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Green Bay slides in the wake of a home defeat that resulted in the loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Joe Fortenbaugh

November 05, 2013
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While rare, there are situations in which a win can result in a NFP power rankings drop.

Take the Miami Dolphins as an example. At 4-4 and coming off a Thursday night primetime win over AFC North leader Cincinnati, the Dolphins dropped from a grade of 82.0 to 81.0 in this week’s power rankings. It’s not because we weren’t impressed with the win. In reality, Miami slid back because they’re a team that has surrendered a league-high 35 sacks and is now down two more offensive line starters in the wake of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin controversy.

The locker room situation in South Florida at the moment is something no team in the league wants to deal with when in the midst of a playoff push. The distractions alone were enough to counteract Thursday night’s big win.

What does that say about the leadership in Miami?

The numbers in brackets indicate each team’s Power Ranking, which is based on a scale of 1-100. These numbers can be used as a baseline to determine the point spread between any two teams on the list. Keep in mind that these numbers do not account for home field advantage, situational analysis (extra rest, back-to-back road games, divisional rivalries, etc), injuries, weather or public perception. They are merely to be used as a baseline for your initial analysis.

NFP POWER RANKINGS

1. Denver Broncos [90.0]
Record:
7-1 (Bye)
Previous ranking: 90.0 (1)

2. Seattle Seahawks [89.5]
Record:
8-1 (Won 27-24 vs. Tampa Bay)
Previous ranking: 89.5 (2)

3. San Francisco 49ers [88.5]
Record:
6-2 (Bye)
Previous ranking: 88.5 (T3)

4. New Orleans Saints [88.0]
Record:
6-2 (Lost 26-20 at NY Jets)
Previous ranking: 88.5 (T3)

5. New England Patriots [87.5]
Record:
7-2 (Won 55-31 vs. Pittsburgh)
Previous ranking: 86.5 (7)

T6. Kansas City Chiefs [86.5]
Record:
9-0 (Won 23-13 at Buffalo)
Previous ranking: 85.0 (T8)

T6. Indianapolis Colts [86.5]
Record:
6-2 (Won 27-24 at Houston)
Previous ranking: 85.0 (T8)

8. Cincinnati Bengals [86.0]
Record:
6-3 (Lost 22-20 at Miami)
Previous ranking: 87.0 (6)

T9. Green Bay Packers [84.5]
Record:
5-3 (Lost 27-20 vs. Chicago)
Previous ranking: 87.5 (5)

T9. Detroit Lions [84.5]
Record:
5-3 (Bye)
Previous ranking: 84.5 (10)

T9. Carolina Panthers [84.5]
Record:
5-3 (Won 34-10 vs. Atlanta)
Previous ranking: 83.5 (13)

12. Dallas Cowboys [84.0]
Record:
5-4 (Won 27-23 vs. Minnesota)
Previous ranking: 84.0 (T11)

T13. Chicago Bears [83.0]
Record:
5-3 (Won 27-20 at Green Bay)
Previous ranking: 82.0 (T15)

T13. Washington Redskins [83.0]
Record:
3-5 (Won 30-24 vs. San Diego)
Previous ranking: 81.0 (T18)

15. San Diego Chargers [82.5]
Record:
4-4 (Lost 30-24 at Washington)
Previous ranking: 83.0 (14)

16. New York Jets [81.5]
Record:
5-4 (Won 26-20 vs. New Orleans)
Previous ranking: 80.5 (20)

T17. Miami Dolphins [81.0]
Record:
 4-4 (Won 22-20 vs. Cincinnati)
Previous ranking: 82.0 (T15)

T17. Arizona Cardinals [81.0]
Record:
4-4 (Bye)
Previous ranking: 81.0 (T18)

19. Baltimore Ravens [80.5]
Record:
3-5 (Lost 24-18 at Cleveland)
Previous ranking: 84.0 (T11)

20. Philadelphia Eagles [80.0]
Record:
4-5 (Won 49-20 at Oakland)
Previous ranking: 78.5 (25)

21. Tennessee Titans [79.5]
Record:
4-4 (Won 28-21 at St. Louis)
Previous ranking: 79.5 (T22)

T22. Cleveland Browns [79.0]
Record:
4-5 (Won 24-18 vs. Baltimore)
Previous ranking: 77.5 (T26)

T22. Atlanta Falcons [79.0]
Record:
2-6 (Lost 34-10 at Carolina)
Previous ranking: 81.5 (17)

T22. New York Giants [79.0]
Record:
2-6 (Bye)
Previous ranking: 79.0 (24)

25. Houston Texans [78.0]
Record:
2-6 (Lost 27-24 vs. Indianapolis)
Previous ranking: 80.0 (21)

T26. Pittsburgh Steelers [77.5]
Record:
2-6 (Lost 55-31 at New England)
Previous ranking: 79.5 (T22)

T26. St. Louis Rams [77.5]
Record:
3-6 (Lost 28-21 vs. Tennessee)
Previous ranking: 77.5 (T26)

T28. Oakland Raiders [77.0]
Record:
3-5 (Lost 49-20 vs. Philadelphia)
Previous ranking: 77.5 (T26)

T28. Buffalo Bills [77.0]
Record:
3-6 (Lost 23-13 vs. Kansas City)
Previous ranking: 77.0 (T29)

T28. Minnesota Vikings [77.0]
Record:
1-7 (Lost 27-23 at Dallas)
Previous ranking: 77.0 (T29)

31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers [76.5]
Record:
0-8 (Lost 27-24 at Seattle)
Previous ranking: 76.5 (31)

32. Jacksonville Jaguars [72.5]
Record:
0-8 (Bye)
Previous ranking: 73.0 (32)

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