Here’s where things get very interesting.

With the country tuned in to one of the most highly anticipated Monday night games in recent memory, the Seattle Seahawks decimated the New Orleans Saints, 34-7. At the moment, the public’s perception of Seattle is at an all-time high, while some may now be questioning the overall quality of this Saints football team.

Now let’s look ahead to Week 14, where Seattle hits the road as a 3.5-point dog against San Francisco, while the Saints open up as a 4.5-point home favorite over red-hot Carolina.

Based on the public’s penchant for making wagers based off of what they just witnessed, it won’t come as a surprise to any Las Vegas bookmaker if Joe Square walks up to the counter next Sunday looking to play the Seahawks and Panthers.

Which is exactly why we’ll consider playing San Francisco and New Orleans.

The numbers in brackets indicate each team’s Power Ranking, which is based on a scale of 1-100. These numbers can be used as a baseline to determine the point spread between any two teams on the list. Keep in mind that these numbers do not account for home field advantage, situational analysis (extra rest, back-to-back road games, divisional rivalries, etc), injuries, weather or public perception. They are merely to be used as a baseline for your initial analysis.

NFP power rankings

1. Seattle Seahawks [90.0]
Record:
11-1 (Won 34-7 vs. New Orleans)
Previous ranking: 89.5 (T1)

2. Denver Broncos [89.5]
Record:
10-2 (Won 35-28 at Kansas City)
Previous ranking: 89.5 (T1)

3. New England Patriots [89.0]
Record:
9-3 (Won 34-31 at Houston)
Previous ranking: 89.0 (T3)

T4. New Orleans Saints [88.5]
Record:
9-3 (Lost 34-7 at Seattle)
Previous ranking: 89.0 (T3)

T4. Carolina Panthers [88.5]
Record:
9-3 (Won 27-6 vs. Tampa Bay)
Previous ranking: 88.5 (5)

6. San Francisco 49ers [87.5]
Record:
8-4 (Won 23-13 vs. St. Louis)
Previous ranking: 87.5 (6)

7. Cincinnati Bengals [86.0]
Record:
8-4 (Won 17-10 at San Diego)
Previous ranking: 85.5 (7)

8. Indianapolis Colts [84.5]
Record:
8-4 (Won 22-14 vs. Tennessee)
Previous ranking: 84.0 (T9)

9. Kansas City Chiefs [84.0]
Record:
9-3 (Lost 35-28 vs. Denver)
Previous ranking: 84.5 (8)

T10. Philadelphia Eagles [83.5]
Record:
7-5 (Won 24-21 vs. Arizona)
Previous ranking: 83.0 (T12)

T10. Dallas Cowboys [83.5]
Record:
7-5 (Won 31-24 vs. Oakland)
Previous ranking: 83.5 (11)

T12. Detroit Lions [83.0]
Record:
7-5 (Won 40-10 vs. Green Bay)
Previous ranking: 82.5 (T14)

T12. Arizona Cardinals [83.0]
Record:
7-5 (Lost 24-21 at Philadelphia)
Previous ranking: 84.0 (T9)

T14. Baltimore Ravens [82.5]
Record:
6-6 (Won 22-20 vs. Pittsburgh)
Previous ranking: 81.5 (T16)

T14. Pittsburgh Steelers [82.5]
Record:
5-7 (Lost 22-20 at Baltimore)
Previous ranking: 83.0 (T12)

16. Miami Dolphins [81.5]
Record:
6-6 (Won 23-3 at NY Jets)
Previous ranking: 80.0 (T18)

17. San Diego Chargers [81.0]
Record:
5-7 (Lost 17-10 vs. Cincinnati)
Previous ranking: 81.5 (T16)

T18. Chicago Bears [80.5]
Record:
6-6 (Lost 23-20 at Minnesota)
Previous ranking: 82.5 (T14)

T18. New York Giants [80.5]
Record:
5-7 (Won 24-17 at Washington)
Previous ranking: 80.0 (T18)

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers [80.0]
Record:
3-9 (Lost 27-6 at Carolina)
Previous ranking: 80.0 (T18)

T21. Green Bay Packers [79.0]
Record:
5-6-1 (Lost 40-10 at Detroit)
Previous ranking: 79.0 (T22)

T21. St. Louis Rams [79.0]
Record:
5-7 (Lost 23-13 at San Francisco)
Previous ranking: 79.0 (T22)

T23. Tennessee Titans [78.0]
Record:
5-7 (Lost 22-14 at Indianapolis)
Previous ranking: 78.0 (T25)

T23. New York Jets [78.0]
Record:
5-7 (Lost 23-3 vs. Miami)
Previous ranking: 79.5 (21)

T23. Minnesota Vikings [78.0]
Record:
3-8-1 (Won 23-20 vs. Chicago)
Previous ranking: 77.5 (T28)

T26. Atlanta Falcons [77.5]
Record:
3-9 (Won 34-31 at Buffalo, in Toronto)
Previous ranking: 77.0 (30)

T26. Cleveland Browns [77.5]
Record:
4-8 (Lost 32-28 vs. Jacksonville)
Previous ranking: 78.5 (24)

T26. Washington Redskins [77.5]
Record:
3-9 (Lost 24-17 vs. NY Giants)
Previous ranking: 78.0 (T25)

T29. Buffalo Bills [77.0]
Record:
4-8 (Lost 34-31 vs. Atlanta, in Toronto)
Previous ranking: 78.0 (T25)

T29. Oakland Raiders [77.0]
Record:
4-8 (Lost 31-24 at Dallas)
Previous ranking: 77.5 (T28)

31. Jacksonville Jaguars [76.0]
Record:
3-9 (Won 32-28 at Cleveland)
Previous ranking: 74.0 (32)

32. Houston Texans [75.5]
Record:
2-10 (Lost 34-31 vs. New England)
Previous ranking: 76.5 (31)

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