2011 NFL Power Rankings from Around the Web: Week 8

So, forgive me if my preamble is a bit brief here. You see, last night I sliced my right index finger open on a kitchen knife and had to get it glued shut by a doctor. Said finger is now all wrapped up in gauze so I'm making fat-finger typos all over the place. Oh, and my right arm is throbbing from the tetanus shot they gave me.

Alright, enough whining -- well, at least whining about my arm.

The Chargers suffered their first real frustrating loss this season, and it didn't take many fans long to start whining about the team and the Fire Norv chants to come out. Given how much hate was coming out of San Diego this week, I expected the pundits to hitch their wagon to the same movement and drop the Chargers way down. Thankfully, cooler heads have prevailed a bit and they only dropped 4 spots this week. As you'll see in later charts, this is both good and bad.

Notable Quotes

Sports Illustrated

The Chargers have themselves a Philip Rivers problem. In five of San Diego's six games, Rivers has had as many or more turnovers than he has touchdown passes, and that's not the ratio you're looking for. In the second half against the Jets, the Chargers were shut out, amassed just 117 yards of offense, went 1 of 7 on third down, and Rivers threw a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions, both of which led to New York scores. Rivers has been the least of the concerns in San Diego for the past five seasons, but he's in one of the worst six-game stretches of his career.

Fox Sports

Have to drop the Chargers, but there is no shame in losing on the East Coast to a good team. It was disappointing to give up an 11-point lead, and totally botching the two-minute drill is curious. The Chargers' secondary got eaten up by Plaxico Burress in the red zone.

SportingNews

Didn't seem to have a clue what to do on their final drive.

Subjective Average

  Subjective
  ESPN Fox CBS USA Today Sports Illustrated ProFootballTalk NFL.com SportingNews Pro Football Weekly National Football Post SB Nation Reddit   Average   Standard Deviation
Packers 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1   1.000   0.000
Patriots 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2.083   0.276
Saints 3 3 8 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 2 3 3.750   1.479
49ers 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 6 3 4 4 4 3.833   0.799
Steelers 5 5 4 5 6 5 5 3 4 5 5 5 4.750   0.722
Ravens 6 6 6 8 5 7 6 5 6 6 6 6 6.083   0.759
Lions 8 11 9 9 8 9 9 10 8 8 8 8 8.750   0.924
Giants 11 12 5 11 10 6 8 7 7 10 10 9 8.833   2.115
Bills 7 8 7 15 7 13 7 12 10 11 9 7 9.417   2.660
Chargers 9 7 10 13 9 10 10 8 11 14 7 14 10.167   2.339
Texans 12 10 11 6 12 12 11 11 12 13 11 11 11.000   1.683
Falcons 14 9 12 7 16 16 13 9 13 7 18 13 12.250   3.443
Bears 10 14 16 12 15 14 14 14 15 12 14 10 13.333   1.841
Bengals 16 15 13 17 11 8 12 15 9 20 12 15 13.583   3.278
Jets 13 13 20 10 14 17 15 13 14 9 13 12 13.583   2.783
Buccaneers 17 16 17 16 17 15 17 16 17 16 15 16 16.250   0.722
Raiders 15 19 15 18 13 11 18 18 18 18 17 18 16.500   2.363
Cowboys 18 18 14 14 18 18 16 19 16 15 16 17 16.583   1.605
Eagles 22 17 21 19 19 21 19 17 21 17 20 19 19.333   1.650
Titans 19 24 19 22 21 23 21 21 19 19 22 21 20.917   1.605
Chiefs 21 22 24 21 20 20 20 20 22 21 21 23 21.250   1.233
Redskins 20 21 18 23 22 22 22 24 20 23 19 22 21.333   1.700
Panthers 23 20 22 20 24 19 23 22 23 22 26 20 22.000   1.915
Browns 24 23 23 28 23 24 24 23 24 25 23 25 24.083   1.382
Jaguars 25 27 25 24 25 26 25 26 27 24 24 24 25.167   1.067
Broncos 27 25 27 26 27 25 26 27 26 26 25 26 26.083   0.759
Seahawks 26 28 26 29 26 27 28 28 25 27 28 27 27.083   1.115
Vikings 28 26 28 25 28 28 27 25 29 28 29 28 27.417   1.320
Cardinals 29 29 29 27 29 29 29 29 28 29 27 29 28.583   0.759
Rams 30 31 30 31 31 31 30 32 30 31 30 30 30.583   0.640
Dolphins 31 30 31 32 30 32 31 31 31 30 32 31 31.000   0.707
Colts 32 32 32 30 32 30 32 30 32 32 31 32 31.417   0.862

 

