Whenever we talk about whose schedules are the "easiest" or the "toughest," it tends to be inaccurate at best.
Last year, I was trying to determine whether the Falcons or Eagles would be a tougher matchup for the Lions. The Falcons made the NFC Championship game, while the Eagles are the only NFC team drafting higher than the Lions this year.
These projections are based primarily on how good teams were last year, plus new players and minus departed players. Of course, if that's all it took to project team success, everybody would have expected the Seattle Seahawks to make a deep playoff run, right?
Still, the schedule is out now, and while there are always surprises, there is usually a pretty good indication of which games will be harder than others. Last season, it looked like the Jacksonville Jaguars would be an easy win, and they were. This year, the easiest win on the Lions' schedule should be...