The NFL’s complete 2021 regular season schedule was released on Wednesday night.
Which teams have the toughest schedules heading into the 2021 regular season?
According to strength of schedule rankings, which are calculated based on last year’s win percentage, the three toughest schedules in the NFL in 2021 are as follows:
Here’s the Steelers’ full schedule for 2021:
Our 2021 schedule is here‼️ #HereWeGo
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 12, 2021
And here’s the Ravens’ full schedule:
Gotta update that home screen for 2021 ❗️❗️
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 12, 2021
And here’s the Bears’ full schedule:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 12, 2021
The Steelers and the Ravens will attempt to contend for the AFC North title, while the Bears will head into the season with an unclear quarterback situation.
Chicago signed veteran quarterback Andy Dalton this offseason, though the Bears moved up to select Justin Fields in the first round of the NFL Draft.
If the Bears opt to go with Fields right away, the former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback will face a daunting schedule.
Of course, NFL strength of schedule rankings are often incorrect, as there’s a decent amount of player movement each offseason. Teams that contended in 2020 might not be the same in 2021.
Which games are you most looking forward to in 2021?