NFL Betting Power Rankings, Week 3, Team Total Win Predictions

NFL Betting Power Rankings, Week 3

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Power Rankings and Team Total Wins, NFL Week 3

Week 2 provided another excellent week of NFL football. There were some "surprises" and there were some upsets.

Here at OWR we provide several Free NFL picks to our users. In our Week 2 Free picks (TB +8 and IND +1) we were 2-0. The Free Picks at OWR all start with the "Power Rankings" (listed here). These rankings (or total team wins) are the foundation of our proprietary NFL handicapping system know as "The Guide to NFL Investing". Our NFL strategy is currently available in paperback (amazon) and PDF e-book formats.

In our Tuesday Morning Quarterback we highlighted Week 2 NFL action. We noted, Underdogs and Home teams have been dominating bets. Hmm, sounds familiar. This is the main strategy of our betting system. Always focusing on underdogs and home teams to find betting value.

If you are unfamiliar with The NFL guide to Investing, feel free to use our power rankings to add to your NFL handicapping knowledge. In our notes section we highlight some of the up/down grades for the week.

[Related - The Best NFL Lines, Sportsbooks for the 2012 Season]

Not much movement this week, which is a good thing! This means our rankings from week 2 are accurate.

Trending up:

  • Seattle – Big home win vs DAL
  • Arizona – Biggest win of Ken Whisenhunt’s career
  • St. Louis – Last man standing in shoot out with WAS

Trending down:

  • New England – still the class of the league, small bump down this week
  • Chicago – Cutler looks to be losing his team, Forte out
  • Giants – they won a thriller, but this should not of been as close in home must win
  • Dallas – Just ugly
  • New Orleans – 2012 may not be pretty for the defending NFC South champs


Week 3 NFL Power Rankings:

Team Total
Green Bay 13 Outclassed a division rival (CHI) looked impressive. Defense controlled the line of scrimmage and kept constant pressure on Cutler
San Francisco 13 Class of the NFL. Handled DET at home.
New England 12 Tough loss by NE at home to ARI. In recently memory no team has dominated Tom and Co. at home in this manner. We see this as a case of "looking ahead" by NE to BAL wk3 matchup
Chicago 10 Chicago was outclassed by a better GB team. Jay Cutler looks to be losing control of his team. His leadership skills are questionable. Forte out. It will be up and down for CHI, but we see 10 wins
Detroit 10 Out matched on the road in SF. It was expected. Will look to bounce back vs OAK in Wk3
Atlanta 10 Nice victory over a solid DEN team. Looked impressive to go to 2-0 on the season.
Denver 10 Tough road match at ATL. But DEN hung tough after a brutal 4 turnover first half. We like what we see in DEN
Pittsburgh 10 Overmatched an inferior NYJ team in first home game. Looked impressive.
Tampa Bay 10 TB was the better team versus the Giants. NYG was in "must win" mode and TB hung around till the end. Possible NFC South contender.
N.Y. Giants 9 They did take the W vs TB, but looked sloppy and disorganized. If NYG are in tough situation on the road, they will lose.
Houston 9
Philadelphia 9
Washington 9
Baltimore 9
Dallas 8 Embarrassed in SEA. Difficult road game, but they did not contend. It will be an erratic year for Romo and DAL
Kansas City 8 Blown out in BUF. Need a W wk3 or they will be serious downgrade
N.Y. Jets 8
San Diego 8
New Orleans 7 0-2 to start the NFL season. The substitute teach is hitting NO in the emotional department. They are in trouble
Carolina 7
Seattle 7 Great win at home. Wilson looks real. This team will competitive most weeks. Very impressive.
Arizona 7 MONSTER win at NE. The ARI defense looks like a force in 2012. Don’t sleep on ARI. They play hard and hit you in the mouth
Buffalo 6
Oakland 6
Indianapolis 6 First Luck win. Solid in the final minutes with game tied. 6 wins should be no problem
Tennessee 6
St. Louis 6 up1 Great offensive performance at home vs WAS. They traded blow and came out on top. Jeff Fischer looks to have the team on track.
Cincinnati 5
Cleveland 5
Minnesota 5
Jacksonville 4
Miami 4 First win the Philbin/Tannehill Era. Bush exploded. Keeping on radar, but they are in the cellar currently