NFL Power Rankings and Super Bowl Odds

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The NFL is a week-to-week league. As the season grows closer, things are rapidly changing for the 32 franchises. On this page, you’ll find the latest NFL Power Rankings put together by SharpSide’s team of betting experts. These NFL Power Rankings are designed to help you gauge who the best teams are in the league and become a better sports bettor.

We’ll also take a look at each team’s betting odds to win the Super Bowl. These betting odds play a big role in how sportsbooks and handicappers rank the teams from top to bottom.

As the landscape is ever-evolving in the NFL, SharpSide’s NFL Power Rankings will be regularly updated, so be sure to check back often for the latest.

Why are NFL Power Rankings important?

Power rankings (or power ratings) are used by winning sports bettors around the world across a wide variety of sports. Power rankings can be applied to any sport. One of the most popular sports that bettors use power rankings for is football.

Power rankings set a solid handicapping foundation for oddsmakers and sports bettors. For oddsmakers, power rankings help set betting lines, both in the short term with things such as weekly point spreads between teams and in the longterm with things such as futures odds to win the Super Bowl.

The majority of people reading this will be bettors. For bettors, power rankings can help provide an objective rating, largely taking out any biases one may have towards a team, its players, or recent news. It is this objectivity that makes power rankings so strong and why they are an important foundational element of any sports bettor’s arsenal.

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2020 NFL Power Rankings

Super Bowl odds used for our NFL Power Rankings are from FanDuel Sportsbook on November 10, 2020, and subject to change.

RankTeamSuper Bowl Odds
1Kansas City Chiefs+350
2Pittsburgh Steelers+600
3New Orleans Saints+750
4Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1000
5Baltimore Ravens+950
6Green Bay Packers+1000
7Seattle Seahawks+1000
8Buffalo Bills+2000
9Los Angeles Rams+2200
10Tennessee Titans+2400
11Indianapolis Colts+3100
12Arizona Cardinals+3700
13Minnesota Vikings+10000
14Miami Dolphins+6500
15Las Vegas Raiders+5500
16Chicago Bears+7000
17Cleveland Browns+7000
18Atlanta Falcons+18000
19San Francisco 49ers+7000
20Los Angeles Chargers+21000
21Philadelphia Eagles+4700
22Houston Texans+25000
23New England Patriots+12000
24Detroit Lions+13000
25Carolina Panthers+21000
26Cincinnati Bengals+150000
27Washington Football Team+40000
28Denver Broncos+25000
29New York Giants+50000
30Dallas Cowboys+21000
31Jacksonville Jaguars+200000
32New York Jets+300000

1. Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs remain in the top spot on the SharpSide NFL Power Rankings for another week. Right now, we still feel it’s the Chiefs and then everyone else. The Chiefs do have a loss on their record and the next team we’ll talk about is undefeated, but Kansas City remains the most complete team in the league and Patrick Mahomes sets them apart.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers remain undefeated and they’re the only team left without a loss this season, but we’re still not ready to put them ahead of the Chiefs just yet. The return of Ben Roethlisberger has really helped the Steelers this season, but the team looks less complete than Kansas City in our minds.

3. New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints absolutely destroyed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football in Week 9. The team played well and it was a historically bad performance from the Buccaneers. Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders were back in action, which brought this offense closer to its potential, although they’ll probably need a couple of weeks to hit the peak. Drew Brees and his inability to push the ball down the field could haunt this team against better competition this season, but there’s also Alvin Kamara to give the Saints a playmaker as good as anyone in the league.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tom Brady and the Buccaneers looked absolutely horrible in the team’s 38-3 loss to the Saints in Week 9. It’s hard to imagine seeing the Buccaneers ever putting up a performance that pitiful again this season, so we’ll consider it a bit of an outlier. Chris Godwin is back but still playing with a broken finger, so that will have to heal up for him to be as explosive as he can be, and the addition of Antonio Brown could be good but it’s probably going to take some time for him to get worked into the flow of the offense.

