Charting the best-case scenarios for all 32 NFL teams
At season's start, every NFL club has playoff hopes, the optimism ranging from realistic expectations of 14-2 and home field advantage to wishful thinking about 8-8 and the sixth wild-card spot. Assuming 16-0 is out of the question, what's the most your favorite club can hope for? SI looked at each team's schedule to devise a best-case scenario -- how the season could play out if all the key elements break right. The chart rates each game from -5 (certain loss) to +5 (sure win) and notes a handful of important matchups and calendar quirks that will make or break the season. The +1s are the games to watch -- win those, and the hope becomes reality.