NFL Power Rankings Consensus, Week 7: The West is the best

Dustin Bradford

After years of East Coast dominance, the West Coast now takes the top spot in the NFL. The AFC West and NFC West are the two best divisions in the NFL on average.

This has certainly been an odd season all around. What we all thought we know has turned out to not be true. I won't break things down individually until next week, but it's safe to say that nobody expected the Giants to be as bad as they are. Nor was anyone expecting the Chiefs to turn into the powerhouse they are. If it weren't for Denver's historically great offense this year, we might all be talking about how nobody can stop the Chiefs.

On a more macro level, the NFC was expected to be the dominant conference again this year. By Week 2 this year, all four NFC divisions were ranked higher than all four AFC divisions on average. The AFC East was supposed to be the division in the cellar, with the AFC West not far behind. Now the West is dominating the NFL, thanks to the Chiefs, Chargers and Raiders all being better than expected.

Division Averages

Division Week 7 Average Week 6 Average Difference
AFC West 11.5568 12.8295 1.2727
NFC West 12.7159 14.1705 1.4546
NFC North 14.3977 14.2045 -0.1932
AFC East 16.9432 15.4205 -1.5227
AFC North 17.3636 16.4432 -0.9204
NFC South 18.3182 18.6477 0.3295
AFC South 19.6705 17.3182 -2.3523
NFC East 21.0341 22.9659 1.9318

Notice anything different about the Division Averages table? Yeah, I've added in last week's ranking and the differences. What does this tell us now? Well, the AFC West is getting stronger (You're welcome, AFC West. Signed, The Chargers). Also, the NFC South has now leapfrogged the AFC South. It wasn't all that long ago when the West was the laughingstock of the NFL. Who's laughing now?

Stock Rising

Team Week 6 Average Week 7 Average Difference
SDG 21.150 15.875 5.275
STL 26.708 21.450 5.258
CAR 21.650 16.925 4.725
PHI 20.125 15.642 4.483
DAL 15.783 12.433 3.350

On Twitter, I put the Over/Under of the Chargers' rise in the rankings this week at seven spots. Should have bet on the Under.

Stock Falling

Team Week 6 Average Week 7 Average Difference
HOU 18.517 23.575 -5.058
NYJ 18.192 22.683 -4.491
MIN 23.817 27.858 -4.041
CLE 15.758 19.650 -3.892
BAL 11.000 13.433 -2.433

When I put the O/U on the Chargers' rise at seven spots, I also put the Colts' fall at three spots. Again, they came in under. However, there was a point before all the rankings were available and in, and I had like six or seven Objective Rankings loaded and the Chargers had risen exactly 7.000 spots in the Objective Rankings, and the Colts fell 3.000.

The Texans continue their free fall this week. They fell over five spots last week as well, so now they're over 10 spots below where they were two weeks ago. Ouch.

