The 'weird' NFL schedule quirk a math prof found

Published January 24, 2016

An article in the Newark Star-Ledger about a NFL schedule quirk that a Rutgers math professor found that gave the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots the opportunity to defeat on the same eight teams from the NFL’s two weakest divisions quotes Mark Karwan, Praxair Professor of Operations Research and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and an expert on sports scheduling. “You need to have two cream puff divisions for that (schedule) to have this impact,” he said. “And that happened in 2015.”

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