NFL Team Rankings (10/30/2012)

Last Updated: 8/19/2014 10:03 PM ET

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Not only does the Predictalator run every upcoming game 50,000 times, it plays every team against every other team to come up with the ultimate Power Rankings. The Predictalator is successful because it best accounts for actual matchups and team's abilities to exploit opponent's weaknesses using strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics, so the Power Rankings are not necessarily the best way to know who would win between two teams. They are, however, the best possible way to measure which teams have put together the most impressive seasons. The best team may not be favored against the second-best team, but it would be favored more significantly against the rest of the teams in the sport.

To build the NFL Power Rankings below, we "played" every team against every other team 50,000 times each and ranked by overall winning percentage of those games. These Power Rankings are as of (10/30/2012) rosters and projected depth charts.

In addition to the NFL Power Rankings, we have also included each team’s overall Offensive and Defensive rankings as well as Pass and Rush efficiency rankings relative to the league based on our strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics and current rosters.

2012 NFL Team Rankings (10/30/2012)

Rank Team O-Rank D-Rank O-Pass Eff O-Rush Eff D-Pass Eff D-Rush Eff
1 Houston Texans 9 1 10 13 2 7
2 San Francisco 49ers 15 3 13 1 3 1
3 Atlanta Falcons 7 4 5 12 7 23
4 New York Giants 4 9 1 8 14 19
5 Chicago Bears 25 2 23 5 1 2
6 New England Patriots 1 17 3 9 27 3
7 Denver Broncos 6 10 2 28 8 11
8 Green Bay Packers 2 16 4 19 9 24
9 Pittsburgh Steelers 12 6 9 22 6 18
10 Dallas Cowboys 11 5 11 25 19 9
11 Seattle Seahawks 19 7 21 10 4 6
12 Baltimore Ravens 10 24 14 4 13 8
13 Detroit Lions 5 22 15 20 16 26
14 Washington Redskins 8 27 8 2 26 16
15 Miami Dolphins 18 12 18 27 12 5
16 St. Louis Rams 21 13 20 7 10 22
17 Philadelphia Eagles 13 19 22 21 15 25
18 Oakland Raiders 17 23 16 29 24 15
19 Minnesota Vikings 20 15 25 6 17 12
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 26 7 16 30 10
21 Carolina Panthers 22 18 12 11 25 20
22 New Orleans Saints 3 32 6 14 32 30
23 Cincinnati Bengals 24 20 19 30 23 21
24 San Diego Chargers 29 11 28 31 22 4
25 Indianapolis Colts 16 29 24 26 29 31
26 New York Jets 32 8 32 17 5 14
27 Arizona Cardinals 30 14 31 32 11 17
28 Buffalo Bills 26 30 26 3 21 32
29 Tennessee Titans 23 31 17 18 28 28
30 Cleveland Browns 28 28 27 23 18 27
31 Kansas City Chiefs 27 21 29 15 31 29
32 Jacksonville Jaguars 31 25 30 24 20 13