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The Chicago Bears had the toughest schedule in 2015, they'll have the 3rd easiest in 2016

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The Chicago Bears went 6-10 in the 2015 season, with six of their 10 loses being decided by six points or less. Yeah, I realize that four of their six wins were a touchdown away from being losses, but point being, this Bears team battled all season long through a very tough schedule.

Now that the season is over, we can reflect back on just how tough a schedule it was, and it was actually The toughest schedule in the NFL.

Here's the full list from NFLTradeRumors.com.

1. Chicago Bears .547
2. San Francisco 49ers .539
3. Detroit Lions .535
4. Cleveland Browns .531
4. Green Bay Packers .531
4. Dallas Cowboys .531
7. San Diego Chargers .527
7. St. Louis Rams .527
9. Seattle Seahawks .520 
10. Oakland Raiders .512
11. Buffalo Bills .508
11. Baltimore Ravens .508
11. Philadelphia Eagles .508
14. Pittsburgh Steelers .504
14. Minnesota Vikings .504
14. New Orleans Saints .504
17. Denver Broncos .500 
17. Indianapolis Colts.500
17. New York Giants .500
20. Houston Texans .496
20. Kansas City Chiefs .496
22. Tennessee Titans .492
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers .484
24. Atlanta Falcons .480
25. Cincinnati Bengals .477
25. Arizona Cardinals .477
27. New England Patriots .473
27. Jacksonville Jaguars .473
29. Miami Dolphins .469
30. Washington Redskins .465
31. New York Jets .441
31. Carolina Panthers .441

Here's how the divisions fared in combined winning percentage.

1. NFC South .563
1. AFC East .563
3. NFC West .547
4. AFC West .531
4. NFC North .531
6. AFC North .469
7. NFC East .406
8. AFC South .391

The Bears played the AFC West and the NFC West this season, plus the schedule hit them with the NFC East champion Washington Redskins.

On paper, next season's scheduled opponents looks to be a bit easier than this one. Not only do they play the NFC East and the AFC South, the two worst overall divisions this year, but the Bears will also be playing five teams breaking in new coaches in 2016. They'll get the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and the Tennessee Titans at home, and travel to play the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Chicago has the 3rd easiest strength of schedule in 2016 (.461) according to our friends over at Blogging The Boys.