Updated Tuesday Sep. 21

2021 NFL Strength of Schedule Rankings

Strength of Schedule Played and Strength of Schedule Remaining for all 32 NFL teams.

Our NFL Strength of Schedule rankings represents the average difficulty of those opponents that each team has faced or will face during the 2021 season. The strength of an opponent is determined by their ranking in our Composite NFL Power Rankings. A low opponent average ranking (opp avg) indicates a difficult schedule, whereas a high opponent average ranking suggests an easier schedule.

NFL Strength of Schedule Remaining

Our Strength of Schedule Remaining rankings show the average difficulty of opponents each team will face for the rest of the season.

DIFFICULT

EASY

TEAM DIVISION GURU
RANK
AVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1
WashingtonWSH1-1
NFC East 22
12.4
2
PackersGB1-1
NFC North 14
14.0
3
GiantsNYG0-2
NFC East 27
14.6
4
VikingsMIN0-2
NFC North 19
14.8
5
BearsCHI1-1
NFC North 25
14.9
6
ChargersLAC1-1
AFC West 18
15.1
7
BengalsCIN1-1
AFC North 26
15.2
8
CardinalsARI2-0
NFC West 7
15.4
9
RamsLAR2-0
NFC West 2
15.8
10
SeahawksSEA1-1
NFC West 9
15.8
11
BrownsCLE1-1
AFC North 10
16.0
12
LionsDET0-2
NFC North 31
16.1
13
SteelersPIT1-1
AFC North 17
16.1
14
SaintsNO1-1
NFC South 8
16.3
15
TexansHOU1-1
AFC South 29
16.3
16
PatriotsNE1-1
AFC East 15
16.6
17
RaidersOAK2-0
AFC West 16
16.7
18
ChiefsKC1-1
AFC West 3
16.7
19
CowboysDAL1-1
NFC East 12
17.0
20
BroncosDEN2-0
AFC West 11
17.0
21
EaglesPHI1-1
NFC East 20
17.1
22
FalconsATL0-2
NFC South 28
17.1
23
ColtsIND0-2
AFC South 23
17.1
24
JaguarsJAX0-2
AFC South 32
17.6
25
PanthersCAR2-0
NFC South 13
17.6
26
TitansTEN1-1
AFC South 21
17.7
27
BuccaneersTB2-0
NFC South 1
18.0
28
RavensBAL1-1
AFC North 6
18.1
29
49ersSF2-0
NFC West 5
18.1
30
BillsBUF1-1
AFC East 4
18.8
31
JetsNYJ0-2
AFC East 30
19.0
32
DolphinsMIA1-1
AFC East 24
19.2

NFL Strength of Schedule Played

Our Strength of Schedule Played shows the current average ranking for each opponent that a given team has faced to date.

DIFFICULT

EASY

TEAM DIVISION GURU
RANK
AVERAGE
OPPONENT
RANK
1
ColtsIND0-2
AFC South 23
6.4
2
ChiefsKC1-1
AFC West 3
8.3
3
CowboysDAL1-1
NFC East 12
9.0
4
TitansTEN1-1
AFC South 21
9.1
5
RavensBAL1-1
AFC North 6
9.1
6
DolphinsMIA1-1
AFC East 24
9.2
7
SteelersPIT1-1
AFC North 17
9.3
8
LionsDET0-2
NFC North 31
10.0
9
FalconsATL0-2
NFC South 28
10.9
10
RaidersOAK2-0
AFC West 16
11.3
11
SaintsNO1-1
NFC South 8
13.5
12
JetsNYJ0-2
AFC East 30
13.9
13
BearsCHI1-1
NFC North 25
14.3
14
BrownsCLE1-1
AFC North 10
16.0
15
GiantsNYG0-2
NFC East 27
16.1
16
ChargersLAC1-1
AFC West 18
16.7
17
VikingsMIN0-2
NFC North 19
17.0
18
EaglesPHI1-1
NFC East 20
17.2
19
CardinalsARI2-0
NFC West 7
19.7
20
JaguarsJAX0-2
AFC South 32
19.9
21
PanthersCAR2-0
NFC South 13
19.9
22
PackersGB1-1
NFC North 14
20.0
23
BillsBUF1-1
AFC East 4
20.3
24
BuccaneersTB2-0
NFC South 1
20.4
25
TexansHOU1-1
AFC South 29
20.6
26
BengalsCIN1-1
AFC North 26
21.6
27
WashingtonWSH1-1
NFC East 22
21.7
28
SeahawksSEA1-1
NFC West 9
21.9
29
RamsLAR2-0
NFC West 2
23.8
30
49ersSF2-0
NFC West 5
25.4
31
PatriotsNE1-1
AFC East 15
27.4
32
BroncosDEN2-0
AFC West 11
29.0