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NFL Power Rankings

12/22/2009 Rankings
By WhatIfSports.com
December 22nd, 2009
NFL

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

 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Indianapolis Colts+186.524.420.9
2.New Orleans Saints-183.729.523.2
3.Minnesota Vikings-71.724.822.1
4.San Diego Chargers-70.224.923.1
5.Philadelphia Eagles-68.825.821.0
6.Dallas Cowboys+264.525.320.0
7.Cincinnati Bengals-161.321.820.1
8.New England Patriots+260.323.322.0
9.Green Bay Packers-259.724.624.1
10.New York Giants+359.225.420.5
11.Denver Broncos-258.823.018.5
12.Baltimore Ravens-57.422.820.7
13.Pittsburgh Steelers+157.228.020.9
14.Arizona Cardinals+155.722.326.0
15.Tennessee Titans+255.226.121.0
16.New York Jets-554.723.818.6
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
17.Miami Dolphins+151.922.220.8
18.Carolina Panthers+249.724.820.5
19.Jacksonville Jaguars-348.320.622.5
20.San Francisco 49ers-147.422.921.0
21.Atlanta Falcons-46.819.521.9
22.Houston Texans-45.920.424.1
23.Buffalo Bills+140.721.721.4
24.Oakland Raiders+335.518.923.9
25.Seattle Seahawks-234.519.125.2
26.Chicago Bears-33.718.425.0
27.Washington Redskins-233.218.921.1
28.Cleveland Browns+125.919.725.3
29.Kansas City Chiefs-123.419.227.0
30.Tampa Bay Buccaneers+220.917.924.3
31.Detroit Lions-119.319.026.7
32.St. Louis Rams-117.219.425.0

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