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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
18 September 2018

rankteamrating
1Rams102.0
2Minnesota87.0
3Atlanta87.0
4Philadelphia86.0
5Tampa Bay84.0
6Jacksonville83.5
7Kansas City80.0
8New England78.5
9Cincinnati76.5
10Pittsburgh76.0
11Chargers75.0
12Miami75.0
13Carolina74.5
14Washington74.0
15Baltimore71.5
16Dallas70.5
17San Francisco70.0
18New Orleans68.5
19Arizona68.0
20Green Bay67.0
21Indianapolis67.0
22Tennessee64.5
23Denver64.5
24Jets64.0
25Chicago63.5
26Oakland63.0
27Detroit59.5
28Seattle58.0
29Buffalo57.0
30Houston49.0
31Giants48.0
32Cleveland44.0


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