NFL Power Rankings: Week 7

By Teddy Covers - Covers Expert

The Patriots' last-second win over the Saints shuffled the Top 5 order. Find out where your favorite teams sits in the Week 7 NFL Power Rankings.

NFL Power Rankings

Week 7 Rank Last Week Change Team W-L-T
(ATS)
Power Rating Team Comments
1 1 no change in rankings 6-0-0
(3-2-1)
-8.5 Denver
If you're looking for cracks in the Broncos' armor, look no further than their leaky defense that has allowed 809 passing yards in their last two ballgames.
2 2 no change in rankings 5-1-0
(4-2-0)
-7.5 Seattle
It took a muffed snap on a field goal resulting in a Titans touchdown just before halftime, but the Seahawks impressive home ATS winning streak finally came to an end last Sunday.
3 4 move up in rankings1 5-1-0
(3-3-0)
-6.0 New England
Tom Brady has taken a beating over the last two weeks, sacked nine times. For the entire season last year, Brady took only 27 sacks, never more than four in any game.
4 3 move down in rankings1 5-1-0
(4-2-0)
-6.0 New Orleans
With less than three minutes to play against New England, in-game wagering had the Saints as high as a 12/1 favorite to hang on for the win.
5 5 no change in rankings 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
-5.0 Green Bay
With Randall Cobb and James Jones joining the long list of injured Packers wide receivers, Aaron Rodgers is quickly running out of downfield targets to throw to.
6 6 no change in rankings 4-2-0
(4-2-0)
-5.0 San Francisco
The 49ers have scored 30-plus in each of the last three weeks, winning and covering each time, but their No. 31 ranked passing offense is a major concern moving forward.
7 10 move up in rankings3 3-3-0
(5-1-0)
-3.5 Dallas
Cowboys supporters have been laughing all the way to the bank this year, as the Cowboys have notched an NFL best 5-1 ATS mark to open the season.
8 8 no change in rankings 6-0-0
(5-1-0)
-3.5 Kansas City
Kansas City has owned the fourth quarter, allowing only two touchdowns in the final 15 minutes in their first six games thanks to a league high 31 sacks.
9 7 move down in rankings2 4-2-0
(3-3-0)
-2.5 Indianapolis
When a team comes out flat on Monday Night Football like Indy did this past week, they've got to be looking ahead to something... like a visit from Peyton Manning this coming Sunday.
10 9 move down in rankings1 4-2-0
(3-2-1)
-2.0 Cincinnati
The Bengals defense blew a two touchdown fourth quarter lead at Buffalo last week, still looking for their first pointspread cover on the highway in 2013.
11 11 no change in rankings 4-2-0
(1-4-1)
-1.5 Chicago
The Bears injury list on defense keeps growing and growing, with run stuffing linebacker D.J. Williams becoming the latest defender to be placed on injured reserve.
12 12 no change in rankings 4-2-0
(4-2-0)
-1.0 Detroit
The Lions were able to hang 34 points on a solid Browns defense last week despite getting only 25 receiving yards from a banged up Calvin Johnson.
13 13 no change in rankings 3-3-0
(3-3-0)
0.0 Baltimore
In three home games, the Ravens defense has allowed a grand total of one touchdown. In three road games, that same defense has allowed 95 points.
14 19 move up in rankings5 3-3-0
(3-3-0)
0.0 Philadelphia
Homefield disadvantage? After a stretch of three straight road games, the Eagles return home this week where they are riding a woeful 6-21-1 ATS run in their last 28 ballgames.
15 17 move up in rankings2 3-3-0
(4-1-1)
0.0 San Diego
Very tough situational spot for San Diego this week, forced to travel East for an early start game on a short week following their win on Monday Night Football.
16 14 move down in rankings2 3-2-0
(3-2-0)
0.5 Miami
Miami is a 9-point favorite against Buffalo this week. They haven't been favored by more than 7.5 points since they failed to cover a 10-point spread vs. Tampa Bay in November 2009.
