Power of schedule for all 32 NFL groups: Which groups have the toughest, best schedule for 2022

It is unimaginable to know heading into the 2022 schedule launch which NFL workforce has the “hardest” schedule, however opposing win proportion can present a baseline. With that in thoughts, the 2022 schedule seems to be prefer it ought to: One of the best groups have probably the most tough schedules on paper, whereas the worst groups …  do not.

Whereas there are exceptions to the rule, particularly within the AFC South and NFC East, that is typically the way it shakes out this season. The Rams, Bengals, 49ers, and Chiefs all have among the many hardest schedules of NFL groups as division finalists, whereas groups just like the Lions and Jaguars discover themselves towards the underside in energy of schedule.

The Rams and Bengals anticipate to be competing for an additional Tremendous Bowl berth this yr, whereas the 49ers are determining their quarterback room and the Chiefs traded away high huge receiver Tyreek Hill. Inexperienced Bay, in the meantime, will inevitably be within the thick of issues with Aaron Rodgers again on the helm.

The NFL’s scheduling, simple as it’s, would not completely mirror which groups have the toughest schedule. Right here, nevertheless, is every little thing that you must find out about each workforce’s energy of schedule on paper.

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Hardest NFL schedule in 2022

Los Angeles Rams (.567 opponents win proportion)

The Rams have a schedule befitting a defending champion. After profitable the Tremendous Bowl final season, they’ve their divisional schedule towards the NFC West, which featured two different playoff groups within the Cardinals and the 49ers. By profitable the division, they notched video games towards the NFC North-winning Packers and NFC East champion Cowboys as properly, plus an AFC draw towards the spectacular Buffalo Payments.

It is a testomony to their energy of schedule that not even a weak NFC South drew the Rams’ profitable proportion down, with the Buccaneers and Saints being the one groups above .500 there.

The Rams can have their work reduce out for them subsequent season, however that is to be anticipated. How onerous their schedule actually is will rely on if the NFC West proves to be as deep because it was final season.

Rams opponents:

Residence Away
Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers
Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers New Orleans Saints
Atlanta Falcons Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Dallas Cowboys Inexperienced Bay Packers
Las Vegas Raiders Kansas Metropolis Chiefs
Denver Broncos Los Angeles Chargers
Buffalo Payments

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Best NFL schedule in 2022

Washington Commanders, Dallas Cowboys (.462 opponents win proportion)

Enjoying within the NFC East has its perks. Though the Cowboys and Eagles managed to remain above .500 final yr, the Commanders and Giants actually dragged down the energy of schedule of the division. That mixed with taking part in the AFC South, which was equally disastrous exterior of Tennessee and Indianapolis, has the NFC East trying just like the place to be for groups on the rise.

The Cowboys completed 12-5 final yr, however not even bouts towards the Packers, Rams, and Buccaneers carry their opponents’ profitable proportion up.

Commanders opponents:

Residence Away
Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
Inexperienced Bay Packers Chicago Bears
Tennessee Titans Detroit Lions
Jacksonville Jaguars San Francisco 49ers
Minnesota Vikings Houston Texans
Cleveland Browns Indianapolis Colts
Atlanta Falcons

Cowboys:

Residence Away
New York Giants New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Commanders Washington Commanders
Chicago Bears Inexperienced Bay Packers
Cincinnati Bengals Jacksonville Jaguars
Detroit Lions Los Angeles Rams
Houston Texans Minnesota Vikings
Indianapolis Colts Tennessee Titans
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2022 NFL energy of schedule rankings

The 2 Tremendous Bowl groups discover themselves within the high three of energy of schedule based mostly on opposing win proportion, with the Bengals sitting at third behind the Rams and Cardinals. Tampa Bay and San Francisco spherical out the highest 5, placing three NFC West groups in a really tough spot based mostly on energy of schedule alone.

On the backside the rankings, the Lions accompany the 4 NFC West groups as the underside 5. Going from lowest opposing win proportion to highest, the Commanders, Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, and Lions have the 5 best schedules.

