The Best Teams in the NFL Since 2000 - Ultimate Power Rankings

Last Updated: Dec 16th 2021   Published: Dec 14th 2021   4 Min Read
The Best Teams in the NFL Since 2000 - Ultimate Power Rankings
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I know, it’s tough to believe that 2021 is about to come to an end. We’ve already seen over two decades of NFL Football so far this century, and it’s all gone in the blink of an eye. With all the teams and players that come and go over the years, it may be hard to remember which teams were great–and which ones weren’t. That’s why I’m going to be breaking down the best and worst individual teams in the NFL since the year 2000, looking at season records, records against the spread, and of course who ultimately lifted the Lombardi Trophy.

Let’s get started.

(Please Note: The year stated refers to the year that a majority of the games were played in–I.E. the 2021 Super Bowl (Super Bowl LV) goes under the year 2020.)

2020 Season

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to repeat their Super Bowl success in this 2021 season, and are currently the odds-on favorite to do so according to most sports betting apps.

2019 Season

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are amongst the favorites to win the 2022 Super Bowl as well, and wouldn't be a bad futures bet if you were interested...

2018 Season

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2017 Season

  • Super Bowl LII Winner: Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)
  • Super Bowl LII Loser: New England Patriots (13-3)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Minnesota Vikings (13-3), Pittsburgh Steelers (13-3), Philadelphia Eagles (13-3), and New England Patriots (13-3)
  • Best Record ATS: New England Patriots (11-5) and Minnesota Vikings (11-5)

2016 Season

  • Super Bowl LI Winner: New England Patriots (14-2)
  • Super Bowl LI Loser: Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
  • Bets Regular Season Record: New England Patriots (14-2)
  • Best Record ATS: New England Patriots (13-3)

2015 Season

  • Super Bowl L Winner: Denver Broncos (12-4)
  • Super Bowl L Loser: Carolina Panthers (15-1)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Carolina Panthers (15-1)
  • Best Record ATS: Minnesota Vikings (13-3)

2014 Season

2013 Season

  • Super Bowl XLVIII Winner: Seattle Seahawks (13-3)
  • Super Bowl XLVIII Loser: Denver Broncos (13-3)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Seattle Seahawks (13-3) and Denver Broncos (13-3)
  • Best Record ATS: Seattle Seahawks (11-5) and San Francisco 49ers (11-5)

2012 Season

  • Super Bowl XLVII Winner: Baltimore Ravens (10-6)
  • Super Bowl XLVII Loser: San Francisco 49ers (11-4-1)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Denver Broncos (13-3) and Atlanta Falcons (13-3)
  • Best Record ATS: Seattle Seahawks (11-5), Los Angeles Rams (11-5), Indianapolis Colts (11-5), Washington Football Team (11-5)

2011 Season

  • Super Bowl XLVI Winner: New York Giants (9-7)
  • Super Bowl XLVI Loser: New England Patriots (13-3)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Green Bay Packers (15-1)
  • Best Record ATS: San Francisco 49ers (12-3-1)

2010 Season

  • Super Bowl XLV Winner: Green Bay Packers (10-6)
  • Super Bowl XLV Loser: Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
  • Best Regular Season Record: New England Patriots (14-2)
  • Best Record ATS: Detroit Lions (12-4)

2009 Season

  • Super Bowl XLIV Winner: New Orleans Saints (13-3)
  • Super Bowl XLIV Loser: Indianapolis Colts (14-2)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Indianapolis Colts (14-2)
  • Best Record ATS: Green Bay Packers (11-4-1)

2008 Season

  • Super Bowl XLIII Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4)
  • Super Bowl XLIII Loser: Arizona Cardinals (9-7)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Tennessee Titans (13-3)
  • Best Record ATS: Tennessee Titans (12-4), New York Giants (12-4), and Baltimore Ravens (12-4)

2007 Season

  • Super Bowl XLII Winner: New York Giants (10-6)
  • Super Bowl XLII Loser: New England Patriots (16-0)
  • Best Regular Season Record: New England Patriots (16-0)
  • Best Record ATS: Green Bay Packers (12-3-1)

2006 Season

  • Super Bowl XLI Winner: Indianapolis Colts (12-4)
  • Super Bowl XLI Loser: Chicago Bears (13-3)
  • Best Regular Season Record: San Diego Chargers (14-2)
  • Best Record ATS: Tennessee Titans (11-5) and New York Jets (11-5)

2005 Season

  • Super Bowl XL Winner: Pittsburgh Steelers (11-5)
  • Super Bowl XL Loser: Seattle Seahawks (13-3)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Indianapolis Colts (14-2)
  • Best Record ATS: Denver Broncos (11-4-1)

2004 Season

  • Super Bowl XXXIX Winner: New England Patriots (14-2)
  • Super Bowl XXXIX Loser: Philadelphia Eagles (13-3)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Pittsburgh Steelers (15-1)
  • Best Record ATS: Los Angeles Chargers (13-1-2)

2003 Season

  • Super Bowl XXXVIII Winner: New England Patriots (14-2)
  • Super Bowl XXXVIII Loser: Carolina Panthers (11-5)
  • Best Regular Season Record: New England Patriots (14-2)
  • Best Record ATS: New England Patriots (13-3)

2002 Season

  • Super Bowl XXXVII Winner: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-4)
  • Super Bowl XXXVII Loser: Oakland Raiders (11-5)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Philadelphia Eagles (12-4), Green Bay Packer (12-4), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-4)
  • Best Record ATS: Oakland Raiders (12-7) (Including Postseason)

2001 Season

  • Super Bowl XXXVI Winner: New England Patriots (11-5)
  • Super Bowl XXXVI Loser: St. Louis Rams (14-2)
  • Best Regular Season Record: St. Louis Rams (14-2)
  • Best Record ATS: Philadelphia Eagles (13-5-1) (Including Postseason)

2000 Season

  • Super Bowl XXXV Winner: Baltimore Ravens (12-4)
  • Super Bowl XXXV Loser: New York Giants (12-4)
  • Best Regular Season Record: Tennessee Titans (13-3)
  • Best Record ATS: Baltimore Ravens (14-5-1) (Including Postseason)

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