2009 NFL Week 15 Beatpath Graph

A vertical graph two weeks in a row! While we’ve had some upsets, most teams are in about the same place, with the exception of two teams that made significant moves in the rankings. Can you guess which two teams?

Beatpaths and ITB were both 10-6 this week, a slightly less accurate week for all methods overall. Isaacson-Tarbell was 8-8, missing on the NY Jets and Kansas City. I missed on my personal pick, so I’m again even with ITB for the season. The BeatPicks were 7-2, or 57-21 for the season.

Here’s the NFL Week 15 Beatpath Graph. Loops after the jump!

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Removing OAK split from KC

Removing ATL split from CAR

Removing DEN split from OAK

Removing NYJ split from NE

Removing MIA split from NE

Removing SF split from SEA

Removing DEN split from SD

Removing TEN split from JAC

Removing NYJ split from BUF

Removing MIA split from BUF

Removing CLE split from PIT

Removing HOU split from TEN

Loop: WAS=>STL=>DET=>WAS

Loop: JAC=>HOU=>SEA=>JAC
Loop: ARI=>HOU=>SF=>ARI
Loop: HOU=>SF=>JAC=>HOU
Loop: NYG=>WAS=>DEN=>NYG
Loop: NYG=>DAL=>PHI=>NYG
Loop: NYG=>DAL=>NO=>NYG
Loop: NYG=>OAK=>PHI=>NYG
Loop: CHI=>PIT=>MIN=>CHI
Loop: CHI=>PIT=>GB=>CHI
Loop: ARI=>MIN=>SF=>ARI
Loop: MIN=>BAL=>PIT=>MIN
Loop: MIN=>CIN=>PIT=>MIN
Loop: MIA=>NYJ=>TEN=>MIA
Loop: WAS=>DEN=>KC=>WAS
Loop: WAS=>OAK=>PHI=>WAS
Loop: TB=>GB=>DAL=>TB
Loop: KC=>PIT=>SD=>KC
Loop: KC=>PIT=>DEN=>KC
Loop: SD=>OAK=>PIT=>SD
Loop: SD=>CIN=>PIT=>SD
Loop: BAL=>SD=>CIN=>BAL
Loop: DEN=>CIN=>PIT=>DEN
Loop: BAL=>DEN=>CIN=>BAL
Loop: DEN=>DAL=>WAS=>DEN
Loop: BAL=>DEN=>NE=>BAL
Loop: BAL=>PIT=>GB=>BAL
Loop: ARI=>JAC=>NYJ=>CAR=>ARI
Loop: ARI=>JAC=>BUF=>CAR=>ARI
Loop: ARI=>NYG=>ATL=>SF=>ARI
Loop: ARI=>NYG=>DAL=>CAR=>ARI
Loop: MIN=>CLE=>BUF=>CAR=>MIN

9 Responses to 2009 NFL Week 15 Beatpath Graph

  1. Tom says:

    I kinda feel bad for Raiders fans. Even though the upset wins over good teams–Eagles, Bengals, Steelers, and now Broncos–must be exciting and fun, they seem like they prevent Al Davis from realizing what drastic changes must be necessary to actually turn the team around from just trolling the NFL to actually being consistently good.

    Also, even though I’m an Eagles fan, I felt bad the for Skins losing the way they did yesterday. Their defense had been good all year long. Seems like they just gave up, and Zorn’s playcall before the end of the half seemed to underscore his desperation. I hope they can pull it together to give the Cowboys a bloody nose.

  2. Kenneth says:

    Tom: You and I are on the same page (re: Raiders):

    http://beatpaths.com/2009/11/26/2009-nfl-week-11-beatpath-rankings/

  3. ThunderThumbs says:

    Man, this makes it just about impossible to figure out the AFC playoff picture. Although according to the graph, Miami should definitely be in.

  4. The MOOSE says:

    Graphs and commentary are up. beatgraphs.com

  5. doktarr says:

    Yeah, iterative agrees; Miami should be in over Cincy. On the NFC side, Atlanta should be in over Arizona. Given the divisional rules, though, the playoff pictures are basically right.

    There’s something really neat, to me, about how, at this stage of the season, iterative ends up having to look at a TON of games in order to resolve the last cycles in the graph. This week, their are two 6-team beatloops in play, which get resolved to preserve TEN→ARI→JAC→NYJ→OAK→PIT and WAS→TB→SEA→DET→CLE→KC.

    Tom – you and I both are rooting for a Redskins win. It’s a lot easier to stomach another lousy year in Washington if we can at least ruin the Cowboys’ season, too.

  6. ThunderThumbs says:

    Heh… my girlfriend have a standing agreement that it is a good day if the Broncos and Seahawks win, and the Cowboys lose.

  7. The MOOSE says:

    So last week was really bad for you then TT?

  8. ThunderThumbs says:

    eeeeyeeeah. we’ve had a few of those 0-fer days this season.

  9. doktarr says:

    I guess by those standards, I’ve only had one “bad week” this season – week 6, when the Redskins lost, the Cowboys didn’t lose, and the Colts didn’t win. Still, two of three were on a bye, so it was hardly a triple whammy. The Colts have prevented that! Plenty of double whammy weeks, though, including, obviously, week 11.

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