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Lions, Seahawks set up nicely

Mailbag: Strength-of-schedule shift puts both teams on favorable paths

Originally Published: October 16, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The fall of the NFC was hard to foresee entering the season.

In a quarterback-driven league, the NFC theoretically had the better quarterbacks. But three NFC playoff teams from 2012 -- Washington, Minnesota and Atlanta -- are 1-4. The Green Bay Packers are 3-2 but loaded with injuries.

So how has the NFC's drop off affected the remaining schedule?

Believe it or not, the Detroit Lions may have the edge in the NFC North. They have the easiest remaining schedule over ...

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