2018 NFL Power Rankings: End-of-Season Edition
The playoffs are around the corner and we just rang in the new year, making this a popular time to look forward.
However, with the NFL regular season in the books, now is also a good time to look back and see how each team performed relative to their preseason projections.
The Los Angeles Rams top our power ratings with a nERD score of 8.9 (nERD measures how many points above or below average a team is), after starting the season ranked sixth, making them one of the teams who did live up to expectations.
The same cannot be said for the team that began the season in the top spot, as the Eagles fell from number one into the middle of the pack and were in a dog fight just to get back into the playoffs. At the other end of things, the Colts were last in our preseason rankings but made it all the way into the top 10.
Let's see where everyone else checks in after 16 games.