Bias Free Sports NFL computer rankings

Here are Bias Free Sports’ computer rankings of each NFL team following Week 15 games–you can see the complete rankings at http://www.biasfreerankings.com:

ELO
Rating W L SOS
1 New England 76.806 10 4 62.224
2 Denver 73.745 11 3 61.599
3 San Francisco 73.376 10.5 3.5 62.746
4 Seattle 72.411 9 5 61.566
5 Atlanta 71.482 12 2 61.136
6 Houston 70.828 12 2 59.952
7 NY Giants 69.789 8 6 64.957
8 Chicago 68.845 8 6 62.860
9 Green Bay 67.548 10 4 61.722
10 Baltimore 66.473 9 5 62.621
11 Cincinnati 65.690 8 6 59.816
12 Washington 65.034 8 6 63.294
13 Dallas 63.506 8 6 64.034
14 New Orleans 63.155 6 8 62.878
15 Pittsburgh 62.845 7 7 61.099
16 Tampa Bay 62.736 6 8 62.775
17 Minnesota 62.650 8 6 60.773
18 Carolina 60.813 5 9 64.189
19 San Diego 60.750 5 9 62.179
20 Miami 60.448 6 8 61.818
21 St. Louis 58.464 6.5 7.5 63.893
22 NY Jets 58.435 6 8 63.702
23 Cleveland 58.155 5 9 60.973
24 Indianapolis 58.133 9 5 59.198
25 Detroit 57.638 4 10 61.540
26 Arizona 57.391 5 9 64.795
27 Buffalo 55.117 5 9 63.005
28 Philadelphia 52.813 4 10 63.165
29 Tennessee 52.738 5 9 60.539
30 Oakland 50.329 4 10 61.667
31 Kansas City 47.592 2 12 61.367
32 Jacksonville 47.017 2 12 60.552
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Bias Free Sports NFL Elimination Pool Picks for Week 2

For those who view this blog frequently, you’ll know that last week we started with our elimination pool picks, whereby we pick a different NFL team each week that we feel is going to win, thus allowing us to advance to the next week.  I am currently participating in two different pools, and so each week I am posting my picks, allowing you to track my success, and also give everyone the oportunity to vote on what team they would choose in the poll below.

Last week with my first selection I took Philadelphia, and certainly sweated that one out to the very end.  Thank God I don’t have to struggle with taking them again.   My other selection, Houston, was a little frustrating for one and a half quarters, but then that defense kicked it into gear and it was smooth sailing for the remainder of the game.

This week is a little tougher because there are so many difficult games that could go either way.  In a week like that, you should typically go with the chalk (or odds-on favorite) pick just so you can pretty much be assured of advancing.  The chalk pick this week is New England, who is taking on the Arizona Cardinals at home.  It’s very rare for a west coast team to travel to the east coast for a 1:00 pm EST start and be successful.  Plus, New England is just too damn good to lose to Arizona.  So there’s that also.  I’m going to take the Patriots in my first contest.

The second pool pick I’m going with the Giants.   I don’t care how Tampa Bay played against the Panthers; the defending Super Bowl champions will not start the season 0-2 or Tom Coughlin’s skin will melt off his skull and lasers will shoot out his eye sockets, burning holes in every player’s chest.  This will be at least a double digit win, and thus my choice for my second pool pick.

Incidentally, we have the Patriots predicted to win in computer matchup by about 16.5, and the Giants to win by 27.5.   You can see all of Bias Free Sports’ matchup predictions by going to www.biasfreerankings.com/nfl_ratings.html.

Recap:      Pool 1                Pool 2

Week 1    Philly                   Houston
Week 2    New England      NY Giants