The Top 3 did not change in our Power Ratings, but we had a great deal of movement in the rest of the Top 10. In addition, from spots 11 to 22, there was also quite a bit of shuffling. With all the byes completed, we could see a lot of bit of movement the rest of the season.

Favorites: 11-3 SU and 9-5 ATS (Season: 112-55-2 SU and 76-85-8 ATS)    
Favorite of 7 or more: 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS (Season: 38-8 SU and 25-20-1 ATS)
Favorites of 3 or less: 2-3 SU and 2-3 ATS  (Season: 33-30-2 SU and 25-34-6 ATS)
Home Underdogs: 2-2 SU and 2-2 ATS (Season: 20-22-2 SU and 26-17-1 ATS)
Pick Games: Home team 4-3 ATS

This all leads to our score-based Power Ratings, which we introduced this season. These type of ratings are based not only on records but on how teams did against the point spread, which gives us a broader view when it comes to understanding the strengths of a team when making lines.

Here are this week's ranking and team updates. Your comments are always welcome. 


1. New Orleans Saints

Odds: +300 
Record: 10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 1st

The Saints continue to be the best team in the NFL and football bettors cannot get enough of New Orleans, who is on a 9-0 ATS roll. A fascinating test Thursday at Dallas to see if they can keep the juggernaut intact.


2. Kansas City Chiefs

Odds: +550 
Record: 9-2 SU and 8-2-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 2nd

Kansas City is back to work after having to stew about the loss at the Rams. The Chiefs opened as better than a two-touchdown favorite at hapless Oakland, in what used to be a real rivalry.


3. Los Angeles Rams

Odds: +325 
Record: 10-1 SU and 4-5-2 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 3rd

The Rams are back at it and will be on the road three of the next four weeks starting in the Motor City. Does Los Angeles come to play or are they thinking about the Chicago the following week?


4. Minnesota Vikings

Odds: +2000 
Record: 6-4-1 SU and 5-4-2 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 5th

Kirk Cousins and Minnesota's offensive coordinator both made adjustments and it worked in a victory over Green Bay. The Vikings need to keep winning and hope the last game of the season against Chicago is for the NFC North crown. Doing that will not be simple with a trip to Foxborough this week.


5. Chicago Bears

Odds: +1400 
Record: 8-3 SU and ATS
Last Week's Rank: 6th

The Bears made all the right plays and backup Chase Daniel played a smart game at Detroit in the victory. Next is a trip to Jersey to take on the Giants and no word early on Mitchell Trubisky for this upcoming game.


6. New England Patriots

Odds: +600 
Record: 8-3 and 7-4 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 7th

New England was shockingly flat for the first half of Jets coming off a drubbing by Tennessee two weeks prior. The Patriots turned it up in the second half to pull away. They will need to bring more effort with Minnesota in town.


7. Los Angeles Chargers

Odds: +1400 
Record: 8-3 SU and 6-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 8th

After falling behind 10-0 to Arizona, the Chargers scored the next 45 points to blow the Cardinals out 45-10. Losing Melvin Gordon for important Pittsburgh contest does not help the Bolts but Philip Rivers just keeps rolling along.


8. Pittsburgh Steelers

Odds: +1200 
Record: 7-3-1 SU and 6-4-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 4th

Pittsburgh put up 527 yards of offense on Denver, but only scored 17 points thanks to losing the turnover battle 4-0. The Steelers will have a real battle on their hands with the L.A. Chargers this week who are 5-1 SU on the road.


9. Houston Texans

Odds: +1800 
Record: 8-3 SU and 5-5-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 11th

In spite of winning seven in a row, Houston was not always very impressive until they took Tennessee out behind the woodshed. The Texans have to bring the focus on a short week against Cleveland who is starting to believe.


10. Seattle Seahawks

Odds: +4000 
Record: 6-5 and 7-3-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 10th

After coming up just short a few times, Seattle got the job done at Carolina. With five weeks remaining, the Seahawks will be home four times starting this week against San Francisco and they control their playoff destiny.


11. Baltimore Ravens

Odds: +5000 
Record: 6-5 SU and 5-6 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 12th

Lamar Jackson is receiving excellent preparation to become a full-time starter for Baltimore and he made a nice jump from first to second game. Let's see how he and his team responds on the road in Atlanta.


12. Carolina Panthers

Odds: +6600 
Record: 6-5 SU and 5-6  ATS
Last Week's Rank: 9th

Carolina's defense has surrendered 102 points in their past three games, all losses. Unless they create turnovers at Tampa Bay, who can put up points, it could be more of the same.


13. Green Bay Packers

Odds: +10000 
Record: 4-6-1 SU and 4-7 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 13th

Another road setback and the lack of quality talent around Aaron Rodgers could not be more obvious. A home game against Arizona will quell some of the depression in the Dairy State. 


14. Dallas Cowboys

Odds: +3300 
Record: 6-5 SU and 5-5-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 19th

With the running game back in gear, the Dallas offense is rounding into form, with the defense still their anchor. The Cowboys will find just where they are in the NFC when the Saints come marching to Big D.


15. Indianapolis Colts

Odds: +3300 
Record: 6-5 SU and ATS
Last Week's Rank: 14th

Indianapolis went back to mistake-prone ways for better than three quarters against Miami, trailing by 10. However, this is a different Colts group and they scored 13 unanswered points to win. They catch a befuddled Jaguars team at the right time but will be Jags be out for quick turnaround revenge?


