This Week’s NFL Betting Power Rankings

Posted by Alex Murphy on Thursday,September 10, 2015 6:00, EST in

It’s only a few hours until regular season action begins, as Pittsburgh and New England will play the opener later today. Let’s look at the NFL betting power rankings going into Week 1.




washington-redskins

#32 Washington Redskins

There is turmoil once again at quarterback, and the defense doesn’t look good either. This will not be a good year in DC.





tennessee-titans

#31 Tennessee Titans

Marcus Mariota will give the Titans some spark. However, their defense won’t be able to keep other teams off the board.





tampa-bay-buccaneers

#30 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jameis Winston should get off to a strong start. It remains to be seen how the defense will hold up. There is almost no depth, so injuries will pose a major problem.





jacksonville-jaguars

#29 Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jags lost their #3 overall pick, Dante Fowler, to injury, and the defense will suffer as a result. Blake Bortles should be pretty good, though.





new-york-jets

#28 New York Jets

This team would have been higher until their starting quarterback got his jaw broken in a locker room fracas. The secondary should be pretty good, though.





cleveland-browns

#27 Cleveland Browns

The talent on offensive is second-rate. Both lines should be strong, though.





oakland-raiders

#26 Oakland Raiders

This team could jump if Derek Carr and start hooking up with wide receiver Amari Cooper in the early going. Jack Del Rio will have this team motivated.





chicago-bears

#25 Chicago Bears

John Fox is a terrific head coach, but he’s moving the team to a 3-4 defense, which could be difficult. Losing first-round pick Kevin White will hamper the offense.





san-francisco-49ers

#24 San Francisco 49ers

Their head coach left, three players retired, two players left in free agency, and Aldon Smith just fell apart. What will the 49ers bring to the field?





atlanta-falcons

#23 Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have terrific talent on offense with Julio Jones and Chris Ryan. Defensive mastermind Dan Quinn has a challenge with the other side of the ball.





new-york-giants

#22 New York Giants

Victor Cruz will be back, but what will the defense be like now that Jason Pierre-Paul has a lengthy rehab ahead of him?





new-orleans-saints

#21 New Orleans Saints

The offense will be strong with Drew Brees motivated for redemption. However, the defense needs to step up.





carolina-panthers

#20 Carolina Panthers

Kelvin Benjamin is already out for the season, so Cam Newton will have a huge hill to climb.





st-louis-rams

#19 St. Louis Rams

Todd Gurley has recovered from his injury. Let’s hope he has that same explosiveness he had at Georgia before he got hurt.





houston-texans

#18 Houston Texans

Brian Hoyer will be a better quarterback than Ryan Fitzpatrick was. And J.J. Watt will still be a beast on defense. Can they challenge the Colts, though?





buffalo-bills

#17 Buffalo Bills

The Bills might have two great quarterbacks, and their defense will be more stout with Rex Ryan at the helm.





minnesota-vikings

#16 Minnesota Vikings

Teddy Bridgewater has looked outstanding in the preseason, and we still haven’t seen what Adrian Peterson can do. This team could contend in the NFC playoff race.





san-diego-chargers

#15 San Diego Chargers

Running back Melvin Gordon brings some punch to the backfield. This should give Philip Rivers some more options on offense.





kansas-city-chiefs

#14 Kansas City Chiefs

Bringing in wide receiver Jeremy Maclin makes life easier for quarterback Alex Smith. Can they hang with Denver?





miami-dolphins

#13 Miami Dolphins

The defense will be improved, and quarterback Ryan Tannehill has not yet reached his ceiling. Get ready for Jarvis Landry to be his favorite target.





pittsburgh-steelers

#12 Pittsburgh Steelers

Without those suspensions to Martavis Bryant and Le’Veon Bell, this team’s ranking would be even higher.





detroit-lions

#11 Detroit Lions

The offense will be even better this year, but the defense will really miss Ndamukong Suh on the front.





baltimore-ravens

#10 Baltimore Ravens

This could be a sleeper contender with all of their Super Bowl-experienced talent mixed with skilled young players.





cincinnati-bengals

#9 Cincinnati Bengals

Jeremy Hill, A.J. Green, and Gio Bernard are all top offensive producers. Can they get over the hump when it comes to big-time games?





philadelphia-eagles

#8 Philadelphia Eagles

All I can say about this team is that it will either be feast or famine. There won’t be a 9-7 outcome for this crew.





denver-broncos

#7 Denver Broncos

Julius Thomas and Wes Welker have left. But Peyton Manning isn’t quite done yet.





green-bay-packers

#6 Green Bay Packers

Losing Jordy Nelson will be a major setback for this offense. The defense wlll be strong as usual.





arizona-cardinals

#5 Arizona Cardinals

The return of Carson Palmer should see a return to the dominant ways of this team.





indianapolis-colts

#4 Indianapolis Colts

Do Andre Johnson and Frank Gore still have gas in the tank? We’ll see.





dallas-cowboys

#3 Dallas Cowboys

The league’s best offensive line now has a committee of running backs. Will it work?





new-england-patriots

#2 New England Patriots

Brady is back. The Pats are in the driver’s seat until someone knocks them off in the AFC.






seattle-seahawks

#1 Seattle Seahawks

Now that the Seahawks have tight end Jimmy Graham, they can call that pass play to win the Super Bowl. But will they?