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Update: Falcons have two prime-time games; toughest strength-of-schedule in 2016

  1. UPDATE: Two Primetime games. Monday and Thursday Vs saints and bucs 

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Just something real quick to mull over while waiting for release of the NFL schedule at 8 p.m. tonight.

A full team-by-team strength of schedule ranking is below:

T-1. Atlanta Falcons (0.555)

T-1. San Francisco 49ers (0.555)

3. Los Angeles Rams (0.551)

4. New Orleans Saints (0.547)

T-5. Seattle Seahawks (0.543)

T-5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0.543)

T-7. Arizona Cardinals (0.531)

T-7. New York Jets (0.531)

9. New England Patriots (0.523)

10. Buffalo Bills (0.520)

11. Miami Dolphins (0.516)

12. Carolina Panthers (0.512)

13. San Diego Chargers (0.508)

14. Denver Broncos (0.504)

15. Oakland Raiders (0.500)

16. Kansas City Chiefs (0.496)

17. Washington Redskins (0.492)

18. Minnesota Vikings (0.488)

T-19. Baltimore Ravens (0.484)

T-19. Houston Texans (0.484)

21. Cleveland Browns (0.480)

22. Indianapolis Colts (0.477)

T-23. Jacksonville Jaguars (0.473)

T-23. Pittsburgh Steelers (0.473)

T-23. Tennessee Titans (0.473)

26. Philadelphia Eagles (0.469)

T-27. Cincinnati Bengals (0.465)

T-27. Detroit Lions (0.465)

T-27. Dallas Cowboys (0.465)

T-30. Chicago Bears (0.461)

T-30. New York Giants (0.461)

32. Green Bay Packers (0.457)

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter joins CineSport’s Noah Coslov to discuss the Falcons options in the first round of the NFL Draft and to identify who is making the ultimate decision.


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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.