Team Rankings (07/29/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
2015 NFL Positional Power Rankings – ranking every player in the NFL by position.

The 2015 NFL Preview including playoff probabilities, fantasy projections and game predictions will be available starting August 6th. To whet your appetite for all things football, we present each NFL team's overall ranking based on player impact scores.

An impact score (0 - 10 scale) is a relative value based on the projections that can put players in context across positions. A score of seven or above can generally outperform a replacement player in the NFL at his position; an eight or above can be expected to start adequately and a player with a rating over nine is a unique, game-changing athlete.

Previous Rankings: offensive skill positions (including quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends), Offensive line, defensive line, linebackers, defensive secondary, overall offense and overall defense.

For more fun with impact scores check out the NFL Draft Machine.


Which team is the best in the NFL? The Green Bay Packers with an average impact score of 8.34 out of 10. The Cheeseheads have the No. 1 group of skill position players, a top five offensive line and one of the most improved defenses in the league.

The Packers are such a talented team that you could replace Aaron Rodgers (9.5 out of 10) with an adequate starter (8.0 out of 10) and Green Bay would still rank as a top three overall team.

The lowest ranked playoff team from a year ago is the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards have the second worst collection of talent of any team in the NFL and are projected to miss the playoffs.

The best non-playoff teams from last year are the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings. Each team ranks in the top ten and the Dolphins and Vikings will make the playoffs this season.

The Jags are on the clock; hopefully a top pick will improve the least talented team in football.

Team Power Rankings

Team Average Impact Score Ranking
Green Bay Packers 8.34
Philadelphia Eagles 8.32
Pittsburgh Steelers 8.30
Denver Broncos 8.28
Seattle Seahawks 8.25
Dallas Cowboys 8.24
Baltimore Ravens 8.18
Miami Dolphins 8.16
Carolina Panthers 8.16
Minnesota Vikings 8.16
Detroit Lions 8.14
Cleveland Browns 8.12
New England Patriots 8.12
Washington Redskins 8.11
Indianapolis Colts 8.09
Kansas City Chiefs 8.07
St. Louis Rams 8.07
New York Giants 8.06
New York Jets 8.05
Houston Texans 8.05
San Francisco 49ers 8.03
New Orleans Saints 8.02
Tennessee Titans 8.02
San Diego Chargers 8.00
Cincinnati Bengals 7.99
Atlanta Falcons 7.97
Buffalo Bills 7.97
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7.92
Chicago Bears 7.91
Oakland Raiders 7.91
Arizona Cardinals 7.89
Jacksonville Jaguars 7.82