2021 Preseason NFL Overall Team Top 10 Grades/Rankings

Over the last five weeks, we have covered the top offenses and defenses using different categories. For offense, we graded and ranked passing offense, run offense, receivers, run blocking, and pass blocking. On the defensive side of the football, we graded and ranked the top pass-rush, run stop, and pass coverage defenses. The results of each, when combined, provide us with a preseason situational analysis grade for both the offense and defense of every NFL team that we use to determine NFL power rankings, the strength of schedule for all teams, and projected win totals. About The Analysis Today's analysis wraps up our total team grades combining pass offense, run offense, receiving, run blocking, and pass blocking team grades with the defensive grades, pass coverage, run stop, and pass rush. The average for each team determines how a team will be ranked heading into the 2021 NFL season. The Grade Scale The team grades use the individual player grades to get an average for each category. For offense, it's passing, run offense, run blocking, and pass blocking. As mentioned above, we use pass rush, run stop, and pass coverage for the defense. The scale is a 1 to 10 rating scale, with one being the lowest and ten being the highest. On average, based on preliminary analysis, a grade of 6 to 6.99 is a playoff-caliber position group, or if the entire offensive grade is in the area of 6 to 6.99, that will represent a playoff-caliber offense. A seven or higher average represents a Super Bowl Caliber offense, defense, or position group. You can find all of our preseason NFL team grades by visiting our beta version of the Team and Player Grade Dashboard. Click Here To View Player And Team Grade Dashboard Top Ten (w/14 Teams Because of Ties) Projected NFL Teams Heading Into 2021 Today's analysis covers the top ten NFL teams using the grades from all offensive and defensive categories that we use to grade every NFL team. Tampa Bay Buccaneers TOTAL TEAM RANK: 1st OFFENSE: 1st DEFENSE: 1st Cleveland Browns TOTAL TEAM RANK: 2nd OFFENSE: 2nd DEFENSE: 6th Los Angeles Rams TOTAL TEAM RANK: 3rd OFFENSE: 7th DEFENSE: 2nd Baltimore Ravens TOTAL TEAM RANK: 4th OFFENSE: 4th DEFENSE: *9th (Tied w/Jets) Kansas City Chiefs TOTAL TEAM RANK: *5th (Tied w/49ers) OFFENSE: 5th DEFENSE: 17th San Francisco 49ers TOTAL TEAM RANK: *5th (Tied w/Chiefs) OFFENSE: 11th DEFENSE: 8th New Orleans Saints TOTAL TEAM RANK: *6th (Tied w/Packers, Steelers) OFFENSE: 16th DEFENSE: 5th Green Bay Packers TOTAL TEAM RANK: *6th (Tied w/Saints, Steelers) OFFENSE: 8th DEFENSE: *13th (Tied w/Colts) Pittsburgh Steelers TOTAL TEAM RANK: *6th (Tied w/Packers, Saints) OFFENSE: 26th DEFENSE: 3rd Dallas Cowboys TOTAL TEAM RANK: 7th OFFENSE: 3rd DEFENSE: 23rd Denver Broncos TOTAL TEAM RANK: 8th OFFENSE: 21st DEFENSE: 7th Buffalo Bills TOTAL TEAM RANK: 9th (Tied w/Colts) OFFENSE: 9th DEFENSE: 16th Indianapolis Colts TOTAL TEAM RANK: 9th (Tied w/Bills) OFFENSE: 12th DEFENSE: *13th (Tied w/Packers) Washington Football Team TOTAL TEAM RANK: 10th OFFENSE: 25th DEFENSE: 4th

2021 Preseason NFL Overall Team Top 10 Grades/Rankings