NFL Power Rankings: Week 13

By Matt Fargo - Covers Expert

The Patriots hang on to the top spot this week and await a high-profile matchup against Green Bay, while Miami moves up into the top three.

NFL Power Rankings

Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T (ATS) Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 same 9-2-0
(7-4-0)
-8.25 New England
The Patriots remain in the top spot after another blowout win, their seventh straight overall. Another road test awaits in Green Bay this coming Sunday.
2 2 same 8-3-0
(5-6-0)
-6.25 Denver
Denver escaped with a win over Miami to take back sole possession of first place in the AFC West. Broncos 7-2 ATS L9 after allowing 30 or more points.
3 6 up 3 6-5-0
(7-4-0)
-5.25 Miami
Despite a loss in Denver, Miami played good enough to move up three spots. Three of its last five games are against losing teams including the Jets twice.
4 7 up 3 7-4-0
(8-3-0)
-5 Indianapolis
Indianapolis also made a big move as it was able to leapfrog some teams that lost. Third straight home game this week. 17-4 ATS L21 vs. losing teams.
5 3 down 2 7-4-0
(8-3-0)
-5 Kansas City
Kansas City dropped after a bad loss in Oakland but can make up for it with a revenge win at home over the Broncos. 5-0 ATS L5 vs. winning teams.
6 4 down 2 9-2-0
(8-3-0)
-4.5 Arizona
The Cardinals head to Atlanta following their 2nd loss of the season, snapping a six-game winning streak. 8-0 ATS L8 road games vs. teams with a losing home record.
7 5 down 2 8-3-0
(6-4-1)
-4.5 Green Bay
Green Bay took over first place in the NFC North just in time to welcome New England to town. Packers 20-8-1 ATS in their L29 games following an ATS loss.
8 10 up 2 7-4-0
(6-4-1)
-3.75 Baltimore
Baltimore send the Saints to their third straight home loss, the first time that's happened under Sean Payton. Ravens have covered four straight games at home.
9 11 up 2 7-4-0
(5-6-0)
-3.75 Seattle
Seattle is back in the top ten but now has to travel on a short week to play San Francisco Thanksgiving night. The Seahawks have covered five straight vs. 49ers.
10 8 down 2 8-3-0
(7-4-0)
-3.25 Philadelphia
The Eagles bounced back setting up a Thanksgiving showdown in Dallas, the first of four remaining divisional games. 3-12-1 ATS L16 after allowing 350 or more yards.
11 9 down 2 7-4-0
(6-5-0)
-2.25 San Francisco
San Francisco picked up a must win but it wasn't pretty. Three-game winning streak by 13 points combined. 49ers host their nemesis Seattle Thanksgiving night.
12 12 same 7-4-0
(5-6-0)
-2 San Diego
It was a second straight ugly win for the Chargers but they remain just one game back in the AFC West. The Bolts have the toughest remaining schedule in the AFC. 0-6 ATS L6 games.
13 16 up 3 6-5-0
(5-6-0)
-1.75 Buffalo
The Bills survived the trip to Detroit to keep their playoff hopes alive. They're hosting Cleveland on Sunday in another must win. 9-25-1 ATS L35 after a win.
14 17 up 3 7-3-1
(6-4-1)
-1.5 Cincinnati
Cincinnati hits the road for a third straight road game following two straight road wins, usually not a good spot but Bengals 11-3 ATS L14 road games off a road win.
15 14 down 1 8-3-0
(6-5-0)
-1.25 Dallas
Dallas is back home for the first time since their November 2nd loss against Arizona. First of two games vs. Eagles in three weeks. 1-5 ATS L6 after scoring 30 or more.
16 13 down 3 7-4-0
(5-6-0)
-1 Detroit
Detroit is coming off consecutive road losses and are now home for 3 straight games. One game behind Green Bay in NFC North. 3-14 ATS L17 after allowing 30 or more points.
17 15 down 2 5-6-0
(6-5-0)
-0.5 Houston