Rank Workforce Opponents’ 2021 win proportion
1 Los Angeles Rams .567 (164-125-0)
2 Arizona Cardinals .543 (157-132-0)
3 Cincinnati Bengals .536 (154-133-2)
4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers .535 (154-134-1)
T5 San Francisco 49ers .533 (154-135-0)
T5 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs .533 (154-135-0)
T7 Las Vegas Raiders .528 (152-136-1)
T7 New Orleans Saints .528 (152-136-1)
9 Atlanta Falcons .524 (151-137-1)
10 Los Angeles Chargers .519 (150-139-0)
11 Seattle Seahawks .517 (149-139-1)
T12 Carolina Panthers .512 (147-140-2)
T12 Pittsburgh Steelers .512 (148-141-0)
T12 Buffalo Payments .512 (148-141-0)
15 Denver Broncos .509 (147-142-0)
16 New England Patriots .498 (143-144-2)
T17 New York Jets .495 (142-145-2)
T17 Cleveland Browns .495 (142-145-2)
19 Houston Texans .488 (141-148-0)
20 Minnesota Vikings .484 (139-148-2)
21 Miami Dolphins .481 (138-149-2)
22 Inexperienced Bay Packers .478 (147-150-2)
23 Baltimore Ravens .474 (136-151-2)
T24 Chicago Bears .471 (135-152-2)
T24 Tennessee Titans .471 (136-153-0)
T26 Jacksonville Jaguars .469 (135-153-1)
T26 Indianapolis Colts .469 (135-153-1)
28 Detroit Lions .467 (135-154-0)
29 New York Giants .465 (134-154-1)
30 Philadelphia Eagles .464 (133-154-2)
T31 Dallas Cowboys .462 (133-155-1)
T31 Washington Commanders .462 (133-155-1)

2022 NFL schedule for all 32 groups

Whereas dates have but to be set for every of the 32 groups’ matchups, followers know who’s taking part in who come the 2022 season. The formulation the NFL makes use of is as follows:

  1. Residence and away towards its three division opponents (Six video games)
  2. The 4 groups from one other division inside its convention on a rotating three-year cycle (4 video games)
  3. The 4 groups from a division within the different convention on a rotating four-year cycle (4 video games)
  4. Two intraconference video games based mostly on the prior yr’s standings (these video games match a first-place workforce towards the first-place groups within the two same-conference divisions the workforce is just not scheduled to play that season) (Two video games)
  5. One interconference sport based mostly on the prior yr’s standings on a rotating four-year cycle. These video games match a first-place workforce from one division towards a first-place workforce in an reverse convention division that the workforce is just not scheduled to play that season. The second-place, third-place and fourth-place groups in every division are equally paired. The house convention for this sport will rotate every season.

Whereas the dates and occasions of those video games are scheduled to be launched this week, we already know the opponents for all 32 squads. Here is what we all know:

AFC East

New England Patriots

  • Residence: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Payments, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets
  • Away: Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Payments, Cleveland Browns, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers

Buffalo Payments

  • Residence: Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets
  • Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Jets

New York Jets

  • Residence: Buffalo Payments, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Away: Buffalo Payments, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks

Miami Dolphins

  • Residence: Buffalo Payments, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, and Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Away: Buffalo Payments, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Chargers, San Francisco 49ers

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

  • Residence: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams
  • Away: Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Las Vegas Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Residence: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Las Vegas Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints
  • Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Payments, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles

Cleveland Browns

  • Residence: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, New York Jets, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Los Angeles Chargers
  • Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Payments, Houston Texans, and Washington Commanders

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Residence: Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Payments, Carolina Panthers, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, and Miami Dolphins
  • Away: Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tennessee Titans

AFC South

Houston Texans

  • Residence: Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders
  • Away: Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears

Tennessee Titans

  • Residence: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Buffalo Payments, Inexperienced Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

  • Residence: Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders
  • Away: Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Residence: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens
  • Away: Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, New York Jets, Detroit Lions

AFC West

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

  • Residence: Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Payments
  • Away: Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals

Denver Broncos

  • Residence: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders
  • Away: Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Baltimore Ravens

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Residence: Denver Broncos, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots
  • Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Residence: Denver Broncos, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins
  • Away: Denver Broncos, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons

NFC East

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Residence: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Commanders, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Washington Commanders, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals

Dallas Cowboys

  • Residence: New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Away: Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Washington Commanders, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans

New York Giants

  • Residence: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens
  • Away: Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Commanders, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks

Washington Commanders

  • Residence: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons
  • Away: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans

NFC North

Inexperienced Bay Packers

  • Residence: Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans
  • Away: Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Payments, Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

  • Residence: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts
  • Away: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Soccer Workforce, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Payments and Miami Dolphins

Chicago Bears

  • Residence: Detroit Lions, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Buffalo Payments, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans
  • Away: Detroit Lions, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons

Detroit Lions

  • Residence: Chicago Bears, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commanders, Buffalo Payments, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville
  • Away: Inexperienced Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers

NFC South

New Orleans Saints

  • Residence: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings
  • Away: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles

Atlanta Falcons

  • Residence: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers, Chicago Bears
  • Away: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Commanders

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Residence: Los Angeles Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons
  • Away: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

  • Residence: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos
  • Away: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Giants

NFC West

San Francisco 49ers

  • Residence: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Commanders
  • Away: Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders

Seattle Seahawks

  • Residence: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Giants, New York Jets
  • Away: Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Detroit Lions

Los Angeles Rams

  • Residence: Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Payments
  • Away: Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Inexperienced Bay Packers, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers

Arizona Cardinals

  • Residence: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots
  • Away: Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Las Vegas Raiders, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks

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