Colts vs ‘Playoff Picture Teams’: 2-3 (2 loss to non-PPT)
Texans vs PPT: 4-3 (all losses to PPT)
Denver vs PPT: 2-3 (all losses to PPT)
Baltimore vs PPT: 4-3 (2 losses to non PPT)
Green Bay vs PPT: 4-4 (all losses to PPT)
Vikings vs PPT: 2-5 (1 loss to non-PPT)
Seattle vs PPT: 6-1 (4 losses to non-PPT)
NE vs PPT: 3-3 (1 loss to non-PPT)
NYG vs PPT: 4-5 (2 loss to non-PPT)
Atlanta vs PPT: 4-0 (2 loss to non-PPT)
Was vs PPT: 4-3 (3 losses to non-PPT)
Cincy vs PPT: 2-3 (3 loss to non-PPT)
Dallas vs PPT: 2-6 (1 loss to non-PPT)
Bears vs PPT: 3-6 (all losses to PPT)
Just a bit of reference on 'cupcake' schedule.
Bears have played more teams in the playoff hunt as of week 16 than any other team (tied with NYG). New England? Only 6, and they've won just as many. Denver? Only 5. Atlanta? 4. And they lost to non playoff teams too.
Is it better/worse to lose to teams that aren't in the playoff picture? I'd say worse.