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NFL Power Rankings 1...2...3...by the numbers (Week 5) with DivineGrace...

"By the numbers" Week 4 was great for some teams and horrible for others. Lets take a quick look at the biggest winners and losers from Week 4...

BIGGEST WINNERS:


New York Jets:
Up 8 spots from #9 to #1

     In Week 4 the Jets played the worst team in the NFL (Buffalo) and took advantage of it in the Power Rankings. The Jets 38-14 victory brings their Season APD to +11.3 and that puts them on top off all the teams with a Leauge best 3 Wins, edgeing out the undefeated Chiefs (APD +10.0) who were on Bye last week.

San Diego Chargers:
Up 8 spots from #19 to #11

     San Diego took care of business against the Arizona Cardinals beating them 41-10. The Chargers bounce back to the .500 mark with an APD of +10.5 good for 11th overall and making them the 'best' of all 2-2 teams.

New England Patriots:
Up 7 spots from #11 to #4

     New England picks up a road win against division rival Miami Dolphins in a 41-14 blowout. This was a team effort by the Pats with 3 no-offensive touchedown, 2 on special teams and a 3rd from an interception returned for a touchdown.

Houston Texans:
Up 7 spots from #15 to #8

     Houston goes to 3-1 on the season with a 31-24 with win on the raod in Oakland. Arian Foster continues to be a major contributor to the Texans with his 131 rushing (1 rushing TD) to go along with 3 catches for 56 yards (1 reception TD).

BIGGEST LOSERS:


Tennessee Titans:
Down 8 spots from #4 to #12

     Tennessee drops one at home to the Denver Broncos losing 20-26. The Titans were leading 20-16 going into the 4th quarter but had no answer to the 10 points put up in the 4th by the Broncos.

Chicago Bears:
Down 7 spots from #3 to #10

     Chicago is no longer unbeaten after giving up 10 sacks in their 17-3 loss to the New York Giants. The Bears quaterback Jay Cutler was sacked 9 times before he left the game with a concussion after the first half.

Indianapolis Colts:
Down 7 spots from #7 to #14

     Indianapolis falls to 2-2 for the season after losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-31. The Colts gave up 174 rushing yards to the Jags and will face the Kansas City Chiefs who are the last undefeated team in the NFL and have been rushing for an average of 160.7 yards per game.

How did all the other teams place "by the numbers" in the Power Rankings after the 4th week in the NFL. Find out after "the jump"...

NFL Power Rankings 1...2...3...by the numbers (Week 5) with DivineGrace...

#1 - New York Jets: (Last Week: #9)
1) Record: 3-1 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: +11.3 (Last Week: +7.0)
3) Total Points: 106

#2 - Kansas City Chiefs: (Last Week: #2)
1) Record: 3-0 (Last Week: 3-0)
2) APD: +10.0 (Last Week: +10.0)
3) Total Points: 68

#3 - Pittsburgh Steelers: (Last Week: #1)
1) Record: 3-1 (Last Week: 3-0)
2) APD: +9.0 (Last Week: +13.0) 
3) Total Points: 86

#4 - New England Patriots: (Last Week: #11)
1) Record: 3-1 (Last Week 2-1)
2) APD: +8.8 (Last Week: +2.7)
3) Total Points: 131

#5 - Green Bay Packers: (Last Week: #5)
1) Record: 3-1 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: +8.3 (Last Week: +10.3)
3) Total Points: 106

#6 - Atlanta Falcons: (Last Week: #6)
1) Record: 3-1 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: +8.3 (Last Week (+10.3)
2) Total Points: 93

#7 - New Orleans Saints: (Last Week: #12)
1) Record 3-1 (Last Week 2-1)
2) APD: +1.8 (Last Week: +1.7)
3) Total Points: 79

#8 - Houston Texans: (Last Week: #15)
1) Record: 3-1 (Last Week 2-1)
2) APD: +1.5 (Last Week <0.3>)
3) Total Points: 108

#9 - Baltimore Ravens: (Last Week: #14)
1) Record: 3-1 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: +1.5 (Last Week: +1.0)
3) Total Points: 61

#10 - Chicago Bears: (Last Week: #3)
1) Record: 3-1 (Last Week: 3-0)
2) APD: +0.3 (Last Week: +5.0)
3) Total Points: 69

#11 - San Diego Chargers: (Last Week: #19)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week 1-2)
2) APD: +10.5 (Last Week +3.7)
3) Total Points: 113

#12 - Tennessee Titans: (Last Week: #4)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: +7.5 (Last Week: +12.0)
3) Total Points: 98

#13 - St. Louis Rams: (Last Week: #20)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week: 1-2)
2) APD: +6.3 (Last Week: +2.7)
3) Total Points: 77

#14 - Indianapolis Colts: (Last Week: #7)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: +6.3 (Last Week: +9.3)
3) Total Points: 117

#15 - Philadelphia Eagles: (Last Week: #8)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: +4.0 (Last Week: +7.0)
3) Total Points: 95

#16 - Denver Broncos: (Last Week: #23)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week: 1-2)
2) APD: +0.5 (Last Week: <1.3>)
3) Total Points: 87

#17 - Cincinnati Bengals: (Last Week #13)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week 2-1)
2) APD: +0.3 (Last Week +1.3)
3) Total Points: 79

#18 - Seattle Seahawks: (Last Week: #10)
1) Record 2-2 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: <0.5> (Last Week: +5.0)
3) Total Points: 75

#19 - Washington Redskins: (Last Week: #24)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week: 1-2)
2) APD: <1.5> (Last Week: <3.7>)
3) Total Points: 73

