Every NFL player will tell you that there are tougher stretches of a season than others. These tough stretches ultimately decide which teams are in the playoffs and which ones are not, and I am here to look at the toughest three-game stretch for every team this upcoming season.
When the schedule was released, the Super Bowl champion New York Giants found out that they owned the league's toughest schedule (based on opponents' 2011 record) for the 2012 season, while the New England Patriots came in with the easiest.
However, no NFL schedule should ever be deemed easy because on any given Sunday, any team can win. Here is every team's toughest stretch of the 2012 season.