N/S Toughest and Easiest Schedules for 2020 (1 Viewer)

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For 2020, it looks like the Patriots will have the daunting task of making it through this year's regular season and into another postseason berth. Their list of opponents this year had a .537 winning percentage in 2019, and will include the two Super Bowl teams (on the road vs. the champion Kansas City Chiefs and hosting the runner-up San Francisco 49ers) and five other games against team who made the playoffs (the Buffalo Bills home and away, at the Seattle Seahawks, at the Houston Texans and home vs. the Baltimore Ravens).

The Patriots face the AFC West and NFC West for their non-division opponents, which throws some coast-to-coast trips in the mix. It also puts New England's AFC East rivals right up there with the toughest schedules as well, with the Jets second, the Miami Dolphins third and the Bills the fifth-toughest.

So... which NFL team has the easiest schedule next season? It's the one that won the most regular-season games (14) last season and earned the AFC's No. 1 seed in the playoffs... the Ravens. Their opponents had a combined .437 winning percentage last season.
 
For 2020, it looks like the Patriots will have the daunting task of making it through this year's regular season and into another postseason berth. Their list of opponents this year had a .537 winning percentage in 2019, and will include the two Super Bowl teams (on the road vs. the champion Kansas City Chiefs and hosting the runner-up San Francisco 49ers) and five other games against team who made the playoffs (the Buffalo Bills home and away, at the Seattle Seahawks, at the Houston Texans and home vs. the Baltimore Ravens).

The Patriots face the AFC West and NFC West for their non-division opponents, which throws some coast-to-coast trips in the mix. It also puts New England's AFC East rivals right up there with the toughest schedules as well, with the Jets second, the Miami Dolphins third and the Bills the fifth-toughest.

So... which NFL team has the easiest schedule next season? It's the one that won the most regular-season games (14) last season and earned the AFC's No. 1 seed in the playoffs... the Ravens. Their opponents had a combined .437 winning percentage last season.

Oh well Jet's fans. Maybe 2021.
 
Recalling off top of the head the Saints schedule seems pretty tough.

S.F. G.B. Minn Chicago the Always tough Lions K.C Philly Denver mixed in with the Division Rivals is no cake walk
 
I heard on the radio that we have like the 11th easiest schedule this coming season.
It's about time! :hihi:
But seriously, when the difference from the hardest to the easiest is a mere .100 in average opponents winning percentage, the middle of the pack's averages really aren't that much different from the hardest or the easiest. Plus no one really knows yet which teams will step up their game in 2020, and/or which teams will crash & burn from the previous year.
Each new season is a crap-shoot!
 
It's about time! :hihi:
But seriously, when the difference from the hardest to the easiest is a mere .100 in average opponents winning percentage, the middle of the pack's averages really aren't that much different from the hardest or the easiest. Plus no one really knows yet which teams will step up their game in 2020, and/or which teams will crash & burn from the previous year.
Each new season is a crap-shoot!
Yeah, I don't think SOS should even be determined until like week 4 when we see what the new versions of every team looks like. Especially in a year like this where there seems like there will be a lot of QBs changing teams.
 
Yeah, I don't think SOS should even be determined until like week 4 when we see what the new versions of every team looks like. Especially in a year like this where there seems like there will be a lot of QBs changing teams.
A more accurate measurement of SOS would be immediately following the Superbowl.
 
These SOS rankings are over-rated. Teams with good records from last year have a low SOS because they do not have to play themselves.

The key is the two matchups that are specifically picked because of SOS. We will have to play the 49ers and the Eagles while the rest of our division plays weaker teams. And we get the 49ers at home so it is a pretty good deal for us.
And the interesting thing about this is that those successful teams from the previous year can often struggle the following season because they can become stripped of their better free agents by the teams who are struggling to get better. So I'm expecting the 49ers to totally suck in 2020. The Eagles already do! :grin:
 

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