Now that Tony Romo has returned to the Cowboys and Aaron Rodgers has remembered how to win, let’s take a look at the latest NFL betting power rankings.
# 32 Cleveland Browns (2-8)
Johnny Manziel will be the starting quarterback for the rest of the season, beginning this Monday night against Baltimore.
# 31 Tennessee Titans (2-8)
Marcus Mariota is going through some real growing pains on a team without much talent. In their last seven games, they have only scored 14 or more points once.
# 30 Baltimore Ravens (3-7)
Joe Flacco tore his ACL and is done for the season. The backup is Matt Schaub, who pick-sixed himself out of Houston and had two picks in ten attempts last year with Oakland.
# 29 San Diego Chargers (2-8)
The Chargers have now lost six in a row. If they lose again, they’ll be under .500 for just the second time during the Philip Rivers era.
# 28 San Francisco 49ers (3-7)
The Niners have the second-worst time of possession average in the NFL this year (27:12). However, they only have nine turnovers (fourth best).
# 27 New Orleans Saints (4-6)
The Saints fired Rob Ryan during the bye week, as they rank #32 in points permitted (31.5) and yards permitted (424.3).
# 26 Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6)
Don’t look now, but the Jags have won three of four, and they now have San Diego and Tennessee next.
# 25 Detroit Lions (3-7)
The Lions may finally be waking up, posting consecutive wins in their last two weeks.
# 24 Philadelphia Eagles (4-6)
The Eagles have thrown 14 interceptions and 13 touchdowns. Who else has more picks than touchdowns in the air? Denver.
# 23 Miami Dolphins (4-6)
Ryan Tannehill has a 23.3 total QBR in his last four games. The Dolphins have lost three of those contests.
# 22 St. Louis Rams (4-6)
While Todd Gurley has been great on the ground, the team has not passed for 200 yards since Week 1. Some balance will help this team win more games.
# 21 Washington Redskins (4-6)
Washington is 4-1 at home and 0-5 on the road. The next two weeks feature home NFC East games for the Skins.
# 20 Chicago Bears (4-6)
In six of the last seven games, the Bears have either won or lost by three points or fewer. They’ve split those games.
# 19 Oakland Raiders (4-6)
Opponents are rushing 189 yards per game against the Greatness during this three-game slide.
# 18 Houston Texans (5-5)
Houston has won three straight, holding teams to an average of 9.7 points per game. In the first seven games, the Texans allowed 28.4 points per game.
# 17 Dallas Cowboys (3-7)
With Tony Romo starting, the Cowboys are 3-0 this season. The other games? You see the record. Huge game with Carolina on Thanksgiving.
# 16 New York Jets (5-5)
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s completion percentage has dipped below 50 during this two-game slide.
# 15 Buffalo Bills (5-5)
When the Bills throw the ball 30+ times in a game, they are 0-5. The running game is crucial for them.
# 14 New York Giants (5-5)
The G-men are in first place in the NFC East, but if they had held all of their fourth-quarter leads, they would be 9-1.
# 13 Kansas City Chiefs (5-5)
Once 1-5, the Chiefs have forced 12 turnovers and committed none during their four-game winning streak.
# 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5)
The last time the Bucs won two straight was 2013. The last time they won at least five in a season was 2012.
# 11 Atlanta Falcons (6-4)
The Falcons are in a free fall, dropping three in a row and four of five.
# 10 Indianapolis Colts (5-5)
QB controversy? Matt Hasselbeck is 3-0 with a higher total QBR, completion percentage and TD to INT ratio than Andrew Luck (2-5).
# 9 Seattle Seahawks (5-5)
Thomas Rawls rumbled for 209 yards in his fourth NFL start.
# 8 Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4)
Things get tough for the Steelers now, as they finish on the road in four of the last six weeks.
# 7 Minnesota Vikings (7-3)
When the Vikings win, Adrian Peterson averages 121 yards on the ground. When they lose, that drops to 52.
# 6 Green Bay Packers (7-3)
The Packers have found their pass rush again, sacking Teddy Bridgewater six times last week.
# 5 Cincinnati Bengals (8-2)
The Bengals had an ugly loss to Houston and a tough loss to Arizona. How will they respond?
# 4 Denver Broncos (8-2)
The Brock Osweiler Era is underway in Denver.
# 3 Arizona Cardinals (8-2)
The Cards are averaging 33.6 points per game this year. Keeping your starting quarterback healthy makes a world of difference.
# 2 Carolina Panthers (10-0)
The Panthers have passed test after test. The next one comes in Dallas. Do you think Greg Hardy will be ready to face his former team?
# 1 New England Patriots (10-0)
As Al Davis put it, “Just win, baby.” The Patriots keep doing it.