Power Rankings: Volume 5

The true power landscape of the league is starting to really take shape. Data isn’t concerned with misleading, unreliable, subjective reactions to individual games. Data summarizes the entire body of work, translating millions of variables into clear, quantifiable output. 

Some people might be inclined to overreact to something like the Chiefs getting dominated at home by the Las Vegas Raiders. Others might see the Tuesday night Bills vs. Titans game and think that maybe the Bills aren’t quite as good as everyone made them out to be. Some people might even look for a silver lining in their team’s hideous existence by comparing it to another horrific team experiencing a brief run of good fortune.

Data doesn’t care what those people think. Data doesn’t react. Data isn’t compromised by emotions. Data doesn’t get upset, or walk out, if you question it. Data is pure and incorruptible.

Let’s see what data has to say about the current state of the power* balance in the NFL.

1. Chargers (LR 3)

2. 49ers (LR 4)

3. Rams (LR 5)

4. Bills (LR 12)

5. Jaguars (LR 27)

6. Bucs (LR 29)

7. Dolphins (LR 28)

8. Texans (LR 1)

9. Cowboys (LR 2)

10. Seahawks (LR 9)

11. Falcons (LR 30)

12. Broncos (LR 8)

13. Patriots (LR 26)

14. Ravens (LR 21)

15. Panthers (20)

16. Bears (LR 6)

17. Cardinals (LR 19)

18. Eagles (LR 13)

19. Steelers (LR 14)

20. Bengals (LR 17)

21. Browns (LR 18)

22. Titans (LR 23)

23. Lions (LR 11)

24. Vikings (LR 7)

25. Jets (LR 24)

26. Giants (LR 25)

27. Packers (LR 16)

28. Raiders (LR 22)

29. Colts (LR 10)

30. Chiefs (LR 15)

31. Football Team (LR 32)

32. Saints (LR 31)

*h/t EVA

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