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.
|2||San Francisco 49ers:||8.8|
|10||New Orleans Saints:||2.5|
|13||Kansas City Chiefs:||1.6|
|15||Los Angeles Chargers:||0.2|
|17||Green Bay Packers:||-1.1|
|18||Los Angeles Rams:||-1.1|
|19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers:||-1.4|
|23||New York Jets:||-2.2|
|27||Las Vegas Raiders:||-4.3|
|28||New England Patriots:||-4.4|
|32||New York Giants:||-8.4|