The New England Patriots won’t have it easy in 2014.
The Patriots have the 10th-toughest strength of schedule for the 2014 season. Outside of their division rivals (the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and New York Jets), the Patriots will face the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions at home and the Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings on the road.
The Patriots’ 2014 opponents had a .516 winning percentage in 2013. The Raiders (.578) have the toughest strength of schedule, and the Colts (.430) have the easiest set of opponents.
The Patriots’ week-to-week schedule won’t be set until April.