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Copyright 1996-2018
 
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
2017-2018 Final

rankteamrating
1Rams96.5
2Philadelphia88.5
3Minnesota87.0
4New England86.0
5Baltimore85.0
6Atlanta84.0
7Chargers80.0
8New Orleans80.0
9Pittsburgh76.0
10Carolina76.0
11Jacksonville75.0
12Kansas City75.0
13Dallas73.0
14Seattle70.0
15Washington69.5
16Arizona69.0
17Detroit68.5
18Tennessee68.0
19Green Bay67.0
20San Francisco66.0
21Cincinnati64.5
22Jets64.0
23Oakland63.0
24Tampa Bay61.0
25Chicago61.0
26Miami61.0
27Denver58.0
28Buffalo57.0
29Giants53.0
30Indianapolis52.5
31Houston49.0
32Cleveland44.0


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