The rankings are below, but the top-8 teams stay the same with very little movement in the ratings. Baltimore made the biggest move improving 0.77 points but couldn't catch Pittsburgh at #3. And the top-7 teams are all still in the playoffs, plus #29 Seattle!
Yes, Seattle pulled the upset, but when you look at their performance chart (below), perhaps it shouldn't have been a complete surprise. Seattle was either pretty to very good (7, now 8, game ratings at 80 or above, a few in the mid-80s to 90s) or very bad. Their rating coming in, the average of all this, in fact doesn't overlap any of their individual game ratings. So if the good Seattle showed up, roughly a 50/50 proposition and better than that at home, they would play to about an 87 rating and New Orleans coming in was at 83, so a good Seattle was in fact the pick to win!
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|1||New England||90.928||14-2||82.974||+0, +0.135|
|2||Green Bay||88.161||11-6||82.575||+0, +0.311|
|5||NY Jets||86.572||12-5||82.943||+0, +0.231|
|10||San Diego||82.595||9-7||78.826||+1, -0.074|
|11||New Orleans||82.394||11-6||79.728||-2, -0.678|
|12||NY Giants||82.241||10-6||80.174||+0, +0.002|
|13||Tampa Bay||82.037||10-6||79.822||+0, +0.026|
|19||Kansas City||80.010||10-7||78.786||-3, -0.593|
|27||St Louis||77.029||7-9||78.172||+0, -0.003|
|28||San Francisco||77.021||6-10||79.040||+0, +0.014|