NFL Power Ratings and Rankings (2017 Begin Week 7): Saints Number 1!

While the Saints have long had a top tier offence, credit the Saints’ defense, with its return to respectability, for the emergence of New Orleans as the number one ranked team in NFL football.  Having said that, there really is little to choose between the top four teams, separated by only three percentage points.  For a quick detailed overview of the ratings and rankings, see table below. Full interactive rankings and ratings by week available here.

NFL Team Power Ratings and Rankings: 2017 Begin Week 7
NFL Team Power Ratings and Rankings: 2017 Begin Week 7

Looks like the Steelers and Vikings are currently the strongest most well-rounded teams and really stand out due to so few falling into this category. There are log-jams of teams that are lopsided, with the Falcons and Patriots the best examples of having relatively more strength offensively. On the other end, the Broncos and the Ravens are their polar opposites. Full by week interactive version of this matrix also available.

NFL Power Ranking Offence Defense Matrix Week 7 2017