Despite losing, New Orleans remains at the top of our NFL Power Ratings. As far as the rest of our Top 20, because of so many upsets this past week, we had a great deal of shifting both up and down. Check them all out and see what might lie ahead. 

Favorites: 9-7 SU and 7-9 ATS (Season: 121-62-2 SU and 83-94-8 ATS)    
Favorite of 7 or more: 4-2 SU and 2-4 ATS (Season: 42-10 SU and 27-24-1 ATS)
Favorites of 3 or less: 0-2 SU and 0-2 ATS  (Season: 33-32-2 SU and 25-36-6 ATS)
Home Underdogs: 4-3 SU and 5-2 ATS (Season: 24-25-2 SU and 31-19-1 ATS)
Pick Games: Home team 4-3 ATS

This all leads to our score-based Power Ratings. 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: +350 
Record: 10-2 SU and 9-3 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 1st

New Orleans looked flat in only putting up 176 yards in a loss to Dallas. With extra rest, look for the Saints to be sharp at Tampa Bay and the early line of -8 on offers some value.


2. Los Angeles Rams

Odds: +300 
Record: 11-1 SU and 5-5-2 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 3rd

The Rams were sluggish off their bye and but did enough to win and cover at Detroit. Los Angeles better not be off kilter for their contest at Chicago or they could surrender home-field advantage back to New Orleans.


3. Kansas City Chiefs

Odds: +550 
Record: 10-2 SU and 8-3-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 2nd

After their win at Oakland, Kansas City is only 1-3-1 ATS the last several weeks. Giving up 33 points continues like a bad sign for the Chiefs and one has to wonder if this could be another playoff one-and-done for Andy Reid.


4. New England Patriots

Odds: +550 
Record: 9-3 and 8-4 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 6th

Excellent all-around game for New England over Minnesota, winning in all facets. Next is a trip to South Florida where the Patriots have had a number of problems over the years.


5. Los Angeles Chargers

Odds: +1100 
Record: 9-3 SU and 7-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 7th

A truly remarkable comeback by the Chargers at Pittsburgh. It goes to show why coaches preach about just keep playing. The Bolts have a large number to cover against Cincinnati, who looks all but done.


6. Houston Texans

Odds: +1600 
Record: 9-3 SU and 6-5-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 9th

With a pair of double-digit victories, Houston has jumped into the Top 6 of our Power Ratings and rattled off nine wins in a row. Once again not much respect from the sportsbooks on the opening line against Indianapolis.


7. Pittsburgh Steelers

Odds: +1400 
Record: 7-4-1 SU and 6-5-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 8th

One week after gaining over 500 yards and losing at Denver thanks to four turnovers, Pittsburgh loses at home for the first time after holding at least a 16-point lead. The Steelers head to Oakland with Baltimore right on their heels.


8. Seattle Seahawks

Odds: +3300 
Record: 7-5 and 8-3-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 8th

Since starting 0-2, Seattle has won seven of 10 and easily could have won one time during their three most recent losses. The Seahawks could really strengthen their wild-card hold with a win at home over Minnesota.


9. Baltimore Ravens

Odds: +4000 
Record: 7-5 SU and 6-6 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 11th

After losing three straight, Baltimore has rebounded and won three consecutive times. All three wins were against scuffling offense which is not the case at Kansas City. Nevertheless, if the Ravens and run the ball and score, they give their defense a chance.


10. Minnesota Vikings

Odds: +3300 
Record: 6-5-1 SU and 5-5-2 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 4th

Simply put, Minnesota does not have enough clutch players this season to make plays at critical junctures. The Vikings could be in real trouble at Seattle this week.


11. Chicago Bears

Odds: +2000 
Record: 8-4 SU and ATS
Last Week's Rank: 5th

Coach Matt Nagy rolled the dice and kept Mitchell Trubisky on the sidelines against the Giants and lost. Maybe they would have lost anyway, but you would think they would have preferred their best chance to win. Important ballgame with the Rams at home this week.


12. Carolina Panthers

Odds: +8000 
Record: 6-6 SU and 5-7  ATS
Last Week's Rank: 12th

The wheels are coming off the Panthers season with four straight setbacks. The defense is atrocious and coach Ron Rivera fired two defensive coaches. With Carolina 1-5 SU and ATS on the road this season, a trip to Cleveland does not a win is guaranteed.


13. Dallas Cowboys

Odds: +2500 
Record: 7-5 SU and 6-5-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 14th

Football is rather amazing. Left for dead as another Jerry Jones failure, the Cowboys are playing very well and winning. The defense holds the Cowboys key and the offense is making just enough plays to matter. Dallas can bury the Eagles hopes of repeating as division champs.


14. Philadelphia Eagles

Odds: +3300 
Record: 6-6 and 5-7 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 16th

Philadelphia might not be headed back to the Super Bowl, but with a victory this week at Dallas, they would be tied with for first place in the NFC East and building momentum.


15. Green Bay Packers

Odds: +20000 
Record: 4-7-1 SU and 4-8 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 13th

For the eighth time in a dozen games, Green Bay started with no passion and that resulted in their worst loss of the season to Arizona. Let's see what kind of energy the Packers have at home for Atlanta with a new head coach.