Subjective Average

Subjective
ESPN Fox CBS USA Today Sports Illustrated ProFootballTalk NFL.com SportingNews SB Nation Reddit Associated Press ProFootballFocus Average Change since last period
Broncos 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.000 0.083 Rising
Chiefs 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 2 3 5 2.583 1.334 Rising
Seahawks 4 3 3 2 4 3 5 4 2 3 2 3 3.167 0.666 Rising
Saints 3 5 5 5 3 5 4 3 3 5 5 2 4.000 -2.083 Falling
Patriots 5 4 4 4 6 4 3 5 6 4 4 6 4.583 1.917 Rising
49ers 7 6 7 6 5 7 7 6 8 7 6 7 6.583 0.250 Rising
Colts 6 7 6 8 9 6 6 9 5 6 7 11 7.167 -2.667 Falling
Packers 9 8 9 7 7 8 9 7 9 8 8 4 7.750 0.750 Rising
Bengals 8 10 8 11 8 13 8 10 7 9 9 8 9.083 0.000 No Change
Bears 10 11 10 10 10 10 11 8 10 10 11 10 10.083 0.917 Rising
Lions 11 9 11 9 11 9 10 11 14 11 10 12 10.667 1.083 Rising
Cowboys 13 12 14 12 12 15 14 12 12 14 13 9 12.667 2.000 Rising
Ravens 12 13 12 13 15 11 15 13 11 12 12 13 12.667 -2.667 Falling
Dolphins 14 14 13 14 13 12 12 15 13 13 14 14 13.417 -0.250 Falling
Chargers 15 16 22 17 16 16 13 16 19 15 15 15 16.250 4.250 Rising
Titans 16 15 17 15 17 19 16 19 15 16 17 16 16.500 -1.500 Falling
Eagles 17 17 15 18 18 14 18 14 17 17 16 18 16.583 5.167 Rising
Browns 18 18 24 20 20 17 19 17 21 18 21 21 19.500 -2.583 Falling
Rams 19 24 16 16 14 18 20 21 22 21 19 24 19.500 4.417 Rising
Jets 20 19 18 27 19 20 17 20 20 20 20 22 20.167 -3.084 Falling
Cardinals 21 21 21 19 22 21 21 22 23 19 18 25 21.083 -1.750 Falling
Texans 22 20 20 22 28 25 23 18 16 22 25 20 21.750 -4.917 Falling
Panthers 24 26 19 21 21 23 22 23 24 23 22 19 22.250 4.250 Rising
Falcons 23 25 23 23 23 26 25 26 18 24 24 17 23.083 -1.333 Falling
Bills 25 22 28 24 27 24 26 25 26 25 23 26 25.083 -0.416 Falling
Raiders 26 29 27 25 24 22 24 24 29 26 27 28 25.917 -2.500 Falling
Steelers 27 23 25 26 25 29 29 27 27 28 26 23 26.250 2.750 Rising
Redskins 28 28 29 28 26 27 27 28 28 27 28 29 27.750 -1.417 Falling
Vikings 29 27 26 29 29 28 28 29 25 29 29 27 27.917 -2.584 Falling
Giants 31 31 30 30 31 31 31 32 30 30 30 30 30.583 0.084 Rising
Buccaneers 30 32 31 31 30 30 30 30 32 31 31 31 30.750 -0.417 Falling
Jaguars 32 30 32 32 32 32 32 31 31 32 32 32 31.667 0.250 Rising

Observations:

  • Broncos are finally a unanimous top pick in the Subjective Rankings. Way to get in line, Sporting News.
  • Chiefs have leapfrogged the Seahawks and Saints. Frankly, I think the Chiefs are more balanced than the Broncos. Yes, the Broncos have a historically good offense right now, but their defense is very weak and exploitable. But that's just one guy's opinion.
  • Saints are still ranked above the Patriots, but not by much.
  • CBS is still down on the Chargers. NFL.com seems a little too high.
  • For once, ESPN seems to be closest to the consensus.
  • The Jaguars are no longer the consensus worst team in the league according to pundits. A couple sites think it's the Buccaneers, but Football Outsiders begs to differ as it's found Tampa Bay to be "the best 0-5 team in DVOA history."

