NFL Team Rankings (11/20)

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 (11/20/2012) 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 (11/20/2012)

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