Jan 18, 2013; Jacksonville FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley speaks as owner Shad Khan listens at a press conference at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Have 13th Toughest 2013 Schedule


The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the midst of a major rebuild but that doesn’t mean they’re going to be let off easy in 2013.  The Jaguars have the 13th toughest schedule for the 2013-2014 season and the toughest schedule in the AFC South.  The strength of schedule is based on 2012 record so this obviously doesn’t translate perfectly to next season but it gives us some idea of how the Jags could stack up.

Here’s the strength of schedule for every team:

2013 NFL Strength of Schedule  
Rank Team SOS Opp. W-L-T
1 Carolina Panthers 0.543 138-116-2
2 Detroit Lions 0.539 138-118-0
3 New Orleans Saints 0.539 137-117-2
4 St. Louis Rams 0.539 137-117-2
5 Baltimore Ravens 0.535 137-119-0
6 Green Bay Packers 0.533 136-119-1
7 Arizona Cardinals 0.520 131-121-4
8 Miami Dolphins 0.520 133-123-0
9 San Francisco 49ers 0.520 132-122-2
10 Minnesota Vikings 0.516 132-124-0
11 Seattle Seahawks 0.516 130-122-4
12 Cincinnati Bengals 0.508 130-126-0
13 Jacksonville Jaguars 0.508 129-125-2
14 New England Patriots 0.508 130-126-0
15 Atlanta Falcons 0.504 128-126-2
16 Chicago Bears 0.502 128-127-1
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0.500 127-127-2
18 Washington Redskins 0.498 127-128-1
19 New York Jets 0.496 127-129-0
20 Philadelphia Eagles 0.496 127-129-0
21 Cleveland Browns 0.492 126-130-0
22 Pittsburgh Steelers 0.492 126-130-0
23 Tennessee Titans 0.488 124-130-2
24 New York Giants 0.480 123-133-0
25 Dallas Cowboys 0.480 121-134-1
26 Buffalo Bills 0.473 121-135-0
27 Houston Texans 0.473 120-134-2
28 Kansas City Chiefs 0.473 121-135-0
29 Oakland Raiders 0.469 120-136-0
30 Indianapolis Colts 0.461 117-137-2
31 San Diego Chargers 0.457 117-139-0
32 Denver Broncos 0.430 110-146-0

Of note are the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, and Houston Texans coming away with weak looking schedules.  All three teams face the Jaguars who finished 2-14, thus giving them a much “weaker” schedule than others.  The Broncos will face the other 2-13 team, the Kansas City Chiefs, twice this season as they are division rivals.  .508 doesn’t seem that tough for any team but for the Jaguars, who are struggling to even field quality starters, it could be too much to overcome.

- Luke N. Sims

 

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