NFL Betting Power Rankings – Week 7
Now that Week 7 has come and gone in the NFL betting season, let’s take a look at how the league’s power rankings have shifted.
#32 Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5)
Did you know this is the best record the Jags have had after seven games since 2011?
#31 Detroit Lions (1-6)
When the Lions have led by 11 points or more at any point in one of their games this year, they are…0-2. The rest of the NFL? 73-9.
#30 Tennessee Titans (1-5)
In their last 16 games, Tennessee has only won once, against Tampa Bay in the battle of rookie quarterbacks.
#29 Houston Texans (2-5)
The Houston Texans have scored 56 more points than their opponents in fourth quarters this season. The problem is the other three quarters, where they have been outscored by 101 combined points.
#28 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4)
The Buccaneer defense permits 29.8 points per game, the most in the NFL.
#27 Baltimore Ravens (1-6)
Through seven games, the Ravens have permitted 188 points, the most at this point in the season since 1996.
#26 San Francisco 49ers (2-5)
There have only been seven games in the 49ers’ young season, but they have already lost four times by at least 14 points.
#25 Cleveland Browns (2-5)
The Browns have gone into the red zone 20 times this year but have only scored seven touchdowns, second worst in the NFL.
#24 Chicago Bears (2-4)
Matt Forte has over a third of the team’s yards from scrimmage this year, a higher percentage than any other player in the NFL.
#23 Kansas City Chiefs (2-5)
The Chiefs have a positive turnover differential but have a record under .500. The only other team that has done that so far is the Philadelphia Eagles.
#22 Washington Redskins (3-4)
When Kirk Cousins can avoid interceptions, the Redskins are 3-0 this year.
#21 Dallas Cowboys (2-4)
The Cowboys have permitted 30.5 points per game and have a -7 turnover differential during their recent four-game skid.
#20 San Diego Chargers (2-5)
Philip Rivers has averaged 63.5 pass dropbacks per game over the past two weeks.
#19 Buffalo Bills (3-4)
The Bills are waiting for Tyrod Taylor to hurry back because EJ Manuel has become a turnover machine.
#18 Indianapolis Colts (3-4)
As a starter, Andrew Luck has gone just 1-4 this season, and they now have three against Carolina, Denver and Atlanta, who have an aggregate 18-1 record.
#17 New Orleans Saints (3-4)
The Saints started 0-3, but then the Cowboys were nice enough to come to town. Since then, the team has gotten on a roll.
#16 Philadelphia Eagles (3-4)
Sam Bradford’s Total QBR of 29.6 so far this year is the worst of any starting quarterback in the NFL.
#15 Oakland Raiders (3-3)
Amari Cooper is the first rookie to rack up three 100-yard games as a receiver in the first six games of a season since 1961, when Mike Ditka did it.
#14 Miami Dolphins (3-3)
Dan Campbell has brought new life to Miami, with the Dolphins scoring 82 total points in the last two games.
#13 St. Louis Rams (3-3)
Rookie running back Todd Gurley is showing his new worth, gaining 150 yards on the ground in each of the last three games.
#12 New York Giants (4-3)
So far this season, the Giants have a turnover differential of +10.
#11 Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3)
Since Ben Roethlisberger went down, the Steelers have gone 2-2, despite having mostly mediocre play from their quarterbacks.
#10 Minnesota Vikings (4-2)
Don’t look now, but the Vikings have only permitted 17.0 points per game this season.
#9 Seattle Seahawks (3-4)
This team has Dallas without Romo and then three straight games at home. 7-4 isn’t a stretch.
#8 New York Jets (4-2)
The Jets looked tough in their fight against the Pats this past Sunday. When they can run the ball well, they win.
#7 Atlanta Falcons (6-1)
The Falcons have coughed the ball up eight times in the past three contests.
#6 Arizona Cardinals (5-2)
Despite having relatively old players at quarterback (35), running back (30) and wide receiver (32), those players rank third in quarterback rating, second in rushing yards and fifth in receiving yards.
#5 Denver Broncos (6-0)
The Broncos turn the ball over more often than they score touchdowns on drives. The only other team to do that so far? The Detroit Lions.
#4 Carolina Panthers (6-0)
Cam Newton has career lows in completion percentage and Total QBR, but the team has still won ten straight regular season games.
#3 Cincinnati Bengals (6-0)
The next two games will be character tests for Andy Dalton, who is 7-9 lifetime combined against Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
#2 Green Bay Packers (6-0)
The Packers have had at least one turnover every week so far, and they have only permitted 16.8 points per game, best in the league.
#1 New England Patriots (6-0)
The Patriots are pass-heavy this year, dropping back 70 percent of the time.