Our NFL Team Rankings are based entirely 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, The 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. 

The chief aim of the Trench Counter is to take the subjective out of the equation and even the somewhat fluky nature of teams actually scoring points, which is of course the whole point on a game-by-game basis.

Week 12

1. Chicago Bears: 10.2
2. Los Angeles Rams: 8.5
3. New Orleans Saints: 6.2
4. Los Angeles Chargers: 6.0
5. Baltimore Ravens: 5.2
6. Houston Texans: 5.1
7. Indianapolis Colts: 3.7
8. New England Patriots: 3.2
9. Carolina Panthers: 2.6
10. Pittsburgh Steelers: 2.5
11. Kansas City Chiefs: 2.3
12. Denver Broncos: 2.3
13. Minnesota Vikings: 1.5
14. Seattle Seahawks: 0.8
15. Dallas Cowboys: 0.8
16. Cleveland Browns: 0.4
17. Washington: -0.4
18. Green Bay Packers: -1.2
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: -1.2
20. San Francisco 49ers: -1.5
21. Atlanta Falcons: -1.7
22. New York Giants: -2.2
23. Tennessee Titans: -2.6
24. Philadelphia Eagles: -2.8
25. Detroit Lions: -4.6
26. Buffalo Bills: -4.8
27. Cincinnati Bengals: -4.8
28. Jacksonville Jaguars: -4.8
29. Miami Dolphins: -5.4
30. New York Jets: -6.2
31. Oakland Raiders: -6.4
32. Arizona Cardinals: -10.7