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Week 18 DVOA Ratings

The Chiefs make a big move upwards, as their domination of Houston now ranks as the best single game of the year. The all-around special teams performance was particularly impressive.

113 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2016, 2:59am by shaepulanwar
Final 2015 DVOA Ratings
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Final 2015 DVOA Ratings

The Seahawks steamroll Arizona to finish No. 1 in our DVOA ratings for the fourth straight year, and head into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams we've ever measured. Plus: 2015 goes down as the year no offense stood out, but one defense certainly did because it was horrendous.

98 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2016, 4:30am by firehorse
Week 16 DVOA Ratings
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Week 16 DVOA Ratings

Arizona's huge win over Green Bay moves the Cardinals ahead of the Seahawks at the top of the DVOA ratings and gives us the first-ever "DVOA Championship Game" with No. 1 battling No. 2 to close out the regular season.

71 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2016, 7:37pm by DezBailey
Week 15 DVOA Ratings
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Week 15 DVOA Ratings

Hello again, Seattle. The 9-5 Seahawks move into the top spot and could end up No. 1 for four straight years. Plus: which teams have suffered the most with backup quarterbacks in 2015?

78 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2015, 6:03pm by DezBailey

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

Carolina and New England slide up a little, Arizona slides down, but overall not much change in this week's DVOA ratings.

104 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2015, 3:40pm by DezBailey
Week 13 DVOA Ratings
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Week 13 DVOA Ratings

Seattle moves into the No. 1 spot in weighted DVOA and threatens to finish No. 1 overall for a fourth straight year, while the undefeated Panthers drop to a surprising sixth. Blame an easy schedule that may have included two games with the worst defense ever.

114 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2015, 9:04pm by DezBailey
Week 12 DVOA Ratings
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Week 12 DVOA Ratings

Cincinnati returns to the No. 1 spot in our DVOA ratings, with Kansas City an even more surprising No. 1 in weighted DVOA. Plus, decline in Green Bay and Arizona isn't as horrible as total collapse in Philadelphia.

198 comments, Last at 29 Apr 2016, 9:34pm by kimkom
Week 11 DVOA Ratings
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Week 11 DVOA Ratings

It's good to be the Carolina Panthers: trending upwards in DVOA, with an easier schedule and postseason path moving them past the Patriots as our Super Bowl favorites.

77 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2015, 9:15am by Eleutheria
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