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NFL: Power Ranking the Best Team Over the Past Two Seasons

  • NFL: Power Ranking the Best Team Over the Past Two Seasons

    DENVER - SEPTEMBER 16: The logo of the National Football League is painted on the field as the Oakland Raiders face the Denver Broncos during week two NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on September 16, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

As we move on from Super Bowl 50 and enter into the 2016 NFL Draft period it seems fitting we take a look back and assess how each team has progressed (or declined) over the past two seasons.

The following list Power Ranks each NFL team according to their combined records for both the 2014 and 2015 seasons. 

Rules for Ranking:

If two or more teams have the same combined 2014 and 2015 overall record:

> Teams will be ranked based on their W/L/T record against each other in the 2014 and 2015 seasons

> Teams that did not play each other or broke even in the Head-to-Head will be ranked based on their W/L/T record for their respective Divisions

> Teams still tied are then ranked on the W/L/T records they achieved within their respective Conferences

> Teams still tied are then ranked according to the superior Points Differential they achieved across both seasons

32. Tennesse Titans

2014: 2-14
2015: 3-13
Combined Record: 5-27

31. Jacksonville Jaguars

2014: 3-13
2015: 5-11
Combined Record: 8-24

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2014: 2-14
2015: 6-10
Combined Record: 8-24

Ranks above Jacksonville based on Head-to-Head W/L/T over the past two seasons

29. Cleveland Browns

2014: 7-9
2015: 3-13
Combined Record: 10-22

28. Oakland Raiders

2014: 3-13
2015: 7-9
Combined Record: 10-22

Ranks above Cleveland based on combined W/L/T for Division

27. Chicago Bears

2014: 5-11
2015: 6-10
Combined Record: 11-21

26. New York Giants

2014: 6-10
2015: 6-10
Combined Record: 12-20

25. San Francisco 49ers

2014: 8-8
2015: 5-11
Combined Record: 13-19

24: San Diego Chargers

2014: 9-7
2015: 4-12
Combined Record: 13-19

Ranks above San Francisco based on Head-to-Head W/L/T over the past two seasons

23. Washington Redskins

2014: 4-12
2015: 9-7
Combined Record: 13-19

Ranks above San Diego based on combined W/L/T for Division

22. St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams

2014: 6-10
2015: 7-9
Combined Record: 13-19

Ranks above Washington based on superior Points Differential

21. Miami Dolphins

2014: 8-8
2015: 6-10
Combined Record: 14-18

20. New York Jets

2014: 4-12
2015: 10-6
Combined Record: 14-18

Ranks above Miami based on Head-to-Head W/L/T over past two seasons

19. New Orleans Saints

2014: 7-9
2015: 7-9
Combined Record: 14-18

Ranks above New York based on combined W/L/T for Division

18. Atlanta Falcons

2014: 6-10
2015: 8-8
Combined Record: 14-18

Ranks above New Orleans based on superior Points Differential

17. Baltimore Ravens

2014: 10-6
2015: 5-11
Combined Record: 15-17

16. Dallas Cowboys

2014: 12-4
2015: 4-12
Combined Record: 16-16

15. Buffalo Bills

2014: 9-7
2015: 8-8
Combined Record: 17-15

14. Philadelphia Eagles

2014: 10-6
2015: 7-9
Combined Record: 17-15

Ranks above Buffalo based on Head-to-Head W/L/T over past two seasons

13. Minnesota Vikings

2014: 7-9
2015: 11-5
Combined Record: 18-14

12. Detroit Lions

2014: 11-5
2015: 7-9
Combined Record: 18-14

Ranks above Minnesota based on combined W/L/T for Division

11. Houston Texans

2014: 9-7
2015: 9-7
Combined Record: 18-14

Ranks above Detroit based on combined W/L/T for Division

10. Indianapolis Colts

2014: 11-5
2015: 8-8
Combined Record: 19-13

9. Kansas City Chiefs

2014: 9-7
2015: 11-5
Combined Record: 20-12

8. Pittsburgh Steelers

2014: 11-5
2015: 10-6
Combined Record: 21-11

7. Green Bay Packers

2014: 12-4
2015: 10-6
Combined Record: 22-10

6. Seattle Seahawks

2014: 12-4
2015: 10-6
Combined Record: 22-10

Ranks above Green Bay based on Head-to-Head W/L/T over past two seasons

5. Cincinnati Bengals

2014: 10-5-1
2015: 12-4
Combined Record: 22-9-1

4. Carolina Panthers

2014: 7-8-1
2015: 15-1
Combined Record: 22-9-1

Ranks above Cincinnati based on combined W/L/T for Division

3. Arizona Cardinals

2014: 11-5
2015: 13-3
Combined Record: 24-8

2. New England Patriots

2014: 12-4
2015: 12-4
Combined Record: 24-8

Ranks above Arizona based on combined W/L/T for Division

1. Denver Broncos

2014: 12-4
2015: 12-4
Combined Record: 24-8

Ranks above New England based on Head-to-Head W/L/T over past two seasons

It should come as little surprise to see the past two Super Bowl winners leading the way on our list. The Denver Broncos deserve their spot as number one and deserve their current reign as Super Bowl Champions. But with that in mind, and the NFL's knack to deliver the unpredictable, who knows who could top the list next year.
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