The Falcons will have the easiest schedule in the NFL this upcoming season. Here are the Home and Away opponents:
Home: Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers, Eagles, Redskins, Vikings, Texans, Colts
Away: Panthers, Saints, Buccaneers, Cowboys, Giants, 49ers, Jaguars, Titans
So the Falcons will be playing the NFC East and the AFC South. A trip to Big D to take on the Cowboys… and the Falcons will get a chance to see just how good JJ Watt is up close and personal when they take on the Texans in Houston. Of the 16 regular season games Atlanta will play in 2015, only four of those will come against opponents who finished 2014 with a winning record. The Falcons can thank their horrible division for their “easy” strength of schedule: Every team in the NFC South finished the 2014 season with a losing record.
The Falcons strength of schedule for 2015 is .409, which beat out the Colts (.417) for the easiest strength of schedule next season.READ MORE: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Deputy Involved Shooting
Last year the Raiders had the toughest strength of schedule based on their opponents’ combined 2013 record of 148-108, a winning percentage of .578.
Of the 12 teams that made the playoffs in 2014, only four of those teams had a strength of schedule over .500. That means the other eight playoff teams got into the postseason in due part to playing a weaker schedule.
After all was said and done, Dallas, Detroit, Houston and Pittsburgh played the four weakest schedules in 2014. Three of those teams made the playoffs and the one that didn’t — Houston — finished with a winning record.MORE NEWS: Paranormal And Horror Convention Coming To Florida
The good news is at least it looks like the schedule is going to be favorable for the Falcons. Now lets see what happens when the season starts.