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My Quantifiably Insane Power Rankings Heading Into Week 3

Sorry, but I could only go so long without writing another statistical FanPost. I tried to go cold turkey, but I ended up getting frequent cold sweats and pounding headaches (I think Arif knows what I'm talkin' about).

This time, I've come up with a brilliant idea to post a weekly power ranking of all 32 teams based off of a revised AY/A formula which takes into account net offensive yards, net defensive yards, sacks, sack yardage, and penalty yards. Special teams is the only facet of the game which is not included in this formula, but let's be honest, special teams is usually kinda boring anyway now that the kickoff line has been moved up to the 35 (thanks Goodell).

Here is the formula:

Offensive AY/A - Defensive AY/A = AY/A Differential

Offensive AY/A = ((offensive yards - sack yardage - penalty yards) + (20 * touchdowns) - (45 * turnovers)) divided by (passing attempts + rushing attempts + sacks)

Defensive AY/A = ((defensive yards - sack yardage - penalty yards) + (20 * touchdowns) - (45 *turnovers)) divided by (passing attempts + rushing attempts + sacks)

Before I post the rankings, please take these things into account

  • These rankings do not take last year into account
  • These rankings do not take strength of opponent(s) into account
  • These rankings do not take win/loss record into account
  • These rankings will start off fairly inaccurate in the early weeks, but will become more and more accurate as the season progresses
  • By season's end, these rankings will do a better job at showing the strength of each team than the win/loss record will

So with that out of the way, here is where every team stands heading into week 3.....

1. Seahawks (+3.61)

2. Chiefs (+2.86)

3. Broncos (+2.43)

4. Eagles (+1.63)

5. Patriots (+1.50)

6. Texans (+1.28)

7. Saints (+1.13)

8. Bears (+0.93)

9. Packers (+0.86)

10. Dolphins (+0.81)

11. Falcons (+0.69)

12. Colts (+0.56)

13. Lions (+0.51)

14. Cardinals (+0.25)

15. Bills (+0.20)

16. Raiders (+0.13)

17. Bengals (+0.11)

18. Rams (-0.39)

19. Titans (-0.53)

20. Giants (-0.57)

21. Cowboys (-0.63)

22. Jets (-0.65)

23. Browns (-0.68)

24. Panthers (-1.03)

25. Chargers (-1.12)

26. Vikings (-1.24)

27. Steelers (-1.51)

28. 49ers (-1.53)

29. Buccaneers (-1.59)

30. Redskins (-1.93)

31. Ravens (-2.03)

32. Jaguars (-3.03)

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a <em>community</em>, that view is no less important.

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