16. Tennessee Titans

Odds: +8000 
Record: 6-6 SU and 7-5 ATS         
Last Week's Rank: 18th

For all the negatives about Marcus Mariota, he's actually played above average by NFL QB standards since coming back from injury and led Tennessee to a couple come from behind wins. Let's see if the Titans can get back above .500 with a triumph over Jacksonville Thursday.


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17. Denver Broncos

Odds: +6600 
Record: 6-6 SU and 6-5-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 20th

After stepping down in class to handle Cincinnati, Denver has another winnable road contest at Frisco. The Broncos are on a 6-1 ATS sprint and with upcoming tilts against Cleveland and at Oakland, Denver has a legit shot to be 9-6 heading into the final contest against the Chargers with a win this week.


18. Indianapolis Colts

Odds: +5000 
Record: 6-6 SU and ATS
Last Week's Rank: 15th

For those that saw a red-hot Indianapolis offense being shutout at Jacksonville raise your hand. The only reasonable explanation is the Colts youth finally showed up. It won't be any easier at H-Town this week.


19. Detroit Lions

Odds: +40000 
Record: 4-8 SU and 6-6 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 17th

Mathew Stafford has regressed this season and seeing he's the face of the franchise and the one making the most cash, that is not a positive development. Detroit is hardly a lock to pick up a "W" at Arizona because they are 11-27 ATS as away favorites.


20. Atlanta Falcons

Odds: +40000 
Record: 4-8 SU and 3-9 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 19th

Atlanta had 131 yards of total offense against Baltimore at home. That is what Matt Ryan usually has in a half. The Dirty Birds are just dirty on a 0-4 SU and ATS downward spiral. A trip to the frozen tundra could make the Falcons chilly offense even colder.


21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Odds: +30000 
Record: 5-7 SU and ATS
Last Week's Rank: 22nd

In all the excitement of FitzMagic, musical quarterback chairs and Dirk Koetter thought a goner on Black Monday after the regular season ends, Tampa Bay has won back to back games and allowed 17 or fewer points in three of their last four outings. Severe test with New Orleans in west Florida.


22. Jacksonville Jaguars

Odds: +50000 
Record: 4-8 SU and ATS
Last Week's Rank: 23rd

When failing to score a touchdown and posting six points is considered a positive, we must be talking about Jacksonville. The Jaguars ended their brutal seven-game losing streak and pitched a shutout. Just a day to enjoy with a trip to Tennessee on Thursday night.


23. New York Giants

Odds: +20000 
Record: 4-8 SU and 7-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 26th

We are still bewildered about Pat Shurmur as the Giants head coach, but his Giants team is making winning plays and showing improvement as the season continues. How good will Saquon Barkley be when he has even an average NFL offensive line?


24. Cincinnati Bengals

Odds: +25000 
Record: 5-7 SU and 4-8 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 21st

When you think about Green Bay fired their coach, one has to wonder what the Cincinnati front office has thought about the last half-decade. The Bengals have a pulse and little else.


25. Washington Redskins

Odds: +20000 
Record: 6-6 SU and 7-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 21st

It's really too bad, Washington was 6-3, but injuries have wiped them out and now they have Mark Sanchez as their quarterback. Not even sure they can beat the Giants at home this Sunday.


26. Cleveland Browns

Odds: +25000 
Record: 4-7-1 SU and 7-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 24th

Baker Mayfield had almost 400 yards passing at Houston but his three interceptions helped seal his team's fate. This is a good test for Cleveland and Mayfield to show recuperative powers and see if they can handle slumping Carolina.


27. Miami Dolphins

Odds: +25000 
Record: 6-6 SU and 7-5 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 27th

In spite of being outgained 415-175 by Buffalo, Miami remained in playoff contention with a win and cover. The Dolphins could take an enormous step forward with an upset of the Brady Bunch at home.


28. Buffalo Bills

Odds: +100000 
Record: 4-8 SU and 5-7 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 28th

Tight end Charles Clay might want to have vision checked after misjudging Josh Allen wobbly toss of 40 yards, which would have given Buffalo a truly deserved to win over Miami. Clay was open by 20-yards and just had to catch the ball. The Bills go after sweeping of Jets this week.


29. Arizona Cardinals

Odds: +300000 
Record: 3-9 SU and 6-6 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 31st

In football, there are two signs you are a not a good football team. In college, you play three road homecoming games a year. In the NFL, after engineering an upset win, the other team fires their head coach. Arizona deserved to beat Green Bay and will be trying to make two in a row with the Lions in the desert.


30. New York Jets

Odds: +100000 
Record: 3-9 SU and 4-8 ATS          
Last Week's Rank: 30th

It was right there for the Jets! Leading Tennessee 16-0, the Flyboys just had to come in for a safe landing. Instead, like all bad teams, Gang Green was outscored 26-6 and lost for a sixth consecutive time. Next up is a revenge battle with Buffalo.


31. San Francisco 49ers

Odds: +150000 
Record: 2-10 SU and 3-9 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 29th

We here about turnovers every week and sometimes it seems so clichéd. It is not for San Francisco, who is -17 in turnover margin since October began. Will that really improve against Denver?


32. Oakland Raiders

Odds: +500000 
Record: 2-10 SU and 3-8-1 ATS
Last Week's Rank: 32nd

At least Oakland did not roll over and play dead against Kansas City, covering the spread. If they can do the same thing versus Pittsburgh this week, that would be considered baby steps of progress.


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