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Here is an alternative set of rankings based on Success Rate. (You can learn more about SR at this post, and up-to-date advanced team stats, including SR, are always available here.) Beginning this week, each team's SR is adjusted for opponent strength.

The table below also lists each team's opponent SR, except when playing the team of interest itself, for offense, defense, and in total. I realize this may be a little confusing, so I shaded the columns. The shaded columns represent the team's own adjusted SR, while the white columns represent the team's opponent SR. Each team's total adjusted SR is in the far right column.

Each column is sortable. You can sort by division to see how each team shakes out within its own neighborhood. Note that the three top teams come from the NFC East, and that's not good news for my loyal Washington Post readers.

I can understand why Dallas and San Diego are ranked where they are, but Pittsburgh and San Francisco are big mysteries to me.

 

Rank Team Div Opp DefSR Adj OffSR Opp OffSR Adj DefSR Opp SR Tot SR
1 NYG NE 52.7 45.2 44.6 62.8 97.3 108.0
2 DAL NE 53.4 46.7 43.3 57.1 96.7 103.8
3 PHI NE 53.5 45.9 45.2 57.4 98.7 103.4
4 NO NS 57.0 53.5 39.1 49.8 96.0 103.3
5 SD AW 55.6 46.3 41.7 56.8 97.3 103.1
6 SF NW 56.4 45.0 45.5 58.0 101.8 103.0
7 BAL AN 55.2 44.1 44.5 58.6 99.7 102.7
8 TEN AS 56.8 45.6 44.3 57.0 101.1 102.6
9 NYJ AE 54.0 43.7 44.6 58.7 98.6 102.4
10 KC AW 52.7 41.4 46.6 60.9 99.3 102.3
11 NE AE 57.2 54.0 42.8 48.1 100.0 102.1
12 MIA AE 54.0 45.4 44.8 55.9 98.9 101.3
13 IND AS 54.7 50.6 43.8 50.6 98.5 101.2
14 GB NN 53.2 45.0 43.7 55.8 96.9 100.8
15 MIN NN 54.3 39.2 48.1 61.5 102.4 100.7
16 CIN AN 55.0 46.4 41.4 53.7 96.5 100.0
17 SEA NW 56.6 43.1 42.1 56.4 98.7 99.6
18 ATL NS 55.8 44.8 43.8 54.6 99.5 99.4
19 DEN AW 54.9 41.6 45.1 57.1 99.9 98.7
20 DET NN 57.7 48.2 42.0 48.8 99.7 97.0
21 OAK AW 53.7 41.7 43.1 54.7 96.8 96.5
22 CHI NN 56.1 39.5 44.0 56.9 100.1 96.4
23 WAS NE 52.7 43.0 46.5 53.2 99.1 96.2
24 JAX AS 54.6 43.8 44.5 51.7 99.1 95.5
25 CLE AN 55.1 40.1 43.0 55.3 98.1 95.4
26 PIT AN 55.3 41.1 42.3 54.1 97.6 95.2
27 HOU AS 56.7 50.1 44.2 44.7 101.0 94.8
28 ARI NW 54.8 38.3 44.5 55.5 99.3 93.7
29 STL NW 53.7 38.7 42.7 52.9 96.4 91.6
30 TB NS 55.5 41.4 41.4 48.6 96.9 90.0
31 BUF AE 53.1 39.7 45.4 50.0 98.5 89.7
32 CAR NS 54.1 31.4 45.2 58.0 99.2 89.4
  Average   54.9 43.9 43.9 54.9 98.7 98.7