NFP power rankings

When the curtain fell and the dust had settled on Week 1 in the NFL late Monday night, 11 of 16 underdogs had emerged to cover the Las Vegas point spread, with the subset of home dogs cashing in at a profitable 2-1. Those keeping a close eye on the home underdog situation for Week 2 will notice that six such instances are set to occur (Buffalo, Minnesota, Cleveland, NY Giants, San Diego, Oakland) entering Sunday’s slate of action, according to Sportsbook Review.com.

The National Football Post power rankings last made an appearance on July 29, so there’s been well over one full month worth of NFL developments to take into account for our latest update. Those developments, combined with our initial opinions of each professional franchise entering the end of July, helped to mold the numbers you see below.

The numbers in brackets indicate each team’s Power Ranking, which is based on a scale of 60-100. 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.

1. Seattle Seahawks [92.5]
Record:
1-0 (Won 36-16 vs. Green Bay)
Preseason ranking: 90.0 (3)

T2. Denver Broncos [91.0]
Record:
1-0 (Won 31-24 vs. Indianapolis)
Preseason ranking: 90.5 (2)

T2. New Orleans Saints [91.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 37-34 at Atlanta)
Preseason ranking: 91.0 (1)

4. San Francisco 49ers [90.5]
Record:
1-0 (Won 28-17 at Dallas)
Preseason ranking: 89.0 (4)

5. Green Bay Packers [90.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 36-16 at Seattle)
Preseason ranking: 88.5 (T5)

6. Philadelphia Eagles [89.5]
Record:
1-0 (Won 34-17 vs. Jacksonville)
Preseason ranking: 87.5 (7)

7. New England Patriots [89.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 33-20 at Miami)
Preseason ranking: 88.5 (T5)

8. Cincinnati Bengals [88.5]
Record:
1-0 (Won 23-16 at Baltimore)
Preseason ranking: 86.5 (T9)

9. Indianapolis Colts [88.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 31-24 at Denver)
Preseason ranking: 87.0 (8)

10. Carolina Panthers [87.0]
Record:
1-0 (Won 20-14 at Tampa Bay)
Preseason ranking: 86.0 (T11)

T11. Pittsburgh Steelers [86.5]
Record:
1-0 (Won 30-27 vs. Cleveland)
Preseason ranking: 86.0 (T11)

T11. Arizona Cardinals [86.5]
Record:
1-0 (Won 18-17 vs. Arizona)
Preseason ranking: 85.0 (T16)

T11. San Diego Chargers [86.5]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 18-17 at Arizona)
Preseason ranking: 85.5 (T14)

14. Atlanta Falcons [86.0]
Record:
1-0 (Won 37-34 vs. New Orleans)
Preseason ranking: 85.0 (T16)

T15. Chicago Bears [85.5]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 23-20 vs. Buffalo)
Preseason ranking: 86.5 (T9)

T15. Miami Dolphins [85.5]
Record:
1-0 (Won 33-20 vs. New England)
Preseason ranking: 83.5 (T23)

T15. Detroit Lions [85.5]
Record:
1-0 (Won 35-14 vs. New York Giants)
Preseason ranking: 85.0 (T16)

18. Baltimore Ravens [85.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 23-16 vs. Cincinnati)
Preseason ranking: 86.0 (T11)

19. Houston Texans [84.0]
Record:
1-0 (Won 17-6 over Washington)
Preseason ranking: 83.5 (T23)

20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers [83.5]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 20-14 vs. Carolina)
Preseason ranking: 84.5 (T19)

T21. Tennessee Titans [83.0]
Record:
1-0 (Won 26-10 at Kansas City)
Preseason ranking: 83.0 (27)

T21. Kansas City Chiefs [83.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 26-10 vs. Tennessee)
Preseason ranking: 85.5 (T14)

T21. Minnesota Vikings [83.0]
Record:
1-0 (Won 34-6 at St. Louis)
Preseason ranking: 82.5 (T28)

24. New York Jets [82.5]
Record:
1-0 (Won 19-14 vs. Oakland)
Preseason ranking: 83.5 (T23)

T25. Buffalo Bills [82.0]
Record:
1-0 (Won 23-20 at Chicago)
Preseason ranking: 82.0 (30)

T25. New York Giants [82.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 35-14 at Detroit)
Preseason ranking: 84.0 (T21)

27. Washington Redskins [81.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 17-6 at Houston)
Preseason ranking: 84.0 (T21)

T28. Cleveland Browns [80.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 30-27 at Pittsburgh)
Preseason ranking: 82.5 (T28)

T28. Dallas Cowboys [80.0]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 28-17 vs. San Francisco)
Preseason ranking: 83.5 (T23)

T30. St. Louis Rams [79.5]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 34-6 vs. Minnesota)
Preseason ranking: 84.5 (T19)

T30. Jacksonville Jaguars [79.5]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 34-17 at Philadelphia)
Preseason ranking: 80.5 (31)

32. Oakland Raiders [78.5]
Record:
0-1 (Lost 19-14 at New York Jets)
Preseason ranking: 80.0 (32)

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