Subjective Standard Deviation

  Subjective
  ESPN Fox CBS USA Today Sports Illustrated ProFootballTalk NFL.com SportingNews Pro Football Weekly National Football Post SB Nation Reddit   Average   Standard Deviation
Packers 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1   1.000   0.000
Patriots 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2.083   0.276
Rams 30 31 30 31 31 31 30 32 30 31 30 30 30.583   0.640
Dolphins 31 30 31 32 30 32 31 31 31 30 32 31 31.000   0.707
Steelers 5 5 4 5 6 5 5 3 4 5 5 5 4.750   0.722
Buccaneers 17 16 17 16 17 15 17 16 17 16 15 16 16.250   0.722
Ravens 6 6 6 8 5 7 6 5 6 6 6 6 6.083   0.759
Broncos 27 25 27 26 27 25 26 27 26 26 25 26 26.083   0.759
Cardinals 29 29 29 27 29 29 29 29 28 29 27 29 28.583   0.759
49ers 4 4 3 3 4 3 4 6 3 4 4 4 3.833   0.799
Colts 32 32 32 30 32 30 32 30 32 32 31 32 31.417   0.862
Lions 8 11 9 9 8 9 9 10 8 8 8 8 8.750   0.924
Jaguars 25 27 25 24 25 26 25 26 27 24 24 24 25.167   1.067
Seahawks 26 28 26 29 26 27 28 28 25 27 28 27 27.083   1.115
Chiefs 21 22 24 21 20 20 20 20 22 21 21 23 21.250   1.233
Vikings 28 26 28 25 28 28 27 25 29 28 29 28 27.417   1.320
Browns 24 23 23 28 23 24 24 23 24 25 23 25 24.083   1.382
Saints 3 3 8 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 2 3 3.750   1.479
Cowboys 18 18 14 14 18 18 16 19 16 15 16 17 16.583   1.605
Titans 19 24 19 22 21 23 21 21 19 19 22 21 20.917   1.605
Eagles 22 17 21 19 19 21 19 17 21 17 20 19 19.333   1.650
Texans 12 10 11 6 12 12 11 11 12 13 11 11 11.000   1.683
Redskins 20 21 18 23 22 22 22 24 20 23 19 22 21.333   1.700
Bears 10 14 16 12 15 14 14 14 15 12 14 10 13.333   1.841
Panthers 23 20 22 20 24 19 23 22 23 22 26 20 22.000   1.915
Giants 11 12 5 11 10 6 8 7 7 10 10 9 8.833   2.115
Chargers 9 7 10 13 9 10 10 8 11 14 7 14 10.167   2.339
Raiders 15 19 15 18 13 11 18 18 18 18 17 18 16.500   2.363
Bills 7 8 7 15 7 13 7 12 10 11 9 7 9.417   2.660
Jets 13 13 20 10 14 17 15 13 14 9 13 12 13.583   2.783
Bengals 16 15 13 17 11 8 12 15 9 20 12 15 13.583   3.278
Falcons 14 9 12 7 16 16 13 9 13 7 18 13 12.250   3.443

 

Objective Average

  Objective
  Football Outsiders Team Efficiency Team Rankings Sagarin BeatGraphs Aikman Efficiency   Average   Standard Deviation
Packers 1 3 1 1 2 1   1.500   0.764
Patriots 3 6 3 5 5 4 4.333   1.106
49ers 4 16 2 2 1 3 4.667   5.153
Saints 6 2 6 3 7 9 5.500   2.363
Bills 8 12 8 6 4 7 7.500   2.432
Lions 13 10 7 4 6 5 7.500   3.096
Ravens 5 7 16 9 8 2 7.833   4.298
Texans 7 1 17 12 11 6 9.000   5.066
Cowboys 11 4 12 8 19 11 10.833   4.525
Bears 15 15 5 7 10 14 11.000   3.958
Jets 2 13 15 11 14 12 11.167   4.298
Bengals 14 19 10 13 3 13 12.000   4.831
Steelers 10 5 14 15 13 17 12.333   3.902
Falcons 12 26 4 10 15 10 12.833   6.743
Giants 9 8 19 20 16 8 13.333   5.153
Chargers 18 11 13 14 17 19 15.333   2.867
Raiders 17 20 18 17 9 21 17.000   3.873
Eagles 16 9 20 18 22 22 17.833   4.488
Buccaneers 19 31 9 16 12 25 18.667   7.498
Panthers 23 17 22 21 20 18 20.167   2.115
Chiefs 24 28 11 19 18 27 21.167   5.871
Redskins 22 14 28 23 21 20 21.333   4.150
Vikings 20 25 25 25 24 15 22.333   3.727
Titans 21 18 23 22 27 26 22.833   3.023
Broncos 26 23 26 24 30 23 25.333   2.427
Jaguars 28 21 24 27 25 29 25.667   2.687
Browns 25 30 27 28 29 16 25.833   4.670
Seahawks 29 32 21 26 23 24 25.833   3.716
Cardinals 30 27 29 29 28 28 28.500   0.957
Dolphins 27 24 31 30 32 30 29.000   2.708
Rams 32 22 32 32 26 32 29.333   3.944
Colts 31 29 30 31 31 31 30.500   0.764

