After seven weeks of regular season action, the BES is holding steady with a 64% accuracy rate in predicting game outcomes based purely on its rankings. The BES now owns a record of 47-26 (.644) after going 10-4 in Week 7.
This week’s rankings present a new look to the BES Top-10 with the Giants (4-3) at No. 9 and the Colts (3-4) at No. 10.
Though the Colts have a sub .500 record, the BES apparently likes that they are 3-2 in their last five games with those three wins being against each of their AFC South rivals. The BES was also quite impressed with the Colts’ valiant effort in Week 6 against the Patriots (No. 1) despite losing 34-27. Nonetheless, their stay in the Top-10 could be short-lived if they fall to the Panthers (No. 5) on the road in Week 8.
Speaking of the Panthers, they’ve finally cracked the BES Top-5, joining the ranks of the league’s remaining unbeaten teams. At 6-0, the Panthers are holding on to first place in the NFC South, arguably the league’s strongest division.
The Patriots (6-0) extend their stay atop the BES rankings to four weeks after a pivotal AFC East win over the Jets (4-2). We previously speculated the Patriots might have problems with the Jets defense, currently ranked No. 2 in BES Defense. The battle was intense as the lead changed hands four times. Still, in the end, the Patriots No. 1 BES Offense proved too much for the Jets in a 30-23 victory.