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PFW NFL Power Rankings Week 15

Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart offers his PFW NFL Power Rankings heading into week 15 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.

New England's crazy comeback over the Browns, another in a long line of close calls for Bill Belichick's team this season, has the Patriots creeping up the Wilson-Hart Power Index. New England is now tied at No. 4 overall with the 49ers, both teams moving up thanks to Carolina dropping down four spots to No. 6 overall.

Seattle remains the top team in the Index despite its tough loss in San Francisco, although the Seahawks lead on the No. 2 spot is closing just a bit with Kansas City taking over that slot.

After a pretty settled Index a week ago, this weekend's action created a little more shakeup. Carolina was actually one of five teams that moved up or down four or more spots. Tampa Bay was the big riser of the week, moving up five spots to No. 17 overall.

Finally, we have a change in the basement as the Texans moved into No. 32 overall. Oh how Houston has fallen since they swaggered in Foxborough at about this time a year ago!

11sameSeattle Seahawks11-2-02.000
23up 1Kansas City Chiefs10-3-06.333
33sameNew Orleans Saints10-3-07.000
45up 1New England Patriots10-3-07.667
45up 1San Francisco 49ers9-4-07.667
62down 4Carolina Panthers9-4-08.500
78up 1Philadelphia Eagles8-5-08.833
87down 1Cincinnati Bengals9-4-09.000
910up 1Denver Broncos11-2-010.500
1012up 2Arizona Cardinals8-5-011.333
1111sameChicago Bears7-6-012.333
119down 2Dallas Cowboys7-6-012.333
1313sameMiami Dolphins7-6-012.833
1414sameIndianapolis Colts8-5-014.500
1519up 4San Diego Chargers6-7-015.667
1616sameDetroit Lions7-6-016.000
1722up 5Tampa Bay Buccaneers4-9-016.500
1818samePittsburgh Steelers5-8-016.833
1914down 5Tennessee Titans5-8-017.000
2020sameGreen Bay Packers6-6-118.000
2117down 4St. Louis Rams5-8-018.167
2221down 1Baltimore Ravens7-6-019.167
2322down 1Buffalo Bills4-9-020.500
2425up 1Cleveland Browns4-9-022.167
2524down 1New York Giants5-8-023.833
2626sameOakland Raiders4-9-024.667
2728up 1Atlanta Falcons3-10-025.333
2829up 1Minnesota Vikings3-9-125.500
2930up 1New York Jets6-7-026.333
3027down 3Washington Redskins3-10-026.500
3132up 1Jacksonville Jaguars4-9-026.833
3231down 1Houston Texans2-11-027.833

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