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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Updated: September 18, 11:43 AM ET
The statistics behind the ultimate power rankings

By Thomas Neumann
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Teams 1-10   |   Teams 11-20   |   Teams 21-32   |   Listranker

Wondering how your favorite team stacks up against the rest of the NFL in each of our study's categories? Look no further.

Keep in mind that the statistics below are for the 1970-2007 seasons.

The overall scoring formula can be found at the bottom of this page.

Playoff wins
Team No.
1. Dal 26
2. Pit 23
3. SF 20
4. Oak 19
5. Mia 18
6. NE 17
6. Was 17
8. Min 16
9. Den 15
9. Stl 15
11. NYG 13
11. Phi 13
13. Buf 12
13. GB 12
13. Ten 12
16. Ind 11
17. Chi 8
17. SD 8
19. Sea 7
20. Atl 6
20. Car 6
20. NYJ 6
23. Cin 5
23. Jac 5
23. TB 5
26. Bal 4
26. Cle 4
28. KC 3
29. NO 2
30. Ari 1
30. Det 1
32. Hou 0
Super Bowls
Team Rec.
1. Dal 5-3
2. Pit 5-1
3. SF 5-0
4. NE 3-3
5. Was 3-2
5. Den 2-4
7. NYG 3-1
7. Oak 3-1
7. Mia 2-3
10. Ind 2-0
10. Stl 1-2
10. Buf 0-4
13. Chi 1-1
13. GB 1-1
13. Min 0-3
16. Bal 1-0
16. TB 1-0
16. Cin 0-2
16. Phi 0-2
20. Atl 0-1
20. Car 0-1
20. SD 0-1
20. Sea 0-1
20. Ten 0-1
25. Ari 0-0
25. Cle 0-0
25. Det 0-0
25. Hou 0-0
25. Jac 0-0
25. KC 0-0
25. NO 0-0
25. NYJ 0-0
Winning pct.
Team Pct.
1. Mia .608
2. Pit .603
3. Dal .594
4. Den .586
5. Min .572
6. SF .568
7. Oak .5582
7. Was .5582
9. Jac .543
10. Stl .534
11. NE .519
12. Phi .511
13. GB .509
14. KC .506
15. Bal .503
16. Chi .497
17. Sea .492
18. NYG .4854
19. Ind .4845
20. Ten .481
21. Buf .474
22. Car .466
23. SD .463
24. Cle .458
25. Cin .447
26. NYJ .435
27. Det .425
28. Atl .422
29. NO .418
30. Ari .402
31. TB .393
32. Hou .333
Overall ranking
Team Pts.
1. Dal 1,498
2. Pit 1,495
3. SF 1,294
4. Mia 1,276
5. Den 1,138
6. Oak 1,028
7. Min 1,024
8. Was 998
9. Stl 947
10. NE 905
11. NYG 859
12. Chi 793
13. Phi 776
14. GB 745
15. Bal 678
16. Ind 669
17. Ten 669
18. Buf 667
19. Sea 641
20. Jac 634
21. KC 596
22. Car 588
23. SD 563
24. Cin 494
25. TB 474
26. Atl 362
27. Det 350
28. NYJ 338
29. Cle 338
30. Hou 308
31. NO 287
32. Ari 285
"MNF"
Team No.
1. Mia 73
2. Dal 69
3. SF 61
4. Oak 60
5. Den 57
5. Pit 57
7. Was 55
8. Stl 53
9. Chi 51
9. GB 51
11. Min 47
12. Phi 45
13. NYG 39
14. Buf 38
14. NYJ 38
16. NE 36
17. KC 35
18. Ten 33
19. Atl 30
