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Mile High Viewpoint - State Of The NFL - 2013.25

Twenty five percent of the regular NFL Season is in the books, and since last weekend's games represented 25% of the accumulated stats thus far, there was some pretty good movement in most of the categories I'm tracking.

This week S(0) = same position, D(3) = dropped 3 positions, & U(7) = rose 7 positions show the movement from the previous week. Teams that were on their bye week are highlighted yellow.

Last weekend was the Green Bay Packers & Carolina Panthers Bye Week. NEWS FLASH: When the Giants heard that both the Packers & Panthers managed to move up in the rankings by sitting out, they cancelled the rest of their schedule. (They claimed the NFL needed extra time to get that crappy stadium ready for the SB.)

With their impressive display on Sunday, the Broncos improved in two of the three categories they had room to improve. They didn't change rank in the TA/GA Differential, but I'm certain they are addressing that issue. I just think about how many more TDs Peyton would have thrown with 8 more possessions, or how much better the Points Against category would look!

WEEK 4 - END OF THE 1st QUARTER

RNK

TEAM

W-L

PPG DIFF

TEAM

W-L

PPG

FOR

TEAM

W-L

PPG

AGAINST

TEAM

W-L

TA /GA

DIFF

1

Denver 4-0

U(1)+22.0

Denver 4-0

S(0)44.8

K City 4-0

U(1) 10.3

K City 4-0

S(0) + 9

2

Seattle 4-0

D(1)+15.5

Grn B 1-2

S(0)32.0

Seattle 4-0

D(1) 11.8

Tenn 3-1

U(2) + 9

3

K City 4-0

S(0)+15.2

Chic 3-1

S(0)31.8

Carol 1-2

U(1) 12.0

Seattle 4-0

D(1) + 7

4

NewO 4-0

S(0)+14.3

Detroit 3-1

U(2)30.5

Indi 3-1

U(2) 12.8

Indi 3-1

U(1) + 6

5

Carol 1-2

S(0)+13.5

Minn 1-3

U(2)28.8

NewO 4-0

S(0) 13.8

NewO 4-0

U(4) + 5

6

Indiana 3-1

U(4) +0.7

Seattle 4-0

D(2)27.3

New E 4-0

D(3) 14.3

Chic 3-1

D(3) + 5

7

New E 4-0

S(0) +8.0

NewO 4-0

U(8)27.0

Tenn 3-1

U(3) 17.3

New E 4-0

D(1) + 4

8

Tenn 3-1

U(8) +7.2

San D 2-2

U(1)27.0

Cleve 2-2

U(6) 17.5

Detroit 3-1

S(0) + 4

9

Detroit 3-1

U(2) +5.2

Dallas 2-2

D(4)26.0

Tampa 0-4

U(2) 17.5

Buff 2-2

U(2) + 4

10

Dallas 2-2

D(4) +4.7

Indi 3-1

U(8)26.3

Cinci 2-2

U(2) 20.3

Dallas 2-2

D(3) + 3

11

Chic 3-1

D(2) +3.3

K City 4-0

D(1)25.3

Dallas 2-2

D(2) 21.3

Minn 1-3

U(6) + 2

12

Gn Bay 1-2

U(1) +2.7

Phili 1-3

D(4)24.8

Balti 2-2

U(1) 21.8

Denver 4-0

S(0) + 1

13

San D 2-2

U(5) +1.5

Tenn 3-1

U(8)24.5

NY J 2-2

D(6) 22.0

Carol 1-2

S(0) + 1

14

Balti 2-2

S(0) +1.0

Atlanta 1-3

S(0)23.5

Ariz 2-2

U(8) 22.3

Cleve 2-2

U(9) 0

15

Miami 3-1

D(7) 0.0

Miami 3-1

D(4)22.8

Denver 4-0

U(2) 22.8

Tampa 0-4

U(3) 0

16

Cinci 2-2

D(4) +0.0

Balti 2-2

D(3)22.8

Miami 3-1

S(0) 22.8

Miami 3-1

D(6) - 1

17

Buff 2-2

D(3) -1.3

Wash 1-3

U(2)22.8

Oak 1-3

D(2) 22.8

Ariz 2-2

U(2) - 1

18

Cleve 2-2

U(6) - 1.5

Carol 1-2

D(1)22.7

Buff 1-2

S(0) 23.3

Atlanta 1-3

