Week 7 provided its fair share of big upsets and blowouts. It was enough to shake up our odds-based NFL football Power Rankings. With top NFL teams like Detroit, Miami, and San Francisco taking big fat losses, the usual suspect is now the king of the rankings: the Kansas City Chiefs. Since losing to Detroit in Week 1, Kansas City has been unbeaten. But just behind KC in the rankings may be a shocker.
Week 7 provided its fair share of big upsets and blowouts. It was enough to shake up our oddsmaker NFL football Power Rankings. With top teams like Detroit, Miami, and San Francisco taking big fat losses, the usual suspect is now the king of the rankings: the Kansas City Chiefs. Since losing to Detroit in Week 1, Kansas City has been unbeaten. But just behind KC in the rankings may be a shocker.
NFL Teams on How Rich (or Poor) They’ve Made You
With seven weeks in the books and the records starting to peel apart, we had to redo the NFL football Power Rankings a little. It’d be hard to consider any team a “millionaire maker” now though Kansas City is close. We even contemplated putting them in their own tier. But the difference between them and the rest is not as wide.
Top Tier: Money Trains
The Chiefs lead this uber-profitable tier, followed by… the Steelers?! By god, what is a team with a point differential of -24 doing in the second spot? Pittsburgh is 4-1 as an underdog. If you had bet $100 on Pittsburgh’s moneyline in every game, you would be up $400. Typically, we leave these types of teams in the “underdog” tier. But Pittsburgh has been too good and deserves this spot. And once the top team, San Francisco is barely hanging on following a second straight defeat.
- Kansas City Chiefs (6-1; 5-2 ATS)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2; 4-2 ATS)
- Baltimore Ravens (5-2; 5-2 ATS)
- Miami Dolphins (5-2; 5-2 ATS)
- Detroit Lions (5-2; 5-2 ATS)
- Philadelphia Eagles (6-1; 4-2-1 ATS)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (5-2; 5-2 ATS)
- San Francisco 49ers (5-2; 5-2 ATS)
Upper Tier: Makin’ Money, Sometimes Sweatin’ It
Most of the teams here are one win and cover away from being in the top tier. The exception is Cleveland, which treated its NFL point spreads bettors to a bad beat with a one-point win against Indianapolis. Still, the team is 4-2 and did upset the 49ers as +385 underdogs.
Underdog Tier: Dogs Can Make Money
Minnesota upset San Francisco and leapfrogged its way to this tier. With star receiver Justin Jefferson on the NFL injury report, the Vikings have pivoted from being a disappointing contender to a wily underdog. The rest of the teams here are “mid” when you look at their overall NFL standings. But they have made loot thanks to consistently winning as a dog.
- New York Jets (3-3; 4-2 ATS)
- Houston Texans (3-3; 4-2 ATS)
- Indianapolis Colts (3-4; 4-3 ATS)
- Tampa Bay Buccanneers (3-3; 3-3 ATS)
- Minnesota Vikings (3-4; 3-3-1 ATS)
Danger Tier: Entering or In The “Red” Zone
These teams have made enough money to lump in the last tier. But they are still mainly in the “red” (losing money) for their backers. The Bills got upset yet again and have now blown three straight covers. On top of that, backers need to check their NFL updates, given their myriad of injuries.
- Los Angeles Rams (3-4; 4-2-1 ATS)
- Buffalo Bills (4-3; 3-4 ATS)
- Atlanta Falcons (4-3; 2-5 ATS)
- Cincinnati Bengals (3-3; 2-3-1 ATS)
- Tennessee Titans (2-4; 3-3 ATS)
- Los Angeles Chargers (2-4; 2-4 ATS)
- Green Bay Packers (2-4; 3-3 ATS)
- Las Vegas Raiders (3-4; 3-4 ATS)
- Washington Commanders (3-4; 3-4 ATS)
- New Orleans Saints (3-4; 1-5-1 ATS)
Worst Tier: Escaping Fade City
Just when you thought you could blindly fade every team on this tier, half of them messed around and won (Patriots, Giants, Broncos). Thus, other than Carolina, the only winless team on both fronts, be a bit cautious going against these teams. Some may just be one upset away from moving up this odds-based NFL football Power Rankings.
- New England Patriots (2-5; 2-5 ATS)
- Arizona Cardinals (1-6; 3-4 ATS)
- New York Giants (2-5; 2-5 ATS)
- Chicago Bears (2-5; 1-5-1 ATS)
- Denver Broncos (2-5; 1-5-1 ATS)
- Carolina Panthers (0-6; 0-5-1 ATS)