NFL teams will try to reach the playoffs at the end of the regular season and win the Super Bowl. However, it won’t be easy for anyone, especially now that the regular season will be 17 games for the first time. Although the NFL is built for parity, inevitably some teams are stronger than others. Based on last season’s results, we look at the NFL teams with the easiest regular season schedules.
NFL teams with the easiest schedules.
#1 – Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles hit the jackpot this time around in terms of ease of regular season games. Of all the NFL teams they will play against, only the Saints, Buccaneers and Chiefs had a winning record last season. However, it should be noted that they have to play against the winner of the Super Bowl the past two seasons. Still, the teams they play against have a combined winning record of 117-155 and should be better than last time.
#2 – Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys will look to fix things this season after dealing devastating injuries to their quarterback, Dak Prescott, and nearly the entire offensive line. The good thing for them is that they have the second-easiest ride of all NFL teams this season. They face NFL teams that went a combined 122-148-2 last season.
#3 – Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons still have no designs on the Lombardi Trophy, but will look to a respectable season on which to build the future. They can only do so because their combined opposition has less than half the overall winning percentage next season. The record for all NFL teams to play against the Falcons was 123-148-1 last season.
#4 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will try until the end and win Super Bowls. They returned all the starters to their team. They have Tom Brady, the winningest quarterback of all time, and the winner is the one who gets to repeat. They are now handed schedule luck as they play NFL teams that went a combined 126-145-1 last season.
#5 – Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins are as excited about this season as they should be. They will at least try to reach the playoffs. Since they outscored NFL teams 128-144 last season, it will be easier for them than their division rivals.
Edited by Heino van Deventer