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I used to track the lines and rate the teams according to how the line changed from week to week. And I noticed something interesting. Just because a good team lost wasn't necessarily a reason for them to change a team's rating. That got my gears turning. A few years later I designed this system using that theory. It is based on head to head competition. There is no exaggerated margin of victory factor and there is no schedule strength. They are natural in this system.

 
NFL Ratings
9 January 2018

rankteamrating
1Rams62.3
2Philadelphia57.7
3Minnesota57.6
4Atlanta56.5
5New Orleans55.3
6Baltimore54.8
7Chargers53.7
8New England51.4
9Jacksonville50.9
10Pittsburgh50.8
11Carolina50.1
12Kansas City49.8
13Dallas49.3
14Detroit48.3
15San Francisco47.7
16Seattle47.0
17Arizona46.4
18Tennessee46.2
19Washington46.1
20Cincinnati43.7
21Tampa Bay43.3
22Jets41.6
23Oakland41.5
24Green Bay41.5
25Chicago40.9
26Miami40.5
27Denver39.2
28Buffalo37.9
29Giants35.4
30Indianapolis35.1
31Houston32.6
32Cleveland29.3


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