Saturday, September 12, 2015

2015 NFL Projections

Teams are listed by division; rankings are for the entire NFL (out of 32 teams).

Note that Power Rankings may differ from predicted record, because projected standings were determined by simulating the actual 2015 NFL schedule using Football Mogul 16. For example, the Colts are projected to win more games than the Patriots, despite having a lower Power Rank, because the Colts play in a weaker division.

AFC East
Power
Rank
Projected
Record
New England Patriots
2
11-5
Miami Dolphins 12 9-7
New York Jets
17
8-8
Buffalo Bills
18
8-8

AFC North
Power
Rank
Projected
Record
Baltimore Ravens
7
10-6
Pittsburgh Steelers
8
10-6
Cincinnati Bengals
10
9-7
Cleveland Browns
30
4-12

AFC South
Power
Rank
Projected
Record
Indianapolis Colts
3
12-4
Houston Texans
21
7-9
Jacksonville Jaguars
28
5-11
Tennessee Titans
31
5-11

AFC West
Power
Rank
Projected
Record
Denver Broncos
5
11-5
Kansas City Chiefs
14
9-7
San Diego Chargers
16
8-8
Oakland Raiders
27
5-11
NFC East
Power Rank
Projected
Record
Dallas Cowboys
6
10-6
Philadelphia Eagles
9
9-7
New York Giants
19
8-8
Washington Redskins
32
4-12

NFC North
Power Rank
Projected
Record
Green Bay Packers
4
11-5
Minnesota Vikings
13
9-7
Detroit Lions
15
8-8
Chicago Bears
26
6-10

NFC South
Power Rank
Projected
Record
New Orleans Saints
22
7-9
Atlanta Falcons
23
7-9
Carolina Panthers
24
7-9
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
29
6-10

NFC West
Power Rank
Projected
Record
Seattle Seahawks
1
11-5
Arizona Cardinals
11
9-7
St. Louis Rams
20
7-9
San Francisco 49ers
25
6-10

Items of note:
The AFC North is the strongest division, with 3 teams ranked in the top 10 (and the most likely division to send 3 teams to the playoffs).

All four NFC South teams are coming off losing seasons, and their struggles will probably continue.

2 comments:

Mark Kelly said...

AFC North you mean for strongest division?

Clay Dreslough said...

Yep. Typo. Thanks, Mark.