Grading out the toughest schedules in the NFL is a key component in determining which teams are contenders and pretenders in the upcoming season as teams with easier schedules have a better chance to rack up wins throughout the season.
Using Madden NFL 25's team overall ratings, I averaged out each team's schedule and ranked them by the schedules average opponent rating. Perhaps the most noticeable component of the schedules is that the NFL does a great job of balancing schedules. Typically teams within the same division end up clustering around each other as well.
Here's the NFL toughest schedules from first to worst according to Madden 25's team ratings: