Our first playoff DVOA ratings don't show much difference from the final regular-season ratings, with the Patriots and Saints leading in weighted DVOA and a surprisingly large gap between Philadelphia and Atlanta.
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The Rams tumble after sitting all their starters, making room for the New Orleans Saints to finish the year at No. 1 for the first time ever. Plus, a closer look at the weird 2016-2017 dynamic where special teams were far more consistent and offenses far less consistent.
The Rams fall slightly but stay No. 1 this week. Pittsburgh and New England rise with their best games of the year. Baltimore and Philadelphia fall, as does Jacksonville, and we look at what it means for the Jaguars to be the most inconsistent team in the NFL in 2017.
On one end, the No. 1 Rams are enjoying the greatest turnaround season in DVOA history. On the other end, last-place teams that really aren't that bad historically, including the No. 32 Browns and the "best worst defense ever" in Oakland.
The Rams lose the DVOA Bowl but keep the top spot, achieving something historically rare: ranking in the top five for all three phases of the game. Meanwhile, four great defenses take a tumble when Seattle, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore all score way more points than expected.
After vanquishing the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Rams must now face the Philadelphia Eagles in the third annual DVOA Bowl. Come revisit the history of No. 1 vs. No. 2 DVOA matchups and learn why this matchup is more like No. 1 vs. No. 1. Plus: deep drive on the Minnesota Vikings.
The Rams rise again, with Los Angeles and Philadelphia now 1-2 in DVOA and 2-1 in Weighted DVOA. Plus: the big Arizona upset doesn't change the fact that the Jaguars are challenging an all-time DVOA high while the Cardinals challenge an all-time DVOA low... and Miami challenges TWO all-time DVOA lows!