Houston loses Ryan Mallet for the season after just two starts so Ryan Fitzpatrick is back in at quarterback vs. Tennessee. Texans 3-10 ATS L13 games at home.
18 19 up 1 7-4-0
(5-6-0)
0.5 Pittsburgh
The Steelers are coming off their bye week after every other divisional foe won last week. Pittsburgh is 6-1 ATS L7 vs. teams with a losing road record.
19 20 up 1 7-4-0
(6-3-2)
1 Cleveland
Cleveland is coming off a big road win at Atlanta and now goes into Buffalo for another game with playoff implications. 0-5 ATS L5 after allowing 90 yards or less rushing.
20 18 down 2 4-7-0
(4-7-0)
1.25 New Orleans
The Saints head to Pittsburgh following three straight losses at home but are still tied for first place. 4-0 ATS L4 games on Sunday following Monday game.
21 21 same 4-7-0
(5-6-0)
1.75 St. Louis
St. Louis has alternated wins and losses in its last seven games and has a chance to keep that going with a home game against Oakland. 1-5 ATS L6 after ATS win.
22 22 same 5-6-0
(5-6-0)
2.25 Chicago
The Bears are coming off two straight home wins but have allowed 55 and 51 points in their last two road games. 2-10 ATS L12 divisional games.
23 25 up 2 4-7-0
(6-5-0)
3.25 Minnesota
Minnesota played the Packers tough and last three losses have been by one possession. They're hosting Carolina this week and is 9-2 ATS L11 following a loss.
24 24 same 3-8-0
(4-7-0)
3.25 N.Y. Giants
The Giants put up their best effort during their six-game losing streak against Dallas and can snap it at Jacksonville. 0-5 ATS L5 after allowing 30 or more points.
25 23 down 2 4-7-0
(4-7-0)
4 Atlanta
Atlanta lost at home following consecutive road wins but is still tied for first place in the NFC South. 2-5 ATS L7 home games vs. teams with winning road record.
26 26 same 3-7-1
(6-5-0)
4.5 Carolina
Carolina heads to Minnesota following its bye week and actually gained ground in the division. 15-5-1 ATS L21 games against teams with a losing record.
27 28 up 1 3-8-0
(4-7-0)
4.75 Washington
The Redskins are actually outgaining opponents by 34.2 ypg despite a 3-8 record. The 'Skins travel to Indianapolis where they are 2-9 ATS L11 games following ATS win.
28 30 up 2 1-10-0
(6-5-0)
5 Oakland
Oakland finally got into the win column last Thursday against Kansas City so we could see a letdown in St. Louis. 1-5 ATS L6 games following a win.
29 29 same 2-9-0
(3-7-1)
6 Tennessee
The Titans on a five-game losing streak and only win on their 1-9 run came against Jacksonville. 3-10-2 ATS L15 games following a loss of 14 or more.
30 27 down 3 2-9-0
(2-8-1)
6.25 N.Y. Jets
The Jets couldn't take advantage of the Buffalo situation and were blown out in Detroit. They host Miami Monday night and are 1-5 ATS L6 home games.
31 31 same 2-9-0
(4-7-0)
7.5 Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay has outgained each of its last four opponents but is just 1-3 to show for it. The Buccaneers are the only team left that have yet to win at home.
32 32 same 1-10-0
(2-8-1)
7.75 Jacksonville
Jacksonville returns home for the first time since October 26th to host the reeling Giants. Jaguars are 8-21-2 ATS L31 games following a loss of 14 or more.

Power Ratings compute offensive and defensive statistics into one number for each team, while accounting for factors like recent performances and strength of schedule. Power Ratings can be used as a baseline for relative spread index to compare current or future match-ups between two teams. The relative spread does not account for non-statistical factors like home-field advantage, recent injuries, game time decisions, rivalries, publicity, and weather.