 

Objective Standard Deviation

  Objective
  Football Outsiders Team Efficiency Team Rankings Sagarin BeatGraphs Aikman Efficiency   Average   Standard Deviation
Packers 1 3 1 1 2 1   1.500   0.764
Colts 31 29 30 31 31 31 30.500   0.764
Cardinals 30 27 29 29 28 28 28.500   0.957
Patriots 3 6 3 5 5 4 4.333   1.106
Panthers 23 17 22 21 20 18 20.167   2.115
Saints 6 2 6 3 7 9 5.500   2.363
Broncos 26 23 26 24 30 23 25.333   2.427
Bills 8 12 8 6 4 7 7.500   2.432
Jaguars 28 21 24 27 25 29 25.667   2.687
Dolphins 27 24 31 30 32 30 29.000   2.708
Chargers 18 11 13 14 17 19 15.333   2.867
Titans 21 18 23 22 27 26 22.833   3.023
Lions 13 10 7 4 6 5 7.500   3.096
Seahawks 29 32 21 26 23 24 25.833   3.716
Vikings 20 25 25 25 24 15 22.333   3.727
Raiders 17 20 18 17 9 21 17.000   3.873
Steelers 10 5 14 15 13 17 12.333   3.902
Rams 32 22 32 32 26 32 29.333   3.944
Bears 15 15 5 7 10 14 11.000   3.958
Redskins 22 14 28 23 21 20 21.333   4.150
Ravens 5 7 16 9 8 2 7.833   4.298
Jets 2 13 15 11 14 12 11.167   4.298
Eagles 16 9 20 18 22 22 17.833   4.488
Cowboys 11 4 12 8 19 11 10.833   4.525
Browns 25 30 27 28 29 16 25.833   4.670
Bengals 14 19 10 13 3 13 12.000   4.831
Texans 7 1 17 12 11 6 9.000   5.066
Giants 9 8 19 20 16 8 13.333   5.153
49ers 4 16 2 2 1 3 4.667   5.153
Chiefs 24 28 11 19 18 27 21.167   5.871
Falcons 12 26 4 10 15 10 12.833   6.743
Buccaneers 19 31 9 16 12 25 18.667   7.498

 

Overall Average

  Subj vs Obj
  Subjective Average Objevtive Average   Average   Standard Deviation   Standard Deviation
Packers 1.000 1.500   1.250   0.500   0.500
Patriots 2.083 4.333 3.208   1.258   2.250
49ers 3.833 4.667 4.250   3.071   0.833
Saints 3.750 5.500 4.625   2.000   1.750
Ravens 6.083 7.833 6.958   2.687   1.750
Lions 8.750 7.500 8.125   2.028   -1.250
Bills 9.417 7.500 8.458   2.740   -1.917
Steelers 4.750 12.333 8.542   4.266   7.583
Texans 11.000 9.000 10.000   3.367   -2.000
Giants 8.833 13.333 11.083   4.042   4.500
Bears 13.333 11.000 12.167   2.948   -2.333
Jets 13.583 11.167 12.375   3.552   -2.417
Falcons 12.250 12.833 12.542   4.810   0.583
Chargers 10.167 15.333 12.750   3.510   5.167
Bengals 13.583 12.000 12.792   3.937   -1.583
Cowboys 16.583 10.833 13.708   3.986   -5.750
Raiders 16.500 17.000 16.750   2.963   0.500
Buccaneers 16.250 18.667 17.458   4.515   2.417
Eagles 19.333 17.833 18.583   3.005   -1.500
Panthers 22.000 20.167 21.083   2.164   -1.833
Chiefs 21.250 21.167 21.208   3.536   -0.083
Redskins 21.333 21.333 21.333   2.769   0.000
Titans 20.917 22.833 21.875   2.362   1.917
Vikings 27.417 22.333 24.875   3.396   -5.083
Browns 24.083 25.833 24.958   3.037   1.750
Jaguars 25.167 25.667 25.417   1.795   0.500
Broncos 26.083 25.333 25.708   1.572   -0.750
Seahawks 27.083 25.833 26.458   2.404   -1.250
Cardinals 28.583 28.500 28.542   0.832   -0.083
Rams 30.583 29.333 29.958   2.410   -1.250
Dolphins 31.000 29.000 30.000   1.915   -2.000
Colts 31.417 30.500 30.958   0.936   -0.917

