NFC East, AFC South face tough roads
The 2009 season, like every season, stressed the importance of having an easy schedule.
Of the 12 playoff teams in 2009, nine played one of the 12 easiest schedules in the NFL. The New Orleans Saints, Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings played in the conference championship games, and their schedules ranked among the six easiest in the league.
While it's too early to forecast the changes in teams that ultimately will turn an already tough schedule harder ...
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