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New Way Of Looking At Chiefs 2012 Strength Of Schedule

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Talking about an NFL team's strength of schedule doesn't always do a lot of good because this time of year strength of schedule is created by looking at last year's win totals. And, in the NFL, last year doesn't matter a whole lot. is trying to come up with a strength of schedule formula that matters and they posted one that is favorable to the Chiefs.

They took each team's projected win totals from whatever formula they use to create that for the bettors, and then they match that up with a set of power rankings (from Phil Steele), and combine it all together.

With that method, the Chiefs have the 28th ranked schedule in the NFL. Looking at it with the traditional strength of schedule (last year's records), the Chiefs are 20th, so not far off.

Their method gives the Browns the most difficult schedule in the league, which is no surprise when you have to play three playoff teams in your division (Ravens, Steelers and Bengals).

I posted the Chiefs 2012 schedule after the jump. Let us know what you think about ranking their schedule 28th.

Week 1: 9/9, Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. ET

Week 2: 9/16, @ Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. ET

Week 3: 9/23, @ New Orleans Saints, 1 p.m. ET

Week 4: 9/30, San Diego Chargers, 1 p.m. ET

Week 5: 10/7, Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. ET

Week 6: 10/14, @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1 p.m. ET

Week 7: BYE

Week 8: 10/28, Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. ET

Week 9: 11/1, @ San Diego Chargers, 8:20 p.m. ET

Week 10: 11/12, @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:30 p.m. ET

Week 11: 11/18, Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. ET

Week 12: 11/25, Denver Broncos, 1 p.m. ET

Week 13: 12/2, Carolina Panthers, 1 p.m. ET

Week 14: 12/9, @ Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. ET

Week 15: 12/16, @ Oakland Raiders, 4:15 p.m. ET

Week 16: 12/23, Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET

Week 17: 12/30, @ Denver Broncos, 4:15 p.m. ET