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San Diego Chargers Have 2nd Easiest Schedule Next Season


The San Diego Chargers have the 2nd easiest schedule going into next season! The second easiest!

Who has the easiest schedule? The Denver Broncos! DANGIT!

That is what happens when you play in the AFC “WORST”. The Kansas City Chiefs have a roster full of Pro Bowlers but they can’t put together any wins. Sounds a bit like those Los Angeles Lakers. I can’t see the Chiefs being as bad as they were next season though. Their roster has talent and Matt Cassel can’t be there quarterback again. Or can he?

The Oakland Raiders are the Raiders. I don’t know if they ever will get better, but I enjoy watching them struggle. Carson Palmer might not be their starting quarterback anymore, so they will be going through a little transition as well. Maybe Terrelle Pryor can lead them to a few more wins.

We get to play those teams twice a year. That’s why fans don’t respect teams that make it to the playoffs out of the AFC West. The competition just isn’t there.

That is the worst part of missing out on the playoffs for the last few seasons. We are just as bad as the rest of those teams. We get to play that low competition and get to stock on some wins, but we still have missed out on the playoffs! Something has to change… Oh it did! Norval and AJ were sent packing.

Here are the rest if the league’s strength of schedule for next season:

1. Carolina Panthers: 138-116-2, .543
2. Detroit Lions: 138-118, .539
T-3. New Orleans Saints: 137-117-2, .539
T-3. St. Louis Rams: 137-117-2, .539
5. Baltimore Ravens: 137-119, .535
6. Green Bay Packers: 136-119-1, .533
7. Arizona Cardinals: 131-121-4, .520
8. Miami Dolphins: 133-123, .520
9. San Francisco 49ers: 132-122-2, .520
10. Minnesota Vikings: 132-124, .516
11. Seattle Seahawks: 130-122-4, .516
T-12. Cincinnati Bengals: 130-126, .508
T-12. New England Patriots: 130-126, .508
14. Jacksonville Jaguars: 129-125-2, .508
15. Atlanta Falcons: 128-126, .504
16. Chicago Bears: 128-127-1, .502
17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 127-127-2, .500
18. Washington Redskins: 127-128-1, .498
T-19. New York Jets: 127-129, .496
T-19. Philadelphia Eagles: 127-129, .496
T-21. Cleveland Browns: 126-130, .492
T-21. Pittsburgh Steelers: 126-130, .492
23. Tennessee Titans: 124-130-2, .488
24. New York Giants: 123-133, .480
25. Dallas Cowboys: 121-134-1, .480
26. Houston Texans: 120-134-2, .473
T-27. Buffalo Bills: 121-135, .473
T-27. Kansas City Chiefs: 121-135, .473
29. Oakland Raiders: 120-136, .469
30. Indianapolis Colts: 117-137-2, .461
31. San Diego Chargers: 117-139, .457
32. Denver Broncos: 110-146, .430

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  • Preston Niedert

    Denver as it stands is the Team to beat the chargers can fix that by A. fixing the oline and Phillip rivers himself B.pick up a decent RB to replace mathwes or split carries with him and C. Fix the secondary and you will make the team 10 times better than last year secondary.

  • tubbs45

    Man the nfl really wants the ACF West to win. still find it odd that denver’s schedule is the easiest rated after being the only one to make the playoffs… go figure!

    • medoug

      I haven’t looked, but if they play all the same teams as us, they have an easier schedule because they play us, and we play them.

    • lblocz

      its because we have 2 of the top 5 worst teams in our division. We play them each twice and since denver has a better record than us we have a harder schedule then them.

  • blu3ny3llow

    Seem like the nfl is hoping for the possibility of another Bro Bowl

    • blu3ny3llow

      Manning bowl that is

  • 619chargers4life

    cant believe Denver gets this treatment .wtf. sheesh

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Benefit of being in our crappy division

      • arnie

        benefit of having the “manning rules” work in your favor. nothing says favoritism like trying to get the golden boy of the NFL another Superbowl ring…
        i bet the ravens should have THE worst. but fifth on the list?

  • arnie

    all i know, this is the second best news i could hear for the Chargers, going into next season. not because of ease of competition, but rather it will give team more time to adjust to the changes at coach and front office. they may actually surprise an make a run at a wildcard spot. or win the division.