2014 NFL Schedule: How tough does the Titans slate of games look?

Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The most ridiculous thing that anyone could ever do is evaluate an NFL schedule nine months out, so that is what we are going to do this morning.

Here are the opponents for the Tennessee Titans in 2014:

Home Away- Colts, Jaguars, Texans, Ravens, Bengals, Eagles, Redskins and Chiefs

Away Home- Colts, Jaguars, Texans, Browns, Steelers, Cowboys, Giants and Jets

Those teams had a combined 112-144 record in 2013. Based on 2013 data (h/t Blogging the Boys), the Titans have the 31st toughest schedule in the league for next season (only the Colts is weaker). The point differential for the Titans 2014 opponents was -732 in 2013. That is the weakest in the league.

So just based on that information, things are looking pretty good for the Titans in 2014, but let's look a little deeper.

How many teams on the schedule should be better in '14 than they were in '13? I would say the Jaguars, Texans, Redskins and Giants will all have better records next year.

The Jaguars were a much better team in the second half of the season and should be able to finally get a quarterback in this draft.

The Texans just got worse and worse as the season went along. They will get a fresh start with a new coach, a new quarterback and a (presumably) healthy Arian Foster.

Pretty much the same thing can be said about the Redskins. Robert Griffin III should be completely healthy by the time 2014 rolls around.

The Giants were a mess early in the 2013 season, but they are always good at a quick turnaround.

What teams are likely to be worse in 2013? This is a tougher call because things like injuries are hard to predict, but I can't see any huge regression teams in the group.

The Eagles might not be as explosive with teams having some time to look at Chip Kelly's offense on film, but he seems like the type that will be making his own adjustments to keep the rest of the league one step behind him.

So my way too early prediction on the Titans 2014 schedule is that it will end up being tougher than it looks on paper right now.

Your thoughts?

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