NFL Preview: Team Rankings

Last Updated: 7/26/2017 12:43 PM ET

NFL Preview Pages:
Over/Under Win Total Picks (5 Books)
Futures Picks
Projected Scores (All 256 Regular Season Games)
In-Depth Team Analysis
NFL Team Rankings


To build the NFL Power Rankings below, we "played" every team against every other team 50,000 times each and ranked by overall winning percentage of those games. In addition to the NFL Power Rankings, we have also included each team's overall Offensive and Defensive rankings as well as Pass and Rush efficiency rankings relative to the league based on our strength-of-schedule-adjusted statistics and current rosters.

2017 NFL Team Rankings

Rank Team O-Rank D-Rank O-Pass Eff O-Rush Eff D-Pass Eff D-Rush Eff
1 New England Patriots 2 11 1 7 4 4
2 Pittsburgh Steelers 5 10 6 2 10 12
3 Atlanta Falcons 1 20 8 9 15 23
4 Dallas Cowboys 7 17 3 1 16 6
5 Green Bay Packers 4 14 2 10 26 15
6 Seattle Seahawks 12 2 11 16 12 1
7 Oakland Raiders 6 18 13 11 18 5
8 Kansas City Chiefs 19 7 16 6 5 16
9 Tennessee Titans 9 19 5 4 20 14
10 Denver Broncos 24 3 24 32 1 22
11 Arizona Cardinals 20 12 27 17 3 9
12 Houston Texans 28 1 25 27 2 13
13 Carolina Panthers 11 6 18 20 19 7
14 Baltimore Ravens 18 8 21 15 11 2
15 New York Giants 23 4 19 28 9 3
16 Cincinnati Bengals 17 16 17 19 8 27
17 Minnesota Vikings 25 9 20 24 6 20
18 Los Angeles Chargers 21 5 15 30 17 10
19 Indianapolis Colts 8 28 9 23 27 24
20 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 15 10 26 23 19
21 Miami Dolphins 22 24 7 8 14 29
22 Philadelphia Eagles 15 13 23 12 21 18
23 New Orleans Saints 3 29 4 25 32 21
24 Washington Redskins 10 30 12 18 24 25
25 Detroit Lions 16 23 14 22 29 26
26 Buffalo Bills 14 27 29 3 22 32
27 Jacksonville Jaguars 27 21 30 21 7 17
28 Chicago Bears 26 26 26 14 25 28
29 Cleveland Browns 30 31 22 5 28 30
30 Los Angeles Rams 32 22 31 31 13 8
31 San Francisco 49ers 29 32 28 29 30 31
32 New York Jets 31 25 32 13 31 11


Against-the-spread picks in the NFL regular season have topped 56% ATS picking every game four times in seven years and have been profitable in all but one season on the site. Also, NFL Playoff picks are 50-25 (67% ATS) all-time on the site. For the NFL Preview, on Bovada, there are NINE Over/Under Season Win Total picks that are highly recommended as "normal" or better and 22 such picks that are playable.

In College Football, totals and the Lock of the Week have been consistently strong. Highlighted, "normal" or better (greater than 57% confidence to cover) over/under plays in college are 58% all-time and have been profitable in five of the previous seven years. Meanwhile, Locks of the Week, the strongest against-the-spread pick each week in college football are 69-40 (63% ATS) all-time.
For the College Football Preview, just on Bovada, there are 16 Over/Under Season Win Total picks that are highly recommended as "normal" or better and 66 such picks that are playable. Last season, playable O/U Win Total picks in college went 28-19 (60% O/U) to turn a profit of +$899 for a normal $50 player using play value recommendations.

NFL Preview Pages:
Over/Under Win Total Picks (5 Books)
Futures Picks
Projected Scores (All 256 Regular Season Games)
In-Depth Team Analysis
NFL Team Rankings