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Chiefs 2016 strength of schedule puts them right in the middle of the NFL

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UPDATEChiefs 2016 schedule here

The 2016 NFL schedule is coming out on Thursday evening which means we will find out the order of the Kansas City Chiefs games. We already know the Chiefs opponents and we already know the Chiefs strength of schedule.

Based on last year's records, the Chiefs strength of schedule is ranked 16th in the NFL. Smack dab in the middle of the league. The Chiefs have the "easiest" schedule in the AFC West with the Chiefs opponents having a combined .496 winning percentage. The Raiders, Chargers and Broncos have slightly tougher schedules.

The Chiefs strength of schedule at this time last year was seventh (as in they had the seventh hardest schedule). However, these are based on last year's records and we know so much changes in the NFL each year. There's always a team that goes from last in their division one year to first the next year. The playoffs also have about a 50 percent turnover rate. So, yeah, this is going to change.

The Falcons and 49ers have the toughest schedule; the Packers have the easiest.

2016 strength of schedule

T-1. Atlanta Falcons (0.555)

T-1. San Francisco 49ers (0.555)

3. Los Angeles Rams (0.551)

4. New Orleans Saints (0.547)

T-5. Seattle Seahawks (0.543)

T-5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0.543)

T-7. Arizona Cardinals (0.531)

T-7. New York Jets (0.531)

9. New England Patriots (0.523)

10. Buffalo Bills (0.520)

11. Miami Dolphins (0.516)

12. Carolina Panthers (0.512)

13. San Diego Chargers (0.508)

14. Denver Broncos (0.504)

15. Oakland Raiders (0.500)

16. Kansas City Chiefs (0.496)

17. Washington Redskins (0.492)

18. Minnesota Vikings (0.488)

T-19. Baltimore Ravens (0.484)

T-19. Houston Texans (0.484)

21. Cleveland Browns (0.480)

22. Indianapolis Colts (0.477)

T-23. Jacksonville Jaguars (0.473)

T-23. Pittsburgh Steelers (0.473)

T-23. Tennessee Titans (0.473)

26. Philadelphia Eagles (0.469)

T-27. Cincinnati Bengals (0.465)

T-27. Detroit Lions (0.465)

T-27. Dallas Cowboys (0.465)

T-30. Chicago Bears (0.461)

T-30. New York Giants (0.461)

32. Green Bay Packers (0.457)

(H/T NFL.com)

Chiefs 2016 opponents

Home: Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets

Away: Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers

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