We have had several cases already this season with back to back weeks against the same opponent. Since these would always be in division games it can really impact the season as if you have injuries that’s doubling up on 2 weeks rather than potentially being in a better position for the next game.
I have plans to do this for baseball in 2020 and if it works I’ll bring it over to football for 2020. Having back to back games against the same team is definitely annoying.
I have not quite perfected getting the scheduling algorithm to care about back to backs and also fill out a full schedule at the same time.
I’m hoping to add multiple matchups to football ahead of the 2023 season, which would make ‘avoid back to backs’ moot, so that’s my update on this request.