Which NFL teams have the tightest, easiest schedules for 2023? originally appeared nbc sports boston
Football fans are only hours away from finding out the NFL's full schedule for 2023, but some teams already have a tougher 17-game slate than others.
nfl schedule This is how teams learn about their 2023 opponents when the 2022 regular season ends. On top of the usual divisional rivalries and other rotation aspects featured in the annual schedule, there is one factor that typically puts the contenders at a disadvantage while exciting fans.
The results of the previous season have an impact on the schedule for the next season. The three games on each team's schedule are based solely on where it is placed in its division, giving the contenders tougher, more exciting matchups and the division dwellers some easier ones.
With all those factors in mind and the full 2023 schedule coming Thursday night, let's take a look at the teams with the toughest and easiest slates this season.
Which team has the toughest schedule in 2023?
Philadelphia Eagles' There will be some stiff competition on the road back to the super bowl.
to the current NFC champion most difficult program for 2023 based on their opponents' records from the 2022 season.
Six of their games come against their NFC East foes – all of whom finished at or above .500. They will also play the entire NFC West and AFC East. For the cherry on top, the Eagles' remaining games are against the three division winners from 2022 in the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs.
Which team has the easiest schedule in 2023?
In contrast, the Atlanta Falcons are in prime position to rebound in 2023.
The team has just four games to play against teams that made the playoffs last season, and two of those are against a Bucs team that lost Tom Brady this season.
Atlanta would play each of its NFC South foes twice, the full NFC North and the full AFC South. Its other three matchups are against the Washington Commanders, Arizona Cardinals and new york jets,
nfl strength of schedule 2023
Here is a complete ranking of the strength of the 2023 schedule based on the winning percentage of opponents from 2022:
1. Philadelphia Eagles: .566
2. miami dolphins: .554
T-3. new England Patriots: .549
T-3. dallas cowboys: .549
T-3. new york giants: .549
6. New York Jets: .545
7. Buffalo Bills: .542
8. Washington Commanders: .535
9. Los Angeles Rams: .533
10. Las Vegas Raiders: .524
11. Arizona Cardinals: .519
T-12. los angeles chargers: .517
T-12. Denver Broncos: .517
T-12. Seattle Seahawks: .517
15: san francisco 49ers: .514
16. Kansas City Chiefs: .512
17. Cincinnati Bengals: .510
T-18. Chicago Bears: .497
T-18. Minnesota Vikings: .497
20. Detroit Lions: .495
21. Baltimore Ravens: .484
22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: .483
23. Jacksonville Jaguars: .477
24. Green Bay Packers: .476
25. pittsburgh steelers: .470
26. Cleveland Browns: .460
27. Carolina Panthers: .453
28. Tennessee Titans: .448
29. Indianapolis Colts: .434
30. Houston Texans: .431
31. New Orleans Saints: .427
32. Atlanta Falcons: .417