The 2012 NFL season schedule provides some rough roads for a number of squads. The key is to turn that difficulty into prosperity.
There are a number of ways that this goal can be achieved.
The constant challenges of quality opponents can be used as a rallying cry to keep the team locked in on the task at hand. Or, the schedule can separate the real deal from the frauds, enabling franchises to make easier decisions regarding their future.
Click through to see which teams will benefit from a difficult 2012 schedule.