The 2014 NFL season still is a long way away, but on Wednesday the league pulled back the curtain and revealed each team's schedule to the world. It's nice to take a break from the nonstop—sometimes overwhelming—NFL draft coverage to focus on something else for a second.
Like every year, the NFL knows exactly what it's doing.
Matching up some of the league's most prestigious franchises in prime time always leads to colossal ratings. Those ratings should see another significant boost thanks to the NFL's February announcement that CBS will broadcast eight Thursday Night Football games.
Checking the upcoming schedule, we're able to decipher which teams are in a great position to be successful and which ones will have a monumental task ahead of them in 2014.
From stretches of tough games to teams missing out on the prime-time coverage, it's now time to examine the biggest winners and losers of this year's schedule release.