2008 NFL Power Ratings and Predictions

Last updated: Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Welcome to my pro football power ratings.  I will be updating this page by each Tuesday 
night during the season.  To determine the approximate point spread for a game, simply take 
the difference between the power ratings of the two teams in question and add 3 points for 
the home team.

These ratings are based on several factors, including win-loss record, schedule strength, 
and margin of victory in games.  Enjoy!

NFL Team Rankings

Team W L T Rating
1 Pittsburgh Steelers 15 4 0 60.3
2 Baltimore Ravens 13 6 0 59.4
3 Tennessee Titans 13 4 0 57.2
4 Philadelphia Eagles 11 7 1 57.2
5 Indianapolis Colts 12 5 0 56.5
6 New York Giants 12 5 0 56.3
7 Carolina Panthers 12 5 0 54.7
8 New England Patriots 11 5 0 54.5
9 Arizona Cardinals 12 8 0 53.7
10 Atlanta Falcons 11 6 0 53.1
11 San Diego Chargers 9 9 0 52.8
12 Minnesota Vikings 10 7 0 52.6
13 New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 52.1
14 Miami Dolphins 11 6 0 51.7
15 Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 51.7
16 Chicago Bears 9 7 0 50.6
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 7 0 50.2
18 Houston Texans 8 8 0 49.6
19 New York Jets 9 7 0 49.5
20 Washington Redskins 8 8 0 49.1
21 Green Bay Packers 6 10 0 48.9
22 Buffalo Bills 7 9 0 46.9
23 San Francisco 49ers 7 9 0 46.5
24 Denver Broncos 8 8 0 46.1
25 Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 45.6
26 Cincinnati Bengals 4 11 1 45.0
27 Oakland Raiders 5 11 0 44.4
28 Cleveland Browns 4 12 0 44.0
29 Seattle Seahawks 4 12 0 43.4
30 Kansas City Chiefs 2 14 0 40.7
31 St. Louis Rams 2 14 0 38.8
32 Detroit Lions 0 16 0 36.9

NFL Teams By Division

SS=Schedule strength ranking

NFL 2008
AFC EAST(5) W L T Rating SS
14 x-Miami Dolphins 11 6 0 51.7 27
8 New England Patriots 11 5 0 54.5 28
19 New York Jets 9 7 0 49.5 31
22 Buffalo Bills 7 9 0 46.9 32

AFC NORTH(4) W L T Rating SS
1 x-Pittsburgh Steelers 15 4 0 60.3 4
2 y-Baltimore Ravens 13 6 0 59.4 3
26 Cincinnati Bengals 4 11 1 45.0 2
28 Cleveland Browns 4 12 0 44.0 1

AFC SOUTH(3) W L T Rating SS
3 x-Tennessee Titans 13 4 0 57.2 22
5 y-Indianapolis Colts 12 5 0 56.5 9
18 Houston Texans 8 8 0 49.6 12
25 Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 45.6 7

AFC WEST(7) W L T Rating SS
11 x-San Diego Chargers 9 9 0 52.8 13
24 Denver Broncos 8 8 0 46.1 29
27 Oakland Raiders 5 11 0 44.4 15
30 Kansas City Chiefs 2 14 0 40.7 14

NFC EAST(1) W L T Rating SS
6 x-New York Giants 12 5 0 56.3 8
4 y-Philadelphia Eagles 11 7 1 57.2 5
15 Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 51.7 10
20 Washington Redskins 8 8 0 49.1 17

NFC NORTH(6) W L T Rating SS
12 x-Minnesota Vikings 10 7 0 52.6 16
16 Chicago Bears 9 7 0 50.6 25
21 Green Bay Packers 6 10 0 48.9 21
32 Detroit Lions 0 16 0 36.9 6

NFC SOUTH(2) W L T Rating SS
7 x-Carolina Panthers 12 5 0 54.7 19
10 y-Atlanta Falcons 11 6 0 53.1 24
17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 7 0 50.2 26
13 New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 52.1 23

NFC WEST(8) W L T Rating SS
9 x-Arizona Cardinals 12 8 0 53.7 18
23 San Francisco 49ers 7 9 0 46.5 30
29 Seattle Seahawks 4 12 0 43.4 20
31 St. Louis Rams 2 14 0 38.8 11

NFL Football Predictions


Season results:
 
WINNERS
Regular season: 168 right, 87 wrong - 66% accuracy rate
Playoffs:         5 right,  6 wrong - 45% accuracy rate
Season:         173 right, 93 wrong - 65% accuracy rate