5. Baltimore Ravens

Turnover luck played a big role in the latest victory for the Baltimore Ravens and this team still remains a bit sleepy at times. Lamar Jackson hasn’t been too good throwing the ball this season, which could be a problem at times because so much of today’s NFL success is about how well a team can pass the ball. Getting players back on defense and continuing to fine-tune the offense will be crucial for the Ravens in the second half of the season.

6. Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers rolled through the beat-up San Francisco 49ers on Thursday Night Football in Week 9. Rodgers continues to show he’s still got it, and his top wide receiver, Davante Adams, is in the conversation for best receiver in the league. The 49ers didn’t have anywhere near their full squad, so it’s hard to suggest the Packers defense still doesn’t have its problems. We’ll need to see more success from Green Bay’s defense against better competition before pushing them higher on the SharpSide NFL Power Rankings.

7. Seattle Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks traveled to Buffalo this past week and got beaten pretty easily by the Bills, who threw the ball all over the Seahawks defense. Seattle’s defense is the team’s weak spot, but we’re not sure “weak” does enough justice for how bad this defense is. Russell Wilson, D.K. Metcalf, and Tyler Lockett have been carrying the Seahawks through the season, but at some point, Seattle is going to need to stop opposing offenses from doing whatever they want.

8. Buffalo Bills

After a string of some less-than-good games, Josh Allen and the Bills showed out against the Seahawks in Week 9, putting up 44 points. Allen threw for 415 yards and 3 touchdowns, connecting with his receivers whenever he wanted. Buffalo’s defense has been a weak point of the team this season, but it looked all right against Seattle so maybe things are turning around on that side of the ball.

9. Los Angeles Rams

After a bad Week 8 performance, the Los Angeles Rams had the week off in Week 9. The team’s next game is against division rival Seattle and it’ll be a big test for the Rams. Jared Goff and the Rams offense are a pretty good unit and we already outlined how bad Seattle’s defense has bad, so there will be plenty of opportunities for Los Angeles to score. The Rams have felt a little overrated on defense and this will be a good test for them on that side of the ball.

10. Tennessee Titans

Even though the Tennessee Titans won in Week 9 against the Chicago Bears, a game in which the Titans also covered the point spread, Tennessee left a lot to be desired. The Bears moved the ball against them and Tennessee’s offense was held in check quite well by the Bears defense.

11. Indianapolis Colts

It’s hard to put a finger on what the Indianapolis Colts are. They’re not a very offensive team and the defense is solid but not great. Philip Rivers and the Colts offense hasn’t looked too hot this season and the team has had to battle through some key injuries, specifically at the wide receiver position.

12. Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals beat the Seahawks earlier in the season, but we still look at this Arizona team and see a lesser version of Seattle. Arizona has a decent offense with a good quarterback, but the team’s defense is not that good.

13. Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are 3-5 on the season but have looked better recently thanks to the play of Dalvin Cook. For whatever reason, Minnesota’s offensive line can move mountains in the run game but it remains difficult for them to pass block. If Cook can continue to have the performances he’s been having, the Vikings have a chance to work their way up this list.

14. Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are a fun story. Now with rookie fifth-overall pick Tua Tagovailoa under center as the starting QB, the story is even more exciting to watch unfold. Tagovailoa had a good game in Week 9, but it was against a bad Arizona defense so we’re going to need to see a little more of him over the coming weeks. That said, Tagovailoa is showing signs that the Dolphins could very well have found their QB.

15. Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders might get a little too much love from the betting markets at times because they play in the gambling capital of the world, but the Raiders are still a pretty solid team. Derek Carr has played pretty well this season and we like that he’s taking more deep shots down the field.

16. Chicago Bears

It appears we have another season of the same for the Chicago Bears. The defense is playing pretty well, which is the staple of the Bears, but the offense is struggling. Until this offense can find its way, it’s going to be difficult for the Bears to climb up the list.

