Chargers have easiest path in 2010

Everything is going the San Diego Chargers’ way in the AFC West these days.

The Chargers are four-time defending division champion and are the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs, have a decent head start for the 2010 season.

The Chargers are tied with the 29th easiest schedule in 2010 based on the 2009 regular-season results. The Chargers’ 2010 opponents had a combined winning percentage of .453 in 2009. Oakland has the toughest schedule of the AFC West teams in 2010. Its 2009 opponents were a combined .500. Kansas City’s opponents had a .488 winning percentage and Denver’s opponents had a .484 winning percentage.

Of course, a big reason why San Diego has the easiest schedule in the division is that it went 13-3. The other three teams in the AFC West have to deal with San Diego and San Diego, of course, doesn’t.

Here is the NFL strength of schedule chart: