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PFW NFL Power Rankings Week 14

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart offers his PFW NFL Power Rankings heading into week 14 based off of the Wilson-Hart power index.


Patriots Football Weekly has created a weekly Power Ranking based on the proprietary Wilson-Hart Power Index. The system uses the most important statistics in the game — those most closely associated to winning and losing — to rank all 32 NFL teams based on their performance to date this season.

Given the Seahawks impressive blowout of the previously No. 2-ranked Saints in Seattle on Monday night, it’s no surprise that the Legion of Boom maintains its top spot in the Wilson-Hart Power Index this week. What is notable is the Seahawks Index number and how far ahead of the now No. 2-ranked Panthers Pete Carrol’’s team is. According to the statistics, Carolina is actually closer to the No. 10-ranked Broncos than it is to the No. 1 overall spot. Seattle is as highly ranked and as far ahead of the competition at this point in the season as any team we’ve seen previously in the Index.

After the Panthers, the Chiefs and Saints are now tied for the No. 3 spot, just ahead of the Patriots at No. 5.

As we’ve seen in recent weeks, late season action only alters the Index a bit on a weekly basis. No team rose or fell more than three slots this week, and 14 of 32 teams actually remained in the same spot where they resided a week ago.

The Jaguars continue to hold onto the basement in the Index, although the Texans are now at No. 31 and making a push to give Jacksonville a run for its money after Houston lost its 10th straight game at the hands of the Patriots.


THIS WEEK'S RANK LAST WEEK'S RANK MOVEMENT TEAM CURRENT RECORD WILSON-HART POWER INDEX
1 1 same Seattle Seahawks 11-1-0 1.667
2 4 up 2 Carolina Panthers 9-3-0 6.833
3 3 same Kansas City Chiefs 9-3-0 7.167
3 2 down 1 New Orleans Saints 9-3-0 7.167
5 5 same New England Patriots  9-3-0 7.333
5 5 same San Francisco 49ers 8-4-0 7.333
7 7 same Cincinnati Bengals 8-4-0 10.000
8 8 same Philadelphia Eagles 7-5-0 10.167
9 10 up 1 Dallas Cowboys 7-5-0 10.833
10 9 down 1 Denver Broncos 10-2-0 11.333
11 11 same Chicago Bears 6-6-0 13.000
12 12 same Arizona Cardinals 7-5-0 13.167
13 15 up 2 Miami Dolphins 6-6-0 13.500
14 16 up 2 Indianapolis Colts 8-4-0 14.167
14 13 down 1 Tennessee Titans 5-7-0 14.167
16 18 up 2 Detroit Lions 7-5-0 14.833
17 14 down 3 St. Louis Rams 5-7-0 15.333
18 17 down 1 Pittsburgh Steelers 5-7-0 16.000
19 20 up 1 San Diego Chargers 5-7-0 17.500
20 19 down 1 Green Bay Packers 5-6-1 17.667
21 21 same Baltimore Ravens 6-6-0 18.000
22 23 up 1 Buffalo Bills 4-8-0 19.500
22 21 down 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-9-0 19.500
24 26 up 2 New York Giants 5-7-0 21.833
25 24 down 1 Cleveland Browns 4-8-0 23.000
26 24 down 2 Oakland Raiders 4-8-0 24.167
27 27 same Washington Redskins 3-9-0 24.833
28 28 same Atlanta Falcons 3-9-0 25.333
29 29 same Minnesota Vikings 3-8-1 25.667
30 30 same New York Jets  5-7-0 26.500
31 30 down 1 Houston Texans 2-10-0 27.833
32 32 same Jacksonville Jaguars 3-9-0 28.500