17. Cleveland Browns

Getting Nick Chubb back and coming off of a bye week, the Cleveland Browns are an interesting team to watch. Baker Mayfield is dealing with a COVID-19 situation and Odell Beckham has been lost for the year with a knee injury, but this roster is talented.

18. Atlanta Falcons

Since parting ways with Dan Quinn, the Atlanta Falcons have looked like a much better team. The defense still leaves much to be desired, but the offense, even with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley battling injuries, has shown it can still move the ball and score.

19. San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have been absolutely ravaged by injuries this season, and now they’re without Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle for a bit of time. For where the 49ers were expected to be this season coming off a Super Bowl appearance last season, this year feels like a loss due to all of the injuries.

20. Los Angeles Chargers

Justin Herbert is a fun watch and he has weapons around him, but the Los Angeles Chargers suffer from injuries on defense and coaching that has been questionable at the end of games.

21. Philadelphia Eagles

Every now and then, Carson Wentz shows us something, but overall he’s been pretty bad this season. The emergence of wide receiver Travis Fulgham has been fun to watch. The Philadelphia Eagles will certainly benefit from playing in the NFC East, but they’re not much more than the best of a bad bunch.

22. Houston Texans

The Houston Texans just don’t have it this season and we fear they might not have it for a while. The way Houston calls plays on offense doesn’t put the team in the best position to win against better teams and the defense is still very suspect. Deshaun Watson deserves better.

23. New England Patriots

The New England Patriots bucked their recent losing streak by beating the New York Jets on Monday Night Football to close out Week 9, but it took a heck of an effort and some tank-worthy plays from the Jets to get it done.

24. Detroit Lions

It seems as though every week the question surrounding the Detroit Lions is whether or not Matt Patricia should remain as head coach. Coming out of Week 9, that question is definitely there, as the team put up a bad performance against the Vikings. Matt Stafford didn’t look good and was ultimately pulled, and the team is without Kenny Golladay due to injury. When Golladay hasn’t been in the lineup this season, the Lions have been a completely different offense.

25. Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers got their all-world running back, Christian McCaffrey, back against the Chiefs in Week 9, but he might be hurt again. Carolina put up a valiant effort against the Chiefs but couldn’t find the win in the end. With Teddy Bridgewater playing well and being safe with the ball, the Panthers offense is good enough to stick with many teams in the league. It’s Carolina’s defense that needs the bulk of the work.

26. Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow has been entertaining to watch all season long. His play has kept the Cincinnati Bengals in more games than many have expected, but the team’s defense still needs a bit of work, as does the offensive line.

27. Washington Football Team

The Washington Football Team will now turn to Alex Smith as the team’s starting quarterback following an injury to Kyle Allen. Smith might be an upgrade over Allen, but we’ll have to see where he’s at this point in his career. Washington’s defensive front remains the team’s strongest unit.

28. Denver Broncos

The defense of the Denver Broncos has fallen off a bit and Drew Lock just doesn’t look like he has it to be the starting quarterback the Broncos need. With Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant, and some other young, talented players on offense, Lock needs to be better.

29. New York Giants

The New York Giants have been frisky in some games this season, but those results feel more like opposing teams playing down to the level of the Giants. Daniel Jones is too turnover-prone for our liking and New York’s defense isn’t that good.

30. Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys almost did it. They almost pulled off the big upset against the undefeated Steelers in Week 9, but the Steelers fought back in the end. Dallas’ offense looked halfway decent with Garrett Gilbert playing quarterback and having to do so against a tough Pittsburgh defense, but the Cowboys still have plenty of issues they need to fix.

31. Jacksonville Jaguars

Even though the scoreboard will show the Jacksonville Jaguars lost a close game to the Texans in Week 9, we can’t put much stock into this Jaguars team at all. If it weren’t for the Jets, the Jaguars would be the bottom team in the NFL this season.

32. New York Jets

The New York Jets remain at the bottom of the SharpSide NFL Power Rankings, which shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone. The team is bad on both sides of the ball and the coaching is very suspect. In the race to draft Trevor Lawrence, the Jets are the clear frontrunner.

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