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Oakland Raiders have NFL's toughest schedule in 2014

The Oakland Raiders of the mighty AFC West will face three playoff teams within their division, playing each twice in 2014 -- and outside of practice, they don't get to face the Oakland Raiders.

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Those facts give the Raiders the toughest strength of schedule heading into the 2014 season, according to NFL Media's research team.

Not surprisingly, the entire AFC South (a combined 24-40 2013 record) comprises the four easiest schedules next season. The Indianapolis Colts project to have the least challenging schedule.

In reality, the numbers below are meaningless. Teams are always rising and falling in the NFL, am I right?

Still, the list can be fun to peruse while you procrastinate from whatever work you are supposed to be doing.


With the offseason underway, Around The League explores what's next for all 32 teams.

AFC East
» Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots
AFC North
» Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers
AFC South
» Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans
AFC West
» Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders
NFC East
» Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Redskins
NFC North
» Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings
NFC South
» Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints
NFC West
» Cardinals | 49ers | Rams | Seahawks

1. Oakland Raiders .578
2. Denver Broncos .570
3. St. Louis Rams .564
4. San Diego Chargers .563
    San Francisco 49ers .563
6. Seattle Seahawks .561
7. Kansas City Chiefs .559
8. Arizona Cardinals .547
9. New York Jets .520
10. New England Patriots .516
11. Atlanta Falcons .512
12. Miami Dolphins .508
13. Green Bay Packers .504
14. Buffalo Bills .500
15. Chicago Bears .496
16. Detroit Lions .492
17. Washington Redskins .490
18. Dallas Cowboys .488
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers .484
20. Philadelphia Eagles .479
21. Minnesota Vikings .477
22. Carolina Panthers .473
23. Cincinnati Bengals .469
      New Orleans Saints .469
      Pittsburgh Steelers .469
26. Cleveland Browns .465
      New York Giants .465
28. Baltimore Ravens .461
29. Jacksonville Jaguars .453
30. Houston Texans .441
31. Tennessee Titans .438
32. Indianapolis Colts .430

Here is last season's list if you care to waste more time.

On the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys talk Michael Sam, potential big-name cap casualties and offseason forecasts for the Steelers and Jaguars.

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