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2014 NFL schedule release: Who has the easiest schedule?


The time that NFL fans have been waiting for all season is finally hear. The 2014 NFL regular season schedule will be released on Wednesday night, and we will learn the exact dates and times for every game on the 2014-15 calendar.

It is important to see the order of games so that teams can pinpoint certain runs in their schedule that may be more demanding than others, but you also need to evaluate the schedule as a whole to determine just how difficult it may be.

This year, it is none other than Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts that will have the easiest road to the postseason.

Indianapolis has been on the verge of a breakthrough since drafting Luck with the No. 1 overall pick, and with their easy schedule they could find themselves in line for one of the top records in the league and potential home field advantage throughout the postseason.

Here are the five easiest schedules for the 2014 NFL regular season, according to the strength of schedule:

NOTEStrength of schedule is determined by the combined 2013 record of all 16 opponents.

  1. Indianapolis Colts, opponents 2013 record: 110-146 (.430)
  2. Tennessee Titans, opponents 2013 record: 112-144 (.438)
  3. Houston Texans, opponents 2013 record: 113-143 (.441)
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars, opponents 2013 record: 116-140 (.438)
  5. Baltimore Ravens, opponents 2013 record: 117-139 (.461)

Will having the easiest schedules help the AFC South send a breakthrough team into the postseason or set the Ravens up for a deep postseason run? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.

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