Looking back at the 2011 season, with a 5-11 record, the Skins underperformed with the fourth easiest schedule based on strength of schedule. Going into the 2011 season, Redskins opponents had a combined record of 121-135 in 2010.
Heading into 2012, Washington is tied for the seventh easiest schedule based on their opponent's 2011 record.
But don't let that stat fool you. The schedule is full of talented teams whose 2011 record may not have truly reflected their talent and ability. There are few, if any, easy games on this year's schedule.
However, the roster is and will be improved over last year and should be much more competitive than the 2011 version of the burgundy and gold.
Let's take a look at the 2012 schedule based on difficulty.