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How tough is the Giants' 2017 Schedule?

Posted Apr 20, 2017

A breakdown of the Giants 2017 opponents, and where the team's schedule ranks league-wide:

No division won more games than the NFC East in the 2016 regular season, so it comes as no surprise that all four teams rank in the Top 10 of toughest schedules for 2017.

The New York Giants, who went 11-5 last season, are tied with the New York Jets for the eighth-hardest schedule with an opponent winning percentage of .535. Strength of schedule is based on the 2016 records of opponents for all 32 teams.

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The Washington Redskins (.543) are No. 7, while the Dallas Cowboys, the reigning NFC East champion, and the Philadelphia Eagles are tied for 10th at .531. The Denver Broncos (.578) have the toughest schedule in the NFL, and the Indianapolis Colts (.424) have the easiest.

Here is a look at the Top 10 toughest 2017 schedules in the NFL:

1. Denver Broncos: 147-107-2, .578
2. Kansas City Chiefs: 147-108-1, .576
3. Los Angeles Chargers: 145-110-1, .568
4. Oakland Raiders: 144-111-1 .564
5. Buffalo Bills: 143-112-1, .561
6. Miami Dolphins: 140-116-0, .547
7. Washington Redskins: 138-116-2, .543
T-8. New York Giants: 135-117-4, .535
T-8. New York Jets: 137-119-0, .535
T-10. Dallas Cowboys: 134-118-4, .531
T-10. Philadelphia Eagles: 134-118-4, .531

>> PRIMETIME GAMES ON THE SCHEDULE

Entering last season, the Giants were tied with the Chicago Bears for having the second-easiest strength of schedule (.461). Only the Green Bay Packers (.457) had a supposed “easier” schedule, while the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons had the “toughest” at .555.

The NFC East went on to post a combined record of 39-24-1 (.617). The next best division was the AFC West (38-26, .594), followed by the AFC East (36-28, .563) and NFC South (33-31, .516).