NFP power rankings

It’s been a few weeks since our last installment of the NFP’s power numbers, so take note that the “previous ranking” section underneath each team refers to where that specific club was ranked back on October 30 and not last week. My apologies for the length of time in between updates.

Before anybody’s blood pressure shoots through the ceiling at the thought of having the 11-3 Arizona Cardinals in the ninth position, remember, these are not the NFL’s standings. With Carson Palmer done of the season and Drew Stanton battling a knee injury, Bruce Arians has turned the keys to the car over to a quarterback in Ryan Lindley who boasts a career passer rating of just 46.8. That type of downgrade/uncertainty definitely has an impact on where we view the Cardinals as a team today, which is the entire point of these rankings.

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:
10-4 (Won 17-7 vs. San Francisco)
Previous ranking: 88.0 (8)

2. New England Patriots [92.0]
Record:
11-3 (Won 41-13 vs. Miami)
Previous ranking: 90.0 (3)

3. Green Bay Packers [91.5]
Record:
10-4 (Lost 21-13 at Buffalo)
Previous ranking: 87.5 (T9)

4. Denver Broncos [91.0]
Record:
11-3 (Won 22-10 at San Diego)
Previous ranking: 92.0 (1)

5. Dallas Cowboys [89.5]
Record:
10-4 (Won 38-27 at Philadelphia)
Previous ranking: 89.5 (T4)

6. Indianapolis Colts [89.0]
Record:
10-4 (Won 17-10 vs. Houston)
Previous ranking: 88.5 (7)

T7. Detroit Lions [88.5]
Record:
10-4 (Won 16-14 vs. Minnesota)
Previous ranking: 86.5 (T12)

T7. Cincinnati Bengals [88.5]
Record:
9-4-1 (Won 30-0 at Cleveland)
Previous ranking: 87.0 (11)

T9. Philadelphia Eagles [88.0]
Record:
9-5 (Lost 38-27 vs. Dallas)
Previous ranking: 89.5 (T4)

T9. Arizona Cardinals [88.0]
Record:
11-3 (Won 12-6 at St. Louis)
Previous ranking: 90.5 (2)

T11. Baltimore Ravens [87.5]
Record:
9-5 (Won 20-12 vs. Jacksonville)
Previous ranking: 86.5 (T12)

T11. Pittsburgh Steelers [87.5]
Record:
9-5 (Won 27-20 at Atlanta)
Previous ranking: 85.0 (T16)

13. Kansas City Chiefs [87.0]
Record:
8-6 (Won 31-13 vs. Oakland)
Previous ranking: 86.0 (14)

14. San Diego Chargers [86.5]
Record:
8-6 (Lost 22-10 vs. Denver)
Previous ranking: 89.0 (6)

15. Buffalo Bills [85.5]
Record:
8-6 (Won 21-13 vs. Green Bay)
Previous ranking: 84.0 (T18)

T16. New Orleans Saints [85.0]
Record:
6-8 (Won 31-15 at Chicago)
Previous ranking: 85.0 (T16)

T16. Miami Dolphins [85.0]
Record:
7-7 (Lost 41-13 at New England)
Previous ranking: 85.5 (15)

18. San Francisco 49ers [84.5]
Record:
7-7 (Lost 17-7 at Seattle)
Previous ranking: 87.5 (T9)

19. Houston Texans [84.0]
Record:
7-7 (Lost 17-10 at Indianapolis)
Previous ranking: 84.0 (T18)

20. Minnesota Vikings [83.5]
Record:
6-8 (Lost 16-14 at Detroit)
Previous ranking: 81.5 (25)

T21. Cleveland Browns [83.0]
Record:
7-7 (Lost 30-0 vs. Cincinnati)
Previous ranking: 83.0 (T22)

T21. St. Louis Rams [83.0]
Record:
6-8 (Lost 12-6 vs. Arizona)
Previous ranking: 80.5 (27)

23. New York Giants [82.5]
Record:
5-9 (Won 24-13 vs. Washington)
Previous ranking: 83.5 (T20)

T24. Carolina Panthers [82.0]
Record:
5-8-1 (Won 19-17 vs. Tampa Bay)
Previous ranking: 83.5 (T20)

T24. Atlanta Falcons [82.0]
Record:
5-9 (Lost 27-20 vs. Pittsburgh)
Previous ranking: 81.0 (26)

25. Chicago Bears [81.5]
Record:
5-9 (Lost 31-15 vs. New Orleans)
Previous ranking: 83.0 (T22)

26. Washington Redskins [81.0]
Record:
3-11 (Lost 24-13 at NY Giants)
Previous ranking: 82.5 (24)

28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers [79.5]
Record:
2-12 (Lost 19-17 at Carolina)
Previous ranking: 78.5 (T30)

T29. Oakland Raiders [79.0]
Record:
2-12 (Lost 31-13 at Kansas City)
Previous ranking: 78.0 (32)

T29. New York Jets [79.0]
Record:
3-11 (Won 16-11 at Tennessee)
Previous ranking: 79.0 (29)

T29. Jacksonville Jaguars [79.0]
Record:
2-12 (Lost 20-12 at Baltimore)
Previous ranking: 78.5 (T30)

32. Tennessee Titans [78.5]
Record:
2-12 (Lost 16-11 vs. NY Jets)
Previous ranking: 80.0 (28)

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