D(2) - 1

19

Minn 1-3

U(4) - 2.0

Houst 2-2

D(3)22.5

San Fr 2-2

U(6) 23.8

St Lou 1-3

U(1) - 1

20

Atlanta 1-3

D(3) - 2.5

New E 4-0

U(2)22.3

Detroit 3-1

D(4) 25.3

Wash 1-3

U(4) - 1

21

Houst 2-2

U(1) -3.8

Buff 2-2

D(1)22.0

San D 2-2

U(2) 25.5

Cinci 2-2

D(7) - 2

22

San Fr 2-2

U(8) -4.0

Cinci 2-2

D(12)20

Atlanta 1-3

D(2) 26.0

Balti 2-2

D(7) - 2

23

Ariz 2-2

U(2) -5.0

San Fr 2-2

U(6)19.8

Houst 2-2

U(1) 26.3

Grn B 1-2

D(2) - 2

24

NY J 2-2

D(9) -5.0

Oak 1-3

S(0)17.8

Pitts 0-4

D(3) 27.5

Phili 1-3

D(2) - 2

25

Oak 1-3

D(4) -5.0

Ariz 2-2

S(0)17.3

Wash 1-3

U(6) 28.0

Oak 1-3

U(3) - 2

26

Wash 1-3

U(2) -5.2

St Lou 1-3

D(3)17.3

Chic 3-1

D(7) 28.5

San D 2-2

U(1) - 3

27

Tampa 0-4

D(1) -6.5

Pitts 0-4

U(3)17.3

Grn B 1-2

U(1) 29.3

Houst 2-2

D(1) - 4

28

Phili 1-3

D(9) -9.7

NY J 2-2

D(2)17.0

St Lou 1-3

D(1) 30.3

Jacks 0-4

D(3) - 4

29

Pitts 0-4

S(0) -10.2

Cleve 2-2

D(1)16.0

Minn 1-3

U(1) 30.8

San Fr 2-2

S(0) - 4

30

St Lou 1-3

D(3) -13.0

NY G 0-4

D(3)15.3

Jacks 0-4

D(1) 32.3

NY G 0-4

U(2) - 9

31

NY G 0-4

S(0) -21.2

Tampa 0-4

S(0)11.0

Phili 1-3

D(5) 34.5

NY J 2-2

D(1) -10

32

Jacks 0-4

S(0) -24.5

Jacks 0-4

S(0)07.8

NY G 0-4

S(0) 36.5

Pitts 0-4

D(1) -11

The two teams that surprised me the most this week were the Saints and the Titans. Tennessee jumped 8 positions to land at #6. They tied KC with a +9 TA/GA & improved 8 positions in the PPG DIFF (points per game differential) category.

The Saints improved by 8 positions in the PPG For category with a domination of Miami on MNF. The thing about Miami that's impressed me is that they are still 3 - 1 after playing one of the tougher schedules thus far.

MOST DIFFICULT SCHEDULES TO DATE:

The Jacksonville (0-4), Tampa Bay (0-4), & Atlanta (1-3) opponents have a 75% AVG Win ratio, & the Giants (0-4) opponents have a 73% AVG Win ratio. Obviously if these guys were taking care of business, their opponents wouldn't look nearly that good.

Next in line is Houston (2-2) & Philadelphia (1-3) at 67%, then Baltimore (2-2) & Miami (3-1) at 63%. I almost feel sorry for the Eagles. They played back to back games at San Diego (2-2), KC (4-0) & Denver (4-0), a combined 10-2 record (83% win ratio). I guess they'll feel like the rest of the season is a gravy train.

LEAST DIFFICULT SCHEDULES TO DATE:

The Cheifs opponents haven't managed a 20% AVG Win ratio. Next is Denver @25%, New England @32%, Seattle @33%, with the New Orleans, Indiana, Tennessee, Chicago opponents all @38%. The flip side of the same story holds true here. It may look like we have a weak schedule, but we are the ones making them look weak!

GREATEST GAINERS

Tennessee rose 8 slots with their win & San Fransisco jumped 6 slots in an attempt to dig their way out of the cellar.

BIGGEST LOSERS

Cincinnati dropped 9 slots with the loss to Cleveland. Miami dropped 7 with the loss to New Orleans.

