2012 NFL Week 5 Power Rankings: Da Bears Climb Rankings

Jake WestrichSenior Writer IOctober 2, 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. Houston Texans - 69.4 26.7 19.4
2. Chicago Bears +5 66.1 25.0 19.2
3. New England Patriots -1 64.6 28.4 23.1
4. San Francisco 49ers -1 64.6 24.3 19.4
5. Green Bay Packers -1 64.5 27.2 22.5
6. Atlanta Falcons -1 62.2 24.9 20.5
7. Baltimore Ravens -1 61.5 24.1 20.2
8. Philadelphia Eagles +9 57.5 22.4 19.8
9. Pittsburgh Steelers - 55.1 24.4 23.0
10. Denver Broncos - 54.3 24.5 23.0
11. Dallas Cowboys -3 54.1 23.9 22.5
12. New York Giants +4 52.9 24.5 23.8
13. Arizona Cardinals +6 51.0 21.6 21.2
14. Minnesota Vikings - 50.6 22.7 22.6
15. Buffalo Bills -2 50.3 23.3 23.2
16. San Diego Chargers -5 49.5 23.2 22.9
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
17. St. Louis Rams +11 48.8 22.3 22.6
18. Detroit Lions -6 48.2 24.7 25.0
19. Cincinnati Bengals -4 47.5 22.3 23.2
20. Miami Dolphins +1 46.6 21.0 22.0
21. New York Jets +1 46.6 21.3 22.7
22. Oakland Raiders -4 45.0 23.2 24.8
23. Seattle Seahawks -3 43.6 18.8 20.5
24. Kansas City Chiefs -1 41.7 21.9 24.8
25. Carolina Panthers -1 41.7 22.7 25.5
26. Tennessee Titans -1 40.8 22.0 25.2
27. New Orleans Saints -1 40.7 25.1 28.5
28. Washington Redskins -1 38.7 20.2 24.0
29. Cleveland Browns - 37.6 21.1 25.4
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1 37.5 20.4 24.9
31. Indianapolis Colts -1 35.6 21.0 26.1
32. Jacksonville Jaguars - 29.1 17.5 25.0

Related

    Report: NFL Mulling Penalty for Kneeling

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Report: NFL Mulling Penalty for Kneeling

    Tyler Conway
    via Bleacher Report

    TE Henry Suffers Season-Ending ACL Tear

    NFL logo
    NFL

    TE Henry Suffers Season-Ending ACL Tear

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report

    Predicting 2018 Breakout Teams

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Predicting 2018 Breakout Teams

    Zach Kruse
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Eagles Declined Foles to Browns Trade

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Report: Eagles Declined Foles to Browns Trade

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report