NFL Team Rankings (11/6/2012)

Last Updated: 8/19/2014 10:03 PM ET

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Not only does the Predictalator run every upcoming game 50,000 times, it plays every team against every other team to come up with the ultimate Power Rankings. The Predictalator is successful because it best accounts for actual matchups and team's abilities to exploit opponent's weaknesses using strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics, so the Power Rankings are not necessarily the best way to know who would win between two teams. They are, however, the best possible way to measure which teams have put together the most impressive seasons. The best team may not be favored against the second-best team, but it would be favored more significantly against the rest of the teams in the sport.

To build the NFL Power Rankings below, we "played" every team against every other team 50,000 times each and ranked by overall winning percentage of those games. These Power Rankings are as of (11/6/2012) rosters and projected depth charts.

In addition to the NFL Power Rankings, we have also included each team’s overall Offensive and Defensive rankings as well as Pass and Rush efficiency rankings relative to the league based on our strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics and current rosters.

2012 NFL Team Rankings (11/6/2012)

Rank Team O-Rank D-Rank O-Pass Eff O-Rush Eff D-Pass Eff D-Rush Eff
1 Houston Texans 11 3 9 16 3 7
2 San Francisco 49ers 16 2 14 1 4 3
3 Chicago Bears 22 1 23 7 1 4
4 Atlanta Falcons 4 6 4 11 11 26
5 Denver Broncos 6 9 1 27 6 8
6 New England Patriots 1 20 2 12 29 1
7 Green Bay Packers 3 14 6 17 8 19
8 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 4 8 20 5 11
9 New York Giants 7 12 5 13 15 20
10 Seattle Seahawks 20 5 17 10 2 14
11 Detroit Lions 5 15 13 22 12 23
12 Dallas Cowboys 13 8 10 25 22 10
13 Baltimore Ravens 14 23 15 6 13 9
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 26 7 5 26 6
15 St. Louis Rams 21 13 18 8 9 21
16 Washington Redskins 8 30 12 2 28 17
17 Carolina Panthers 18 18 11 9 20 22
18 New Orleans Saints 2 32 3 14 31 30
19 Miami Dolphins 19 21 16 26 18 5
20 New York Jets 25 10 26 21 7 16
21 San Diego Chargers 30 7 25 29 19 2
22 Philadelphia Eagles 15 19 27 18 17 25
23 Minnesota Vikings 23 16 28 4 14 12
24 Indianapolis Colts 12 28 21 24 27 31
25 Cincinnati Bengals 24 22 20 28 24 15
26 Oakland Raiders 17 29 19 31 25 29
27 Buffalo Bills 26 27 24 3 23 32
28 Arizona Cardinals 31 11 32 32 10 18
29 Cleveland Browns 29 25 29 23 16 24
30 Tennessee Titans 27 31 22 15 30 28
31 Kansas City Chiefs 28 17 30 19 32 27
32 Jacksonville Jaguars 32 24 31 30 21 13