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Week 10 DVOA Ratings
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Week 10 DVOA Ratings

The top four teams in DVOA stay the same after a week full of upsets, but what is Seattle doing at No. 5 after losing to Arizona? Plus, a more in-depth look at how Week 1's loss is dragging Minnesota down in our numbers.

123 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2015, 12:11pm by cstoos
Week 9 DVOA Ratings
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Week 9 DVOA Ratings

New England stays at No. 1 and Carolina continues to rise, all the way up to No. 4 now. Plus, more fun in the AFC South: how do the Indianapolis win and Andrew Luck's injury affect the chances of another division champ with a losing record?

79 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2015, 2:09pm by gomer_rs
Week 8 DVOA Ratings
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Week 8 DVOA Ratings

Denver shoots up our rankings with a big win over Green Bay, part of an AFC West surge that gives Kansas City an outside shot at the playoffs and gives Oakland its highest DVOA rank since Football Outsiders was founded in 2003.

86 comments, Last at 29 Apr 2016, 9:38pm by kimkom
Week 7 DVOA Ratings
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Week 7 DVOA Ratings

The Patriots return to the No. 1 spot, in a tight battle with Arizona and Green Bay atop the DVOA ratings. Plus: Denver and the worst 6-0 teams ever, and why is Teddy Bridgewater's DVOA rating so much lower than his QBR?

104 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2015, 9:35pm by DezBailey
Week 6 DVOA Ratings
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Week 6 DVOA Ratings

A very strange week for the DVOA ratings gives us a number of games with topsy-turvy results and the Arizona Cardinals somehow regaining the No. 1 spot despite a loss to Pittsburgh.

159 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2018, 9:16am by JeffreyKew
Week 5 DVOA Ratings
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Week 5 DVOA Ratings

Surprisingly strong defense so far is helping the Patriots dominate the league in 2015. But the equally well-rounded Arizona Cardinals are right behind them on the list of the ten best teams in DVOA history through Week 5.

100 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2015, 10:05pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
Week 4 DVOA Ratings
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Week 4 DVOA Ratings

New England takes over the top spot in DVOA, one of six undefeated teams that give us an almost 1-in-10 chance of a team going 16-0 in 2015. Cincinnati and Atlanta battling in the first all-undefeated Super Bowl? It could happen.

53 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2015, 9:34pm by Karl Cuba
Week 3 DVOA Ratings
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Week 3 DVOA Ratings

The Arizona Cardinals are still on top of the DVOA ratings, but how much does it matter that they've crushed three of the worst teams in the league?

364 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2015, 4:42am by RobotBoy
Week 2 DVOA Ratings
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Week 2 DVOA Ratings

The Arizona Cardinals have dominated the NFL through two weeks. But if we don't know how good (or, more likely, bad) their opponents are, how much does that mean in the long run?

85 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2015, 5:19pm by LyleNM
Week 1 DVOA Ratings
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Week 1 DVOA Ratings

Using just one week of stats, all the winning teams rate as better than all the losing teams, which is stranger than you think. Tennessee and Buffalo had the best Week 1, but a longer-term view still favors New England and Green Bay.

99 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2015, 5:21pm by WeaponX