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John Crean | November 3, 2016

2016 NFL Power Rankings Consensus: Week 9

The Cowboys are back, Baby!

Just when it was getting so easy to write them off completely every year, the Dallas Cowboys kick Tony Romo to the curb and find success with their rookie quarterback of the future.

Notable Quotes

If it feels like the Power Rankings have been too kind to San Diego, a team that’s all but buried within the AFC West and 3–5 overall, perhaps this is an explanation why: In a season too often dragged down by lifeless play, the Chargers have been thoroughly entertaining each week. Essentially, the same reason monkeys riding dogs never slips far in the Halftime Show Power Rankings.​

The Chargers would be leading three or four other divisions.

They are the best 3-5 team in the league. In that tough division, that might not give them a playoff chance.

Division Averages

Division Week 8 Average Week 9 Average Difference
AFC West 10.402 9.315 1.087
NFC East 11.109 11.196 -0.087
NFC North 14.348 15.533 -1.185
AFC East 14.978 15.565 -0.587
NFC South 19.783 18.087 1.696
NFC West 17.478 19.348 -1.870
AFC North 20.489 20.033 0.456
AFC South 23.413 22.924 0.489

Stock Rising

Team Week 8 Average Week 9 Average Difference
NO 23.011 19.587 3.424
HOU 19.845 16.523 3.322
CAR 23.182 19.981 3.201
TEN 23.307 20.667 2.640
KC 9.076 6.455 2.621

Stock Falling

Team Week 8 Average Week 9 Average Difference
MIN 3.652 6.939 -3.287
ARI 10.348 13.557 -3.209
SEA 4.697 7.515 -2.818
BUF 10.367 13.136 -2.769
IND 22.038 24.561 -2.523

Subjective Average

Subjective
ESPN Fox CBS USA SI PFT NFL SN SBN Reddit PFF AP Average Change in Value
1 Patriots 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.000 0.000 No Change
2 Cowboys 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 2.167 0.500 Rising
3 Broncos 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 2.833 1.584 Rising
4 Falcons 9 4 5 4 6 5 5 8 5 4 4 6 5.417 3.333 Rising
5 Chiefs 11 6 4 8 4 6 4 4 6 9 6 4 6.000 2.333 Rising
6 Seahawks 4 5 8 5 7 9 10 7 7 6 7 5 6.667 -3.000 Falling
7 Raiders 6 8 6 9 5 4 9 5 10 8 5 7 6.833 2.584 Rising
8 Vikings 7 7 7 10 10 10 6 6 4 5 8 8 7.333 -3.666 Falling
9 Packers 5 9 9 6 8 7 7 9 15 11 9 9 8.667 -1.250 Falling
10 Steelers 8 10 11 7 11 8 11 11 8 10 11 11 9.750 1.000 Rising
11 Eagles 10 11 10 14 9 13 8 10 9 7 10 10 10.083 -1.166 Falling
12 Texans 17 13 12 11 13 11 14 12 20 13 14 12 13.500 4.917 Rising
13 Redskins 15 16 14 13 18 12 16 13 11 16 12 13 14.083 0.917 Rising
14 Bengals 13 20 15 15 19 18 19 15 12 17 13 15 15.917 1.250 Rising
15 Bills 18 17 21 16 15 16 13 16 14 12 18 16 16.000 -2.083 Falling
16 Giants 22 12 13 17 22 14 17 14 16 15 16 14 16.000 0.333 Rising
17 Cardinals 12 14 16 25 23 21 12 18 13 14 15 18 16.750 -4.417 Falling
18 Lions 21 15 17 12 17 15 15 17 21 18 22 17 17.250 -3.750 Falling
19 Chargers 14 18 18 23 12 23 18 25 23 19 26 20 19.917 -3.250 Falling
20 Saints 19 22 23 18 14 22 23 22 17 20 20 21 20.083 4.667 Rising
21 Titans 23 19 24 19 16 19 21 20 22 25 17 19 20.333 2.917 Rising
22 Dolphins 28 23 20 20 20 20 22 23 19 22 23 22 21.833 -0.500 Falling
23 Ravens 20 21 27 28 28 24 24 19 18 23 21 24 23.083 0.250 Rising
24 Panthers 16 24 28 24 21 26 26 28 25 21 19 23 23.417 3.583 Rising
25 Buccaneers 26 28 22 27 24 17 25 21 24 24 28 25 24.250 -3.000 Falling
26 Rams 24 29 25 22 27 25 20 24 26 26 24 26 24.833 -1.000 Falling
27 Colts 25 26 19 21 26 27 27 26 29 28 27 27 25.667 -3.500 Falling
28 Jets 27 25 26 26 25 28 29 27 27 27 29 28 27.000 0.250 Rising
29 Bears 29 27 29 29 29 29 28 30 28 29 25 29 28.417 1.750 Rising
30 Jaguars 30 30 30 30 32 30 30 29 30 30 30 30 30.083 -1.583 Falling
31 49ers 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31.000 -0.083 Falling
32 Browns 32 32 32 32 30 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 31.833 0.084 Rising

