NFL Power Rankings

11/24/2008 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
November 25th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NFL football simulation engine to present the most comprehensive, deterministic and unbiased ranking of all 32 teams. We simulated every possible match-up in the NFL 100 times, and used the winning percentages from those nearly 50,000 games to evaluate all every team. All 32 teams are ranked below with their average points for and against from the simulated games. Simulations are based on strength-of-schedule-adjusted stats and updated depth charts so significant week-to-week changes could occur.

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

 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
1.New York Giants093.7%33.87.5
2.New York Jets+385.5%30.812.8
3.Pittsburgh Steelers+382.1%25.39.4
4.Dallas Cowboys+378.7%30.315.0
5.Tampa Bay Buccaneers-177.5%26.012.7
6.Tennessee Titans-476.5%25.311.9
7.Baltimore Ravens+373.4%23.911.9
8.Arizona Cardinals071.2%29.118.7
9.Washington Redskins064.6%24.017.1
10.Atlanta Falcons+664.6%27.019.3
11.Indianapolis Colts+162.4%24.218.3
12.Chicago Bears+561.2%23.917.2
13.Carolina Panthers-1059.6%24.718.7
14.New England Patriots+659.4%24.418.9
15.Minnesota Vikings+657.8%22.718.4
16.New Orleans Saints-157.5%25.621.1
 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
17.Houston Texans+852.7%26.324.0
18.San Diego Chargers050.8%26.124.5
19.Buffalo Bills045.4%22.123.3
20.Philadelphia Eagles-743.9%19.821.1
21.Miami Dolphins-1043.6%23.524.6
22.Green Bay Packers-842.9%21.924.6
23.Oakland Raiders+435.1%19.826.0
24.San Francisco 49ers028.7%19.129.5
25.Denver Broncos-328.0%20.430.7
26.Jacksonville Jaguars025.4%16.927.4
27.Cleveland Browns-423.2%17.431.7
28.Kansas City Chiefs+115.7%16.636.0
29.Cincinnati Bengals-113.7%12.131.2
30.Seattle Seahawks013.0%14.333.7
31.Detroit Lions+16.8%13.241.9
32.St. Louis Rams-15.7%11.342.4

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!

Gridiron Dynasty

Coach, recruit and run your own college football program.

Every DIA, DIAA, DII & DIII College Awaits


SimLeague Football

Compete in a full season with your dream team from NFL past and present. Depth charts, game plans, prizes and more.

Try It For Free


SimLeague Hockey

Compete in a full season with your dream team from NHL past and present. Line & pair management, goalie options, prizes and more.

Try It For Free

What is WhatIfSports?

WhatIfSports.com is a sports simulation and online gaming site providing free content and unique games for the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA sports and more.

Join WhatIfSports.com today to get these members only benefits:

  • Create your own Dream Team
  • Save your favorite SimMatchup results
  • Play a FREE SimLeague trial season
  • Start playing a Dynasty game
  • Manage baseball games LIVE
  • Access to SiteMail
  • Post in our Forums
  • Build a Buddy list to easily invite friends
  • Use our online Customer Service
  • Earn game credits by using our Referral & Affiliate program

Terms of Use Customer Support Privacy Statement Advertising Choices

Popular on WhatIfSports site: Baseball Simulation | College Basketball Game | College Football Game | Online Baseball Game | Hockey Simulation | NFL Picks | College Football Picks | Sports Games

© 1999-2014 WhatIfSports.com, Inc. All rights reserved. WhatIfSports is a trademark of WhatIfSports.com, Inc. SimLeague, SimMatchup and iSimNow are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts, Inc. Used under license. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.