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NFL Power Rankings - Week 1

9/8/2009 Rankings
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 8th, 2009

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 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 Tuesday of each week.

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

 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Philadelphia Eagles-73.425.516.7
2.Miami Dolphins-
3.Pittsburgh Steelers+170.723.716.0
4.New England Patriots+167.526.420.3
5.Arizona Cardinals+266.825.820.6
6.Dallas Cowboys-
7.New York Jets+163.323.118.9
8.San Diego Chargers+
9.Minnesota Vikings-662.627.322.3
10.Houston Texans+459.425.622.8
11.New York Giants-59.222.919.1
12.Washington Redskins-258.520.217.4
13.Atlanta Falcons-54.224.623.0
14.New Orleans Saints-253.725.624.4
15.Carolina Panthers-52.524.123.9
16.Indianapolis Colts-52.324.023.6
 TeamChangeWin PctPS/GPA/G
17.Green Bay Packers-51.722.522.0
18.San Francisco 49ers+550.322.122.2
19.Tennessee Titans-150.021.821.6
20.Baltimore Ravens-149.821.221.1
21.Cincinnati Bengals-146.222.523.9
22.Buffalo Bills-44.623.425.1
23.Chicago Bears-243.320.923.2
24.Seattle Seahawks+136.318.723.4
25.Tampa Bay Buccaneers+135.520.926.1
26.Oakland Raiders-233.221.326.6
27.Kansas City Chiefs+
28.Denver Broncos-129.822.129.1
29.St. Louis Rams+128.619.627.7
30.Detroit Lions+127.819.828.0
31.Jacksonville Jaguars-226.719.127.0
32.Cleveland Browns-21.819.429.2

Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in fantasy football simulation analysis and football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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