NFP power rankings

Two weeks into the 2014 NFL season and the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts are without a win, the Houston Texans and Buffalo Bills are undefeated and five franchises (Arizona, Baltimore, Carolina, Minnesota, San Francisco) have trumped all of that due to an outbreak of spousal/child abuse arrests that have left a nauseating feeling in the pits of our stomachs.

Remember when football was about what took place on the field?

The NFL has a gargantuan problem on its hands, yet the Commissioner is nowhere to be found as front office executives and coaching staffs continue to place an emphasis on winning over what’s morally and ethically responsible. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh stated that there is a zero tolerance policy for domestic violence in San Francisco, yet defensive end Ray McDonald continues to play, making any further words that spew from Harbaugh’s mouth as worthless as the aforementioned declaration he made less than a month ago.

Change is in the air. Unfortunately, the people with the power to do something about it are too busy trying to cover their own asses in order to protect their lucrative paychecks.

That’s it for today’s rant. Let’s move on for the moment and take a look at where our formula slotted the NFL’s 32 teams after two weeks of action.

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 [92.0]
Record:
1-1 (Lost 30-21 at San Diego)
Previous ranking: 92.5 (1)

2. Denver Broncos [91.0]
Record:
2-0 (Won 24-17 vs. Kansas City)
Previous ranking: 91.0 (2)

T3. Philadelphia Eagles [90.0]
Record:
2-0 (Won 30-27 at Indianapolis)
Previous ranking: 89.5 (6)

T3. San Francisco 49ers [90.0]
Record:
1-1 (Lost 28-20 vs. Chicago)
Previous ranking: 90.5 (4)

T5. Green Bay Packers [89.5]
Record:
1-1 (Won 31-24 vs. NY Jets)
Previous ranking: 90.0 (5)

T5. Cincinnati Bengals [89.5]
Record:
2-0 (Won 24-10 vs. Atlanta)
Previous ranking: 88.5 (8)

T7. New Orleans Saints [89.0]
Record:
0-2 (Lost 26-24 at Cleveland)
Previous ranking: 91.0 (T2)

T7. New England Patriots [89.0]
Record:
1-1 (Won 30-7 at Minnesota)
Previous ranking: 89.0 (7)

9. Carolina Panthers [88.5]
Record:
2-0 (Won 24-7 vs. Detroit)
Previous ranking: 87.0 (10)

10. San Diego Chargers [88.0]
Record:
1-1 (Won 30-21 vs. Seattle)
Previous ranking: 86.5 (T11)

11. Indianapolis Colts [87.5]
Record:
0-2 (Lost 30-27 vs. Philadelphia)
Previous ranking: 88.0 (9)

T12. Arizona Cardinals [86.5]
Record:
2-0 (Won 25-14 at NY Giants)
Previous ranking: 86.5 (T11)

T12. Chicago Bears [86.5]
Record:
1-1 (Won 28-20 at San Francisco)
Previous ranking: 85.5 (T15)

T14. Atlanta Falcons [85.5]
Record:
1-1 (Lost 24-10 at Cincinnati)
Previous ranking: 86.0 (14)

T14. Baltimore Ravens [85.5]
Record:
1-1 (Won 26-6 vs. Pittsburgh)
Previous ranking: 85.0 (18)

16. Detroit Lions [85.0]
Record:
1-1 (Lost 24-7 at Carolina)
Previous ranking: 85.5 (T15)

17. Houston Texans [84.5]
Record:
2-0 (Won 30-14 at Oakland)
Previous ranking: 84.0 (19)

18. Pittsburgh Steelers [84.0]
Record:
1-1 (Lost 26-6 at Baltimore)
Previous ranking: 86.5 (T11)

T19. Buffalo Bills [83.5]
Record:
2-0 (Won 29-10 vs. Miami)
Previous ranking: 82.0 (T25)

T19. Miami Dolphins [83.5]
Record:
1-1 (Lost 29-10 at Buffalo)
Previous ranking: 85.5 (T15)

21. Dallas Cowboys [83.0]
Record:
1-1 (Won 26-10 at Tennessee)
Previous ranking: 80.0 (T28)

T22. Kansas City Chiefs [82.5]
Record:
0-2 (Lost 24-17 at Denver)
Previous ranking: 83.0 (T21)

T22. New York Jets [82.5]
Record:
1-1 (Lost 31-24 at Green Bay)
Previous ranking: 82.5 (24)

T24. Washington Redskins [82.0]
Record:
1-1 (Won 41-10 vs. Jacksonville)
Previous ranking: 81.0 (27)

T24. Cleveland Browns [82.0]
Record:
1-1 (Won 26-24 vs. New Orleans)
Previous ranking: 80.0 (T28)

T26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers [81.5]
Record:
0-2 (Lost 19-17 vs. St. Louis)
Previous ranking: 83.5 (20)

T26. St. Louis Rams [81.5]
Record:
1-1 (Won 19-17 at Tampa Bay)
Previous ranking: 79.5 (T30)

T28. Tennessee Titans [81.0]
Record:
1-1 (Lost 26-10 vs. Dallas)
Previous ranking: 83.0 (T21)

T28. Minnesota Vikings [81.0]
Record:
1-1 (Lost 30-7 vs. New England)
Previous ranking: 83.0 (T21)

30. New York Giants [80.0]
Record:
0-2 (Lost 25-14 vs. Arizona)
Previous ranking: 82.0 (T25)

31. Jacksonville Jaguars [79.0]
Record:
0-2 (Lost 41-10 at Washington)
Previous ranking: 79.5 (T30)

32. Oakland Raiders [78.0]
Record:
0-2 (Lost 30-14 vs. Houston)
Previous ranking: 78.5 (32)

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