NFL Betting Power Rankings – Sep 23
Now that two weeks are in the books, let’s see how the 32 teams in the NFL stack up against one another.
# 32 Chicago Bears
Jimmy Clausen is the starting quarterback, and the defense has allowed the most points in the league so far this year.
# 31 Jacksonville Jaguars
In 2011, the Jags also started 1-1. They finished 5-11.
# 30 New Orleans Saints
The Saints already have a -19 point differential after two games. They now face a really tough Panther team.
# 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs hadn’t beaten the Saints in their past seven meetings. Now, they face the weak Texans in Week 4.
# 28 Oakland Raiders
Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper have already had big games fro the Raiders. Derek Carr already has his touchdown total from distances thrown over 20 yards downfield.
# 27 Tennessee Titans
The Browns brought the Titans back down to earth this past week. Mariota took seven facts and lost two fumbles.
# 26 New York Giants
Two double-digit leads in the fourth quarter, two losses. They have permitted 28 fourth quarter points this year, against 23 points in the first three quarters combined.
# 25 Houston Texans
The Texans have no quarterback and no running game without Arian Foster. No NFL team has completed fewer passes than the Texans (50.5% complete)
# 24 Detroit Lions
After losing the first two games, the Lions need to regroup. Coming up next: Denver, Seattle and Arizona.
# 23 Washington Redskins
Alfred Morris and Matt Jones were part of a terrific offensive attack in Week 2.
# 22 Philadelphia Eagles
What a mess. Sam Bradford is averaging a completion 3.2 yards past the line of scrimmage, which is only better than Matt McGloin.
# 21 San Francisco 49ers
Week 1: Permitted 3 points. Week 2: Permitted 43 points. Which Niners team will come in Week 3?
# 20 Cleveland Browns
Start the parade for Travis Benjamin, who has four of the team’s five touchdowns and has caught for more than half of the team’s combined passing yards.
# 19 St. Louis Rams
Todd Gurley will be ready to play in Week 3. The Rams are ready for him,as they are only averaging 0.9 yards after contact on running plays so far.
# 18 Baltimore Ravens
It was 2005 the last time the Ravens started 0-2. Both losses have been to AFC West teams.
# 17 Indianapolis Colts
The Colts have zero points in the first half this season. Andrew Luck’s quarterback rating is 5.8 for the two first halves combined.
# 16 Minnesota Vikings
Want to win? Hand the ball to Adrian Peterson. He carried the ball 29 times in Week 2, with more in the first quarter (13) than he had in the whole Week 1 game (10).
# 15 Miami Dolphins
The team has passed 72 percent of the time, seventh highest in the league. Why? Lamar Miller is only averaging 2.91 yards per carry.
# 14 San Diego Chargers
Philip Rivers has an 81.2 percent completion rate in Weeks 1 and 2 – and he has three interceptions. His passes just don’t ever hit the ground.
# 13 Carolina Panthers
The Panthers have now won six regular season games in a row. During that time, they have forced 13 turnovers and only permitted 11.5 points per game.
# 12 Atlanta Falcons
“Matty Ice” is going 14 for 20 for 231 yards and a score in the fourth quarter so far this year.
# 11 Kansas City Chiefs
In Week 2, the Chiefs had five turnovers which cost them against Denver. When the Chiefs lose the turnover battle, their record under Alex Smith is 3-8.
# 10 Dallas Cowboys
This team would be higher, but the whole offense is either in the infirmary or plays for the Eagles now. Now the starting quarterback is someone named Brandon Weeden.
# 9 New York Jets
The Jets are 2-0 and have added 31 points from their ten takeaways. The only flaw is that they still need a real quarterback.
# 8 Buffalo Bills
Yes, they got rolled by Brady. But so does everyone else. The rest of the NFL
# 7 Seattle Seahawks
Yes, they are 0-2. However, they are holding their own against some of the league’s better teams. Opponents are completing 71.7 percent of their passes.
# 6 Cincinnati Bengals
In two games, the Bengals have permitted no sacks, and Andy Dalton has not turned the ball over once either.
# 5 Denver Broncos
The defense was outstanding, only allowing 4.23 yards per play. The offense is only picking up 3.73 yards per play.
# 4 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger is an 81.8 percent passer when he throws the ball to Antonio Brown. He brought the Steelers back from that Week 1 smackdown.
# 3 Arizona Cardinals
David Johnson has scored on the rush, kick return and a reception. Only one player did that in the history of looking for the monument.
# 2 New England Patriots
Yes, Brady has seven touchdowns and no picks, the best differential to start a season ever.
# 1 Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers has thrown the ball 545 times without an interception. The Packers have won 10 straight games at Lambeau Field, including playoff results.