NFL Team Rankings (11/12)

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 (11/12/2012) 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 (11/12/2012)

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