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NFL Team Rankings, Week 9

Nov 06, 2012 2:49 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 8 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.

San Francisco 49ers

10.0

2

2.

Houston Texans

9.8

1

3.

New England Patriots

9.8

3

4.

Chicago Bears

6.2

5

5.

Atlanta Falcons

5.7

4

6.

Green Bay Packers

5.0

8

7.

Denver Broncos

4.8

9

8.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

4.6

7

9.

New York Giants

4.3

6

10.

Seattle Seahawks

3.2

10

11.

San Diego Chargers

2.7

13

12.

Detroit Lions

1.6

17

13.

Pittsburgh Steelers

1.4

12

14.

Washington Redskins

0.9

11

15.

Miami Dolphins

0.5

16

16.

Carolina Panthers

-0.2

20

17.

Minnesota Vikings

-0.2

14

18.

Baltimore Ravens

-0.9

19

19.

Philadelphia Eagles

-1.0

18

20.

Oakland Raiders

-1.1

15

21.

Indianapolis Colts

-1.4

21

22.

Dallas Cowboys

-3.3

23

23.

St. Louis Rams

-3.4

24

24.

Arizona Cardinals

-3.5

22

25.

Cleveland Browns

-3.7

25

26.

Cincinnati Bengals

-4.0

26

27.

New York Jets

-4.5

27

28.

Kansas City Chiefs

-8.1

31

29.

Buffalo Bills

-8.3

30

30.

Tennessee Titans

-8.7

28

31.

New Orleans Saints

-8.8

32

32.

Jacksonville Jaguars

-9.5

29

Total Rushes/Completions (TRC) Rankings

1.

Houston Texans

15.0

1

2.

Pittsburgh Steelers

12.5

2

3.

Kansas City Chiefs

9.3

3

4.

Dallas Cowboys

7.0

4

5.

Detroit Lions

6.4

5

6.

San Francisco 49ers

5.1

6

7.

New England Patriots

4.3

7

8.

Philadelphia Eagles

4.3

8

9.

Chicago Bears

3.9

14

10.

Atlanta Falcons

3.9

10

11.

Seattle Seahawks

3.8

17

12.

Indianapolis Colts

3.8

15

13.

Green Bay Packers

3.7

12

14.

San Diego Chargers

2.8

9

15.

Washington Redskins

2.7

19

16.

Denver Broncos

2.5

13

17.

New York Giants

0.0

11

18.

Arizona Cardinals

-0.2

18

19.

Miami Dolphins

-0.4

16

20.

Oakland Raiders

-3.5

24

21.

Cincinnati Bengals

-2.0

20

22.

New York Jets

-3.4

21

23.

Buffalo Bills

-4.3

22

24.

St. Louis Rams

-4.5

25

25.

Minnesota Vikings

-6.1

23

26.

Cleveland Browns

-6.7

26

27.

Carolina Panthers

-8.0

27

28.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

-8.5

28

29.

New Orleans Saints

-10.0

29

30.

Baltimore Ravens

-11.9

32

31.

Jacksonville Jaguars

-13.3

31

32.

Tennessee Titans

-13.9

30