#20 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers: (Last Week: #17)
1) Record: 2-1 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: <3.0> (Last Week: <3.0>)
3) Total Points: 50

#21 - New York Giants: (Last Week: #26)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week: 1-2)
2) APD: <4.0> (Last Week: <10.0>)
3) Total Points: 72

#22 - Miami Dolphins: (Last Week: #15)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week: 2-1)
2) APD: <6.5> (Last Week: +0.3)
3) Total Points: 66

#23 - Jacksonville Jaguars: (Last Week: #27)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week: 1-2)
2) APD: <10.0> (Last Week: <14.3>)
2) Total Points: 71

#24 - Arizona Cardinals: (Last Week: #18)
1) Record: 2-2 (Last Week 2-1)
2) APD: <15.0> (Last Week: <10.0>)

#25 - Minnesota Vikings: (Last Week: #21)
1) Record: 1-2 (Last Week: 1-2)
2) APD: +1.7 (Last Week: +1.7)
3) Total Points: 43

#26 - Dallas Cowboys: (Last Week: #22)
1) Record: 1-2 (Last Week: 1-2)
2) APD: +0.3 (Last Week: +0.3)
3) Total Points: 54

#27 - Cleveland Browns: (Last Week: #28)
1) Record: 1-3 (Last Week: 0-3)
2) APD: <2.3> (Last Week: <4.0>
3) Total Points: 68

#28 - Oakland Raiders: (Last Week: #25)
1) Record: 1-3 (Last Week: 1-2)
2) APD: <7.8> (Last Week: <8.0>)
3) Total Points: 76

#29 - Carolina Panthers: (Last Week: #30)
1) Record: 0-4 (Last Week: 0-3)
2) APD: <2.3> (Last Week: <13.0>
3) Total Points: 50

#30 - Detroit Lions: (Last Week: #29)
1) Record: 0-4 (Last Week: 0-3)
2) APD: <6.0> (Last Week: <7.3>)
3) Total Points: 82

#31 - San Francisco 49ers: (Last Week: #32)
1) Record 0-4 (Last Week: 0-3)
2) APD: <12.8> (Last Week: <16.3>
3) Total Points: 52

#32 - Buffalo Bills: (Last Week: #31)
1) Record: 0-4 (Last Week: 0-3)
2) APD: <16.0> (Last Week: <13.3>
3) Total Points: 61

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To answer the most obvious question first...What crazy formula did I use to come up with this "NFL Power Ranking"? Let me show you...

...1)"Team Record": There are all kinds of Football stats out there, but none more important then "What is the teams record?". For that reason, the "Team Record" is the number 1 "Number" used to determine the teams spot in the Rankings.

All teams that have a 3-0 "Team Record" will always be head of 2-1 teams, who are always head of 1-2 teams, and so on, and so forth.

...2) "Average Point Differential": Rankings are cool and all, but we are talking about Power Rankings here. Average Point Differential (APD) is the Power in my "Power Rankings". Very simply put APD is on average, the number of points a team Wins (+) / Loses(< >) by, and will be the number 2 "Number" used to separate the teams that have the same "Team Record".

To get a teams APD...
...you take the number of points scored (ps) so far in the season. 
...subtract the points allowed (pa)
...to get a teams total points (tp),
- then -
...divide the total points (tp) by number of games played (gp).
...to get your APD. 

As an example lets look at the #1 Ranked NFL Team (New York Jets), and the #32 Ranked NFL Team (Buffalo Bills), 1...2...3...by the numbers....

#1 NYJ scored 106 total points (ps), and allowed 61 total points (pa) to be scored in 4 games played (gp). That makes their APD score +11.3. Here is the math...

Total Points Scored (ps)- Total Points Allowed (pa) = Total Points (tp) 

- or -

106 (ps) - 61 (pa) = +45 (tp)  ((( This + Positive Total Points)))**

** + Positive Total Points  = (ps) > (pa)

- then -

Total Points (tp) / Games Played (gp) = Average Point (Power) Differential

- or -

45(tp) / 4(gp) = +11.3 (APD)   (((This is a + Positive ADP)))**

** + Positive ADP = Average (ps) > Average (pa)

#32 BUF scored 61 total points (ps), and allowed 125 total points (pa) to be scored in 4 games played (gp). That makes their APD score <16.0>. Here is the math...

Total Points Scored (ps)- Total Points Allowed (pa) = Total Points (tp) 

- or -

61 (ps) - 125 (pa) = <64> (tp) ((( This is <Negative Total Points)))**


**<Negative Total Points>  = (ps) < (pa)

- then -

Total Points (tp) / Games Played (gp) = Average Point (Power) Differential

- or -

<64> (tp) / 4(gp) = <16.0> (APD)  (((This is <Negative APD>)))**

**<Negative ADP> = Average (ps) < Average (pa)

...3) If teams have the same record AND the same APD then we have to have a 'tie breaker". While we will never know for SURE that if a tree falls in the forest, andno one is around to hear it, if it makes a sound or not. I can tell you for SURE that a team that doesn't score points will not win a game. So our number 3 "Number" that tells the Men from the Boys is Total Points Scored.

At the end Week 4 the #5 Ranked Green Bay Packers and the #6 Ranked Atlanta Falcons were both sitting on a 3-1 record...Both teams had a APD of +8.3...but the Packes scored more points (106) in those 4 games then the Falcons did (93).

Advantage Packers.

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Every week the numbers will change...
...Some teams will score points, win games, and more up in the Power Rankings.
...Other teams will give up points, lose games, and more down in the Power Rankings.

You may not agree with them, you may not like them, in fact... you could down right HATE them, but those are the NFL Power Rankings 1...2...3...by the numbers(Week 5) with DivineGrace.

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This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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