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

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left,  talks as Atlanta Falcons President and co-chairman of  the NFL's competition committee Rich McKay, right, looks on  during a press conference at the NFL owners meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, talks as Atlanta Falcons President and co-chairman of the NFL’s competition committee Rich McKay, right, looks on during a press conference at the NFL owners meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday, March 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

  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.

The Falcons and the 49ers have the highest-strength of schedule rating based on opponents records from last season.

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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