NFL Power Rankings: Week 7

By Matt Fargo - Covers Expert

The Broncos are back in the saddle, claiming the top spot in this week's Power Rankings following Seattle's surprising home loss to Dallas. The Patriots and Packers also hop back into the Top 5, while the Bengals took a bit of fall.

NFL Power Rankings

Week 7 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 2 up 1 4-1-0
(2-3-0)
-7 Denver
Denver takes over the top spot with a rough stretch ahead with games against the 49ers, Chargers and Patriots. They are 9-1 ATS L10 non-divisional home favorites of less than 17 points.
2 1 down 1 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
-6.25 Seattle
Seattle drops to number two after being dominated by Dallas at home and now hits the road for two straight. 20-8 ATS L28 following at ATS loss.
3 4 up 1 4-2-0
(4-2-0)
-4.5 San Francisco
49ers move back up to third after come-from-behind win Monday in St. Louis. Now playing on short rest and heading to Denver. They are 10-3 ATS L13 road games.
4 6 up 2 4-2-0
(3-2-1)
-3.75 Green Bay
Green Bay survived a scare in Miami and now have three of next four games at home along with its bye week. The Packers are 9-0 ATS L9 home games coming off a non-conference game.
5 8 up 3 4-2-0
(3-3-0)
-3.5 New England
The Patriots made it two straight wins to take over first place in the AFC East and now start a three-game homestand. The Pats 3-8 ATS L11 games after scoring more than 30 points.
6 3 down 3 4-1-0
(3-2-0)
-3.25 Arizona
Arizona drops three spots despite winning and now heads to 0-5 Oakland. They are 7-0 ATS L7 road games against teams with a losing home record.
7 9 up 2 4-2-0
(5-1-0)
-3 Indianapolis
The Colts have won four straight after a 0-2 start and hosts the Bengals coming off a tie. The Colts are 10-1 ATS L11 at home against .650 or better opponent.
8 7 down 1 5-1-0
(5-1-0)
-2.75 San Diego
San Diego nearly got upset at Oakland in the first of three straight divisional games, the third of which is at Denver on a Thursday night. They are 7-2 ATS L9 off an ATS loss.
9 5 down 4 3-1-1
(3-2-0)
-2.5 Cincinnati
Cincinnati had its 11-game regular season home winning streak snapped and must bounce back at the Colts prior to a three-game homestand. They are 8-3-2 ATS L13 road dogs.
10 11 up 1 2-3-0
(3-2-0)
-2.25 Kansas City
Kansas City cracks the top ten following its bye week having two weeks to prepare for the Chargers. The Chiefs are 9-3 ATS L12 road games.
11 10 down 1 4-2-0
(3-2-1)
-2 Baltimore
Baltimore hosts Atlanta prior to consecutive divisional road games. They are 7-0 ATS L7 after scoring 35 or more points vs. opponent off double-digit loss.
12 15 up 3 5-1-0
(4-2-0)
-1.75 Philadelphia
The Eagles dominated the Giants from start to finish so their bye could be coming at the wrong time. Eight of last 10 games are against teams .500 or better.
13 14 up 1 5-1-0
(4-2-0)
-1.5 Dallas
Dallas only moves up one spot despite upset in Seattle. Home game against the Giants is the first of three straight in Dallas. The 'Boys are 6-20 ATS L26 home favorites.
14 13 down 1 4-2-0
(4-2-0)
-1.25 Detroit
The Lions hope to get Calvin Johnson back for a big game against New Orleans before traveling to London next week. They are 1-6 ATS L7 off a win vs. opponent off a bye.
15 12 down 3 2-3-0
(1-4-0)
-1 New Orleans
New Orleans drops three spots despite not even playing as its strength of schedule gets worse. It's currently the third easiest. The Saints have lost six straight regular season road games.
16 18 up 2 3-3-0
(3-3-0)
-0.75 Chicago
The Bears snapped their two-game skid to remain a game back in the NFC North. The Bears are 1-10-1 ATS L12 home games and 3-10 ATS L13 following a win.
17 20 up 3 3-2-1
(4-2-0)
0.25 Carolina
Carolina escaped with a tie at Cincinnati and now has to travel to Green Bay before hosting Seattle and New Orleans. The under is 12-4 L16 after scoring 30 or more.
18 17 down 1 3-3-0
(3-3-0)
0.75 Buffalo
The Bills lost the turnover battle for the first time and have dropped three of four after a 2-0 start. Buffalo is 0-8 ATS L8 coming off a double-digit loss at home.
19 21 up 2 3-3-0
(4-2-0)
1 Houston
Houston has a long time off to prepare for the Steelers on Monday night following a Thursday loss. The Texans are 0-6 ATS L6 Monday night games.
20 16 down 4 3-3-0
(3-3-0)
1.25 N.Y. Giants
The Giants regressed Sunday night against the Eagles and will be on the road at Dallas in another big test. New York is 3-7 ATS L10 against winning teams.
21 22 up 1 2-3-0
(2-3-0)
1.5 Miami
Miami could not hold a late lead against Green Bay and now is playing its first true road game since Week 2. 18-8 ATS L26 after allowing 350 or more yards.
22 24 up 2 3-2-0
(3-0-2)
1.75 Cleveland
Cleveland moves up a couple spots and its next three opponents are a combined 1-16. The Browns are 16-4-1 ATS L21 road games against teams with a losing home record.
23 23 same 3-3-0
(2-4-0)
2 Pittsburgh
The Steelers start a three-game homestand, all against .500 or better teams. They are 2-10 ATS L12 as favorites of seven or less points in the first of consecutive home games.
24 19 down 5 2-4-0
(2-4-0)
2.25 Atlanta
Atlanta suffered its third straight loss and does not have another game at home until November 23rd. The Falcons are 9-1 ATS L10 as underdogs of more than three points off a loss.
25 27 up 2 1-5-0
(2-4-0)
3 Washington
The Redskins losing streak is at four games, the last three coming by double-digits. They are 1-8-1 ATS L10 games as non-conference favorites of more than two points.
26 25 down 1 1-4-0
(1-4-0)
3.25 St. Louis
St. Louis blew a 14-0 lead against the 49ers and have to recover to face the Seahawks who are off a loss. The Rams are 5-0 ATS L5 after a double-digit home loss.
27 26 down 1 2-4-0
(2-4-0)
4 Minnesota
The Vikings are riding their second two-game losing streak of the season and face a two-game roadtrip. Minnesota is 4-0-1 ATS L5 road games coming off consecutive losses.
28 30 up 2 1-5-0
(0-5-1)
4.25 N.Y. Jets
New York has failed to cover a single game this season after getting frontdoored last Sunday. The road team has covered 4 of last 5 in the series with New England.
29 29 same 2-4-0
(1-4-1)
4.5 Tennessee
Tennessee halted its four-game losing streak but is still 0-4-1 ATS L5 and has been outgained in four of five also. The Titans are 9-23-1 ATS L33 games following a win.
30 28 down 2 1-5-0
(2-4-0)
5 Tampa Bay
The Buccaneers bye week could not have come at a better time following their second loss by at least 31 points. Three of next four games are against losing teams.
31 31 same 0-5-0
(3-2-0)
5.75 Oakland
Oakland came close to its first win but allowed the final 10 points against San Diego. The Raiders welcome 4-1 Arizona and are 3-12-1 ATS L16 games after an ATS win.
32 32 same 0-6-0
(1-5-0)
7.75 Jacksonville
Jacksonville has looked much better the last two games but still has no wins to show for it. The Jags are 8-22-1 ATS L31 games against teams with a winning record.
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