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Broncos' 2015 schedule is one of NFL's toughest

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Here's a table with every NFL team's 2015 strength of schedule, showing the Denver Broncos have one of the toughest schedules next year.

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The Denver Broncos will have quite the task ahead of them in 2015, again having one of the toughest schedules in the NFL - by 2014 standards.

We all know that looking at strength of schedule based on results from the year before can be somewhat meaningless, but this year showed that the there can be some continuation of success year to year. The Broncos entered the 2014 season with what was considered one of the toughest schedules across the league; they finished the league that way as well, with the 3rd toughest strength of schedule in the AFC.

In 2015, the Broncos will play the Patriots, the Packers, the Chargers and Chiefs twice apiece, and a handful of other playoff teams (seven in all). The exact dates of these games are expected this Spring.

The table below, courtesy Blogging the Boys, shows us how Denver measures up to the rest of the NFL. The table is sortable (click a heading to sort). Quality opponents list the number of opponents with nine or more wins. You can see the Broncos have as many as anybody. Point differential tells the net score of all the Broncos' opponents in 2015.

2015 Strength of Schedule

2015 Strength Of Schedule By Team
Team Opp W/L Opp Win % Games vs
quality opponents
Point Differential
PIT 147-107-2 0.579 11 512
STL 147-108-0 0.574 9 372
CIN 144-112-0 0.563 11 481
ARI 142-113-0 0.555 8 397
SEA 142-112-0 0.555 8 168
OAK 139-116-1 0.545 11 292
KC 139-116-1 0.545 11 171
CLE 138-116-2 0.543 11 178
DEN 138-117-1 0.541 11 184
BAL 137-117-2 0.539 9 42
MIN 138-118-0 0.539 9 140
SF 137-118-0 0.535 9 166
CHI 136-120-0 0.531 9 136
GB 135-120-0 0.527 8 -36
DET 135-121-0 0.527 8 133
SD 132-123-1 0.518 9 48
MIA 126-130-0 0.492 10 128
NYJ 125-131-0 0.488 8 50
BUF 124-131-0 0.484 8 36
WAS 122-133-0 0.477 6 64
NE 122-134-0 0.477 8 -63
NYG 122-133-0 0.477 6 -69
PHI 121-134-0 0.473 6 -155
DAL 119-136-1 0.467 6 -9
JAC 118-137-1 0.463 8 -74
TEN 111-144-1 0.435 6 -376
CAR 111-145-0 0.434 6 -267
NO 109-145-0 0.426 6 -519
TB 108-146-0 0.422 4 -502
HOU 106-148-2 0.417 6 -544
IND 106-149-1 0.416 6 -489
ATL 104-150-0 0.406 4 -595

Would you rather have an easy strength of schedule or a tougher one? Let us know in the poll and in the comments.

Again, thanks to Blogging the Boys for the awesome table.