19. SD 30
20. Ind 29
22. Cin 27
23. Cle 25
23. Det 25
25. NO 24
25. Sea 24
27. Ari 18
28. TB 16
29. Jac 11
30. Bal 10
31. Car 7
32. Hou 0
All-Pros
Team No.
1. Pit 62
2. Dal 56
2. Mia 56
4. SF 55
5. Min 52
6. Oak 49
7. Stl 44
8. Den 39
9. Chi 38
10. KC 37
10. SD 37
12. Phi 36
13. Ten 34
14. Buf 33
15. Was 31
16. NYG 30
17. NE 27
18. Cin 26
19. Ind 25
20. Ari 23
21. Det 22
21. GB 22
21. Sea 22
24. TB 21
25. NYJ 19
26. Bal 17
27. Atl 15
28. Cle 13
28. NO 13
30. Car 12
31. Jac 6
32. Hou 1
4 or fewer Ws
Team No.
1. Pit 0
2. Bal 1
2. Den 1
2. Jac 1
2. Min 1
6. Car 2
6. Dal 2
6. Hou 2
6. Mia 2
6. Was 2
11. Sea 3
12. Stl 4
13. KC 5
13. Oak 5
13. Phi 5
13. SF 5
17. Chi 6
17. NE 6
19. Cle 7
19. Det 7
19. GB 7
19. NYG 7
23. SD 8
23. TB 8
23. Ten 8
26. Buf 9
26. Ind 9
28. Ari 10
29. Atl 11
29. Cin 11
29. NO 11
32. NYJ 12
12 or more Ws
Team No.
1. SF 11
2. Dal 10
3. Den 7
4. Ind 6
4. Mia 6
4. Oak 6
4. Pit 6
4. Stl 6
9. Chi 5
9. GB 5
11. Buf 4
11. Min 4
11. NE 4
11. NYG 4
11. Phi 4
11. Ten 4
17. KC 3
17. SD 3
17. Was 3
20. Atl 2
20. Bal 2
20. Cin 2
20. Jac 2
20. NO 2
20. Sea 2
26. Car 1
26. Cle 1
26. Det 1
26. NYJ 1
26. TB 1
31. Ari 0
31. Hou 0
Draft busts
Team No.
1. Bal 0
1. Car 0
1. Hou 0
1. Jac 0
1. Mia 0
1. Min 0
1. NE 0
1. Ten 0
9. Atl 1
9. Buf 1
9. Dal 1
9. Den 1
9. Ind 1
9. NYG 1
9. Stl 1
9. SF 1
9. TB 1
18. Chi 2
18. GB 2
18. NO 2
18. Phi 2
18. Pit 2
18. SD 2
18. Sea 2
25. Ari 3
25. Cle 3
25. KC 3
25. Oak 3
25. Was 3
30. Cin 4
30. Det 4
30. NYJ 4
Crushing playoff defeats
Team No.
1. Ari 0
1. Atl 0
1. Bal 0
1. Car 0
1. Chi 0
1. Cin 0
1. Det 0
1. GB 0
1. Hou 0
1. Ind 0
1. Jac 0
1. NO 0
1. NYG 0
1. NYJ 0
1. Pit 0
1. Sea 0
1. TB 0
18. KC 1
18. Mia 1
18. Phi 1
18. Stl 1
18. SD 1
18. SF 1
18. Ten 1
18. Was 1
26. Cle 2
26. Dal 2
26. Den 2
26. NE 2
30. Buf 3
30. Min 3
32. Oak 4
Coaching changes
Team No.
1. Hou 1
1. Jac 1
3. Bal 2
3. Car 2
3. Pit 2
6. Sea 5
7. Dal 6
7. Den 6
7. Mia 6
7. Min 6
7. TB 6
12. Chi 7
13. Cin 8
13. GB 8
13. NYG 8
16. KC 9
16. Phi 9
16. SF 9
19. Oak 10
19. Ten 10
19. Was 10
22. Buf 11
22. Stl 11
24. Cle 12
24. Det 12
24. NE 12
27. Ari 13
27. NO 13
27. SD 13
30. Atl 14
30. Ind 14
30. NYJ 14


Modern NFL franchise hierarchy scoring formula

Teams compiled points based to 10 criteria:

Winning percentage: One point per mill of a team's regular-season winning percentage. For example, a .500 team gets 500 points. +1