Subjective Standard Deviation

Subjective
ESPN Fox CBS USA Today Sports Illustrated ProFootballTalk NFL.com SportingNews SB Nation Reddit Associated Press ProFootballFocus Standard Deviation Change since last period
Broncos 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0.000 -0.276 Falling
Jaguars 32 30 32 32 32 32 32 31 31 32 32 32 0.624 0.348 Rising
Giants 31 31 30 30 31 31 31 32 30 30 30 30 0.640 0.016 Rising
Buccaneers 30 32 31 31 30 30 30 30 32 31 31 31 0.722 0.098 Rising
Bears 10 11 10 10 10 10 11 8 10 10 11 10 0.759 -0.058 Falling
49ers 7 6 7 6 5 7 7 6 8 7 6 7 0.759 -0.139 Falling
Redskins 28 28 29 28 26 27 27 28 28 27 28 29 0.829 -0.871 Falling
Dolphins 14 14 13 14 13 12 12 15 13 13 14 14 0.862 -0.418 Falling
Seahawks 4 3 3 2 4 3 5 4 2 3 2 3 0.898 0.000 No Change
Patriots 5 4 4 4 6 4 3 5 6 4 4 6 0.954 0.454 Rising
Chiefs 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 2 3 5 0.954 0.195 Rising
Saints 3 5 5 5 3 5 4 3 3 5 5 2 1.080 0.804 Rising
Ravens 12 13 12 13 15 11 15 13 11 12 12 13 1.247 -0.436 Falling
Vikings 29 27 26 29 29 28 28 29 25 29 29 27 1.320 -1.273 Falling
Titans 16 15 17 15 17 19 16 19 15 16 17 16 1.323 0.410 Rising
Packers 9 8 9 7 7 8 9 7 9 8 8 4 1.362 -0.081 Falling
Lions 11 9 11 9 11 9 10 11 14 11 10 12 1.374 -0.160 Falling
Eagles 17 17 15 18 18 14 18 14 17 17 16 18 1.441 -0.198 Falling
Cowboys 13 12 14 12 12 15 14 12 12 14 13 9 1.491 -0.936 Falling
Bills 25 22 28 24 27 24 26 25 26 25 23 26 1.605 0.171 Rising
Bengals 8 10 8 11 8 13 8 10 7 9 9 8 1.605 -0.196 Falling
Colts 6 7 6 8 9 6 6 9 5 6 7 11 1.675 0.417 Rising
Cardinals 21 21 21 19 22 21 21 22 23 19 18 25 1.801 -0.040 Falling
Steelers 27 23 25 26 25 29 29 27 27 28 26 23 1.920 1.512 Rising
Panthers 24 26 19 21 21 23 22 23 24 23 22 19 1.963 0.408 Rising
Browns 18 18 24 20 20 17 19 17 21 18 21 21 1.979 0.273 Rising
Raiders 26 29 27 25 24 22 24 24 29 26 27 28 2.100 -0.591 Falling
Chargers 15 16 22 17 16 16 13 16 19 15 15 15 2.203 -0.014 Falling
Jets 20 19 18 27 19 20 17 20 20 20 20 22 2.375 0.669 Rising
Falcons 23 25 23 23 23 26 25 26 18 24 24 17 2.722 0.234 Rising
Rams 19 24 16 16 14 18 20 21 22 21 19 24 3.014 0.836 Rising
Texans 22 20 20 22 28 25 23 18 16 22 25 20 3.139 0.530 Rising

Observations:

  • Consensus at the extremes, variance in the middle.
  • The Texans are a team in turmoil and flux and are difficult to pin down.
  • Chargers are difficult to pin down as well, but only a couple sites have trouble. Most sites actually have the Chargers 16-17.
  • Even though the Seahawks have moved a bit this week, their Standard Deviation remained the same.

Objective Average

Objective
Football Outsiders Team Efficiency Team Rankings Sagarin BeatGraphs Aikman Efficiency Pro Football Reference Cold Hard Football Facts Massey ARGH Average Change since last period
Broncos 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 6 1 2 1.800 0.000 No Change
Seahawks 2 1 5 3 7 3 3 1 3 1 2.900 0.400 Rising
Saints 4 5 4 2 1 8 5 4 4 3 4.000 -0.700 Falling
Chiefs 3 9 2 6 9 2 2 3 2 4 4.200 0.800 Rising
Colts 5 4 10 9 6 5 4 2 8 7 6.000 -2.000 Falling
Packers 7 7 3 4 11 17 6 11 5 8 7.900 1.400 Rising
49ers 10 6 7 7 8 15 8 8 7 6 8.200 0.500 Rising
Lions 12 11 8 12 14 6 10 7 9 10 9.900 2.000 Rising
Patriots 13 22 6 5 19 9 12 9 6 5 10.600 -1.100 Falling
Bengals 9 8 9 11 17 13 17 10 11 9 11.400 0.400 Rising
Panthers 8 10 21 14 15 4 7 5 18 14 11.600 5.200 Rising
Cowboys 11 13 11 8 12 18 9 12 13 15 12.200 4.700 Rising
Bears 6 14 16 15 18 7 20 13 14 11 13.400 0.200 Rising
Ravens 23 28 12 10 3 12 14 16 12 12 14.200 -2.200 Falling
Dolphins 25 23 13 13 4 16 11 18 10 13 14.600 -1.600 Falling
Eagles 15 3 17 19 13 10 18 15 17 20 14.700 3.800 Rising
Chargers 16 12 14 16 5 22 13 23 16 18 15.500 6.300 Rising
Cardinals 17 19 15 20 10 20 16 21 15 17 17.000 1.500 Rising
Titans 20 21 18 17 26 11 15 14 19 16 17.700 -3.300 Falling
Browns 24 15 19 21 16 23 22 19 20 19 19.800 -5.200 Falling
Falcons 19 24 28 18 20 27 21 17 23 22 21.900 0.500 Rising
Bills 14 25 24 24 32 14 25 20 26 24 22.800 -2.600 Falling
Rams 26 32 20 22 22 19 24 27 21 21 23.400 6.100 Rising
Redskins 30 26 23 23 21 25 23 22 25 26 24.400 0.400 Rising
Jets 18 16 26 28 30 24 29 29 27 25 25.200 -5.900 Falling
Raiders 28 29 22 30 23 26 19 26 22 28 25.300 0.300 Rising
Texans 29 20 25 26 25 28 30 24 24 23 25.400 -5.200 Falling
Steelers 21 18 27 25 29 30 28 28 29 29 26.400 1.900 Rising
Buccaneers 22 30 30 29 31 21 26 25 31 31 27.600 -2.600 Falling
Vikings 27 27 29 27 27 29 27 30 28 27 27.800 -5.500 Falling
Giants 31 17 31 31 24 31 31 31 30 30 28.700 1.100 Rising
Jaguars 32 31 32 32 28 32 32 32 32 32 31.500 0.400 Rising

