooting for St. Louis and Indianapolis.
I will continue to update this order throughout the season (including playoffs).
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