New Orleans Saints

2011 Final NFL Power Rankings: NFC Captures Top 3 Spots

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01:  Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints stands on the field during the game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Jake WestrichSenior Writer IJanuary 3, 2012

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NFL simulation engine to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 32 teams. We simulated thousands of NFL games and used the winning percentages from those 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 Tuesday of each week.

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

  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
1. San Francisco 49ers +3 72.9 24.0 16.0
2. New Orleans Saints +5 71.9 30.7 22.5
3. Green Bay Packers -1 70.7 26.9 19.6
4. New England Patriots -1 67.4 28.1 21.3
5. Baltimore Ravens - 67.1 23.2 16.8
6. Pittsburgh Steelers -5 66.9 24.2 18.5
7. New York Jets -1 64.5 24.9 19.2
8. Philadelphia Eagles +3 59.4 23.7 20.7
9. Atlanta Falcons +3 58.4 23.8 20.9
10. Houston Texans -2 57.6 22.2 19.3
11. Detroit Lions -1 57.3 23.6 21.2
12. Dallas Cowboys -3 54.7 24.2 22.4
13. San Diego Chargers +1 54.3 24.7 23.0
14. New York Giants -1 54.1 23.6 22.0
15. Oakland Raiders - 51.0 22.0 21.4
16. Cincinnati Bengals - 51.0 21.0 20.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
17. Miami Dolphins - 50.9 21.8 21.2
18. Kansas City Chiefs - 50.9 22.0 21.5
19. Carolina Panthers - 45.8 23.2 24.7
20. Tennessee Titans - 42.8 21.1 23.7
21. Arizona Cardinals +1 42.5 20.8 23.5
22. Washington Redskins +5 41.4 20.8 23.7
23. Buffalo Bills -2 40.5 21.4 24.9
24. Denver Broncos +1 39.9 17.3 20.7
25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -1 38.5 21.7 25.6
26. Seattle Seahawks - 37.8 16.8 21.1
27. Chicago Bears -4 37.2 18.4 23.0
28. Cleveland Browns +1 35.3 18.9 23.9
29. Jacksonville Jaguars +1 31.8 16.1 23.0
30. Minnesota Vikings -2 31.6 17.0 23.4
31. Indianapolis Colts +1 26.1 18.1 27.2
32. St. Louis Rams -1 25.3 16.5 25.9

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