WEEK 4 - COMBINED RANKING FOR THE FIRST QUARTER - 2013

CURRENT RANK

TEAM W/L

RANKS TO

TOTAL

SUB TOTAL

OPP W/L TO

ADJUST

ADJUSTED TOT

S(0) 1

Seattle (4-0)

2+6+2+3-4+6

15

33% 5-10 = +5

20

UP(4) 2

New O (4-0)

4+7+5+5-4+8

25

38% 6-10 = +4

29

DN(1) 3

K City (4-0)

3+11+1+1-4+7

19

19% 3-13 = +10

29

DN(1) 4

Denver (4-0)

1+1+15+12-4+0

25

25% 4-12 = +8

33

UP(3) 5

Indiana (3-1)

6+10+4+4-2+11

33

38% 6-10 = +4

37

UP(8) 6

Tenn (3-1)

8+13+7+2-2+15

43

38% 6-10 = +4

47

UP(3) 7

Carolina (1-2)

5+18+3+13+1+8

48

50% 6-6 = +0

48

UP(1) 8

New E (4-0)

7+20+6+7-4+14

48

32% 5-11 = +6

54

DN(5) 9

Dallas (2-2)

10+9+11+10-0+17

57

44% 7-9= +2

59

UP(1) 10

Detroit (2-1)

11+6+16+8-1+17

54

44% 7-9 = +7

61

DN(4) 11

Chicago (3-1)

11+3+26+6-2+19

63

38% 6-10 = +4

67

DN(7) 12

Miami (3-1)

15+15+16+15-2+22

81

63% 10-6 = -4

77

DN(1) 13

Balti (2-2)

14+16+12+22-0+21

85

63% 10-6 = -4

80

UP(2) 14

Buff (2-2)

17+21+18+9+0+23

88

60% 9-6 = -3

85

UP(3) 15

Gn Bay (1-2)

12+2+27+23+1+19

84

42% 5-7 = +2

86

UP(1) 16

San D (2-2)

13+8+21+26+0+20

88

50% 8-8 = -0

88

UP(2) 17

Minn (1-3)

19+5+29+11+2+24

90

50% 8-8 = -0

90

DN(3) 18

Atlanta (1-3)

20+14+22+18+2+23

99

75% 12-4 = -8

91

UP(1) 19

Phili (1-3)

28+12+31+24+2

97

67% 11-5 = -6

91

UP(5) 20

Cleve (2-2)

18+29+8+14+0+24

93

50% 8-8 = -0

93

DN(9) 21

Cinci (2-2)

16+22+10+21-0+22

91

40% 6-9 = +3

94

UP(2) 22

Oak (1-3)

25+24+17+25+2+27

100

50% 8-8 = -0

100

UP(2) 23

Ariz (2-2)

23+25+14+17+0+27

106

50% 8-8 = -0

106

UP(6) 24

San Fr (2-2)

22+23+19+29+0+26

119

60% 9-6 = -3

108

DN(2) 25

Houst (2-2)

21+19+23+27-0+26

116

67% 11-5 = -6

110

UP(1) 26

Wash (1-3)

26+17+25+20+2+27

107

40% 6-9 = +3

110

DN(6) 27

NY J (2-2)

24+28+13+31-0+27

113

56% 9-7 = -2

111

DN(6) 28

Tampa (0-4)

26+31+11+18+4+29

119

75% 12-4 = -6

113

DN(1) 29

St Lou (1-3)

30+26+28+19+2+35

140

44% 7-9 = +2

142

DN(1) 30

Pitts (0-4)

29+30+21+31+4+32

147

50% 8-8 = -0

147

S(0) 31

Jacks (0-4)

32+32+29+25+4+47

169

75% 12-4 = -8

161

S(0) 32

NY G (0-4)

31+30+32+30+4+43

170

73% 11-4 = -7

163

I did something different from last week. I figured that simply awarding 1 point for winning the top spot in the Points Differential wasn't a true representation of the value it represents, and so the teams under the top spot are penalized the difference between their average per game and ours.

Example:

The Broncos PPG DIFF is +22.0. Seattles' is +15.5 (16 rounded up) The difference is 6 points that gets added to their score.

On a last note of interest:

Denver is winning by an average of 3+ TD's per game.

Seattle (2+), KC (2+), New Orleans (2+) & Carolina (2-) are all winning by about two TD's per game. Of those teams, KC is the only one we play during the regular season. It's the TO battle that bothers me the most. I do hope to see a significant difference once we have Miller, Phillips & Ayres all chasing the QB. Then with Champ back, Jack Del Rio is going to have a lot more combinations to work with. 19 - 0! BACK 2 BACK!

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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