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Preliminary SRS Teams of the Decade

Posted by Neil Paine on October 19, 2009

We've done a Players of the Oughts (or at least 90% of them) post, so I figured it was time to put out a preliminary list of the teams of the decade. The ranking method? SRS, of course. I used all games, regular-season and playoffs, and accounted for home-field advantage by adding 2.66 points (the average home-team margin of victory this decade) to the margin for away teams & subtracting the same amount from home teams.

And no, playoff games are not arbitrarily weighted more than regular-season ones, other than the fact that they will boost your strength of schedule score. I'm certainly open to different weightings, but they have to be grounded in something more legitimate than "I feel like playoff games should count five times as much", or whatever.

Anyway, here are the best NFL teams by SRS from 2000 through yesterday's games:

Rank Team MOV SOS SRS W L T PO_W PO_L SB_W SB_L
1 NewEnglandPatriots 6.79 0.47 7.26 106 44 0 14 3 3 1
2 IndianapolisColts 5.90 0.43 6.33 106 43 0 7 7 1 0
3 PittsburghSteelers 5.15 -0.04 5.11 98 51 1 10 4 2 0
4 PhiladelphiaEagles 5.33 -0.64 4.68 95 53 1 10 7 0 1
5 BaltimoreRavens 3.72 0.16 3.88 86 64 0 7 4 1 0
6 SanDiegoChargers 2.03 0.47 2.50 74 74 0 3 4 0 0
7 DenverBroncos 1.85 0.54 2.39 90 59 0 1 4 0 0
8 GreenBayPackers 2.99 -1.13 1.86 87 62 0 3 5 0 0
9 JacksonvilleJaguars 1.08 0.54 1.61 72 78 0 1 2 0 0
10 NewYorkGiants 1.45 -0.24 1.21 85 65 0 6 5 1 1
11 TampaBayBuccaneers 1.69 -0.69 1.01 76 74 0 3 4 1 0
12 MiamiDolphins -0.13 0.98 0.85 74 75 0 1 3 0 0
13 NewYorkJets -0.21 0.93 0.72 74 76 0 2 4 0 0
14 KansasCityChiefs 0.09 0.48 0.56 67 83 0 0 2 0 0
15 TennesseeTitans -0.25 0.74 0.49 83 67 0 2 5 0 0
16 SeattleSeahawks 0.84 -1.00 -0.16 79 71 0 4 5 0 1
17 NewOrleansSaints 0.16 -0.70 -0.54 75 74 0 2 2 0 0
18 MinnesotaVikings 0.00 -0.71 -0.70 78 72 0 2 3 0 0
19 ChicagoBears -0.12 -0.71 -0.82 77 72 0 2 3 0 1
20 DallasCowboys -0.85 -0.20 -1.05 74 75 0 0 3 0 0
21 CarolinaPanthers -0.43 -0.71 -1.14 73 76 0 5 3 0 1
22 BuffaloBills -2.56 1.14 -1.42 62 88 0 0 0 0 0
23 WashingtonRedskins -1.61 0.07 -1.54 68 82 0 1 2 0 0
24 OaklandRaiders -2.44 0.73 -1.71 59 91 0 4 3 0 1
25 AtlantaFalcons -2.14 -0.42 -2.56 70 78 1 2 3 0 0
26 CincinnatiBengals -3.57 0.84 -2.73 62 87 1 0 1 0 0
27 St.LouisRams -1.96 -0.90 -2.86 70 80 0 3 4 0 1
28 HoustonTexans -5.04 0.80 -4.24 43 75 0 0 0 0 0
29 ClevelandBrowns -5.36 0.98 -4.37 53 97 0 0 1 0 0
30 SanFrancisco49ers -3.62 -0.94 -4.55 63 86 0 1 2 0 0
31 ArizonaCardinals -5.23 -0.79 -6.02 55 94 0 3 1 0 1
32 DetroitLions -7.19 -0.19 -7.38 41 109 0 0 0 0 0

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