NFL Betting Power Rankings Going Into Training Camp
NFL betting fans are excited with teams already in training camp, it’s time to take a look at how they stack up against one another with the Hall of Fame Game in the books and other teams ready to play their first preseason games against live opponents.
#32 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Remember, the Bucs finished 2-14 last year. Jameis Winston could be incredible, but his best receiver is Mike Evans, and the running game is suspect.
#31 Tennessee Titans
So far, the secondary and the linebacking corps look extremely unreliable. Running back Bishop Sankey is having a hard time running through open holes. Marcus Mariota can only do so much.
#30 Cleveland Browns
This team is relying on Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel to throw the ball. Scary. The defense is strong, but it can’t run offensive plays.
#29 Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jags have already lost first-round pick Dante Fowler Jr. for the season, but Blake Bortles is looking good in camp.
#28 Oakland Raiders
Can Amari Cooper be the next Tim Brown? Latavius Murray and Khalil Mack are also extremely talented – and young.
#27 Washington Redskins
Terrance Knighton and Stephen Paea have improved the defensive line. It’s too bad this team doesn’t have a quarterback.
#26 San Francisco 49ers
It’s really too bad that half the defense either retired or got released after Jim Tomsula was named head coach. Can Colin Kaepernick find his old form?
#25 New Orleans Saints
The team needs to emphasize the run on offense so the defense can stay off the field. Hopefully Andrus Peat and the O-line can open some holes.
#24 Chicago Bears
Rookie defensive tackle Eddie Goldman is turning some heads in camp. Eddie Royal could be a quality sleeper fantasy wide receiver.
#23 Atlanta Falcons
This team needs to show it can win on the road and make some teams suffer with their defense.
#22 New York Jets
This ranking could fall of the table if Ryan Fitzpatrick struggles with the offense at all. Behind him? Rookie Bryce Petty.
#21 New York Giants
General manager Jerry Reese said this team should score 28 points a game. Their running back better stay healthy.
#20 Houston Texans
Seeing Arian Foster get a groin tear has hurt the Texans’ chances. As great as J.J. Watt is on defense, he can’t carry the ball.
#19 St. Louis Rams
The Rams have a fearsome defensive line, and rookie running back Todd Gurley looks strong. Quarterback Nick Foles needs to get press about something more than Words with Friends, though.
#18 Buffalo Bills
The Bills might have the league’s best defense, but they’re also getting to practice against such quarterback fodder as Tyrod Taylor, EJ Manuel and Matt Cassel.
#17 Minnesota Vikings
Teddy Bridgewater was impressive in the Hall of Fame Game. Will Adrian Peterson be impressive too?
#16 Miami Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill and some quick receivers on offense. Ndamukong Suh on defense. But can they beat the Patriots either at home or away?
#15 Carolina Panthers
Let’s get Cam Newton to stop getting into fights. Meanwhile, it’s fun to watch Mike Tolbert steamroll opposing defenses.
#14 San Diego Chargers
This team could win five games, and they could win ten games. Melvin Gordon’s play in the backfield and the team’s results against the NFC North will make the difference.
#13 Baltimore Ravens
This team is young and talented on defense, and too many people are overlooking this team in the AFC North.
#12 Philadelphia Eagles
If DeMarco Murray and Sam Bradford can stay healthy, and if Byron Maxwell can improve the secondary, this could be a solid team.
#11 Detroit Lions
Without Suh on the defensive line, the focus will turn even more to an inconsistent passing game with Matthew Stafford and a generally ineffective running game.
#10 Cincinnati Bengals
Andy Dalton needs some better receivers around him. Good thing Tyler Eifert is ready to return to the field.
#9 Pittsburgh Steelers
When Le’Veon Bell returns in Week 3 from his suspension, he will be a major contributor. Martavis Bryant will be a solid receiver for Ben Roethlisberger.
#8 Kansas City Chiefs
If the Chiefs are going to contend in the AFC West, their outside defense must improve. The offense needs a receiver who can get down the field and stretch opposing defense.
#7 Denver Broncos
Peyton Manning is 39 years old. Who’s the oldest quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl? The team’s general manager, John Elway, who was 38.
#6 Arizona Cardinals
Quarterback Carson Palmer and running back Andre Ellington will be healthy once again. If they can stay healthy, this is a perilous team to play.
#5 New England Patriots
Why so low? The Super Bowl defending champs don’t have their best player (Tom Brady) until Week 6, and their elite status may be threatened this year.
#4 Dallas Cowboys
This team still hasn’t visibly replaced DeMarco Murray. The defense is a little suspect. However, the team has a powerful offensive line and the game’s best receiver in Dez Bryant.
#3 Indianapolis Colts
Now that Houston running back Arian Foster is out, the Colts should be the favorite for the #1 seed in the AFC playoffs.
#2 Seattle Seahawks
Where’s Kam Chancellor? He needs to come to camp. If Jimmy Graham can block the offense will rock.
#1 Green Bay Packers
No big injuries in camp. All of last year’s key starters are back. The Packers are all about consistency and stability.