NFL week odds for the opening week of play are set months in advance but other NFL odds week by week are set each Sunday night. Let's look at the strength of schedule for each team and how it might impact the NFL odds week by week.
NFL odds week by week show that the Pittsburgh Steelers face the toughest schedule in the NFL for the 2008 season. The Steelers have the toughest schedule based on last year's winning percentage for each team. Their opponent's wining percentage is .598 which is just tougher than the Indianapolis Colts strength of schedule which is .594.
Surprisingly some of the top teams in the NFL in NFL odds week by week have the toughest schedules. The Steelers and Colts are first and second in toughest schedules while the Jacksonville Jaguars have the third toughest schedule at .559 according to NFL odds week stats. Three teams have a strength of schedule listed a .551 as you look at NFL odds week by week.
They are Minnesota , Baltimore and Tennessee . Cincinnati , Houston and Cleveland have the next three toughest schedules in according to NFL week odds statistics at .547. You may have noticed that of the first nine teams listed, eight of them are from the AFC which tells you how tough they are in NFL odds week by week.
The NFC teams in NFL odds week by week strength of schedule that have a number over .500 are the previously mentioned Vikings, the Lions, Bears, Packers, Redskins, Cowboys, Eagles and Giants. The rest of the teams in NFL odds week by week strength of schedule numbers face opponents with a combined winning percentage less than .500. It begins with the Rams who face a .488 schedule according to NFL odds week stats followed by the 49ers, Seahawks, Bucs, Falcons, Cardinals, Dolphins, Panthers, Jets, Chiefs, Bills, Saints, Broncos, Raiders, Chargers and Patriots.
Did you notice that the two teams with the easiest schedules are two of the Super Bowl favorites in NFL week odds? New England has the easiest schedule according to NFL week odds stats followed by San Diego .