2012 NFL Week 5 Power Rankings: Da Bears Climb Rankings

Jake WestrichSenior Writer IOctober 2, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears catches a 34-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/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 - 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