Observations:

  • Chargers climbed more in the Objective Rankings than the Subjective. Most likely thanks to the strength of the last opponent.
  • In Objective average, the Broncos haven't moved at all this week.
  • Chiefs passed the Colts and are close to passing the Saints.
  • Interesting that Team Efficiency has the Giants at 17th.
  • 19 teams saw their average improve this week
  • Nearly three full spots separate the Giants from the Jaguars

Objective Standard Deviation

Objective
Football Outsiders Team Efficiency Team Rankings Sagarin BeatGraphs Aikman Efficiency Pro Football Reference Cold Hard Football Facts Massey ARGH Standard Deviation Change since last period
Vikings 27 27 29 27 27 29 27 30 28 27 1.077 -1.788 Falling
Jaguars 32 31 32 32 28 32 32 32 32 32 1.204 0.904 Rising
Broncos 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 6 1 2 1.470 0.221 Rising
Saints 4 5 4 2 1 8 5 4 4 3 1.789 -0.214 Falling
Seahawks 2 1 5 3 7 3 3 1 3 1 1.814 0.545 Rising
Lions 12 11 8 12 14 6 10 7 9 10 2.343 -0.357 Falling
Colts 5 4 10 9 6 5 4 2 8 7 2.366 1.271 Rising
Redskins 30 26 23 23 21 25 23 22 25 26 2.458 -0.024 Falling
49ers 10 6 7 7 8 15 8 8 7 6 2.522 0.675 Rising
Chiefs 3 9 2 6 9 2 2 3 2 4 2.676 -0.117 Falling
Browns 24 15 19 21 16 23 22 19 20 19 2.713 -1.511 Falling
Cowboys 11 13 11 8 12 18 9 12 13 15 2.713 -2.587 Falling
Texans 29 20 25 26 25 28 30 24 24 23 2.836 -1.676 Falling
Cardinals 17 19 15 20 10 20 16 21 15 17 3.098 -1.446 Falling
Bengals 9 8 9 11 17 13 17 10 11 9 3.105 0.078 Rising
Raiders 28 29 22 30 23 26 19 26 22 28 3.437 0.709 Rising
Falcons 19 24 28 18 20 27 21 17 23 22 3.477 -0.078 Falling
Buccaneers 22 30 30 29 31 21 26 25 31 31 3.639 -0.811 Falling
Steelers 21 18 27 25 29 30 28 28 29 29 3.747 0.745 Rising
Rams 26 32 20 22 22 19 24 27 21 21 3.747 2.941 Rising
Packers 7 7 3 4 11 17 6 11 5 8 3.936 0.036 Rising
Titans 20 21 18 17 26 11 15 14 19 16 3.951 0.598 Rising
Bears 6 14 16 15 18 7 20 13 14 11 4.200 0.145 Rising
Giants 31 17 31 31 24 31 31 31 30 30 4.406 0.461 Rising
Jets 18 16 26 28 30 24 29 29 27 25 4.490 -0.307 Falling
Eagles 15 3 17 19 13 10 18 15 17 20 4.797 -1.795 Falling
Chargers 16 12 14 16 5 22 13 23 16 18 4.863 0.794 Rising
Bills 14 25 24 24 32 14 25 20 26 24 5.212 -0.207 Falling
Panthers 8 10 21 14 15 4 7 5 18 14 5.389 -1.211 Falling
Patriots 13 22 6 5 19 9 12 9 6 5 5.643 0.780 Rising
Dolphins 25 23 13 13 4 16 11 18 10 13 5.886 -1.042 Falling
Ravens 23 28 12 10 3 12 14 16 12 12 6.585 -1.276 Falling

