2011 NFL Power Rankings #9

At this point in the proceedings, #1 and #2 are clear. However, look at the rest of the league? Baltimore had the big win over Pittsburgh, but a weird loss to Seattle.  The Saints had a great win over Atlanta, but coming off of a crazy loss to Saint Louis.  The Steelers, Patriots also split good results.  So the tier of good teams is very muddled.  To wit, the rankings for this week:

Rank Team W L RPI Margin PairWins
1 Packers 9 0 0.747 (1) 17.917 (1) 31
2 49ers 8 1 0.683 (2) 13.472 (2) 30
3 Ravens 6 3 0.626 (4) 12.843 (5) 29
4 Saints 7 3 0.64 (3) 8.838 (9) 28
5 Patriots 6 3 0.616 (5) 12.972 (4) 26
6 Steelers 7 3 0.611 (6) 9.519 (8) 25
7 Bears 6 3 0.595 (9) 12.087 (6) 24
8 Texans 7 3 0.6 (8) 12.976 (3) 23
9 Lions 6 3 0.607 (7) 10.502 (7) 23
10 Bengals 6 3 0.58 (11) 7.443 (11) 20
11 Giants 6 3 0.586 (10) 3.844 (17) 20
12 Jets 5 4 0.534 (13) 7.108 (12) 19
13 Cowboys 5 4 0.532 (14) 8.698 (10) 18
14 Bills 5 4 0.527 (15) 5.458 (15) 17
15 Falcons 5 4 0.54 (12) 5.92 (14) 17
16 Raiders 5 4 0.521 (16) -0.345 (23) 16
17 Titans 5 4 0.505 (17) 4.561 (16) 15
18 Broncos 4 5 0.499 (18) 0.323 (20) 14
19 Bucs 4 5 0.465 (19) -2.243 (28) 13
20 Chiefs 4 5 0.437 (21) -8.306 (31) 11
21 Chargers 4 5 0.453 (20) 0.886 (18) 11
22 Seahawks 3 6 0.433 (22) 0 (21) 10
23 Jaguars 3 6 0.418 (23) -0.179 (22) 9
24 Eagles 3 6 0.417 (24) 6.125 (13) 9
25 Redskins 3 6 0.394 (25) -1.906 (25) 7
26 Dolphins 2 7 0.355 (30) 0.788 (19) 4
27 Vikings 2 7 0.377 (28) -1.983 (26) 4
28 Rams 2 7 0.362 (29) -6.707 (30) 3
29 Cardinals 3 6 0.389 (26) -2.127 (27) 3
30 Browns 3 6 0.385 (27) -4.302 (29) 2
31 Panthers 2 7 0.313 (31) -1.343 (24) 1
32 Colts 0 10 0.242 (32) -12.904 (32) 0

It is amazing to see the Eagles at 3-6 at this point.  The NFC East might be close enough to still win, but they have used just about all their slack – if they have any remaining.  The hottest team in the league outside of the top two is probably the Chicago Bears, who have surged into the #7 position.  That said, how comfortable are  you with them for the long haul?  Me neither, though the increased reliance on Forte is a plus.

Oh yeah, the Colts still stink.

Now, the schedule quartiles

Eight hardest schedules to date (Opp W/L, Opp SoS/2nd Order):

  1. Detroit Lions (41-31, .547)
  2. Chicago Bears (41-32, .542)
  3. Tampa Bay Bucs (43-33, .539)
  4. New England Patriots (41-32, .535)
  5. Seattle Seahawks (43-30, .533)
  6. Denver Broncos (41-31, .526)
  7. New York Jets (38-34, .526)
  8. Dallas Cowboys (37-35, .522)

Easiest Schedules

  1. Houston Texans (39-44, .483)
  2. Miami Dolphins (35-38, .478)
  3. Tennessee Titans (34-41, .475)
  4. New York Giants (32-40, .474)
  5. Cleveland Browns (32-42, .468)
  6. Washington Redskins (30-42, .454)
  7. Kansas City Chiefs (27-46, .448)
  8. Arizona Cardinals (28-45, .445)

 

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3 thoughts on “2011 NFL Power Rankings #9

      1. I’ll look for it, then! You have devoted fans there, and we all like the discussion forum for bragging and excuses. As a Niners fan, I especially want to hear from the Giants fans about how we should have lost. 😉

        Take care.

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