The road to Super Bowl XLIX will not be easy for the Seahawks, no thanks to the NFL.
The league assigned Seattle the sixth-toughest schedule in the league, based on their opponent’s winning percentage in 2013.
Seattle’s foes in 2014 have a combined .561 winning percentage, which is actually “easier” than two NFC West rivals — the San Francisco 49ers, whose opponents have a .563 winning percentage, and the St. Louis Rams (.564).
Bless the Oakland Raiders, who were given the league’s toughest schedule. Their opponents combined for a .578 winning percentage. What did they do to deserve that?
The Seahawks also have the NFL’s third-toughest road schedule, where they will be visiting teams with a .578 winning percentage. The only teams with a more difficult schedule on the road are the Denver Broncos (.586) and the poor Raiders (.602).
Things get a little “easier” for the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The opponents that visit Seattle have a combined .543 winning percentage, eighth-toughest in the league.
In the NFC West, Seattle has the “easiest” home schedule and the toughest road schedule.
You can view the rest of the league’s strength of schedule here.