2017 Week 8 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 8 Power Rankings

1. New England2. Atlanta
3. New Orleans4. Green Bay
5. Kansas City6. Philadelphia
7. Dallas8. Houston
9. Seattle10. Pittsburgh
11. LA Rams12. Detroit
13. Buffalo14. Jacksonville
15. Washington16. Tampa Bay
17. Miami18. Tennessee
19. Carolina20. Minnesota
21. Oakland22. Baltimore
23. Arizona24. Chicago
25. Denver26. Cincinnati
27. LA Chargers28. NY Giants
29. NY Jets30. Indianapolis
31. San Francisco32. 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 8 Picks

Miami at BaltimoreBaltimoreBaltimore
Minnesota at Cleveland (London)MinnesotaMinnesota
Chicago at New OrleansNew OrleansNew Orleans
Atlanta at NY JetsAtlantaAtlanta
Carolina at Tampa BayTampa BayCarolina
San Francisco at PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia
Oakland at BuffaloBuffaloBuffalo
Indianapolis at CincinnatiCincinnatiCincinnati
LA Chargers at New EnglandNew EnglandNew England
Houston at SeattleSeattleSeattle
Dallas at WashingtonDallasDallas
Pittsburgh at DetroitPittsburghPittsburgh
Denver 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-DATE51/91 (.560)53/91 (.582)
110/15 (.667)9/15 (.600)
211/16 (.688)12/16 (.750)
38/16 (.500)9/16 (.563)
49/16 (.563)9/16 (.563)
58/14 (.571)8/14 (.571)
65/14 (.357)6/14 (.429)
7No Picks - Business TripNo Picks - Business Trip

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