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This is how hard Kansas City Chiefs schedule will be next season

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Who the Chiefs play and how hard that schedule will be.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

We talked about the Kansas City Chiefs 2015 strength of schedule shortly after the season ended but for it's making the rounds again this week. (It's the offseason for another eight months -- we'll milk this for as much as it's worth.)

The Chiefs strength of schedule next season is seventh in the NFL. They will play a league-high 11 quality opponents (nine or more wins) next season. That's largely due to the Chiefs playing the AFC North this season which had three teams with more than nine wins.

Strength of schedule at this point means very little because there's a 100 percent chance that a team that was good last year will be bad and a team that was bad last year will be good. That's the way the NFL has worked to design the game, so that everyone has a shot each year. It works out pretty well.

The Chiefs schedule looks hard now. It may be much harder -- or much easier -- next season.

2015 strength of schedule

Team Opp W/L Opp Win % Quality Opp. Point Diff.
PIT 147-107-2 0.579 11 512
STL 147-108-0 0.574 9 372
CIN 144-112-0 0.563 11 481
SEA 142-112-0 0.555 8 168
ARI 142-113-0 0.555 8 397
OAK 139-116-1 0.545 11 292
KC 139-116-1 0.545 11 171
CLE 138-116-2 0.543 11 178
DEN 138-117-1 0.541 11 184
MIN 138-118-0 0.539 9 140
BAL 137-117-2 0.539 9 42
SF 137-118-0 0.535 9 166
CHI 136-120-0 0.531 9 136
GB 135-120-0 0.527 8 -36
DET 135-121-0 0.527 8 133
SD 132-123-1 0.518 9 48
MIA 126-130-0 0.492 10 128
NYJ 125-131-0 0.488 8 50
BUF 124-131-0 0.484 8 36
NE 122-134-0 0.477 8 -63
WAS 122-133-0 0.477 6 64
NYG 122-133-0 0.477 6 -69
PHI 121-134-0 0.473 6 -155
DAL 119-136-1 0.467 6 -9
JAC 118-137-1 0.463 8 -74
TEN 111-144-1 0.435 6 -376
CAR 111-145-0 0.434 6 -267
NO 109-145-0 0.426 6 -519
TB 108-146-0 0.422 4 -502
HOU 106-148-2 0.417 6 -544
IND 106-149-1 0.416 6 -489
ATL 104-150-0 0.406 4 -595