Super Bowls: 50 points per win; 25 points per loss. +50/25

Playoff victories: 10 points per win (not including Super Bowls). +10

12-win season: 10 points for each season of 12 or more victories. +10

Four-win season: Minus-10 points for each season of four or fewer victories (not including the 1982 strike season). -10

All-Pros: Five points each for every time a player was named first team All-Pro. +5

"MNF": To measure prestige, one point for each appearance on "Monday Night Football." +1

Coaching changes: Minus-10 points for each coaching change (includes interim coaches). -10

Crushing postseason defeats: Minus-20 points for suffering one of the 25 most crushing postseason defeats since the AFL-NFL merger (as selected by Page 2, see list below). -20

Busts: Minus-10 points for selecting one of the 50 biggest draft busts as selected by ESPN.com. (See list here) -10

Tiebreakers: 1, Super Bowl victories; 2, playoff victories.

Notes: Per NFL policy, Arizona includes the St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals; Cleveland includes the old and new Browns; Indianapolis includes the Baltimore Colts; New England includes the Boston Patriots; Oakland includes the Los Angeles Raiders; St. Louis includes the Los Angeles Rams; Tennessee includes the Houston Oilers.

• Ties are counted as half a win and half a loss in calculating winning percentage, in accordance with official NFL records.

The 25 crushing postseason defeats
• Dec. 23, 1972: Steelers 13, Raiders 7 (Immaculate Reception).
• Dec. 28, 1975: Cowboys 17, Vikings 14 (Hail Mary).
• Jan. 21, 1979: Steelers 35, Cowboys 31, Super Bowl XIII (Jackie Smith's end zone drop).
• Jan. 10, 1982: 49ers 28, Cowboys 27, NFC Championship Game (The Catch).
• Jan. 22, 1984: Raiders 38, Redskins 9, Super Bowl XVIII (Washington was a three-point favorite).
• Jan. 26, 1986: Bears 46, Patriots 10, Super Bowl XX.
• Jan. 4, 1987: Giants 49, 49ers 3 (Jim Burt knocks Joe Montana out of game).
• Jan. 11, 1987: Broncos 23, Browns 20, AFC Championship Game (The Drive).
• Jan. 17, 1988: Broncos 38, Browns 33, AFC Championship Game (The Fumble).
• Jan. 31, 1988: Redskins 42, Broncos 10, Super Bowl XXII (Denver was a three-point favorite).
• Jan. 28, 1990: 49ers 55, Broncos 10, Super Bowl XXIV (largest victory margin in a Super Bowl).
• Jan. 20, 1991: Bills 51, Raiders 3, AFC Championship Game.
• Jan. 27, 1991: Giants 20, Bills 19, Super Bowl XXV (Scott Norwood, wide right).
• Jan. 3, 1993: Bills 41, Oilers 38, OT (Houston led 35-3 in third quarter).
• Jan. 31, 1993: Cowboys 52, Bills 17, Super Bowl XXVII.
• Jan. 4, 1998: Broncos 14, Chiefs 10 (Chiefs lose second divisional game in three seasons at home as top seed)
• Jan. 17, 1999: Falcons 30, Vikings 27, OT (Minnesota, 16-1, loses after Gary Anderson misses first FG attempt of season).
• Jan. 8, 2000: Titans 22, Bills 16 (Music City Miracle).
• Jan. 15, 2000: Jaguars 62, Dolphins 7. (last game for Dan Marino, Jimmy Johnson).
• Jan. 14, 2001: Giants 41, Vikings 0, NFC Championship Game.
• Jan. 19, 2002: Patriots 16, Raiders 13 (Tuck Rule).
• Feb. 3, 2002: Patriots 20, Rams 17, Super Bowl XXXVI (St. Louis was a 14-point favorite).
• Jan. 26, 2003: Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21, Super Bowl XXXVII (Oakland was a three-point favorite).
• Jan. 18, 2004: Panthers 14, Eagles 3, NFC Championship Game (Philadelphia's third consecutive loss in NFC Championship Game).
• Feb. 3, 2008: Giants 17, Patriots 14, Super Bowl XLII.

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