Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Week 1 NFL Ratings Posted - New England #1

The NFL ratings after week 1 are now posted here.

New England stays #1 but Baltimore is the new #2 after their impressive win.  Green Bay slips a spot and Chicago moves up replacing the Jets at #4.

At the bottom, Carolina holds on to the bottom spot but Seattle drops 2 spots getting closer.

It is still very early and 1 game, particularly for a team like the Steelers who will likely play better than they did, doesn't tell the whole story, but the early ratings are still interesting.

And I generally don't recommend using the early season projections for the very reason that things are unstable, but using last years ratings for week 1 the computer went 11-5 against the spread and 11-5 picking winners while Vegas went 8-7 picking winners.  A good start!