Subjective Standard Deviation

Subjective
ESPN Fox CBS USA SI PFT NFL SN SBN Reddit PFF AP STD DEV Change in Value
1 49ers 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 0.000 -0.493 Falling
2 Patriots 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0.000 0.000 No Change
3 Broncos 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 3 0.373 -0.742 Falling
4 Cowboys 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 2 0.373 -0.570 Falling
5 Browns 32 32 32 32 30 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 0.553 0.277 Rising
6 Jaguars 30 30 30 30 32 30 30 29 30 30 30 30 0.640 -0.006 Falling
7 Bears 29 27 29 29 29 29 28 30 28 29 25 29 1.256 0.883 Rising
8 Jets 27 25 26 26 25 28 29 27 27 27 29 28 1.291 0.058 Rising
9 Steelers 8 10 11 7 11 8 11 11 8 10 11 11 1.479 -1.324 Falling
10 Falcons 9 4 5 4 6 5 5 8 5 4 4 6 1.552 -0.574 Falling
11 Seahawks 4 5 8 5 7 9 10 7 7 6 7 5 1.700 0.850 Rising
12 Eagles 10 11 10 14 9 13 8 10 9 7 10 10 1.847 -0.936 Falling
13 Raiders 6 8 6 9 5 4 9 5 10 8 5 7 1.863 0.481 Rising
14 Vikings 7 7 7 10 10 10 6 6 4 5 8 8 1.886 0.512 Rising
15 Redskins 15 16 14 13 18 12 16 13 11 16 12 13 2.019 -0.180 Falling
16 Chiefs 11 6 4 8 4 6 4 4 6 9 6 4 2.199 0.708 Rising
17 Rams 24 29 25 22 27 25 20 24 26 26 24 26 2.230 -0.073 Falling
18 Dolphins 28 23 20 20 20 20 22 23 19 22 23 22 2.303 0.208 Rising
19 Bills 18 17 21 16 15 16 13 16 14 12 18 16 2.309 -0.190 Falling
20 Packers 5 9 9 6 8 7 7 9 15 11 9 9 2.461 -0.230 Falling
21 Texans 17 13 12 11 13 11 14 12 20 13 14 12 2.500 -0.064 Falling
22 Bengals 13 20 15 15 19 18 19 15 12 17 13 15 2.532 0.457 Rising
23 Saints 19 22 23 18 14 22 23 22 17 20 20 21 2.597 1.009 Rising
24 Titans 23 19 24 19 16 19 21 20 22 25 17 19 2.625 -0.178 Falling
25 Colts 25 26 19 21 26 27 27 26 29 28 27 27 2.749 -0.075 Falling
26 Lions 21 15 17 12 17 15 15 17 21 18 22 17 2.803 0.910 Rising
27 Buccaneers 26 28 22 27 24 17 25 21 24 24 28 25 3.004 0.726 Rising
28 Giants 22 12 13 17 22 14 17 14 16 15 16 14 3.055 1.307 Rising
29 Ravens 20 21 27 28 28 24 24 19 18 23 21 24 3.252 0.271 Rising
30 Panthers 16 24 28 24 21 26 26 28 25 21 19 23 3.475 1.604 Rising
31 Chargers 14 18 18 23 12 23 18 25 23 19 26 20 4.092 0.255 Rising
32 Cardinals 12 14 16 25 23 21 12 18 13 14 15 18 4.146 1.028 Rising

