Strength of schedule: 49ers
February 11, 2014 at 9:15 AM • Comments
Remember a few years back when the NFC and AFC West divisions were mocked around the football universe?That is no longer the case. The two divisions sent a total of five teams to the 12-team playoff tournament, two of them played in the Super Bowl and a third went to the NFC title game.In 2014, the two divisions square off in the annual intra-division games. In addition to their six games against their NFC West foes -- the division is the strongest in the NFL, in my opinion -- the San Francisco 49ers play the AFC West, including playoff teams Denver, San Diego and Kansas City.