In response to sheldong's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
Remember, their scedule was based off that 2-14 season.
That affects only TWO games. All the others are already set. I don''t know how they did in those two games, but lets say they won them and had they had the best record, and played the harder teams, and lost both, they still would have been 9-7.
That's 20% of the non-division schedule.
And 9-7 is a hell of a lot different than 11-5.