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Week 7 BES Rankings

The top three teams in this week’s rankings remain unchanged from our Week 6 report. The Cowboys (5-1) enjoyed a bye week which gave star receiver Dez Bryant (knee) time to recover enough to where the  team is optimistic of his return against the Eagles (4-2) in Week 8. Meanwhile, the Vikings (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season to the …

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Week 6 BES Rankings

There was a lot of movement in the BES Top-10 this week, especially by the Cowboys (5-1) who secured the No. 2 spot after placing 8th in our Week 5 rankings. Under the steady guidance of rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, the Cowboys have won five straight games with the last being an impressive 30-16 road victory over the Packers (3-2). On the season, …

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Week 5 BES Rankings

In Week 5, the BES wasn’t as predictive as it was in Week 4, going 8-6 in accordance with its rankings. That gives the BES an 18-11 (.621) mark over the last two weeks and a 27-18 (.600) record since launching our first set of 2016 rankings after Week 2. Those aren’t bad numbers but certainly nothing worth lighting fireworks in the front yard …

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Week 4 BES Rankings

In terms of being predictive, the Week 3 BES Rankings were 10-5 in Week 4. It’ll be interesting to see how  that holds up for the remainder of the season but it does illustrate, to some extent at least, that the BES is accurate. As for this week’s rankings, there are no changes to report in terms the No. 1 BES …

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Week 3 BES Rankings

There’s a new team atop this week’s rankings. The Eagles (3-0) usurped the Vikings (3-0) for the No. 1 spot in BES Overall. Barely nudging the Vikings by 0.03 points, the Eagles dominant 34-3 victory of the Steelers (2-1) carried more weight with the BES than the Vikings’ impressive 22-10 road win over the Panthers (1-2). The Eagles now enter a Week …

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Week 2 BES Rankings: First Issue of 2016

The Vikings (2-0) have earned the honor of being our first BES No. 1 team of the 2016 regular season which, based on last season, bodes well for the defending NFC North champ’s odds of returning to the playoffs. That is, however, barring a string of further catastrophic injuries beyond those of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (knee) and runningback Adrian Peterson (knee). Recent trade acquisition …

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Week 17 BES Rankings: Final Issue of 2015

Learn more about the BES and read our FAQ For those you who have been following the BES rankings throughout the season, you’ve become somewhat accustomed to the rather head-scratching results it can present. Well, this week’s rankings, our final issue of the 2015-2016 season, are no exception. The Jets (10-6) fell short of clinching a sixth seed in the AFC playoff …

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Week 16 BES Rankings

Learn more about the BES and read our FAQ The BES has been quite accurate in the last two weeks with an 11-5 record in Weeks 15 and 16 when predicting winners based strictly on our rankings. With the regular season coming to an end, the BES is starting to settle down, purging all sub-.500 teams from the top-10. This week …

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Week 15 BES Rankings

Learn more about the BES and read our FAQ With two weeks to go in the regular season, our rankings continue to reveal which teams are heating up at the perfect time and which squads are losing steam as the postseason approaches. The Panthers (14-0) claim the No. 1 spot this week as they continue to surge toward January. Though …

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Week 14 BES Rankings

Learn more about the BES and read our FAQ After a 33-20 road victory over the Bengals (10-3), the Steelers (8-5) move into the No. 8 spot this week, rising from their No. 15 perch in our Week 13 rankings.  The Steelers were among the initial BES Top-10 from Week 2 and are blazing hot at the moment with an …

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