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Ranking the NFL's toughest 2019 schedules, from 1-32

Schedule strength means a lot when it comes to deciding who gets a postseason berth in the NFL. An easy schedule didn't hand Dallas a playoff spot last season, but it was a big reason the Cowboys went 10-6 despite rating as a below-average team by Football Outsiders DVOA ratings. And a difficult schedule (fourth in the league) helped keep Pittsburgh out of the playoffs, at 9-6-1. So it's important to know which teams are going to get a schedule boost in 2019.

Of course, it's tough to project schedules when we don't know how good teams will be in the future.