With Week 11 completed it is time for Thanksgiving week in the 2012 NFL season, but before Week 12 starts on Thursday with Thanksgiving games, let’s take a look at teams’ standings from different angle. For the first time this season I put up a table of so-called Quality Standings in order to measure teams based on games they’ve played only against opponents with winning record. At this point in the season we have 14 teams with winning records, 8 in the NFC and 6 in the AFC. Here’s a list of those 14 teams currently holding a winning record,
Houston Texans (9-1), Atlanta Falcons (9-1), Baltimore Ravens (8-2), San Francisco 49ers (7-2-1), New England Patriots (7-3), Green Bay Packers (7-3), Chicago Bears (7-3), Denver Broncos (7-3), New York Giants (6-4), Seattle Seahawks (6-4), Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-4), Indianapolis Colts (6-4), Minnesota Vikings (6-4),
and the table with Quality Standings sorted by conference and winning record:
A few observations from the Quality Standings above:
– Carolina, Buffalo, San Diego, Kansas City, Cleveland and Miami have yet to win against teams with winning record
– Houston, Seattle and San Francisco have the most wins against ‘quality’ teams (3)
– Atlanta has the best record (1-0), but they also played only 1 game against ‘quality’ teams
– Dallas, Jacksonville and Carolina have played the most games against teams with winning record (7), with Dallas having the best record among those 3 teams.