Observations:

  • Ravens are still the least consistently–ranked team this week. Though they're improving. Unfortunately for the Ravens it's because all their rankings are going down.
  • Chargers' ranking consistency got worse this week.
  • Dolphins rank anywhere from 4th to 25th. Ravens 3rd to 28th. Can't wait to see a team be simultaneously ranked 1st and 32nd

Overall Average

Subj vs Obj
Subjective Average Objective Average Average Change since last period
Broncos 1.000 1.800 1.400 0.042 Rising
Seahawks 3.167 2.900 3.033 0.534 Rising
Chiefs 2.583 4.200 3.392 1.066 Rising
Saints 4.000 4.000 4.000 -1.392 Falling
Colts 7.167 6.000 6.583 -2.333 Falling
49ers 6.583 8.200 7.392 0.375 Rising
Patriots 4.583 10.600 7.592 0.408 Rising
Packers 7.750 7.900 7.825 1.075 Rising
Bengals 9.083 11.400 10.242 0.200 Rising
Lions 10.667 9.900 10.283 1.542 Rising
Bears 10.083 13.400 11.742 0.558 Rising
Cowboys 12.667 12.200 12.433 3.350 Rising
Ravens 12.667 14.200 13.433 -2.433 Falling
Dolphins 13.417 14.600 14.008 -0.925 Falling
Eagles 16.583 14.700 15.642 4.483 Rising
Chargers 16.250 15.500 15.875 5.275 Rising
Panthers 22.250 11.600 16.925 4.725 Rising
Titans 16.500 17.700 17.100 -2.400 Falling
Cardinals 21.083 17.000 19.042 -0.125 Falling
Browns 19.500 19.800 19.650 -3.892 Falling
Rams 19.500 23.400 21.450 5.258 Rising
Falcons 23.083 21.900 22.492 -0.417 Falling
Jets 20.167 25.200 22.683 -4.491 Falling
Texans 21.750 25.400 23.575 -5.058 Falling
Bills 25.083 22.800 23.942 -1.509 Falling
Raiders 25.917 25.300 25.608 -1.100 Falling
Redskins 27.750 24.400 26.075 -0.508 Falling
Steelers 26.250 26.400 26.325 2.325 Rising
Vikings 27.917 27.800 27.858 -4.041 Falling
Buccaneers 30.750 27.600 29.175 -1.508 Falling
Giants 30.583 28.700 29.642 0.591 Rising
Jaguars 31.667 31.500 31.583 0.325 Rising

Observations:

  • Broncos retain the top spot, and by a significant margin.
  • Chiefs challenging the Seahawks.
  • NFC teams now have a 7-to-5 advantage in the top 12.
  • The bottom 12 is evenly split between AFC and NFC teams.

Overall Standard Deviation

Subj vs Obj
Subjective Average Objective Average Standard Deviation Change since last period
Jaguars 31.667 31.500 0.937 0.649 Rising
Broncos 1.000 1.800 1.068 0.131 Rising
Vikings 27.917 27.800 1.217 -1.894 Falling
Seahawks 3.167 2.900 1.397 0.283 Rising
Saints 4.000 4.000 1.446 -0.083 Falling
Lions 10.667 9.900 1.916 -0.230 Falling
49ers 6.583 8.200 1.963 0.274 Rising
Chiefs 2.583 4.200 2.097 0.060 Rising
Colts 7.167 6.000 2.101 0.888 Rising
Cowboys 12.667 12.200 2.148 -2.001 Falling
Browns 19.500 19.800 2.346 -0.975 Falling
Redskins 27.750 24.400 2.430 0.203 Rising
Bengals 9.083 11.400 2.668 -0.118 Falling
Raiders 25.917 25.300 2.805 -0.113 Falling
Packers 7.750 7.900 2.839 -0.026 Falling
Steelers 26.250 26.400 2.898 0.822 Rising
Titans 16.500 17.700 2.900 0.522 Rising
Buccaneers 30.750 27.600 2.960 -1.073 Falling
Falcons 23.083 21.900 3.144 0.107 Rising
Giants 30.583 28.700 3.151 0.418 Rising
Cardinals 21.083 17.000 3.204 -0.173 Falling
Bears 10.083 13.400 3.326 0.242 Rising
Texans 21.750 25.400 3.512 -0.460 Falling
Eagles 16.583 14.700 3.531 -1.351 Falling
Chargers 16.250 15.500 3.679 0.419 Rising
Bills 25.083 22.800 3.879 -0.527 Falling
Rams 19.500 23.400 3.887 0.629 Rising
Dolphins 13.417 14.600 4.062 -0.704 Falling
Jets 20.167 25.200 4.304 0.662 Rising
Ravens 12.667 14.200 4.598 -0.936 Falling
Patriots 4.583 10.600 4.893 1.271 Rising
Panthers 22.250 11.600 6.590 -0.077 Falling