17 15 move down in rankings2 1-4-0
(1-4-0)
1.0 Atlanta
The Falcons have a strong track record following a regular season bye week in the Mike Smith era: 4-0 SU, 3-1 ATS in his last four tries including a 30-17 win at Philly last year.
18 22 move up in rankings4 2-3-0
(2-3-0)
1.0 Carolina
Ron Rivera went for it (and converted) on fourth down twice on the Panthers' first scoring drive last Sunday - an embattled head coach who is clearly learning from his mistakes.
19 18 move down in rankings1 3-3-0
(4-1-1)
1.0 Tennessee
The Titans are coming off a loss in Seattle against the physical Seahawks. After facing Seattle, teams have gone 0-5 ATS in their next ballgame so far this season.
20 20 no change in rankings 1-4-0
(1-4-0)
2.5 Washington
The Skins have been the ultimate streak team: 3-6 SU to open last year, 7-0 SU to close the regular season, 1-5 SU since that impressive finish.
21 21 no change in rankings 3-3-0
(4-2-0)
3.0 Arizona
The Cardinals are in a legitimate revenge spot on Thursday Night this week, looking for payback for the 58-0 whipping they took the last time they played the Seahawks.
22 23 move up in rankings1 3-3-0
(3-3-0)
3.0 Cleveland
After last week's horrific performance against the Lions, it's easy to understand why Brandon Weeden was benched for Brian Hoyer before Hoyer's season ending injury.
23 26 move up in rankings3 1-4-0
(1-4-0)
3.5 Pittsburgh
After failing to force a single turnover in each of their first four games, the Steelers finally nabbed a pair of takeaways in their season changing win against the Jets.
24 16 move down in rankings8 2-4-0
(0-6-0)
4.0 Houston
The free-falling Texans had 95 penalty yards before halftime and lost the turnover battle 4-0 in their embarrassing home blowout loss against the Rams.
25 24 move down in rankings1 3-3-0
(4-2-0)
4.0 N.Y. Jets
New York's defense continues to keep them in ballgames, ranked No. 2 against the run after shutting down Le'Veon Bell last Sunday.
26 30 move up in rankings4 3-3-0
(2-4-0)
4.5 St. Louis
Four years into his NFL career, Sam Bradford finally looks like a legitimate starting quarterback, throwing six TDs without an interception during the Rams current two game winning streak.
27 29 move up in rankings2 0-6-0
(1-5-0)
5.0 N.Y. Giants
The Giants are 0-6 and they've committed an NFL worst 23 turnovers, including another pick six from Eli Manning last week. And yet the G-Men are still only three games out of first place.
28 25 move down in rankings3 1-4-0
(2-3-0)
5.5 Minnesota
Everything you need to know about the 2013 Vikings can be summed here: They're three point underdogs against the 0-6 Giants next week, with early money pouring in on New York.
29 27 move down in rankings2 2-4-0
(3-2-1)
5.5 Oakland
Terrelle Pryor wilted behind a banged up offensive line against the K.C. pass rush, throwing three second half interceptions. His postgame quote: "I lost the game for us."
30 31 move up in rankings1 2-4-0
(4-2-0)
6.0 Buffalo
Thad Lewis performed admirably in his first start as "E.J. Manuel Lite", but his foot injury prompted Buffalo to sign another practice squad QB, Dennis Dixon, this week.
31 28 move down in rankings3 0-5-0
(1-4-0)
6.5 Tampa Bay
The Bucs offense has averaged just 4.5 yards per play this season, ranked No. 31 in the NFL. The league average is 5.45 yards per play.
32 32 no change in rankings 0-6-0
(1-5-0)
9.0 Jacksonville
The Jaguars covered their first pointspread of the season Sunday, with Justin Blackmun catching 19 passes for 316 yards in two games since returning from his suspension.
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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.