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NFL Team Rankings, Week 8

Oct 30, 2012 12:35 PM EST

By Christopher Reina

Our NFL Team Rankings are based solely on the The Trench Counter, which is an objective formula measuring average yards per pass and run on both offense and defense, along with first downs registered and given up, turnovers for and against, and total penalty yards.

Over time, without fail, Trench Counter rankings begin to closely resemble the standings but goes even further to determine which teams are truly the best when on the line of scrimmage.

Each team’s Trench Counter ranking from Week 7 is listed next to the per game average.

We are also including the Bill Parcells/Michael Lombardi stat that we modified called Total Rushes/Completions, which is listed as the second set of rankings below.

* The schedule and weekly results from each team are available by clicking below.

Trench Counter (TC) Rankings 

1.

Houston Texans

10.3

1

2.

San Francisco 49ers

10.0

2

3.

New England Patriots

9.8

3

4.

Atlanta Falcons

5.2

6

5.

Chicago Bears

5.1

4

6.

Denver Broncos

5.0

11

7.

New York Giants

4.9

5

8.

Green Bay Packers

3.9

8

9.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2.9

10

10.

Seattle Seahawks

2.2

13

11.

Washington Redskins

2.1

7

12.

Pittsburgh Steelers

1.6

17

13.

San Diego Chargers

1.2

12

14.

Minnesota Vikings

1.1

9

15.

Oakland Raiders

1.1

18

16.

Miami Dolphins

1.0

14

17.

Detroit Lions

-0.5

16

18.

Philadelphia Eagles

-0.8

15

19.

Baltimore Ravens

-1.2

20

20.

Carolina Panthers

-1.4

24

21.

Indianapolis Colts

-2.0

23

22.

Arizona Cardinals

-2.2

21

23.

Dallas Cowboys

-2.5

22

24.

St. Louis Rams

-3.4

19

25.

Cleveland Browns

-3.9

26

26.

Cincinnati Bengals

-4.0

25

27.

New York Jets

-4.5

27

28.

Tennessee Titans

-8.1

28

29.

Jacksonville Jaguars

-8.5

32

30.

Buffalo Bills

-8.6

30

31.

Kansas City Chiefs

-9.2

31

32.

New Orleans Saints

-10.4

29

Total Rushes/Completions (TRC) Rankings

1.

Houston Texans

15.7

1

2.

Pittsburgh Steelers

10.9

3

3.

Kansas City Chiefs

9.9

2

4.

Dallas Cowboys

9.0

4

5.

Detroit Lions

6.0

8

6.

San Francisco 49ers

5.1

7

7.

New England Patriots

4.3

10

8.

Philadelphia Eagles

4.1

5

9.

San Diego Chargers

3.9

12

10.

Atlanta Falcons

3.4

17

11.

New York Giants

3.0

9

12.

Green Bay Packers

2.6

14

13.

Denver Broncos

2.6

19

14.

Chicago Bears

2.0

6

15.

Indianapolis Colts

2.0

18

16.

Miami Dolphins

1.9

15

17.

Seattle Seahawks

1.3

13

18.

Arizona Cardinals

1.3

16

19.

Washington Redskins

1.1

11

20.

Cincinnati Bengals

-2.6

21

21.

New York Jets

-3.4

24

22.

Buffalo Bills

-3.4

22

23.

Minnesota Vikings

-3.9

20

24.

Oakland Raiders

-4.3

25

25.

St. Louis Rams

-4.5

23

26.

Cleveland Browns

-6.9

26

27.

Carolina Panthers

-7.0

29

28.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

-9.6

27

29.

New Orleans Saints

-10.7

28

30.

Tennessee Titans

-13.5

30

31.

Jacksonville Jaguars

-13.9

32

32.

Baltimore Ravens

-14.3

31