Observations:

  • It's not often when the Patriots are at the bottom of the Standard Deviation list. The models of consistency have been anything but this year.
  • 6 of the 10 most consistently ranked teams are in the NFC. 7 of the 10 least consistently ranked teams are in the AFC.
  • The Steelers and Packers both have Objective and Subjective rankings that are only 0.150 apart, yet their Standard Deviation is near 3.

Difference in Averages

Subj vs Obj
Subjective Average Objective Average Standard Deviation Change since last period
Patriots 4.583 10.600 6.017 3.017 Rising
Jets 20.167 25.200 5.033 2.816 Rising
Rams 19.500 23.400 3.900 -1.683 Rising
Texans 21.750 25.400 3.650 0.283 Rising
Bears 10.083 13.400 3.317 0.717 Rising
Bengals 9.083 11.400 2.317 -0.400 Rising
49ers 6.583 8.200 1.617 -0.250 Rising
Chiefs 2.583 4.200 1.617 0.534 Rising
Ravens 12.667 14.200 1.533 -0.467 Rising
Titans 16.500 17.700 1.200 1.800 Rising
Dolphins 13.417 14.600 1.183 1.350 Rising
Broncos 1.000 1.800 0.800 0.083 Rising
Browns 19.500 19.800 0.300 2.617 Rising
Packers 7.750 7.900 0.150 -0.650 Rising
Steelers 26.250 26.400 0.150 0.850 Rising
Saints 4.000 4.000 0.000 -1.383 Rising
Vikings 27.917 27.800 -0.117 2.916 Rising
Jaguars 31.667 31.500 -0.167 -0.150 Rising
Seahawks 3.167 2.900 -0.267 0.266 Rising
Cowboys 12.667 12.200 -0.467 -2.700 Rising
Raiders 25.917 25.300 -0.617 -2.800 Rising
Chargers 16.250 15.500 -0.750 -2.050 Rising
Lions 10.667 9.900 -0.767 -0.917 Rising
Colts 7.167 6.000 -1.167 -0.667 Rising
Falcons 23.083 21.900 -1.183 -1.833 Rising
Giants 30.583 28.700 -1.883 -1.016 Rising
Eagles 16.583 14.700 -1.883 1.367 Rising
Bills 25.083 22.800 -2.283 2.184 Rising
Buccaneers 30.750 27.600 -3.150 2.183 Rising
Redskins 27.750 24.400 -3.350 -1.817 Rising
Cardinals 21.083 17.000 -4.083 -3.250 Rising
Panthers 22.250 11.600 -10.650 -0.950 Rising

Observations:

  • The Patriots overrated? Say it ain't so!
  • Carolina will probably always be under-ranked this year.
  • 8 of the 10 most "under-ranked" teams are in the NFC.

Best Matchups for Week 5

Opponents (Ranking) Game Time Ranking Difference
Bengals (10.242) at Lions (10.283) Sun, Oct 20, 2013 1:00 PM EDT 0.041
Vikings (27.858) at Giants (29.642) Mon, Oct 21, 2013 8:40 PM EDT 0.979
Cowboys (12.433) at Eagles (15.642) Sun, Oct 20, 2013 1:00 PM EDT 3.209

I don't think we've ever had a matchup as close as the Bengals/Lions matchup.

Worst Matchups for Week 5

Opponents (Ranking) Game Time Ranking Difference
Texans (23.575) at Chiefs (3.392) Sun, Oct 20, 2013 12:00 PM CDT 20.183
Seahawks (3.033) at Cardinals (19.042) Thu, Oct 17, 2013 5:25 PM PDT 16.009
Chargers (15.875) at Jaguars (31.583) Sun, Oct 20, 2013 1:00 PM EDT 15.708

Sources

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