Quality Standings are standings based on games teams played only against opponents with winning record. At the end of the season we have 14 teams with winning records, 8 in the NFC and 6 in the AFC. Here’s a list of all 14 teams who finished regular season with a winning record,
Denver Broncos (13-3), Atlanta Falcons (13-3), New England Patriots (12-4), Houston Texans (12-4), San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1), Green Bay Packers (11-5), Seattle Seahawks (11-5), Indianapolis Colts (11-5), Baltimore Ravens (10-6), Washington Redskins (10-6), Cincinnati Bengals (10-6), Minnesota Vikings (10-6), Chicago Bears (10-6), New York Giants (9-7),
and the table with Quality Standings sorted by conference and winning record (teams who made the playoffs are in bold):
A few observations from the Quality Standings above:
– Tennessee, Kansas City, Buffalo and Oakland are 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 (11).