 

Overall Standard Deviation

  Subj vs Obj
  Subjective Average Objevtive Average   Average   Standard Deviation   Standard Deviation
Packers 1.000 1.500   1.250   0.500   0.500
Cardinals 28.583 28.500 28.542   0.832   -0.083
Colts 31.417 30.500 30.958   0.936   -0.917
Patriots 2.083 4.333 3.208   1.258   2.250
Broncos 26.083 25.333 25.708   1.572   -0.750
Jaguars 25.167 25.667 25.417   1.795   0.500
Dolphins 31.000 29.000 30.000   1.915   -2.000
Saints 3.750 5.500 4.625   2.000   1.750
Lions 8.750 7.500 8.125   2.028   -1.250
Panthers 22.000 20.167 21.083   2.164   -1.833
Titans 20.917 22.833 21.875   2.362   1.917
Seahawks 27.083 25.833 26.458   2.404   -1.250
Rams 30.583 29.333 29.958   2.410   -1.250
Ravens 6.083 7.833 6.958   2.687   1.750
Bills 9.417 7.500 8.458   2.740   -1.917
Redskins 21.333 21.333 21.333   2.769   0.000
Bears 13.333 11.000 12.167   2.948   -2.333
Raiders 16.500 17.000 16.750   2.963   0.500
Eagles 19.333 17.833 18.583   3.005   -1.500
Browns 24.083 25.833 24.958   3.037   1.750
49ers 3.833 4.667 4.250   3.071   0.833
Texans 11.000 9.000 10.000   3.367   -2.000
Vikings 27.417 22.333 24.875   3.396   -5.083
Chargers 10.167 15.333 12.750   3.510   5.167
Chiefs 21.250 21.167 21.208   3.536   -0.083
Jets 13.583 11.167 12.375   3.552   -2.417
Bengals 13.583 12.000 12.792   3.937   -1.583
Cowboys 16.583 10.833 13.708   3.986   -5.750
Giants 8.833 13.333 11.083   4.042   4.500
Steelers 4.750 12.333 8.542   4.266   7.583
Buccaneers 16.250 18.667 17.458   4.515   2.417
Falcons 12.250 12.833 12.542   4.810   0.583

 

Difference in Averages

  Subj vs Obj
  Subjective Average Objevtive Average   Average   Standard Deviation   Standard Deviation
Steelers 4.750 12.333   8.542   4.266   7.583
Chargers 10.167 15.333 12.750   3.510   5.167
Giants 8.833 13.333 11.083   4.042   4.500
Buccaneers 16.250 18.667 17.458   4.515   2.417
Patriots 2.083 4.333 3.208   1.258   2.250
Titans 20.917 22.833 21.875   2.362   1.917
Ravens 6.083 7.833 6.958   2.687   1.750
Browns 24.083 25.833 24.958   3.037   1.750
Saints 3.750 5.500 4.625   2.000   1.750
49ers 3.833 4.667 4.250   3.071   0.833
Falcons 12.250 12.833 12.542   4.810   0.583
Jaguars 25.167 25.667 25.417   1.795   0.500
Packers 1.000 1.500 1.250   0.500   0.500
Raiders 16.500 17.000 16.750   2.963   0.500
Redskins 21.333 21.333 21.333   2.769   0.000
Chiefs 21.250 21.167 21.208   3.536   -0.083
Cardinals 28.583 28.500 28.542   0.832   -0.083
Broncos 26.083 25.333 25.708   1.572   -0.750
Colts 31.417 30.500 30.958   0.936   -0.917
Seahawks 27.083 25.833 26.458   2.404   -1.250
Rams 30.583 29.333 29.958   2.410   -1.250
Lions 8.750 7.500 8.125   2.028   -1.250
Eagles 19.333 17.833 18.583   3.005   -1.500
Bengals 13.583 12.000 12.792   3.937   -1.583
Panthers 22.000 20.167 21.083   2.164   -1.833
Bills 9.417 7.500 8.458   2.740   -1.917
Texans 11.000 9.000 10.000   3.367   -2.000
Dolphins 31.000 29.000 30.000   1.915   -2.000
Bears 13.333 11.000 12.167   2.948   -2.333
Jets 13.583 11.167 12.375   3.552   -2.417
Vikings 27.417 22.333 24.875   3.396   -5.083
Cowboys 16.583 10.833 13.708   3.986   -5.750

 

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