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NFL Power Rankings

2008 Pre-Season Ranking (Updated 7/22/08)
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
July 22nd, 2008

WhatIfSports.com presents its updated pre-season NFL Power Rankings. The site utilizes its award-winning football simulation engine to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking possible of all 32 teams in football each Monday during the regular season. To come up with the rankings, using only their statistical performance to date this season, each team is simulated against every other team 100 times.

For this run, all rosters and depth charts (i.e. Kellen Clemens now likely the starter for the Jets over Pennington) are up-to-date through July 22nd, 2008. The previous Power Rankings coincided with the 2008 NFL Season Preview (where the Patriots defeated the Cowboys in Super Bowl XLIII).

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

 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
1.New England Patriots082.1%31.519.1
2.Indianapolis Colts076.2%30.620.9
3.Dallas Cowboys072.3%29.821.2
4.Minnesota Vikings+167.4%24.718.4
5.New York Giants-166.5%27.721.5
6.Jacksonville Jaguars+166.4%26.621.0
7.San Diego Chargers-166.4%25.920.4
8.Cleveland Browns065.7%26.721.1
9.Pittsburgh Steelers062.3%26.121.8
10.Seattle Seahawks059.7%21.318.5
11.Philadelphia Eagles+256.3%24.021.9
12.Buffalo Bills+256.3%24.122.0
13.Washington Redskins-156.2%24.422.1
14.Green Bay Packers-356.0%25.022.9
15.Carolina Panthers054.1%24.222.7
16.San Francisco 49ers+150.3%24.724.7
 TeamChangeWin PctPF/GPA/G
17.New Orleans Saints+245.0%23.525.1
18.Arizona Cardinals044.7%22.925.0
19.Tampa Bay Buccaneers+144.6%20.923.1
20.Tennessee Titans+144.5%20.021.6
21.Houston Texans+144.2%22.024.1
22.Cincinnati Bengals+140.8%23.827.2
23.Denver Broncos+239.7%23.826.9
24.Baltimore Ravens039.3%21.825.1
25.New York Jets-936.6%20.625.0
26.St. Louis Rams034.5%22.628.4
27.Detroit Lions034.0%21.527.0
28.Atlanta Falcons032.6%21.227.4
29.Oakland Raiders029.8%21.729.3
30.Chicago Bears028.8%18.726.5
31.Miami Dolphins027.1%19.227.7
32.Kansas City Chiefs019.7%17.929.9

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