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Strength of schedules changes from here

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

Over at AFC East headquarters, Tim Graham commissioned some strength of schedule information.

And looking at Weeks 1 through 8, the AFC South has had it pretty easy.

The Texans faced the 13th easiest schedule so far, the Jaguars the 14th and the Colts the 15th. They all have the 1-6 Titans to thank at least in part. Tennessee, incidentally unable to play itself, faced the third-toughest schedule top this point.

I always keep in mind that in strength of schedule for past games it’s important to note the teams in question may have contributed. The Colts opponents are, of course, seven games worse because the Colts are 7-0 against them.

Looking ahead, Indianapolis now has the second most difficult remaining schedule based on the records of its remaining opponents, while Houston’s is tied for sixth.