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NFL Power Rankings - August 26th

8/26/2009 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
August 26th, 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 26, 2009.



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

 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Philadelphia Eagles-71.324.316.7
2.New England Patriots-68.426.119.4
3.Miami Dolphins+468.024.417.7
4.Pittsburgh Steelers+166.721.516.0
5.Minnesota Vikings-266.726.620.8
6.New York Giants-264.724.318.8
7.Dallas Cowboys+164.725.921.0
8.Arizona Cardinals-262.624.220.4
9.San Diego Chargers-62.025.921.4
10.Houston Texans-61.125.722.0
11.New York Jets+559.522.819.2
12.Washington Redskins-58.720.117.0
13.New Orleans Saints-257.926.423.7
14.Tennessee Titans+155.322.721.0
15.Atlanta Falcons+253.524.723.8
16.Indianapolis Colts-253.224.123.1
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
17.Carolina Panthers-452.624.623.7
18.San Francisco 49ers-51.722.421.6
19.Green Bay Packers+249.322.322.2
20.Cincinnati Bengals-145.722.223.6
21.Buffalo Bills-145.623.824.8
22.Chicago Bears+144.020.722.8
23.Kansas City Chiefs-143.321.523.7
24.Baltimore Ravens+140.518.922.2
25.Tampa Bay Buccaneers-140.423.026.2
26.Seattle Seahawks-37.419.223.3
27.Oakland Raiders-32.221.027.3
28.Denver Broncos-30.022.229.0
29.Jacksonville Jaguars-28.019.526.9
30.Detroit Lions-23.418.928.6
31.Cleveland Browns+122.618.328.8
32.St. Louis Rams-119.117.529.0

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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