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NFL Power Rankings: Texans preseason No. 1

Reigning champ New York Giants begin season at No. 14

By Jake Westrich - WhatIfSports.com
September 4, 2012

WhatIfSports.com utilizes its NFL simulation engine to present the most comprehensive and unbiased ranking of all 32 teams. We simulated thousands of NFL games and used the winning percentages from those 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)

 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
1.Houston Texans74.326.517.8
2.Green Bay Packers71.527.519.8
3.San Francisco 49ers70.425.117.9
4.New England Patriots68.028.622.1
5.Chicago Bears61.925.321.1
6.Buffalo Bills61.424.921.0
7.Pittsburgh Steelers61.124.120.5
8.Denver Broncos60.224.520.8
9.Baltimore Ravens59.022.619.8
10.Detroit Lions57.824.622.0
11.Atlanta Falcons57.523.921.3
12.New York Jets55.822.920.7
13.Kansas City Chiefs53.422.421.0
14.New York Giants52.723.522.6
15.Cincinnati Bengals49.321.721.8
16.New Orleans Saints48.625.826.3
 TeamWin PctPS/GPA/G
17.Dallas Cowboys48.022.823.5
18.Seattle Seahawks47.420.521.3
19.Oakland Raiders46.322.223.3
20.Philadelphia Eagles45.320.822.6
21.Miami Dolphins45.020.422.1
22.Cleveland Browns44.422.324.2
23.San Diego Chargers41.622.125.2
24.Arizona Cardinals40.121.224.5
25.Tennessee Titans39.322.025.2
26.Carolina Panthers39.322.125.9
27.St. Louis Rams37.521.425.8
28.Minnesota Vikings36.018.923.5
29.Tampa Bay Buccaneers34.221.126.6
30.Washington Redskins33.518.624.6
31.Jacksonville Jaguars29.616.924.2
32.Indianapolis Colts27.618.827.2

Jake Westrich is the Digital Content Coordinator for WhatIfSports.com. He can be reached at jwestrich@whatifsports.com.

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