Objective Average

Objective
FO TR SAG BG Aikman PFR CHFF Massey ARGH 538 FPI Average Change in Value
1 Patriots 4 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.546 0.636 Rising
2 Broncos 3 5 2 6 9 4 4 2 2 3 2 3.818 0.818 Rising
3 Cowboys 2 12 3 1 2 3 2 3 3 6 12 4.455 2.181 Rising
4 Vikings 8 9 5 4 16 5 6 6 4 5 4 6.546 -2.910 Falling
5 Chiefs 10 4 4 9 12 9 7 4 5 2 10 6.909 2.909 Rising
6 Eagles 1 14 7 3 7 2 3 9 6 11 13 6.909 -1.363 Falling
7 Seahawks 6 3 10 13 11 13 5 10 10 4 7 8.364 -2.637 Falling
8 Falcons 5 13 12 5 17 8 8 5 7 12 11 9.364 1.363 Rising
9 Steelers 14 6 6 8 13 6 17 8 8 9 9 9.455 1.272 Rising
10 Packers 7 7 11 11 8 12 14 12 11 8 5 9.636 -0.454 Falling
11 Bills 9 8 8 25 4 7 10 11 12 13 6 10.273 -3.455 Falling
12 Cardinals 12 2 9 27 1 11 9 19 14 7 3 10.364 -2.000 Falling
13 Raiders 11 16 13 10 6 14 12 7 9 17 16 11.909 2.637 Rising
14 Chargers 15 15 15 24 19 10 15 16 17 21 14 16.455 -0.819 Falling
15 Panthers 21 10 14 22 14 18 24 20 21 10 8 16.546 2.818 Rising
16 Bengals 19 11 16 14 18 20 20 18 18 15 15 16.727 0.637 Rising
17 Redskins 16 26 18 16 23 15 13 15 16 16 19 17.546 -1.091 Falling
18 Giants 17 21 17 19 26 16 21 14 15 20 18 18.546 -1.091 Falling
19 Saints 23 20 21 21 10 17 22 17 20 22 17 19.091 2.182 Rising
20 Texans 30 19 19 7 27 23 27 13 13 14 23 19.546 1.727 Rising
21 Dolphins 18 17 22 20 24 19 16 22 22 26 21 20.636 0.273 Rising
22 Lions 24 24 24 15 22 21 18 21 19 18 25 21.000 -1.182 Falling
23 Titans 22 29 28 12 5 24 11 26 23 29 22 21.000 2.364 Rising
24 Ravens 20 18 20 23 15 22 23 28 24 25 24 22.000 -0.818 Falling
25 Colts 28 22 23 18 20 25 26 27 25 24 20 23.455 -1.546 Falling
26 Bears 13 28 29 31 21 27 19 29 29 28 26 25.455 2.181 Rising
27 Jets 31 25 26 17 29 29 30 24 28 19 27 25.909 0.182 Rising
28 Rams 25 23 25 26 28 28 25 25 27 23 31 26.000 -1.364 Falling
29 Buccaneers 26 27 27 28 25 26 28 23 26 27 28 26.455 -1.546 Falling
30 Jaguars 27 30 30 30 32 31 29 30 30 31 30 30.000 -1.454 Falling
31 49ers 29 31 31 32 30 32 31 31 31 30 29 30.636 -0.363 Falling
32 Browns 32 32 32 29 31 30 32 32 32 32 32 31.455 -0.091 Falling

