You see, thanks to the expert NFL betting analysis that you’re about to get on a handful of teams, you’re going to have a great idea of just what to expect out of them once the 2017 regular season gets underway in September. Now, let’s get started.
Best & Worst Picks Based On The 2017 NFL Schedule
Easy Peasy?Just like a handful of teams have very difficult schedules, several others have clearly easier paths to reach Super Bowl 52 – and one of those teams is the reigning upper Bowl champion New England Patriots. With the 12th-easiest schedule in the league, New England has an easier path to make consecutive Super Bowl appearances than every team in the AFC West, NFC East and their AFC East division rivals.
In addition to New England’s easy schedule, the Indianapolis Colts have the easiest 2017 schedule of any team. Case in point, Andrew Luck and company will play teams that combined for 40 fewer wins than Denver and Kansas City’s opponents.
The Houston Texans may not have a quarterback, but they do have the 25th-hardest schedule while AFC South rivals, Jacksonville and Tennessee are tied for 30th. Other teams that could succeed because of their easy schedules are Pittsburgh (fifth-easiest), Seattle (seventh), Baltimore (eighth), Arizona (ninth) and Detroit (10th).
Tough Way to Go?Three of the four teams in the AFC West recorded winning records in 2016 while two of those teams (Kansas City and Oakland) made the playoffs a year ago. However, repeating that success could be a lot tougher in 2017 as the quartet of teams that make up the suddenly, super-competitive division own the four toughest schedules in the league this coming season.
Not only that, but the four team that make up the NFC East also have four of the most difficult schedules in the league in 2017 with Washington have the seventh toughest schedule in the league, the New York Giants tied for the 8th toughest and Dallas and Philadelphia tied for the 10th toughest.
Now, let’s take a look at the team that will face the most – and fewest – playoff participants in 2017.
MostEight: Denver, Kansas City, San Diego
Seven: Washington, Dallas, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, New England, New York Jets, Buffalo, Baltimore
LeastFive: Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Tennessee
Four: Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville