49ers to face fourth-toughest 2014 schedule in NFL

49ers to face fourth-toughest 2014 schedule in NFL
February 11, 2014, 10:45 pm
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Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers will play every team in the AFC West once next season. (USATSI)

The San Francisco 49ers don't have it quite as tough as their cross-Bay rivals, but will still face the fourth-toughest schedule in the NFL, as measured by opponents winning percentage.

San Francisco will play their fellow members of the NFC West, the Seahawks, Cardinals, and Rams, two times each, plus four games against the AFC West (Raiders, Broncos, Chiefs, Chargers), and four games against the NFC East (Cowboys, Redskins, Eagles, Giants). 

The 49ers finished this season in second place in the NFC West, so they will also play the teams that finished in second place in the NFC North and NFC South, the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints. 

NFL strength of schedule in 2014
Rank. Team – Opp. Win Pct.
1. Oakland Raiders -- .578
2. Denver Broncos -- .570
3. St. Louis Rams --.564
4. San Diego Chargers -- .563
4. San Francisco 49ers -- .563
6. Seattle Seahawks -- .561
7. Kansas City Chiefs -- .559
8. Arizona Cardinals -- .547
9. New York Jets -- .520
10. New England Patriots -- .516
11. Atlanta Falcons -- .512
12. Miami Dolphins -- .508
13. Green Bay Packers -- .504
14. Buffalo Bills -- .500
15. Chicago Bears -- .496
16. Detroit Lions -- .492
17. Washington Redskins -- .490
18. Dallas Cowboys -- .488
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- .484
20. Philadelphia Eagles -- .479
21. Minnesota Vikings -- .477
22. Carolina Panthers -- .473
23. Cincinnati Bengals -- .469
23. New Orleans Saints -- .469
23. Pittsburgh Steelers -- .469
26. Cleveland Browns -- .465
26. New York Giants -- .465
28. Baltimore Ravens -- .461
29. Jacksonville Jaguars -- .453
30. Houston Texans -- .441
31. Tennessee Titans -- .438
32. Indianapolis Colts -- .430

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