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WhatIfSports NFL Power Rankings: Week Six

Jake WestrichSenior Writer IOctober 13, 2009

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NFL football simulation technology to present the most comprehensive, deterministic, and unbiased ranking of all 32 teams. We simulated every possible matchup in the NFL 100 times, and used the winning percentages from those nearly 50,000 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 Monday night of each week.


Teams Ranked by Winning Percentage
(everyone plays everyone 100 times)

  Team Change Win Pct PF/G PA/G
1.New Orleans Saints-80.2%28.415.6
2.New York Giants+176.1%27.817.3
3.Indianapolis Colts-176.1%25.716.5
4.Minnesota Vikings+172.5%26.018.1
5.Philadelphia Eagles+969.3%26.119.0
6.Pittsburgh Steelers+366.1%24.719.0
7.Atlanta Falcons+1064.4%23.919.8
8.Baltimore Ravens-263.6%24.218.6
9.Cincinnati Bengals+662.3%22.418.0
10.Denver Broncos+362.0%21.716.8
11.San Diego Chargers+160.5%26.122.3
12.New York Jets-257.6%20.618.2
13.San Francisco 49ers-656.5%21.320.0
14.New England Patriots-1056.0%21.019.2
15.Seattle Seahawks+555.1%20.719.2
16.Green Bay Packers+353.7%23.722.5
  Team Change Win Pct PF/G PA/G
17.Dallas Cowboys-953.2%25.123.4
18.Arizona Cardinals-249.8%21.721.1
19.Chicago Bears-148.2%21.221.8
20.Houston Texans+345.4%23.324.9
21.Miami Dolphins+143.2%19.121.4
22.Tennessee Titans-140.6%19.623.4
23.Jacksonville Jaguars-1238.7%19.623.0
24.Buffalo Bills+233.1%18.825.6
25.Carolina Panthers-132.4%17.824.6
26.Tampa Bay Buccaneers+530.8%18.526.3
27.Washington Redskins-230.8%16.623.3
28.Detroit Lions+230.3%16.623.5
29.Cleveland Browns-129.2%16.123.7
30.Kansas City Chiefs-123.2%13.024.7
31.Oakland Raiders-423.1%14.026.8
32.St. Louis Rams-16.0%14.627.3

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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