NFL Week 15: Power Rankings

NFL Week 15: Power Rankings
by
Aaron Chou
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December 18, 2020
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield #6, running the ball down the NFL field with #38 Ty Zimmerman
Photo By Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


NFL Week 15 Power Rankings

With the New Orleans Saints hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football, we have an exciting matchup between Cleat Street’s EPA Model’s #1 and #2 teams. While the Chiefs have been favored by 3 points all week long, with the announcement of Drew Brees’ return, lines have been temporarily taken down as of this publication. On a neutral field, we expect the Saints to win by roughly 2 points. 

Offense Power Rankings

Our model gives the Cleveland Browns offense a ton of credit for putting up 42 points against a great Baltimore Ravens defense, and the Browns subsequently jump from #13 to #6 in our Offense EPA ranking:



Defense Power Rankings

Defense rankings largely stayed the same. The Philadelphia Eagles make the biggest leap to #12 thanks to holding the New Orleans Saints offense to 21 points, albeit one without Drew Brees:


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