NFL Strength of Schedule

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this type of ranking and need an explanation.
NFL Strength of Schedule is based on the upcoming schedule for each pro football team based on their opponents previous season won/loss record.

The NFL strength of schedule has limited value in handicapping for future bets such as odds to win the Super Bowl, conference and divisional. However, it’s a decent tool to use as a starting point for handicapping season win type bets.

The NFC West and the NFC South have seven teams that rank in the top eight for the most difficult schedules based on their 2016 opponents’ last season’s records. On the opposite side of the numbers teams from the NFC North and the NFC East have on paper an easy road to the playoffs in the upcoming season with six of the the bottom seven SOS rankings. In the AFC, the Cincincinnati Bengals surprisingly has the easiest schedule of all AFC clubs with the Jets appearing to get the wrong end of the stick with the highest SOS ranked schedule.

Check out all 32 NFL Teams’ 2017 Strength of Schedule rankings below.

RANK TEAM W-L PCT.
1 Denver Broncos 148-108 0.578
2 Kansas City Chiefs 147.5-108.5 0.576
3 Los Angeles Chargers 145.5-110.5 0.568
4 Oakland Raiders 144.5-111.5 0.564
5 Buffalo Bills 143.5-112.5 0.561
6 Miami Dolphins 140-116 0.547
7 Washington Redskins 139-117 0.543
T-8 New York Giants 137-119 0.535
T-8 New York Jets 137-119 0.535
T-10 Philadelphia Eagles 136-120 0.531
T-10 Dallas Cowboys 136-120 0.531
12 New England Patriots 135-121 0.527
13 Atlanta Falcons 133.5-122.5 0.521
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 132.5-123.5 0.518
15 New Orleans Saints 130.5-125.5 0.51
16 Carolina Panthers 129-127 0.504
17 Los Angeles Rams 123.5-132.5 0.482
18 Green Bay Packers 123-133 0.48
19 Chicago Bears 122.5-133.5 0.479
20 San Francisco 49ers 121.5-134.5 0.475
T-21 Cleveland Browns 120-136 0.469
T-21 Detroit Lions 120-136 0.469
23 Arizona Cardinals 119.5-136.5 0.467
24 Baltimore Ravens 118-138 0.461
T-25 Seattle Seahawks 116.5-139.5 0.455
T-25 Houston Texans 116.5-139.5 0.455
T-27 Minnesota Vikings 116-140 0.453
T-27 Pittsburgh Steelers 116-140 0.453
29 Cincinnati Bengals 115-141 0.449
T-30 Tennessee Titans 112.5-143.5 0.439
T-30 Jacksonville Jaguars 112.5-143.5 0.439
32 Indianapolis Colts 108.5-147.5 0.424