NFL Power Rankings Week 1
It’s Week 1 of the new NFL season – and it promises to be huge. With 2020 being such a strange year in the world of sports, we’re all looking forward to the excitement and fun that the NFL brings every week.
At Bovada, our oddsmakers have been hard at work crunching numbers and setting the odds for every team aiming to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl 55.
Bovada’s Power Rankings will walk you through each week , starting… now!
#1 – The Kansas City Chiefs, last season’s Super Bowl champs, are the odds-on favorite to win it all again at +600.
#2 – The Baltimore Ravens, with Lamar Jackson ready to light it up again, are next in line at +650.
#3 – Coming in at +900, George Kittle and the San Francisco 49ers are looking to avenge their loss in SB 54.
#4 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady are sitting at +1000. Call it the Brady Bump.
#5 – The New Orleans Saints (+1000) have weapons like Michael Thomas and Taysom Hill to support Drew Brees.
#6 – The Dallas Cowboys (+1400) are strong at WR and Dak Prescott is playing for a mega-deal too.
#7 – The New England Patriots, without Brady, are still at +1800. A healthy Cam Newton might be the reason why.
#8 – The Seattle Seahawks (+1800) have perennial big-time QB Russell Wilson, so they’ve always got a good shot.
#9 – The Indianapolis Colts are also at +1800? Newly acquired QB Philip Rivers might be the cause.
#10 – The Buffalo Bills (+2000) turned some heads with their 10-6 record last year and might make the next leap.
#11 – At +2000, the Green Bay Packers always have a shot with future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers.
#12 – Another team with an aging QB – the Pittsburgh Steelers – are sitting at +2000 too. Can Big Ben still get it done?
#13 – The injury-plagued Philadelphia Eagles (+2000) should be healthier and soar higher this year.
#14 – The Tennessee Titans come in at +2400, on the heels of Ryan Tannehill’s big breakout year at quarterback.
#15 – Minnesota lost Stefon Diggs in the off-season, and should remain a middle of the pack team. They’re at +2800 to win the Super Bowl.
#16 – Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns are at +3500, but they might be looking to make some noise with a new coach.
#17 – The Atlanta Falcons (+4000) still have Matt Ryan and Julio Jones to pull out a few games, but maybe not enough to really take flight.
#18 – The LA Chargers are next up at +4000. Will the Chargers be ready to give rookie QB Justin Herbert a shot?
#19 – Mitch Trubisky needs to show his Chicago Bears more, and the odds of him taking the team all the way are +4500.
#20 – Kyler Murray is the reason that the Arizona Cardinals have some people excited, although the odds of +5000 are still long.
#21 – Deshaun Watson might live up to his new mega-contract, but the Houston Texans are still at +5000.
#22 – The Las Vegas Raiders might be worth the gamble, but a hefty +6000 means most oddsmakers are not keen on the team.
#23 – The Los Angeles Rams are hoping Jared Goff regains his form. They’re sitting at +6000 heading into Week 1.
#24 – The Denver Broncos (+7000) are looking at a season without All-Pro LB Von Miller, which might keep them way below Mile High.
#25 – Detroit (+8000) could use some lion-like performances from QB Matthew Stafford’s rocket arm if they want to play early in 2021.
#26 – The Miami Dolphins (+8000) landed QB Tua Tagovailoa in the off-season. Tua might take them all the way one day, as soon as this year?
#27 – Christian McCaffrey is a monster fantasy player, can the Panthers (+12500) reach the Super Bowl or is that the real fantasy?
#28 – QB Joe Burrow brings hope to the Cincinnati Bengals (+12500), but they have many holes to fill.
#29 – RB Saquon Barkley is a beast, but the New York Giants (+12500) are a long shot for running anyway with the Lombardy this year.
#30 – The Power Rankings are equally unkind to the NY Jets (+12500), who have Sam Darnold and not a whole lot more.
#31 – The Washington Football Team (+15000) changed their name in the off-season, but apart from Chase Young, their roster didn’t change much.
#32 – Jacksonville is the least powerful of the teams in our Power Rankings. At +20000, they’ll need a Minshew miracle to get to Super Bowl 55.
So settle in and get set for plenty of excitement for Week 1 and beyond. Bovada’s Power Rankings will take you through every week of the regular season and into the playoffs.
Welcome back, football.
Odds as of Sept. 10, 2020