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2011 NFL Power Rankings for Week 2: Tom Brady and the Patriots on Top

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 12:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrates a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 12, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Jake WestrichSenior Writer ISeptember 13, 2011

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. New England Patriots +1 76.6 26.8 16.8
2. San Diego Chargers +1 72.6 27.8 20.0
3. Green Bay Packers +1 70.2 24.8 17.6
4. Pittsburgh Steelers -3 69.4 25.5 18.4
5. New Orleans Saints - 68.2 24.9 18.7
6. Chicago Bears +1 65.9 22.1 16.6
7. New York Jets +1 64.9 24.8 19.3
8. Philadelphia Eagles +3 63.0 23.2 18.6
9. Atlanta Falcons - 62.5 24.4 19.7
10. Kansas City Chiefs -4 62.2 25.4 20.4
11. Baltimore Ravens +1 62.2 21.7 17.5
12. Detroit Lions +6 53.0 20.4 19.4
13. Dallas Cowboys +8 50.7 23.6 23.6
14. Oakland Raiders +5 50.3 21.8 21.0
15. New York Giants -5 49.6 22.3 22.5
16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3 48.2 22.3 23.0
  Team Change Win Pct PS/G PA/G
17. Houston Texans -1 48.1 23.4 23.9
18. Tennessee Titans -1 45.7 22.1 23.7
19. Miami Dolphins -4 45.6 19.7 21.3
20. San Francisco 49ers +4 43.2 19.6 21.9
21. Denver Broncos +1 42.4 21.6 24.1
22. Cleveland Browns +1 41.7 20.7 23.2
23. Washington Redskins +3 41.6 21.2 24.3
24. Minnesota Vikings -10 41.4 19.3 22.3
25. St. Louis Rams -5 39.5 17.7 21.4
26. Indianapolis Colts -1 39.2 17.9 21.7
27. Buffalo Bills +4 37.2 17.6 21.8
28. Carolina Panthers - 36.6 17.4 22.3
29. Arizona Cardinals -2 32.5 19.9 25.9
30. Seattle Seahawks - 29.9 17.6 24.9
31. Jacksonville Jaguars -2 22.0 16.5 27.1
32. Cincinnati Bengals - 20.3 15.5 26.8

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