2018 NFL Power Rankings: Week 16

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Teams Ranked 32nd to 23rd

RankTeamnERDRecPlayoff OddsOff. NEP RankDef. NEP RankChange
32Arizona Cardinals-12.083-110.0%32130
31Oakland Raiders-9.053-110.0%2630-1
30Miami Dolphins-9.037-75.6%2431-1
29New York Jets-8.614-100.0%3021+2
28San Francisco 49ers-6.534-100.0%25260
27Detroit Lions-5.965-90.0%1929-2
26Buffalo Bills-5.375-90.0%3160
25Jacksonville Jaguars-5.214-100.0%299-1
24Washington Redskins-5.177-716.8%2817+3
23Cincinnati Bengals-3.696-80.0%2123-1

If the things your old-school uncle says win championships were actually the most important parts of football, the Buffalo Bills would be in really good shape.

The Buffalo defense has been strong all year, ranking sixth in NEP, while the Bills have also been a solid running team. Thanks in part to Josh Allen and his best Michael Vick impression, Buffalo is tied for 16th in rushing NEP per carry.

Unfortunately, in reality, passing the ball is the most important to success in modern football, which is why the Bills are still near the bottom of these rankings. Only Arizona has been worse in terms of Passing NEP per dropbback, as while Allen has produced 35.0 NEP on the ground, his passes have been worth -10.5.