Last week, I took some comprehensive data from the first eight weeks of the NFL to compile some power rankings. Then, while Week 9 was ongoing, I retooled some subtotals and came up with this:
Patriots 26 Browns 19 (Final Score: Browns 34-14)
Falcons 24 Buccaneers 19 (Final Score: Falcons 27-21)
Bears 24 Bills 17 (Final Score: Bears 22-19)
Jets 23 Lions 21 (Final Score: Jets 23-20)
Cardinals 23 Vikings 20 (Final Score: Vikings 27-24)
Saints 21 Panthers 15 (Final Score: Saints 34-3)
Ravens 21 Dolphins 19 (Final Score: Ravens 26-10)
Chargers 28 Texans 23 (Final Score: Chargers 29-23)
Giants 23 Seahawks 20 (Final Score: Giants 41-7)
Chiefs 23 Raiders 20 (Final Score: Raiders 23-20)
Colts 25 Eagles 22 (Final Score: Eagles 26-24)
Packers 25 Cowboys 20 (Final Score: Packers 45-7)
Steelers 22 Bengals 18 (Final Score: Steelers 27-21)
A 9-4 record. Two scores were ONE point away from actually nailing it. Needless to say, you can't blame me if I think I'm on to something.
So, after updating my numbers for Week 9, I ran the subtotals again—only this time, I'm sharing them with you, plus throwing a deeper look into comparing the teams themselves before throwing out a prediction based on the fact that one team sucks and the other rules.