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Power Rankings and Grades for the 2023 NFL Regular Season.


Grade: A+

The Ravens showed dominance throughout the entire 2023 season, proving themselves as the favorite to win the Super Bowl. After starting the season 3-2 the Ravens had a stretch between weeks 6-17 where they only lost one game, before resting their starters in week 18. Like every year, including this one, the Ravens could’ve been even better if not for key injuries.

Grade: A+

Beginning the season with a 5-game win streak and knocking off 6 straight wins after the BYE will guarantee you a spot in the playoffs. What better place could a team ask to be in than winning the conference with a star-filled roster with a QB who's both in MVP talks on a 7th-round rookie contract?

Grade: A-

This might finally be the Cowboys' year. The story of their season is they like to blow out bad teams (unless Joshua Dobbs is starting). The offense led the league in scoring and the defense was top 5.

Grade: B

As long as Josh Allen plays full seasons as the MVP-level player he is, the Bills will always be a top 5-10 team but until something else changes they won't be making any playoff noise. They can’t rely on two touchdowns a game from Josh forever as well as the defense making up for his turnovers.

Grade: B-

The Dolphins learned that as long as they play a bottom-16 team, then they have the best offense in the league. 6 out of their 7 lowest scoring games were against division winners and the Eagles.

Grade: A

Their first division title in almost 30 years is enough for a successful season. These lions aren’t finished yet and with this young of a core I expect them to be a contender for years to come.

Grade: D+

The Saints went 7-2 against teams below .500 with a +/- of +99. That’s why they look so good on paper, but this squad couldn’t win more than 2 games against teams with a winning record. Missing the playoffs keeps them out of contending for a championship, makes the coaches look good (something that needs a change), and lands them at only 14th in the draft.

Grade: A+

Similar to the 49ers but this squad's star players are on rookie contracts too. Injuries caused some bumps but they still won the AFC South. Having both the offensive and defensive rookies of the year be your QB and Edge (arguably the two most important positions) is a recipe for the perfect rebuild.

Grade: B-

Give this defense more credit. Their 11 wins didn’t necessarily come from the Patrick and Travis show. The Chiefs finished top two in both yards allowed and points allowed. Can a star QB and great defense prove it's what wins championships?

Grade: B+

They fired Canada, found a QB that could score points, and didn’t let their opponent take the ball away or score anything with it. Winning 10 games with a -20 point difference is impressive.

Grade: A-

The Browns exceeded all expectations with Myles Garrett leading the way for this top-three defense. Leading the league in yards allowed is great until you learn that it’s because you gave them a short field a league-leading 37 times.

Grade: C

The Bengals are in a similar boat to the Saints. The difference is that Cincy has young stars all over the field and a coach who led his team to a Super Bowl appearance. Not to mention once Joe Burrow is healthy this team will be back in the best in the league talks.

Grade: A-

We might be witnessing the quickest Super Bowl reload ever. Injuries to Stafford and losing star talent sent the Rams to the worst record following a SB win ever in 2022. This season young stars have their fingerprints all over a successful season that finds them in the playoffs once again.

Grade: A

All the talk I've heard for the Packers this year is that they aren’t healthy and Jordan Love is inconsistent. Well since week 10 Love has thrown for 2,150 yrds 18 tds 1 int(!) and has a 112.7 rating (those are Aaron Rodgers numbers). They won six of those eight games and made the playoffs so I don't know what more to tell you.

Grade: C+

The team that won the worst division. Backed by a good run defense and solid QB play from Baker Mayfield, this team is destined for a wild-card loss in the playoffs once again.

Grade: B+

The Colts have a bright future ahead of them. Even without their rookie QB playing more than four games this season proved it. They’re going to be competing for the division title again for the next couple of years.

Grade: C+

The Eagles seem to be folding a just the wrong time. They finished the season with a 1-5 stretch landing them in a wild card spot instead of winning the NFC East. At least they were 10-1 at one point, which means nothing going into the playoffs with key injuries and no defense.

Grade: B-

The last season of Pete Carroll was a mediocre one. The young talent developed and Geno Smith still looks solid. Seattle has proven they are great at drafting so I don’t see their position in the draft as a negative like some teams.

Grade: D

So much youthful talent and yet you couldn’t win against the 5-11 Titans to take the division from the Texans. This is the team with multiple first-overall picks playing in their second and third seasons with a proven head coach. The Texans are similar but all their young stars are fresh rookies including their coach.

Grade: B+

The Bears' biggest weakness this year was at QB. The rest of the roster proved to be talented, especially the run offense and defense. They had a couple of nice wins (28-13 against the Lions) and still possess the first overall pick in the draft. If only they weren’t the Bears and will find a way to mess it up.

Grade: C-

What a mess. Wilson is out despite a good season. The defense showed signs of being elite but the inconsistency came far too often to call this a successful year.

Grade: C+

The Raiders finished the season with a 3-1 record through the last four weeks. Antonio Pierce seems like the guy for the job next year but the future of Las Vegas doesn’t feel very bright.

Grade: D

Leave it to the Giants who have one of the worst defenses to lead the league in takeaways. More than 1/3 of those takeaways came from their two division rivals who love gift-giving. Too bad they suck at literally everything else possible.

Grade: C-

I still believe Kirk Cousins would be the MVP if he was healthy. A talented team. that just needed consistent QB play for the last nine games and instead they got Josh Dobbs, Nick Mullens, and Jaren Hall.

Grade: F

Grade for firing Brandon Staley: A-

Josh Allen is who people expect Justin Herbert to be. Just the talent and coaching that has surrounded him likes to shoot themselves in the foot after each Herbert heroic act. Is anyone surprised about what happened? Nope.

Grade: D-

12:01 am. Monday, January 8th, 2024. Expect breakout seasons from anyone on the Falcons offense with star-level potential.

Grade: D

A tough season for the Titans. Goodbye coach Vrabel and King Henry. I will say the young talent looks promising but not before at least another season of rebuilding.

Grade: D

The Jets went from a 7-10 team with a 29th-ranked scoring offense and top-5 defense in 2022, to a 7-10 team with a 29th-ranked scoring offense and a top-10 defense in 2023 who had Arron Rodgers on the sidelines in between his time saying things controversial and untrue.

Grade: D-

Three of the Cardinals' four wins this year were against the Eagles, Steelers, and Cowboys. All teams with 10+ wins and in the playoffs. Four wins is pretty decent for having the second-hardest strength of schedule.

Grade: F

An era is over. Bill Belichick is gone.

Grade: F

I remember when this team was hyped to win the sorry NFC South. Instead, their streak of two games without scoring a single point will continue into the 2024 season.

Grade: F

The Commanders are gearing up for many many years of rebuilding before they will get anywhere close to a winning record.































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