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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
NFC South schedules not scary

By Pat Yasinskas
ESPN.com

We are still waiting for the NFL to announce its 2010 regular-season schedule. All indications are it will be coming very soon.

While we wait, we still can at least talk about strength of schedule. Remember last year, when it seemed like all four NFC South teams had brutal schedules? Well, this year, it’s not nearly as bad.

Here’s the chart with the strength of schedule. It’s based on 2009 win-loss records by 2010 opponents and nobody in the NFC South has a particularly tough draw.

The Falcons actually have the toughest schedule in the division, but it’s No. 20 in the league and their opponents didn’t even combine for a .500 record in 2009.

The Bucs, Panthers and Saints come in at Nos. 25, 26 and 27 respectively.