Objective Standard Deviation

Objective
FO TR SAG BG Aikman PFR CHFF Massey ARGH 538 FPI STD DEV Change in Value
1 49ers 29 31 31 32 30 32 31 31 31 30 29 0.979 -0.504 Falling
2 Browns 32 32 32 29 31 30 32 32 32 32 32 0.988 0.009 Rising
3 Patriots 4 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0.988 -0.958 Falling
4 Jaguars 27 30 30 30 32 31 29 30 30 31 30 1.206 -1.469 Falling
5 Buccaneers 26 27 27 28 25 26 28 23 26 27 28 1.437 -0.838 Falling
6 Broncos 3 5 2 6 9 4 4 2 2 3 2 2.081 -0.020 Falling
7 Rams 25 23 25 26 28 28 25 25 27 23 31 2.256 -0.645 Falling
8 Packers 7 7 11 11 8 12 14 12 11 8 5 2.638 0.349 Rising
9 Bengals 19 11 16 14 18 20 20 18 18 15 15 2.666 -1.154 Falling
10 Dolphins 18 17 22 20 24 19 16 22 22 26 21 2.869 -0.835 Falling
11 Colts 28 22 23 18 20 25 26 27 25 24 20 3.026 -0.178 Falling
12 Lions 24 24 24 15 22 21 18 21 19 18 25 3.045 -1.623 Falling
13 Chiefs 10 4 4 9 12 9 7 4 5 2 10 3.118 0.049 Rising
14 Giants 17 21 17 19 26 16 21 14 15 20 18 3.230 0.234 Rising
15 Seahawks 6 3 10 13 11 13 5 10 10 4 7 3.365 0.699 Rising
16 Vikings 8 9 5 4 16 5 6 6 4 5 4 3.367 0.435 Rising
17 Ravens 20 18 20 23 15 22 23 28 24 25 24 3.411 -0.277 Falling
18 Steelers 14 6 6 8 13 6 17 8 8 9 9 3.474 0.196 Rising
19 Saints 23 20 21 21 10 17 22 17 20 22 17 3.528 -0.519 Falling
20 Raiders 11 16 13 10 6 14 12 7 9 17 16 3.528 0.688 Rising
21 Chargers 15 15 15 24 19 10 15 16 17 21 14 3.577 -0.147 Falling
22 Redskins 16 26 18 16 23 15 13 15 16 16 19 3.652 -0.534 Falling
23 Falcons 5 13 12 5 17 8 8 5 7 12 11 3.748 0.760 Rising
24 Cowboys 2 12 3 1 2 3 2 3 3 6 12 3.751 0.202 Rising
25 Jets 31 25 26 17 29 29 30 24 28 19 27 4.252 -0.229 Falling
26 Eagles 1 14 7 3 7 2 3 9 6 11 13 4.252 0.994 Rising
27 Bears 13 28 29 31 21 27 19 29 29 28 26 5.229 1.919 Rising
28 Bills 9 8 8 25 4 7 10 11 12 13 6 5.293 0.379 Rising
29 Panthers 21 10 14 22 14 18 24 20 21 10 8 5.315 -1.349 Falling
30 Texans 30 19 19 7 27 23 27 13 13 14 23 6.867 0.599 Rising
31 Cardinals 12 2 9 27 1 11 9 19 14 7 3 7.352 1.643 Rising
32 Titans 22 29 28 12 5 24 11 26 23 29 22 7.711 0.952 Rising

Overall Average

Subj vs Obj
Subj Avg Obj Avg Average Change in Value
1 Patriots 1.000 1.546 1.273 0.318 Rising
2 Cowboys 2.167 4.455 3.311 1.341 Rising
3 Broncos 2.833 3.818 3.326 1.201 Rising
4 Chiefs 6.000 6.909 6.455 2.621 Rising
5 Vikings 7.333 6.546 6.939 -3.287 Falling
6 Falcons 5.417 9.364 7.390 2.349 Rising
7 Seahawks 6.667 8.364 7.515 -2.818 Falling
8 Eagles 10.083 6.909 8.496 -1.265 Falling
9 Packers 8.667 9.636 9.152 -0.853 Falling
10 Raiders 6.833 11.909 9.371 2.610 Rising
11 Steelers 9.750 9.455 9.602 1.137 Rising
12 Bills 16.000 10.273 13.136 -2.769 Falling
13 Cardinals 16.750 10.364 13.557 -3.209 Falling
14 Redskins 14.083 17.546 15.814 -0.087 Falling
15 Bengals 15.917 16.727 16.322 0.943 Rising
16 Texans 13.500 19.546 16.523 3.322 Rising
17 Giants 16.000 18.546 17.273 -0.379 Falling
18 Chargers 19.917 16.455 18.186 -2.034 Falling
19 Lions 17.250 21.000 19.125 -2.466 Falling
20 Saints 20.083 19.091 19.587 3.424 Rising
21 Panthers 23.417 16.546 19.981 3.201 Rising
22 Titans 20.333 21.000 20.667 2.640 Rising
23 Dolphins 21.833 20.636 21.235 -0.114 Falling
24 Ravens 23.083 22.000 22.542 -0.284 Falling
25 Colts 25.667 23.455 24.561 -2.523 Falling
26 Buccaneers 24.250 26.455 25.352 -2.272 Falling
27 Rams 24.833 26.000 25.417 -1.182 Falling
28 Jets 27.000 25.909 26.455 0.215 Rising
29 Bears 28.417 25.455 26.936 1.966 Rising
30 Jaguars 30.083 30.000 30.042 -1.519 Falling
31 49ers 31.000 30.636 30.818 -0.223 Falling
32 Browns 31.833 31.455 31.644 -0.004 Falling

