2018 NFL POWER RANKINGS
by BetAmerica Staff
Week 13 NFL Power Rankings Preview
1. Los Angeles Rams (11-1 SU and 5-5-2 ATS)
Todd Gurley pulling the “I’ll just score this touchdown untouched in a few plays anyways” thing where he burned more time off the clock is the ultimate swagger move.
Next Game: LAR -3.0 at Chicago
2. New Orleans Saints (10-1 SU and 9-2 ATS)
You don’t get to keep the spot after you lose a game, especially one that EVERYONE saw. Thanks to less-than-spectacular performances from his counterparts in the MVP category, Brees is still the -150 favorite to win the award with Mahomes coming in as the only other threat at +140. Todd Gurley is +2000 and Tom Brady is +4000. That noise you heard is everyone in Boston running to bet on Tom Brady.
Next Game: New Orleans -8.0 at Tampa Bay
3. New England Patriots (9-3 SU and 8-4 ATS)
Everyone made a joke about Brady taking forever to reach 1,000 yards but nobody else noticed that the Patriots are suddenly healthy. Even Rex Burkhead is back! Gronk is murdering defensive linemen in the trenches to protect his best buddy. Chris Hogan is alive and well, making big time catches. Having this many weapons at his disposal is when Tom Brady is at his most lethal.
Next Game: New England -7.0 at Miami
4. Kansas City Chiefs (10-2 SU and 8-3-1 ATS)
Why drop the Chiefs this low after a win against the Raiders when they didn’t cover the spread? It’s just tough to measure the Chiefs right now. Spencer Ware was a franchise back before he tore his PCL in the summer of 2017, only to see Kareem Hunt blossom in to one of the best in the league. The fact is that Hunt is better than Ware, but the truth is that it’s very difficult know just how much of a difference Ware will make to this offense. The Chiefs were pretty soft on the Raiders, and were visibly unfocused on both sides of the ball. A pick me up against a grizzled Baltimore team that’s hit its stride will give them some distance from a bad situation. Beating the Raiders by any measure was the priority to get the ship sailing. Now, it’s back to establishing yourself as the best team in the AFC.
Next Game: Baltimore at Kansas City -6.5
5. Los Angeles Chargers (9-3 SU and 7-5 ATS)
There is A LOT to write about when it comes to the Chargers. Keenan Allen is criminally underrated. I don’t get how the Chargers find running-backs the way they do. This offense is so explosive, and the team is just tough throughout. But they’re also just one game back of the Kansas City Chiefs, who they lost to in Week 1. Both teams not only play each other, but each has Baltimore in December. The Chargers can’t afford to take their foot off the gas pedal either with a Denver game looming in Week 17. And they have a kicker who can make field goals now (apparently)!
Next Game: Cincinnati at LAC -14.0
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