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What's this, a power ranking based on numbers? It can't possibly be accurate, can it?

I have no idea how anyone else does their power rankings, sometimes I think they simply pull names out of a hat, everyone seems to think that Green Bay and New England should be on top, a combined record of 13-1 makes a good argument for that. However, I do not see things the same way, how can the two worst passing defenses be ranked 1 and 2 in NFL power rankings?

Because of this debacle I decided to put the numbers up in a ranking system that is based simply on rushing offense, passing offense, rushing defense, and passing defense. The results just might shock a Texans fan, but then again, who knows. I was definitely shocked, not by where the Texans are, but by who came in too close to the top of the rankings.

I started this effort before the completion of whatever happened in Jacksonville on Monday night, so I had to update the numbers after the game, I was surprized at how many teams that horrible display of offense affected, some positive, some negative. Seriously now, the game between the Ravens and Jaguars put the Bears ahead of the Lions? Yes it did.

Would you like to see what I came up with?

 

team          rush o       pass o       rush d       pass d      avg.

Texans           5             10             7                 8               7.5

Cowboys       12            4              1               14               7.75

Steelers        14             9            12                1                9

Saints            9              2             15             16                 10.5

Eagles          1              8              23             10                10.5

Ravens        19           17               3               4                 10.75

Chargers     13           7               21               3                 11

Bengals       21          20              5                 5                 12.75

Patriots        10           1                8              32                 12.75

Panthers       8            5              29            12                   13.5

Jaguars       10          32             10               6                  14.5

49ers             6           31               2              22                 15.25

Redskins     20          16            17             11                  16

Vikings          3           29              4              29                  16.25

Packers       23           3                9              31                 16.5

Falcons       17          19              6               24                  16.5

Raiders         2           25             16             25                  17

Browns        29           22            19              2                    18

Bears           16          18              13            27                   18.5

Lions            27          11              28             9                    18.75

Broncos       15          26             18            19                    19.5

Cardinals     24         13              14            28                   19.75

Chiefs             7          30              25           17                   19.75

Bills                 4          15              30           30                   20

Dolphins      18          21             20            21                   20

Giants           30           6              27            18                   20.25

Titans            32         12             24            15                   20.75

Buccaneers 22         14              22            26                  21

Jets                28         24             26             7                   21.25

Seahawks    31         28             11            20                   22.5

Rams            26          23             32           13                   23.5

Colts             25          27              31           23                  26.5

*The Patriots and Jaguars are tied for 10th in rushing offense*

I had considered putting more variables into this, but I lack the time to go that far into this, so it is basic and does not include scoring, turnovers, special teams, or field goals. should there be more?

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