Overall Standard Deviation

Subj vs Obj
Subj Avg Obj Avg STD DEV Change in Value
1 49ers 31.000 30.636 0.701 -0.431 Falling
2 Patriots 1.000 1.546 0.735 -0.734 Falling
3 Browns 31.833 31.455 0.813 0.055 Rising
4 Jaguars 30.083 30.000 0.955 -0.953 Falling
5 Broncos 2.833 3.818 1.545 -0.120 Falling
6 Rams 24.833 26.000 2.317 -0.320 Falling
7 Packers 8.667 9.636 2.593 -0.065 Falling
8 Bengals 15.917 16.727 2.628 -0.411 Falling
9 Buccaneers 24.250 26.455 2.628 -0.291 Falling
10 Steelers 9.750 9.455 2.633 -0.406 Falling
11 Dolphins 21.833 20.636 2.658 -0.325 Falling
12 Chiefs 6.000 6.909 2.716 0.223 Rising
13 Vikings 7.333 6.546 2.726 0.468 Rising
14 Seahawks 6.667 8.364 2.764 0.565 Rising
15 Cowboys 2.167 4.455 2.847 -0.381 Falling
16 Colts 25.667 23.455 3.089 0.075 Rising
17 Saints 20.083 19.091 3.117 -0.371 Falling
18 Jets 27.000 25.909 3.133 -0.143 Falling
19 Ravens 23.083 22.000 3.373 -0.134 Falling
20 Giants 16.000 18.546 3.387 0.897 Rising
21 Redskins 14.083 17.546 3.391 0.010 Rising
22 Falcons 5.417 9.364 3.444 0.687 Rising
23 Lions 17.250 21.000 3.470 -1.247 Falling
24 Eagles 10.083 6.909 3.597 0.140 Rising
25 Raiders 6.833 11.909 3.767 0.388 Rising
26 Bears 28.417 25.455 4.011 1.382 Rising
27 Chargers 19.917 16.455 4.224 0.406 Rising
28 Bills 16.000 10.273 4.936 -0.297 Falling
29 Panthers 23.417 16.546 5.621 -0.512 Falling
30 Titans 20.333 21.000 5.669 0.575 Rising
31 Texans 13.500 19.546 5.911 0.986 Rising
32 Cardinals 16.750 10.364 6.708 1.749 Rising

Difference in Averages

Subj vs Obj
Subj Avg Obj Avg Diff. in Avg Change in Value
1 Texans 13.500 19.546 6.046 3.190 Rising
2 Raiders 6.833 11.909 5.076 -0.053 Rising
3 Falcons 5.417 9.364 3.947 1.970 Rising
4 Lions 17.250 21.000 3.750 -2.568 Rising
5 Redskins 14.083 17.546 3.462 2.007 Rising
6 Giants 16.000 18.546 2.546 1.425 Rising
7 Cowboys 2.167 4.455 2.288 -1.682 Rising
8 Buccaneers 24.250 26.455 2.205 -1.454 Rising
9 Seahawks 6.667 8.364 1.697 -0.364 Rising
10 Rams 24.833 26.000 1.167 0.364 Rising
11 Broncos 2.833 3.818 0.985 0.765 Rising
12 Packers 8.667 9.636 0.970 -0.795 Rising
13 Chiefs 6.000 6.909 0.909 -0.576 Rising
14 Bengals 15.917 16.727 0.811 0.614 Rising
15 Titans 20.333 21.000 0.667 0.553 Rising
16 Patriots 1.000 1.546 0.546 -0.636 Rising
17 Jaguars 30.083 30.000 -0.083 -0.129 Rising
18 Steelers 9.750 9.455 -0.296 -0.273 Rising
19 49ers 31.000 30.636 -0.364 0.280 Rising
20 Browns 31.833 31.455 -0.379 0.174 Rising
21 Vikings 7.333 6.546 -0.788 -0.758 Rising
22 Saints 20.083 19.091 -0.992 2.485 Rising
23 Ravens 23.083 22.000 -1.083 1.069 Rising
24 Jets 27.000 25.909 -1.091 0.068 Rising
25 Dolphins 21.833 20.636 -1.197 -0.773 Rising
26 Colts 25.667 23.455 -2.212 -1.954 Rising
27 Bears 28.417 25.455 -2.962 -0.432 Rising
28 Eagles 10.083 6.909 -3.174 0.197 Rising
29 Chargers 19.917 16.455 -3.462 -2.432 Rising
30 Bills 16.000 10.273 -5.727 1.372 Rising
31 Cardinals 16.750 10.364 -6.386 -2.416 Rising
32 Panthers 23.417 16.546 -6.871 0.765 Rising

Sources

Subjective Objective
ESPN Football Outsiders
Fox Team Rankings
CBS Sagarin
USA Today BeatGraphs
Sports Illustrated Aikman Efficiency
ProFootballTalk Pro Football Reference
NFL.com Cold Hard Football Facts
SportingNews Massey
SB Nation ARGH
Reddit Five Thirty Eight
ProFootballFocus Football Power Index
Associated Press

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