NFP power rankings

December 13, 2012. That’s the last time the Cincinnati Bengals both lost and failed to cover the point spread during a regular season game at Paul Brown Stadium. For those scoring from the comfort of their own couch, Sunday’s 33-7 blowout win over the Tennessee Titans marked the 11th consecutive home win and cover for the defending AFC North champions.

Granted, that streak fails to account for Cincinnati’s 27-10 one-and-done playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers last January, which also happened to take place at Paul Brown Stadium, but the fact remains that the Bengals are among the NFL’s elite when it comes to defending home turf during the regular season.

The Bengals jumped from T5 to T3 in this week’s edition of the NFP power rankings, but as the Cincinnati faithful are all too aware, all the regular season success in the world means nothing if the franchise can’t find a way to get it done in the postseason.

Is this the year head coach Marvin Lewis finally finds a way to notch his first career playoff victory? The answer to that question will reveal itself in just under four months.

The numbers in brackets indicate each team’s Power Ranking, which is based on a scale of 60-100. 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. Seattle Seahawks [93.0]
Record:
2-1 (Won 26-20 vs. Denver)
Previous ranking: 92.0 (1)

2. Denver Broncos [91.0]
Record:
2-1 (Lost 26-20 at Seattle)
Previous ranking: 91.0 (2)

T3. Philadelphia Eagles [90.0]
Record:
3-0 (Won 37-34 vs. Washington)
Previous ranking: 90.0 (T3)

T3. Cincinnati Bengals [90.0]
Record:
3-0 (Won 33-7 vs. Tennessee)
Previous ranking: 89.5 (T5)

T5. New England Patriots [89.0]
Record:
2-1 (Won 16-9 vs. Oakland)
Previous ranking: 89.0 (T7)

T5. New Orleans Saints [89.0]
Record:
1-2 (Won 20-9 vs. Minnesota)
Previous ranking: 89.0 (T7)

7. Arizona Cardinals [88.5]
Record:
3-0 (Won 23-14 vs. San Francisco)
Previous ranking: 86.5 (T12)

T8. San Diego Chargers [88.0]
Record:
2-1 (Won 22-10 at Buffalo)
Previous ranking: 88.0 (10)

T8. San Francisco 49ers [88.0]
Record:
1-2 (Lost 23-14 at Arizona)
Previous ranking: 90.0 (T3)

T10. Chicago Bears [87.5]
Record:
2-1 (Won 27-19 at NY Jets)
Previous ranking: 86.5 (T12)

T10. Green Bay Packers [87.5]
Record:
1-2 (Lost 19-7 at Detroit)
Previous ranking: 89.5 (T5)

T10. Indianapolis Colts [87.5]
Record:
1-2 (Won 44-17 at Jacksonville)
Previous ranking: 87.5 (11)

13. Atlanta Falcons [87.0]
Record:
2-1 (Won 56-14 vs. Tampa Bay)
Previous ranking: 85.5 (T14)

14. Carolina Panthers [86.5]
Record:
2-1 (Lost 37-19 vs. Pittsburgh)
Previous ranking: 88.5 (9)

T15. Baltimore Ravens [86.0]
Record:
2-1 (Won 23-21 at Cleveland)
Previous ranking: 85.5 (T14)

T15. Detroit Lions [86.0]
Record:
2-1 (Won 19-7 vs. Green Bay)
Previous ranking: 85.0 (16)

17. Pittsburgh Steelers [85.5]
Record:
2-1 (Won 37-19 at Carolina)
Previous ranking: 84.0 (18)

18. Dallas Cowboys [85.0]
Record:
2-1 (Won 34-31 at St. Louis)
Previous ranking: 83.0 (21)

19. Kansas City Chiefs [84.5]
Record:
1-2 (Won 34-15 at Miami)
Previous ranking: 82.5 (T22)

T20. Washington Redskins [84.0]
Record:
1-2 (Lost 37-34 at Philadelphia)
Previous ranking: 82.0 (T24)

T20. Houston Texans [84.0]
Record:
2-1 (Lost 30-17 at NY Giants)
Previous ranking: 84.5 (17)

22. Cleveland Browns [83.0]
Record:
1-2 (Lost 23-21 vs. Baltimore)
Previous ranking: 82.0 (T24)

T23. Buffalo Bills [82.5]
Record:
2-1 (Lost 22-10 vs. San Diego)
Previous ranking: 83.5 (T19)

T23. Miami Dolphins [82.5]
Record:
1-2 (Lost 34-15 vs. Kansas City)
Previous ranking: 83.5 (T19)

T23. New York Jets [82.5]
Record:
1-2 (Lost 27-19 vs. Chicago)
Previous ranking: 82.5 (T22)

26. New York Giants [82.0]
Record:
1-2 (Won 30-17 vs. Houston)
Previous ranking: 80.0 (30)

27. St. Louis Rams [81.5]
Record:
1-2 (Lost 34-31 vs. Dallas)
Previous ranking: 81.5 (T26)

T28. Tennessee Titans [81.0]
Record:
1-2 (Lost 33-7 at Tennessee)
Previous ranking: 81.0 (T28)

T28. Minnesota Vikings [81.0]
Record:
1-2 (Lost 20-9 at New Orleans)
Previous ranking: 81.0 (T28)

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers [80.5]
Record:
0-3 (Lost 56-14 at Atlanta)
Previous ranking: 81.5 (T26)

31. Jacksonville Jaguars [78.5]
Record:
0-3 (Lost 44-17 vs. Indianapolis)
Previous ranking: 79.0 (31)

32. Oakland Raiders [78.0]
Record:
0-3 (Lost 16-9 at New England)
Previous ranking: 78.0 (32)

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