NFL Power Rankings Week 2
Week 1 is in the books – how great is it to have the NFL back on the field? Pretty damn great, we’d say.
We saw players like Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson already in mid-season form, and we already got a good look at fresh faces like Joe Burrow.
Bovada’s Power Rankings for Week 2 are ready to go, as we rank each team’s chances of winning Super Bowl 55.
#1 – The Kansas City Chiefs picked up right where they left off last year, so they’re still at the top of the list at (+450).
#2 – Fresh off a 38-point performance, the Baltimore Ravens actually improved their odds – they’re also sitting at (+450).
#3 – The Saints (+800) moved up one notch, beating Tom Brady’s Bucs with a strong performance on both sides of the ball.
#4 – The San Francisco 49ers slipped one after a shaky start, so they’re at (+1100) to win it all heading into Week 2.
#5 – Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks (+1400) jumped up three spots in our rankings – they’ll play the Patriots in Week 2.
#6 – The Brady Effect didn’t help Tampa Bay in Week 1, and the Buccaneers slipped in our rankings. They’re at (+1600).
#7 – The Dallas Cowboys (+1600) struggled in Week 1 and need to turn it around against Atlanta this weekend.
#8 – Cam Newton was reborn in his debut with the New England Patriots, and they’re still at (+1800).
#9 – The Pittsburgh Steelers are sitting at (+1800) too, getting the W against the New York Giants.
#10 – The Buffalo Bills (+1800) turned in a solid Week 1 effort and are staying put in our #10 spot.
#11 – The Arizona Cardinals (+2000) were this week’s biggest mover, flying up the power rankings thanks to budding star Kyler Murray.
#12 – Green Bay (+2000) is also staying in their Week 1 spot, but with another offensive outburst they might be moving up soon.
#13 – The Tennessee Titans come in at (+2500), after a last-minute win over the Broncos. Talented Tannehill could take them higher.
#14 – Our oddsmakers punished the Philadelphia Eagles (+3000) for their flat opening performance against Washington. Can they rebound?
#15 – The Indianapolis Colts (+3500) tripped up in their opening game against the Jags, so they dropped four spots this week.
#16 – Also getting a demotion this week are the Minnesota Vikings (+4000), who got beat up by the Pack.
#17 – Da Bears (+5000) are a middle of the pack team heading into Week 2 but Chicago QB Mitch Trubisky might be on the rise.
#18 – The Las Vegas Raiders (+5000) squeaked out a win over the Panthers, but they face a tough Week 2 test against the Saints.
#19 – The Los Angeles Rams (+5000) climbed four spots on the strength of their win over the Cowboys. Can they keep it up?
#20 – The LA Chargers are also (+5000). But they barely beat the Bengals – let’s see if they can get charged up for Week 2.
#21 – Baker and the Browns only managed six points in Week 1. To get better than (+6000) they’ll need to step it up against Cincy.
#22 – Matt Ryan just passed for 450 yards and Atlanta still lost. Can the Falcons (+7500) soar against the Cowboys?
#23 – The Houston Texans (+7500) just got steamrolled by the Chiefs and things don’t get much easier this weekend against Baltimore.
#24 – After losing a close Monday night game, the Denver Broncos (+8000) need to bounce back against a tough Steelers squad.
#25 – Detroit (+10000) is a long shot but they could easily have won last week – see if they can roar back this weekend.
#26 – The Washington Football Team (+12500) played a strong game; rookie pass rusher Chase Young could be a difference-maker all season.
#27 – The Miami Dolphins (+15000) will need to hold on to the ball more to keep any Super Bowl dream alive.
#28 – Running for six yards on 15 carries won’t get it done for Saquon and the Giants (+15000). They’ll need to pick up the pace.
#29 – The Carolina Panthers (+20000) are still on the prowl for a stronger defense, after giving up 34 to the Raiders.
#30 – QB Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals (+20000) had a decent start and might surprise a few teams this year.
#31 – Gardner Minshew was almost perfect in Week 1 for Jacksonville (+20000). Are there more Minshew Miracles in store for Week 2 and beyond?
#32 – The NY Jets (+25000) took a beating and Le’Veon Bell is out for a while. Can Sam Darnold put the team on his back?
The NFL is stacked with great young talent like Kyler Murray and Joe Burrow. But the old dogs still have plenty of bite, as players like Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson showed in Week 1.
Whether you’re a fan of the young bucks or the savvy vets, Bovada’s Power Rankings will take you through every week of the regular season and into the playoffs.
Ready for Week 2? We are!
Odds as of Sept. 15, 2020