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NFL Power Rankings

8/18/2009 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
August 18th, 2009

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NFL football simulation engine to present the most comprehensive, deterministic and unbiased ranking of all 32 teams. We simulated every possible match-up in the NFL 100 times, and used the winning percentages from those nearly 50,000 games to evaluate every team. All 32 teams are ranked below with their average points for and against from the simulated games. All rosters and depth charts are up-to-date as of August 18, 2009.

Teams Ranked by Winning Percentage
(everyone plays everyone 100 times)

 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Philadelphia Eagles-73.124.616.4
2.New England Patriots+167.625.919.5
3.Minnesota Vikings+567.426.720.7
4.New York Giants-67.023.617.5
5.Pittsburgh Steelers-365.521.515.7
6.Arizona Cardinals-64.125.220.5
7.Miami Dolphins+363.723.218.1
8.Dallas Cowboys-363.525.621.1
9.San Diego Chargers-261.225.521.6
10.Houston Texans+159.625.622.3
11.New Orleans Saints-258.326.824.1
12.Washington Redskins+157.819.817.2
13.Carolina Panthers+155.724.522.5
14.Indianapolis Colts-255.223.822.2
15.Tennessee Titans-55.222.721.0
16.New York Jets-54.421.019.5
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
17.Atlanta Falcons+154.224.923.7
18.San Francisco 49ers-153.622.621.5
19.Cincinnati Bengals+347.022.423.5
20.Buffalo Bills-46.723.324.3
21.Green Bay Packers-246.221.923.0
22.Kansas City Chiefs+146.021.923.3
23.Chicago Bears-242.620.222.6
24.Tampa Bay Buccaneers+341.522.925.7
25.Baltimore Ravens-140.118.822.0
26.Seattle Seahawks-137.319.123.2
27.Oakland Raiders-133.421.627.2
28.Denver Broncos-29.522.229.3
29.Jacksonville Jaguars-28.319.726.8
30.Detroit Lions-25.619.328.1
31.St. Louis Rams-19.917.929.0
32.Cleveland Browns-18.917.929.4

Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in fantasy football simulation analysis and football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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