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Browns have one of NFL’s toughest schedules in 2018

Posted Feb 12, 2018

Cleveland's opponents had a combined 52.3 winning percentage last season

The Browns hope to turn themselves around in 2018, but it won’t be easy. 

Cleveland boasts the fifth-hardest strength of schedule next year based on the combined 2017 record of all 13 opponents (division opponents’ records are counted twice) and their winning percentage. It ties the Browns with Seattle and the Los Angeles Rams.

In addition to their AFC North opponents, the Browns host the Chiefs, Chargers, Jets, Falcons, Panthers and travel to Denver, Oakland, Houston, New Orleans and Tampa Bay.

Compiled by ESPN Stats & Information, the Browns’ 2018 opponents posted a combined 134-122 record and winning percentage of 52.3 percent last season.

The Texans have the easiest schedule in 2018 while Cleveland’s divisional foes also have relatively softer slates. Cincinnati is tied for the 29th-most difficult schedule while Pittsburgh tied for 25th and Baltimore 21st.

The Packers, whose opponents combined to go 138-118 in 2017, have the league’s toughest schedule.

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