NFL’s most brutal schedule awaits Steelers in 2021 season

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Allison Koehler
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Well, it was nice while it lasted. The Pittsburgh Steelers are going from the second-easiest strength of schedule in 2020 to the toughest in 2021. Nine of the 16 games will be against 2020 playoff teams.

We all know the Steelers track record of playing down to inferior opponents — perhaps this schedule will yield different results.

Based on 2020 regular-season results, the Steelers’ strength of schedule ranks No. 1 and the Philadelphia Eagles No. 32.

1. Pittsburgh Steelers: 143-111-2 (.563)
2. Baltimore Ravens: 142-112-2 (.559)
3. Chicago Bears: 141-114-1 (.553)
4. Detroit Lions: 138-116-2 (.543)
5. Cincinnati Bengals: 138-118-0 (.539)
6. Minnesota Vikings: 137-118-1 (.537)
7. Las Vegas Raiders: 134-120-2 (.527)
8. Green Bay Packers: 133-122-1 (.521)
9. Cleveland Browns: 132-122-2 (.520)
10. Houston Texans: 132-124-0 (.516)
11. Jacksonville Jaguars: 129-126-1 (.506)
12. Los Angeles Rams: 129-127-0 (.504)
T13. San Francisco 49ers: 128-127-1 (.502)
T13. New York Jets: 128-127-1 (.502)
T15. Los Angeles Chargers: 126-128-2 (.496)
T15. Arizona Cardinals: 127-129-0 (.496)
T15. Seattle Seahawks: 127-129-0 (.496)
T15. New England Patriots: 127-129-0 (.496)
T19. Tennessee Titans: 126-130-0 (.492)
T19. Kansas City Chiefs: 125-129-2 (.492)
21. Carolina Panthers: 124-131-1 (.486)
22. Washington Football Team: 123-131-2 (.484)
T23. Buffalo Bills: 123-133-0 (.480)
T23. Denver Broncos: 122-132-2 (.480)
25. Atlanta Falcons: 122-133-1 (.479)
26. Miami Dolphins: 122-134-0 (.477)
27. New Orleans Saints: 120-135-1 (.471)
T28. New York Giants: 118-136-2 (.465)
T28. Indianapolis Colts: 119-137-0 (.465)
30. Dallas Cowboys: 115-139-2 (.453)
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 115-140-1 (.451)
32. Philadelphia Eagles: 115-141-0 (.449)

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