2004 NFL Final Regular Season Power Ratings
Comments: Philly takes a dip on the basis of the game against the Bengals. The spreadsheet has no way of knowing that the starters were resting for that game. But the Eagles were dropping well before this; overall the game against Cincinnati only knocks them down by two points.
The AFC finished an incredible 24 games above .500 this season, the largest margin of games either conference has won the season series by. The best offense was clearly Indianapolis, which scored 49% more points than their opponents allowed in other games. Best defense? Surprisingly it's the Jacksonville Jaguars, who limited their opponents to 72% of their normal points. The league's worst offense was on display in Chicago, while San Francisco boasted the league's most inept defense.
Biggest home field advantage? Baltimore and St Louis tied at 8.3 points. Smallest HFA was Detroit, which actually played 3.3 points better on the road. Oddly enough, every team managed to win at least one game on the road, while in 2003 there were four teams unable to win away from their home park.