Quality Standings are standings based on games teams played only against opponents with winning record. I first looked at those standings after Week 11 and have now updated the standings through Week 14 in the NFL. At this point in the season we have 16 teams with winning records, 9 in the NFC and 7 in the AFC. Here’s a list of those 16 teams currently holding a winning record,
Houston Texans (11-2), Atlanta Falcons (11-2), New England Patriots (10-3), Denver Broncos (10-3), San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1), Green Bay Packers (9-4), Baltimore Ravens (9-4), Indianapolis Colts (9-4), Seattle Seahawks (8-5), New York Giants (8-5), Chicago Bears (8-5), Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6), Washington Redskins (7-6), Cincinnati Bengals (7-6), Dallas Cowboys (7-6), Minnesota Vikings (7-6),
and the table with Quality Standings sorted by conference and winning record:
A few observations from the Quality Standings above:
– Buffalo and Kansas City are the only 2 teams without a win against teams with winning record
– Seattle has the most wins against ‘quality’ teams (5)
– Atlanta has the best record (3-0), but they’ve also played the fewest games against ‘quality’ teams (3)
– Detroit has played the most games against teams with winning record (9).