The 2011 NFL schedule is out, and now we can see what each team will have to do to get to the Super Bowl.
Some teams have it easier than others, and a lot of times the difficulty of the schedule does not make much sense, especially in the case of the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers had the worst record in 2010 but have the hardest schedule in 2011. Granted, they play in a very tough division, but the schedule-makers were not kind to them in the breakdown of the rest of the season formula.
The Arizona Cardinals have the easiest schedule. Playing in the NFC West contributes to that. However, then you see the Baltimore Ravens have the 31st-easiest schedule, and you have to wonder what is going on the league offices.
Thanks for stopping by as I go through the NFL schedule team by team and break it down with commentary, analysis and a little sense of humor.