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Week 19 DVOA Ratings

The cream rose to the top in this year's playoffs, as the final four teams all ranked seventh or higher in DVOA this season.

51 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2017, 6:08am by bigpoppapump

Week 18 DVOA Ratings

Not much is changing as weighted DVOA ratings continue into the playoffs, though Pittsburgh has moved up to No. 2 overall and Green Bay is now the No. 1 weighted offense.

25 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2018, 3:28am by ninest123
Final 2016 DVOA Ratings
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Final 2016 DVOA Ratings

It turns out, The Year of No Great Teams may in fact have a great team. The New England Patriots head into the postseason strong as the No. 1 team in DVOA, their eighth straight year ranking sixth or higher.

110 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2017, 10:06pm by DezBailey
Week 16 DVOA Ratings
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Week 16 DVOA Ratings

The Cowboys and Patriots are still a close 1-2 in DVOA. Dallas is playing its best all-around football of the year, while the Patriots make up for a Gronkless offense with improving defense and renewed special teams.

121 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2017, 12:58pm by DezBailey
Week 15 DVOA Ratings
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Week 15 DVOA Ratings

The Pittsburgh Steelers are the NFL's most balanced team and most inconsistent team... and they now join Dallas and New England as one of DVOA's top three teams. Plus: The spectacular record-shattering seasons of Johnny Hekker and Justin Tucker.

83 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2016, 1:29pm by DezBailey
Week 14 DVOA Ratings
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Week 14 DVOA Ratings

New England and Dallas keep the top two spots in DVOA, improving a little over last week. Meanwhile, Green Bay's DVOA skyrockets and Seattle plummets, as the Seahawks suffer their worst loss since Matt Hasselbeck was still the starting quarterback.

74 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2016, 7:02pm by DezBailey
Week 13 DVOA Ratings
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Week 13 DVOA Ratings

The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)

76 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2016, 7:34pm by DezBailey
Week 12 DVOA Ratings
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Week 12 DVOA Ratings

Two new teams rise to No. 1: Atlanta in total DVOA, Dallas in weighted DVOA. Neither comes close to the No. 1 teams of years past. But one unit this year is challenging for all-time greatness: the Baltimore run defense.

70 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2016, 2:47pm by DezBailey
Week 11 DVOA Ratings
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Week 11 DVOA Ratings

The second annual DVOA Bowl puts us on very familiar ground, as the Seattle Seahawks return to the No. 1 spot. Plus, a look at which "skill players" have faced the hardest and easiest schedules in 2016, based on DVOA opponent adjustments.

57 comments, Last at 25 Nov 2016, 2:24pm by DezBailey
Week 10 DVOA Ratings
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Week 10 DVOA Ratings

Seattle's victory over the Patriots sets up another No. 1 vs. No. 2 DVOA battle for next Sunday. Plus: What if the second-best team in the AFC doesn't actually play in the AFC West?

101 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2016, 4:34pm by DezBailey