16. Philadelphia Eagles

Odds: +4000 
Record: 5-6 and 4-7 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 17th

Just when it was about time to start throwing dirt and bury the Super Bowl champs for 2018, they overcame a 19-3 deficit and found a way to strike down the Giants. A win at home this Monday over Washington changes the Eagles future.


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17. Detroit Lions

Odds: +25000 
Record: 4-7 SU and 6-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 16th

Detroit was in a great situation to beat Chicago on Thanksgiving but made dumb mistakes and could not execute when it counted. Hard to imagine the Lions playing great football against the L.A. Rams.


18. Tennessee Titans

Odds: +12500 
Record: 5-6 SU and 6-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 15th

Plain and simple, the Titans are the third-best team in the AFC South. Does anyone really think Tennessee will close the season 5-0 and return to the playoffs?


19. Atlanta Falcons

Odds: +25000 
Record: 4-7 SU and 3-8 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 18th

Similar to Green Bay, Atlanta just is not good enough anymore and they have too many holes on both sides of the ball. Beating Baltimore would at least give them a chance at a .500 season.


20. Denver Broncos

Odds: +10000 
Record: 5-6 SU and 5-5-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 23rd

As you probably heard, Denver was the first team in NFL history to face three teams in succession on five or more game-winning streaks. The Broncos beat the last two in the Chargers and Steelers and they take a massive step down in class and travel to Cincinnati. 


21. Cincinnati Bengals

Odds: +20000 
Record: 5-6 SU and 4-7 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 20th

One should expect Cincinnati to keep falling in the power ratings with the news Andy Dalton went on the IR Monday. That leaves Jeff Driskel and Tom Savage as Bengals' quarterbacks and that is savagely awful.


22. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Odds: +75000 
Record: 4-7 SU and ATS
Last Week's Rank: 25th

Another week and another QB change for Tampa Bay. This week the results were positive as Jameis Winston responded with a strong showing. Can Winston duplicate his performance at home against a suddenly laboring Carolina defense?


23. Jacksonville Jaguars

Odds: +50000 
Record: 3-8 SU and ATS
Last Week's Rank: 22nd

After another ugly defeat, this time at Buffalo, Jacksonville their fired their offensive coordinator and benched Blake Bortles. Not sure how Bortles stays in north Florida going forward. Next, the Jags will face a quarterback they wish they had in Andrew Luck.


24. Cleveland Browns

Odds: +15000 
Record: 4-6-1 SU and 7-4 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 26th

Who would have forecasted on the first Sunday of September Cleveland and Green Bay would have the same record? Let's see how the Browns handle a little success at Houston Sunday.


25. Washington Redskins

Odds: +12500 
Record: 6-5 SU and 7-4 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 21st

Colt McCoy was no answer for Washington in Dallas and he was ruthlessly destroyed on Twitter. One would think the Redskins have to win Monday in Philadelphia to have any hope of winning the NFC East in spite of injury situation.


26. New York Giants

Odds: +50000 
Record: 3-8 SU and 6-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 25th

With a 19-3 lead against a depleted Philadelphia defense, New York became less aggressive and lost the momentum and eventually the game to the Eagles. Only a win this week over Chicago will release the sting of that loss.


27. Miami Dolphins

Odds: +30000 
Record: 5-6 SU and 6-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 28th

Miami had 24-14 lead at Indianapolis with 8 1/2 minutes left in the game and could not put the Colts away. Simply put, that often is the difference between winning and losing. With the Dolphins 23-48 ATS as December favorites, that is hardly comforting with Buffalo next at home.


28. Buffalo Bills

Odds: +75000 
Record: 4-7 SU and 5-6 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 29th

Despite mishandling the quarterback situation in the worst possible way in August thru October, don't look now but the Bills are improving and winners of two straight. If they can make it thru a third consecutive contest without a turnover, Buffalo could win in Miami.


29. San Francisco 49ers

Odds: +250000 
Record: 2-9 SU and 3-8 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 27th

Thought to have a chance to win at Tampa Bay, San Francisco was never in the game against the Buccaneers and they became just the second team all season not to force a Tampa Bay turnover. The situation is hardly rosy with a trip to Seattle.


30. New York Jets

Odds: +100000 
Record: 3-8 SU and ATS          
Last Week's Rank: 30th

The Jets played New England to a 10-10 halftime draw, but could not hold up in the last two quarters. For like the 25th time, Jets coach Todd Bowles is back on the hot seat in the Big Apple. Facing Tennessee is probably not going to cool that seat.


31. Arizona Cardinals

Odds: +250000 
Record: 2-9 SU and 5-6 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 31st

After taking a 10-0 lead at Carson, it looked like Arizona was ready to make amends for sickly Raider's setback. Instead, the Redbirds allowed Philip Rivers to set two passing records and gave up 45 consecutive points. A trip to Green Bay ought to warm the Cards right up.


32. Oakland Raiders

Odds: +500000 
Record: 2-9 SU and 2-8-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 32nd

One would have to say Oakland preparation is solid as they again scored a touchdown on their first drive of the game. Unfortunately, the NFL requires teams to play 60 minutes. The Raiders are thrashed at home this week by Kansas City.


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