Saints, Raiders and Eagles have the most difficult NFL schedules in 2019

Kelsey Driscoll

The full 2019 NFL schedule was released to the public on Wednesday night and some teams aren't thrilled with the hand they've been dealt for the upcoming season. 

Most notably, the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles have the most difficult schedules, according to NFL Network analysts. 

The most difficult part of the Saints' season, says Maurice Jones-Drew, will be the first four weeks, putting pressure on the team to start strong – otherwise, their hopes of making the playoffs could be crushed from the get-go. 

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The difficulty for the Raiders begins when they're scheduled to play five straight games outside of Oakland, though their matchup against the Chicago Bears in London during Week 5 is technically a "home" game.

Similarly, the Eagles schedule has been deemed a challenging one due to three straight road games from Week 6 to Week 8. The Eagles also play host to the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Week 11 for a rematch of Super Bowl LII, which Philadelphia won. 

One NFL executive quickly admitted that mistakes were made with this season's schedule and that the Raiders, as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, were given schedules that the league would like to do over.