2017 Week 4 NFL Power Rankings and Picks

The following Power Rankings result from a proprietary algorithm that calculates an NFL team’s ability to score points and win games.  These calculations are used to enhance the accuracy of Football Weblog’s exclusive cheatsheets.

Week 4 Power Rankings

1. Atlanta2. New England
3. Oakland4. Kansas City
5. Dallas6. Miami
7. Green Bay8. Washington
9. Pittsburgh10. Tennessee
11. New Orleans12. Tampa Bay
13. Baltimore14. Detroit
15. Arizona16. Indianapolis
17. Buffalo18. Seattle
19. Jacksonville20. Philadelphia
21. Minnesota22. Houston
23. Carolina24. Denver
25. NY Giants26. LA Rams
27. LA Chargers28. Chicago
29. San Francisco30. Cincinnati
31. NY Jets32. Cleveland

To evaluate the legitimacy of Football Weblog’s aforementioned algorithm, I’ve decided to use the calculations to also predict the outcome of this season’s NFL games.  For comparison, I’m displaying Football Weblog’s calculated picks alongside the favorites of Sin City’s professional handicappers.

Week 4 Picks

Chicago at Green BayGreen BayGreen Bay
New Orleans at Miami (London)New OrleansMiami
Carolina at New EnglandNew EnglandNew England
LA Rams at DallasDallasDallas
Detroit at MinnesotaMinnesotaDetroit
Tennessee at HoustonTennesseeTennessee
Jacksonville at NY JetsJacksonvilleJacksonville
Cincinnati at ClevelandCincinnatiCincinnati
Pittsburgh at BaltimorePittsburghPittsburgh
Buffalo at AtlantaAtlantaAtlanta
NY Giants at Tampa BayTampa BayTampa Bay
Philadelphia at LA ChargersLA ChargersPhiladelphia
San Francisco at ArizonaArizonaArizona
Oakland at DenverDenverOakland
Indianapolis at SeattleSeattleSeattle
Washington at Kansas CityKansas CityKansas City

And finally, here’s how the calculations have held up so far!

Year-to-Date Results

(Correct Picks)
(Correct Picks)
YEAR-TO-DATE29/47 (.617)30/47 (.638)
110/15 (.667)9/15 (.600)
211/16 (.688)12/16 (.750)
38/16 (.500)9/16 (.563)

Featured image by Jack Kurzenknabe.  Free of known copyright restrictions.

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