ESPN FPI: ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) ranks all 32 NFL teams heading into the 2018 season. The FPI is based on a team’s performance over the past four seasons, as well as its projected performance for the upcoming season. The New England Patriots are once again the No. 1 team in the NFL heading into the 2018 season, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI). The Patriots are followed by the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers in the top five. At the other end of the spectrum, the Cleveland Browns are once again the worst team in the NFL, according to ESPN’s FPI. The Browns are followed by the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts in the bottom five.
ESPN FPI: ESPN’s FPI Rankings for NFL Teams
ESPN FPI Rankings: The Best And Worst NFL Teams
The ESPN FPI (Football Power Index) ranks all 32 NFL teams ahead of the 2019 season. The New England Patriots are unsurprisingly at the top of the list, while the Arizona Cardinals come in at the bottom.
Here is a look at the top 10 and bottom 10 teams in ESPN’s FPI rankings:
1. New England Patriots
2. Los Angeles Rams
3. New Orleans Saints
4. Kansas City Chiefs
5. Chicago Bears
6. Philadelphia Eagles
7. Indianapolis Colts
8. Baltimore Ravens
9. Seattle Seahawks
10. Green Bay Packers
23. Miami Dolphins 24. Detroit Lions 25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26. Cleveland Browns 27- Buffalo Bills 28- New York Jets 29- Cincinnati Bengals 30- Oakland Raiders 31- Washington Redskins 32- Arizona Cardinals
The Best NFL Teams
1. New Orleans Saints
The Saints are the top team in the ESPN FPI rankings with a score of 8.4. They have the best offense in the NFL, averaging 28.8 points per game. They also have a strong defense, allowing just 20.2 points per game. The Saints have won their last eight games and are currently 11-3 on the season.
2. Los Angeles Rams
The Rams are second in the ESPN FPI rankings with a score of 7.7. They have been one of the most dominant teams in the NFL this season, winning their first nine games. The Rams have a high-powered offense that averages 32.9 points per game, which is second in the league behind only the Saints. They also have a solid defense, allowing just 21.8 points per game, which is fourth in the NFL. The Rams are currently 11-3 on the season and appear to be headed to the playoffs for the first time since 2004.
3. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs are third in the ESPN FPI rankings with a score of 7.6. They have been one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL this season, averaging 30.6 points per game, which is fourth in the league behind only the Rams, Saints and Patriots. The Chiefs also have a solid defense, allowing just 23 points per game, which is sixth in the league behind only the Jaguars, Ravens, Bears and Vikings .
The Worst NFL Teams
The NFL is a competitive league and every team wants to be the best. However, there are always going to be teams that are at the bottom of the standings. Here are the worst NFL teams according to ESPN’s FPI rankings:
32. Cincinnati Bengals
31. Miami Dolphins
30. New York Jets
29. Washington Redskins
28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
27. Arizona Cardinals
26. Denver Broncos
25. Detroit Lions
How the ESPN FPI Rankings are Determined
The ESPN FPI ranks all NFL teams based on how they are expected to perform going forward. The ranking is determined by a number of factors, including recent results, strength of schedule, and projected results.
The ESPN FPI is constantly updated as the season progresses and teams’ performances change. The rankings are intended to give fans an idea of which teams are the best and worst in the NFL at any given time.
The ESPN FPI rankings are in and the results are interesting, to say the least. The best NFL teams according to their metrics are the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, and Green Bay Packers. On the other hand, the worst teams in the league are the Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and New York Jets. It’s always interesting to see how different metrics can produce different results but one thing is for sure — if you’re a fan of one of these teams, you’ll want to keep an eye on their performance this season.