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Final Regular Season PFW NFL Power Rankings

We wrap up the 2013 regular season with our final PFW NFL power rankings of the year.


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.

The final installment of the Wilson-Hart Power Index for 2013 shows that the Seattle Seahawks were not only the best team in football this season, they were the best team by a solid margin. San Francisco and Kansas City finished the season in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively.

The Bengals made a late-surge to jump the Patriots for the No. 4 spot, while New England finished at No. 5 overall.

Looking at the Index as a whole, the first 10 spots all qualified for the postseason, while San Diego, No. 14, and Green Bay, No. 17, are worst of the teams to make the 12-team playoffs. On the flip side, near-playoff teams such as the Cardinals, Bears and Steelers are rank higher than the Chargers and Packers.

At the bottom of the Index, Bill O'Brien's new team, the Texans, finished with the No. 32 spot, "beating out" the Jags for the basement.

Without taking into account home-field advantage, using the Wilson-Hart Power Index one might expect the 49ers, Chiefs, Bengals and Saints to take care of business on Wild Card Weekend!

11sameSeattle Seahawks13-3-02.833
22sameSan Francisco 49ers12-4-05.667
33sameKansas City Chiefs11-5-06.667
45up 1Cincinnati Bengals11-5-07.333
54down 1New England Patriots12-4-07.833
69up 3New Orleans Saints11-5-08.500
75down 2Carolina Panthers12-4-08.667
87down 1Philadelphia Eagles10-6-09.000
98down 1Denver Broncos13-3-09.333
1010sameIndianapolis Colts11-5-011.000
1111sameArizona Cardinals10-6-012.833
1213up 1Chicago Bears8-8-014.000
1216up 4Pittsburgh Steelers8-8-014.000
1415up 1San Diego Chargers9-7-014.167
1512down 3Dallas Cowboys8-8-014.500
1614down 2Miami Dolphins8-8-015.333
1719up 2Green Bay Packers8-7-116.333
1822up 4Tennessee Titans7-9-017.000
1917down 2St. Louis Rams7-9-017.333
2018down 2Buffalo Bills6-10-017.667
2120down 1Baltimore Ravens8-8-018.833
2122up 1Detroit Lions7-9-018.833
2321down 2Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-12-021.333
2424sameNew York Giants7-9-022.167
2526up 1Atlanta Falcons4-12-023.167
2625down 1Cleveland Browns4-12-023.667
2728up 1New York Jets8-8-024.000
2827down 1Minnesota Vikings5-10-125.500
2929sameWashington Redskins3-13-026.500
3030sameOakland Raiders4-12-027.667
3130down 1Jacksonville Jaguars4-12-028.000
3232sameHouston Texans2-14-028.167

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