2012 NFL Week 4 Power Rankings: It's a Toss-Up

Jake WestrichSenior Writer ISeptember 25, 2012

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Wide receiver Golden Tate #81 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a catch in the end zone to defeat the Green Bay Packers on a controversial call by the officials at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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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. Houston Texans - 72.1 27.0 19.0
2. New England Patriots +1 67.9 29.1 23.0
3. San Francisco 49ers -1 67.2 25.0 19.3
4. Green Bay Packers - 66.4 27.2 21.3
5. Atlanta Falcons +1 62.6 25.0 20.8
6. Baltimore Ravens +1 61.8 24.1 19.9
7. Chicago Bears +4 58.3 23.2 20.4
8. Dallas Cowboys +1 58.1 24.6 21.8
9. Pittsburgh Steelers -4 56.0 24.4 22.5
10. Denver Broncos - 55.6 24.7 22.8
11. San Diego Chargers +3 53.3 23.5 22.1
12. Detroit Lions -4 51.9 24.5 23.9
13. Buffalo Bills -1 51.1 22.9 22.4
14. Minnesota Vikings +11 50.5 22.6 22.3
15. Cincinnati Bengals - 50.1 22.3 22.4
16. New York Giants -3 49.2 24.0 23.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
17. Philadelphia Eagles +2 48.8 21.6 22.3
18. Oakland Raiders -1 47.6 23.4 24.3
19. Arizona Cardinals +1 46.9 21.0 22.3
20. Seattle Seahawks +2 45.4 18.7 20.3
21. Miami Dolphins -3 44.8 20.7 22.3
22. New York Jets -1 44.7 21.2 22.8
23. Kansas City Chiefs -7 44.1 22.1 24.2
24. Carolina Panthers - 43.0 22.3 24.6
25. Tennessee Titans +3 41.4 22.0 25.1
26. New Orleans Saints -3 41.1 25.8 28.4
27. Washington Redskins +3 38.2 19.7 23.6
28. St. Louis Rams -2 38.1 21.4 25.4
29. Cleveland Browns -2 37.9 21.3 25.3
30. Indianapolis Colts +1 36.2 21.0 26.1
31. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2 34.8 20.4 25.5
32. Jacksonville Jaguars - 33.1 18.4 24.3